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Day Tour in Kazbegi

Stepantsminda, Georgia


1 day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people




Our Day Tour in Kazbegi is one of the best-selling short trips in Georgia from Tbilisi. Mainly because it is the only high mountain region accessible from Tbilisi in one day.

Day tour in Kazbegi

Following an ancient trade road, better known as the Georgian military road, the first stop you will have is the Ananuri Complex, with a view of the Jhinvali Water Reservoir. The gorgeous Arargvi River gorge, breathtaking Great Caucasus mountains, and Cross Pass are the main attractions of this one-day tour.

During the day tour in Kazbegi, you will have an optional opportunity to do rafting or paragliding.

If you travel to Kazbegi in April or May, you have a good chance to touch snow on the steep slopes of the mountains. At the same time, every tree is blossoming in the lowlands. So you will travel from Spring back to Winter and return to Spring.

A detailed description of Kazbegi Tour attractions

Jinvali Dam and water reservoir

The Jinvali Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River in the Caucasus Mountains. The building of the dam in 1986 formed the Jinvali Water Reservoir. Artificial Jinvali Lake became one of the most beloved attractions in the area. Georgians enjoy fishing and spending hot summer days there.

Ananuri fortress

Erected in the XVI century to dominate the Aragvi River and a major trade road to the North Caucasus, Ananuri castle stands proudly above the Jinvali water reservoir.

The upper fortification, with a large square tower known as Sheupovari, is well preserved and is the location of the last defense of the Aragvi against the Shanshe. The lower fortification, with a round tower, is mostly in ruins.

Within the complex, among other buildings, are two churches.

Gudauri Viewpoint (friendship monument)

There is nothing much to say about the monument itself. It is one more example of a Soviet-era mosaiс. But the views from there are stunning.

Cross pass

The highest point of our journey is the Cross pass. Its altitude is 2395m above sea level.

Gergeti Trinity church

Holy Trinity church was erected on Mount Gergeti, near the townlet Stephantsminda, in the XIV century. Dominating upon the area and standing in the shade of the gigantic mountain of Kazbegi (5047m), the church was meant to be the most northern outpost of Christianity. If you are lucky with the weather, then behind the iconic church you will be able to see Kazbegi mountain in its glory. Gergeti is not accessible by car from November until the end of April.

Dariali Gorge and Gveleti Waterfall

The last spot on our fantastic trip is the north gates of Georgia – Dariali Gorge. From both sides, high rocky walls made this place easy to defend. Gveleti waterfall is in a deep gorge, so you’ll need to hike around 2 km. But the hiking level is easy. Gveleti is not accessible from November until the end of May.

Recommended season: April to November.

To see other activities, please check the link for Day tours from Tbilisi.
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  • Curches: Ananuri complex, Gergeti trinity church
  • Sights: Zhinvali reservoir, Gudauri viewpoint, Cross pass, Dariali gorge, Gveleti waterfall


Pick up at the hotel and drive towards Kazbegi
Approach Jinvali water reservoir, stop at the viewpoint
Arrival at Ananuri fortress. Around 30 minutes for sightseeing. Optional you can have an ATV motorbike (Price per person is 150 GEL)
Driving to Gudauri Optional you can have rafting (Price per person is 50 GEL)
Gudauri Panorama viewpoint stop. Optional you can have a Paragliding (Price per person is 300 GEL)
Gudauri Panorama viewpoint stop.
Cross pass
Arrival in town Stephantsminda. Optional lunch break.
Drive to Gergeti trinity.
Drive to Gveleti waterfall
Hike to Gveleti waterfall
Drive back to Tbilisi
Drop off at the hotel.

NOTE: In case of taking all optional activities, there will be not enough time to visit the Gveleti waterfall


  • Transportation with an English or Russian-speaking driver
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Any extra activities like paragliding and rafting

Tour's Location

Stepantsminda, Georgia


Do we find the snow?
It depends on what time of season do you order this tour. As usual from the middle of December till the middle of March most of the route is covered with snow. Sometimes you can find it also till the middle of May.
Is it Possible to have Paragliding?
Yes, sure. It can be done during the whole year. But it depends on weather conditions. If it's snowing, raining, or windy it's impossible. Price per person is 300 GEL
What about Rafting?
During this tour, you can also have rafting. The rafting season starts at the beginning of May and ends at the end of October. Price per person is 50 GEL
Is it possible to have an ATV motorbiking?
Yes, it is. There are 2 locations on the road. One is near Ananuri Complex. The price per person is 150 GEL. Another is near Gudauri's viewpoint. This one is shorter and the price per person is 70 GEL. The season of ATV motobbiking starts at the beggining of May and ends in the middle of November.


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