Trekking in Georgia - 8 days (GE-06)

This 8 day holiday to Georgia gives you the chance to discover this delightful corner of the Caucasus on foot. Enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains and explore centuries-old monasteries as you hike with a knowledgeable local guide. You’ll see the charming capital Tbilisi, as well as the spectacular gorges and valleys of the scenic Kazbegi region.
Kazbegi
Tbilisi
Mtskheta

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Day 1. Arrival and orientation
Today you’ll arrive in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, where you’ll be met by our driver for your transfer to a centrally located hotel. Settle in and enjoy a leisurely evening. Overnight Tbilisi.
Day 2. Tbilisi - Kazbegi
Today we’ll set off by road and drive to the ancient capital and religious hub of Mtskheta. There, you’ll find two impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Djvari Church, which dates from the 6th century and the later Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, constructed in the 11th century. From there, we pick up the Georgian Military Highway which leads us to Gudauri, one of Georgia’s premier ski resorts. The scenery is dramatic here, with snow-capped peaks rising from lush green valleys. This is the Great Caucasus and it’s undoubtedly one of the country’s most beautiful areas. Overnight and dinner Kazbegi.
Day 3. Gergeti Church and Gveleti waterfall
Today the walking starts in earnest. To reach the incredible hilltop Gergeti Trinity Church we warm up with a leisurely stroll through woodland and open meadows. There’s a bit of an altitude gain to reach the church, but the views from the top are worth the climb. It’s situated at 2170m above sea level - its jaw-dropping setting has a backdrop of Mt Kazbegi and its glacier. This peak stands at 5047m above sea level, making that glacier one of the highest in the Caucasus. We’ll descend and drive by road to Dariali Gorge to begin our hike to Gveleti Waterfall. Afterwards we’ll enjoy a dinner and also khinkali making (traditional Georgian dumplings) with a local host family. Overnight Stepantsminda.
Hiking notes:
Gergeti Trinity Church
Distance: 4 km; ↑↓435m (walking time: 3-4 hours)
Gveleti
Distance: 4 km; ↑↓300m (walking time: 1-2 hours)
Day 4. Sno Gorge and Mt Chaukhebi
We set off this morning for the village of Juta, located at 2165 m above sea level in the spectacular Sno valley. Time stands still in these parts. In summer, sheep graze the surrounding meadows and things are done pretty much as they’ve always been done. This is the starting point for our hike to Mt Chaukhebi, through flower-strewn Alpine pastures. Returning to Juta on foot we’ll then hop in our vehicle to return to Kazbegi in time for dinner. Overnight and dinner Kazbegi.
Hiking notes:
Mt Chaukhebi
↑↓500m (walking time 5 hours)
Day 5. Truso Valley to Gudauri
After a short drive we reach the trailhead for our walk along the scenic Truso Gorge. The route takes us through remote villages and past ancient towers built in the Middle Ages. The area is known for its Alpine lakes, mineral water springs and travertines, the limestone deposits left by hot springs. Rarely will you find so few people in such a picturesque location. At the end of the afternoon we’ll drive back to Gudauri in time for the evening meal. Overnight and dinner Gudauri.
Hiking notes:
Truso Valley
↑↓400m (walking time 5 hours)
Day 6. Khada Gorge
Another day, another incredible gorge: today we set off for a hike along the delightful Khada Gorge. Our walk will take us to the Khada Fortress, once a stronghold defending the road that linked the Northern and Southern Caucasus. Today, it’s a remote and peaceful place, littered with towers, graves, waterfalls and mineral springs. Near Bedoni, one has a high concentration of iron, making it a little sour on the palate. When we reach the village of Quesheti, our driver will take us back to Tbilisi. Overnight and dinner Tbilisi.
Hiking notes:
Khada Gorge
↑150m ↓850m (walking time 5 hours)
Day 7. Tbilisi
Round off what we hope has been an incredible trip with a sightseeing tour of charming Tbilisi. The old town has a host of historic sites and we’ll work our way round, taking in the 13th century Methekhi Church, Antchiskhati Church dating from the 6th century and the 12th century Sioni Cathedral as well as an ancient synagogue. From Narikala Fortress, reached from the river by cable car, there are superb views across the city. Finally, we’ll visit the treasures of the Georgian National Museum and take a walk along Rustaweli Avenue, the city’s busiest and most important thoroughfare. Tonight, we’ve laid on a farewell dinner during which you can share the highlights of your trip. Overnight and dinner Tbilisi.
Day 8. Farewell
Today marks the end of the tour. Our driver will escort you to the airport in good time for your flight. We hope you’ve enjoyed Georgia’s magical scenery and hope to see you again one day.
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Quick Facts
  • Season: Summer
  • Starts: Tbilisi
  • Ends: Tbilisi
  • Departs: Monday
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Tour Grade:   Moderate

