GEORGIA

TREKKING . EXPLORING . DETERMINATION

YEAR 2023 ED.01

GEORGIA TRIP

Connect with nature

DAY 01: Arriving in Tbilisi

SEP 02, 2022

Arriving in TbilisiTransfer from Tbilisi International Airport and start a tour in Tbilisi.After check-in and break time in the hotel, we will go for walk and sightseeing, to visit main sights of the historical part of the capital, usually called as “old Tbilisi”.

DAY 02: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Stepantsminda

SEP 03, 2022

On this day we will start moving towards Kazbegi area. Our first stop on the way will be Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia, sights of which are listed in UNESCO. It is often called as city-museum.Here we will visit Jvary Monastery (VI cc.) and panoramic view over the city. Afterwards, the famous Georgian Military Road will lead us to Jinvaly Water Reservoir and Ananuri Fortress-Complex (XVI-XVIII cc.).Finally, we will arrive in Stepantsminda, located at the foot of Mount Kazbegi (5054 m), third highest mountain of Georgia.

DAY 03: Stepantsminda - Juta - Hiking to Chaukhi Pass

SEP 04, 2022

On this day of the journey, we will hike along one of the most spectacular trails of Kazbegi area, which leads to the iconic Chaukhi Massif, known for its challenging peaks and beautiful scenes. First, we will arrive in village Juta, visit Juta Lake and at the end of the trail we will ascent to Chaukhi Pass (2900 m), from which the spectacular views over surrounding areas are opening up. After the hike, we will return to Stepantsminda.
Hiking duration: 6-7 hDistance: 14 kmMin/max. Altitude: 2150 / 2900 mTotal ascend/descend: 790 / 790 mDifficulty level: Moderate

DAY 04: Stepantsminda – Truso Valley – Stepantsminda

SEP 05, 2022

On this day of the journey, we will leave Stepantsminda and arrive at Truso. Here we will take a bit long, but not very demanding trail through the beautiful valley, along which we will visit several abandoned villages, Katrisi monastery, Zakagori fortress-complex and several natural monuments, like travertine formations and mineral lake.After the hike we will return to Stepantsminda.
Hiking duration: 6-7 hDistance: 22 kmMin/max. Altitude: 2014 / 2250 mTotal ascend/descend: 463 / 463 m

DAY 05: Stepantsminda – Mtn. Kazbegi glacier – Gergeti Trinity – Stepantsminda

SEP 06, 2022

From Stepantsminda, early morning, we will start our full-day hike toward Mt. Kazbegi glacier (3200 m) and back. After about 4-5 hours of hiking, we will reach AltiHut (the highest hotel and restaurant in Georgia, 3014 m), where we will take a break end enjoy unforgettable views on the glorious Mtn. Kazbegi (5054 m) and its glacier. On the way back to Stepantsminda, we will visit Gergeti Trinity Church (XIV c), which is one of the main sights of Georgia.
Hiking duration: 8-9 h (total)Distance: 18 km (total)Min/max. Altitude: 1730 / 3014 mTotal ascend/descend: 1595 / 1595 mDifficulty level: Moderate

DAY 06: Stepantsminda – Gveleti Waterfalls – Chateau Mukhrani - Tbilisi

SEP 07, 2022

This is going to be a relatively easy day, during which we will visit Gveleti Waterfalls, located in close distance from Stepantsminda. After the hike, we will leave towards Tbilisi and make several stops on the way. First we will visit Monument of Friendship, located at ski resort Gudauri and then will arrive to Chateau Mukhrani, famous for its historic wine cellars and ultra-modern approach to winemaking. Here we will have wine tasting and tour of the winery. Finally, we will arrive back to Tbilisi.
Hiking duration: 2.5 hDistance: 6 kmMin/max. Altitude: 1415 / 1700 mTotal ascend/descend: 440 / 440 m

DAY 07: Free time in Tbilisi and departure

SEP 08, 2022

There are no scheduled plans for this day besides transfer to the airport, so you will have free time for sightseeing, shopping or whatever you prefer. Keep in mind that we should arrive at the airport at least 2h prior to the flight and driving to the airport takes around 30 min.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

List of the required equipment for the trip:1. Waterproof hiking/trekking boots2. Appropriate clothing for the weather and activities3. Rain jacket4. Sunglasses5. BackpackLightweight, 20-30 Liter daypack to carry your personal belongings and quick access items6. Personal medicines and hygiene productsThe guide will have essential first aid kit, but it’s good to have medicines that you are familiar with and you aren’t allergic to them. Medicines for allergy, dysbiosis, painkillers etc.
Recommended additional equipment:Trekking polesSunscreen
Option 1: All inclusive with breakfasts except lunches and dinners
Flight Ticket Fee: USD 450Package Fee: USD 460Package Inclusions:- All hotels (6 nights)- Breakfasts for 7 days- Guide for 7 days- Transportation from and to airport ((first and last day)- Minivan assistance for 7 days transfers- Car assistance for luggage bags (7 days)- All entrances to all sites- Food as follow:
Option 2: All inclusive with breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Flight Ticket Fee: USD 450 (May change with time)Package Fee: USD 600Package Inclusions:- All hotels (6 nights)- Breakfasts for 7 days- Guide for 7 days- Transportation from and to airport ((first and last day)- Minivan assistance for 7 days transfers- Car assistance for luggage bags (7 days)- All entrances to all sites- Food as follow: