Price: 400 $
Duration: 13 days
Next: on request
Mountains are the show-card of Georgia. Majestic peaks of the Caucasus occupy more than two-thirds of the country. Their incredible beauty charms travelers at first glance drawing thousands of outdoor activities lovers from all over the world.
We indeed believe Georgia to be one of the best places for trekking and offer a tour that combines only a small part of the charming beauty of this wonderful country: leisurely trekking the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, white-water rafting through rough mountain rivers, tours to several interesting sights of the country – Prometheus caves, which impress by numerous stalactites and stalagmites and incredible light illumination, the ancient cave town Uplistsikhe, which was founded in the first century BC and continued to be settled up to XIX century, fortresses Ananuri and Gori, and finally Black Sea beache in Anaklia. And the best advantage of the rich program is the well-known Georgian cuisine and hospitality. You can eat delicious skewers, taste traditional khinkali and khachapuri, and have a drink of genuine Georgian wine.
Our trekking in Georgia lasts for a week and includes picturesque low mountains range. Height of the passes reaches up to 3500 m. Every day there is a journey from one valley to another, so the elevation of altitude varies up to 1000 meters per day. Rafting the Rioni and its rapids is the rafting of the third category of complexity, which you will surely enjoy. And yet, we still visit Tbilisi and Mtskheta, a modern and ancient capital of Georgia.
For professionals we offer more complicated version of the tour, with climbing Kazbek (5033 m).
The road to the starting point of trekking goes through the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta which is known as a spiritual heart of the country. It was the first place in Georgia where in 327 BC Christianity was accepted. And so no other place in Georgia has so many ancient churches, holy and religious places as Mtskheta does. For this reason the city is called “second Jerusalem”. One of the main Mtskheta’s monuments is Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in the XI century. According to the legend, the temple was built where chiton of the Lord had been buried. The cathedral is interesting by its architectural style, ancient frescoes and reliefs. Mtskheta and its surroundings are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
After the lunch we will stop near Ananuri fortress (XVI-XVIII centuries), situated on the shore of Jinvali water reservoir. This is one of the most famous castles in Georgia, which main advantage is its undamaged state. All walls and towers and some ceiling remained there.
And another nice advantage of this day is the opportunity to arrange a gastronomic excursion of Georgian cuisine, because the next week you will eat only camp dishes or lunches in cafes.
A tour finishes at the Black Sea beaches in Anaklia
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