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  1. Georgia
  2. Tbilisi
  3. Kazbegi National Park

From Tbilisi: Full-Day Snowshoeing Tour to Kazbegi

Product ID: 81939
If you have a day free in Tbilisi and wish to experience powder snow for more excitement and fun on the hills of the Great Caucasus Mountains, then this snowshoeing tour to Mount Kazbegi and the amazing Gergeti Trinity Church is for you.
About this ticket
Valid 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English

Pickup included

Driver and guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel in Tbilisi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Mount Kazbegi on a snowshoeing tour to Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Enjoy views of Ananuri Fortress arising above Jinvali Lake and the surrounding mountain area
  • Visit Cross Pass, the highest point of the Georgian Military Road
Full description
Start the tour early in the morning with a pick-up from your hotel in Tbilisi. Head to the north of Tbilisi through the Georgian Military Road. The road runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia) and follows the traditional route used by traders and invaders throughout the ages. On the way to Mt. Kazbegi, enjoy views of Ananuri Fortress arising above Jinvali Lake and surrounding the mountain area. Farther on, the road continues to the Gudauri Skiing Resort located 120 kilometers north from Tbilisi at a height of 2,196 meters (about 7,200 feet). It is a young and rapidly developing winter resort located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. Here, one can reach the summit of Mount Sadzele taking an aerial lift at an altitude of 3000 meters.

In just a few minutes drive, one can reach Cross Pass, the highest point of the Georgian Military Road (about 2400 meters). From Cross Pass with the Serpentine Road, arrive down to the small village of Stapantsminda at the foot of Mt. Kazbegi from where you will start the snowshoeing tour to the awesome Gergeti Trinity Church. Walking up to the church takes 1 to 2-hours of winter hiking through the snowy forest up to the hills. The difference of altitude from Stepantsminda to Gergeti Trinity Church is 400 meters.

Reaching the main highlight of the day, Gergeti Trinity Church (2170 meters) overlooks the area proudly as a steady symbol of Georgia. Enjoy the stunning views in a fabulous atmosphere. Due to your wish and possibility, it's available to prolong your trip after covering the main area and examine your opportunities  beyond. By the church as an award, you will have a warm coffee with a light snack and hot drinks overlooking the Tergi River gorge and village Gergeti covered with deep snow. After the trip, you will be driven you back to Tbilisi. On the way back, due to your wish, have a short stop at Ananuri Fortress. (16th to 17th century).

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Tbilisi
  • Renting of the equipment for touring
  • Qualified mountain guiding service
  • Travel with comfortable air-conditioned car
  • Petrol costs
  • Lunch boxes and hot drinks
  • A bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Difficulty: Moderate
• Snow season: December - March
• Total elevations +/-: 450 meters
• Hiking distance: 8 kilometers, 4 kilometers uphill to Gergeti
• Walking time: 3 to 4-hours
• Total tour duration: 10 to 12-hours
• Requirement: Snow pants, warm trekking boots, gloves and warm clothing