With more twists and turns than a hairpin mountain road, this day-trip will leave you exhilarated and engaged as we chat regional politics, ogle over extraordinary frescoes, our hands at making Khinkali and spot distant shepherd flocks, dwarfed by mind-blowing landscape.
Pit-stops include: Zhinvali reservoir, Ananuri fortress, the RussiaGeorgia Friendship Monument and the jaw-dropping Jvari pass.
Just 12km from the Russian border we arrive at mysterious Kazbegi, where you can opt to continue on to 14th century Gegeti monastery on foot or by 4x4. Adventure is in store either way, with a short but challenging hike, or a nail-bitingly bumpy drive, and a mesmerising, more-than-worth-it final destination!
Finally, we will head down into the village for dinner with a local family. Find out what it takes to create the perfect Khinkali, before tucking into an impressive spread of local dishes, celebrating the days discoveries, as we raise our glasses of Chacha and homemade wine.
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Stop At: Jinvali Water Reservoir, 40 km to the North from Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia
Zhinvali water reservoir - one of the biggest Soviet dam built in the 70's offering us beautiful views of the gorge of Aragvi river.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Georgian Military Highway, Ananuri Georgia
Ananuri castle represents multifunctional architectural complex of the late feudal times in Georgia. Built on the right bank of Aragvi River in 16th-17th cc.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, Georgian Military Highway, Gudauri 383085 Georgia
The RussiaGeorgia Friendship Monument, often an ironic visit after discussing tensions between the two countries during the drive. Monument overlooks the cliffs of gorgeous Caucasus mountains.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda Georgia
Historically, the monastery served as the countrys most important treasury, with villagers across the centuries tasked with guarding the holy riches that were stored there; today, despite an influx of tourists, the precious and unique atmosphere of this place has been preserved.
Duration: 2 hours
Duration:10 to 11 hours
Commences in:Stepantsminda, Georgia
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