Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)

Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)

This is most people's destination on the Georgian Military Highway: a spectacularly located town, with the snowy peak of Mt Kazbegi  towering to the west, behind the hill-top silhouette of Tsminda Sameba Church.


Day 1 - Tbilisi - Arrival Day
Upon arrival in Tbilisi you will be met by our  representative and will be taken to  your hotel room.
After breakfast  we will  start our tour to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) direction.

The way to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) lies through the Georgian Military Highway. If weather conditions permit we'll see Mkinvartsveri of Kazbegi which is the third highest and one of the best known peaks in the Caucasus.

  • We will visit:
  • Ananuri - 16th - 17th cc fortress and church. The complex is rated  as one of the top sites of Georgia, with two churches and a watchtower squeezed almost impossibly inside massive defensive walls with huge battlements.
  • Gudauri - a resort at over 2,000 meters above sea level, near the Cross Mountain Pass of the main Caucasus range. Even in mild winters, Gudauri offers reliable snow cover from November through April. Gudauri is also a great summer destination,offering bird watching, trekking, horseback riding and rafting.
  • Stepantsminda - It is a small town in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia. Here we will visit the Ethnographic Museum.

After breakfast we will walk up (1.30 trekking) Gergeti Sameba (Trynity).

  • Gergeti Trinity Church - The Tsminda Sameba or Gergetis Thrinity Church has been the subject of a million tourist photos, book covers and postcards. Built of massive granite blocks at a height of 2,170 metres, the14th century cross-domed church and bell tower are an amazing feat of architecture and sheer human dedication.

For an easier approach, 4x4 vehicles (which can be rented in the centre of Stepantsminda) you can take a much quicker route.

Back from Gergety Sameba we will continue our way in the direction of Dariali rocky canyon. Here you will visit new monastery complex near Georgian-Russian border and enjoy stunning beauty of the Gveleti Waterwall.

Back to Tbilisi we will visit Sno Castle in Stepantsminda.

Tbilisi - End of the Tour

Our guide will be at your service till 8 p.m.

This is the end of the tour. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your transfer to airport for your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Trawellin.


  • Arrival airport transfer from airport to the hotel.
  • 1 night accommodation in Tbilisi..
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Professional English / German / Russian speaking guide.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned car/mini van.
  • Return airport transfer from hotel to airport.
  • Prices do not include: Beverages; Travel insurance;

The prices are calculated per person, and depend on the size of the group

  • Days: 1
  • Region: Mtskheta-Mtianeti
  • Tour Type: Cultural