Gudauri Gudauri
Perched at an altitude of 1198m on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains near Cross Pass, this attractive winter resort is an easy trip from Tbilisi. From December to April... Read more
Kazbegi Kazbegi
The town of Stepantsminda, also known as Kazbegi, is the jumping off point for Kazbegi National Park. Located on the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, this exceptionally b... Read more
Mtskheta Mtskheta
Another of Georgia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mtskheta’s long history dates back to before 1000BC. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia, it’s located on ... Read more
Tbilisi - the Capital of Georgia Tbilisi - the Capital of Georgia
The Georgian capital straddles the banks of the Mtkvari River. Founded in the 5th century by King Vakhtang I Gorgasali, it contains many bath houses fed by the area’s natural... Read more

Day 1. Arrival and orientation
Today you’ll arrive in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, where you’ll be met by our driver for your transfer to a centrally located hotel. Settle in and enjoy a leisurely evening. Overnight Tbilisi.
Day 2. Tbilisi - Kazbegi
Today we’ll set off by road and drive to the ancient capital and religious hub of Mtskheta. There, you’ll find two impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Djvari Church, which dates from the 6th century and the later Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, constructed in the 11th century. From there, we pick up the Georgian Military Highway which leads us to Gudauri, one of Georgia’s premier ski resorts. The scenery is dramatic here, with snow-capped peaks rising from lush green valleys. This is the Great Caucasus and it’s undoubtedly one of the country’s most beautiful areas. Overnight and dinner Kazbegi.
Day 3. Gergeti Church and Gveleti waterfall
Today the walking starts in earnest. To reach the incredible hilltop Gergeti Trinity Church we warm up with a leisurely stroll through woodland and open meadows. There’s a bit of an altitude gain to reach the church, but the views from the top are worth the climb. It’s situated at 2170m above sea level - its jaw-dropping setting has a backdrop of Mt Kazbegi and its glacier. This peak stands at 5047m above sea level, making that glacier one of the highest in the Caucasus. We’ll descend and drive by road to Dariali Gorge to begin our hike to Gveleti Waterfall. Afterwards we’ll enjoy a dinner and also khinkali making (traditional Georgian dumplings) with a local host family. Overnight Stepantsminda.
Hiking notes:
Gergeti Trinity Church
Distance: 4 km; ↑↓435m (walking time: 3-4 hours)
Gveleti
Distance: 4 km; ↑↓300m (walking time: 1-2 hours)
Day 4. Sno Gorge and Mt Chaukhebi
We set off this morning for the village of Juta, located at 2165 m above sea level in the spectacular Sno valley. Time stands still in these parts. In summer, sheep graze the surrounding meadows and things are done pretty much as they’ve always been done. This is the starting point for our hike to Mt Chaukhebi, through flower-strewn Alpine pastures. Returning to Juta on foot we’ll then hop in our vehicle to return to Kazbegi in time for dinner. Overnight and dinner Kazbegi.
Hiking notes:
Mt Chaukhebi
↑↓500m (walking time 5 hours)
Day 5. Truso Valley to Gudauri
After a short drive we reach the trailhead for our walk along the scenic Truso Gorge. The route takes us through remote villages and past ancient towers built in the Middle Ages. The area is known for its Alpine lakes, mineral water springs and travertines, the limestone deposits left by hot springs. Rarely will you find so few people in such a picturesque location. At the end of the afternoon we’ll drive back to Gudauri in time for the evening meal. Overnight and dinner Gudauri.
Hiking notes:
Truso Valley
↑↓400m (walking time 5 hours)
Day 6. Khada Gorge
Another day, another incredible gorge: today we set off for a hike along the delightful Khada Gorge. Our walk will take us to the Khada Fortress, once a stronghold defending the road that linked the Northern and Southern Caucasus. Today, it’s a remote and peaceful place, littered with towers, graves, waterfalls and mineral springs. Near Bedoni, one has a high concentration of iron, making it a little sour on the palate. When we reach the village of Quesheti, our driver will take us back to Tbilisi. Overnight and dinner Tbilisi.
Hiking notes:
Khada Gorge
↑150m ↓850m (walking time 5 hours)
Day 7. Tbilisi
Round off what we hope has been an incredible trip with a sightseeing tour of charming Tbilisi. The old town has a host of historic sites and we’ll work our way round, taking in the 13th century Methekhi Church, Antchiskhati Church dating from the 6th century and the 12th century Sioni Cathedral as well as an ancient synagogue. From Narikala Fortress, reached from the river by cable car, there are superb views across the city. Finally, we’ll visit the treasures of the Georgian National Museum and take a walk along Rustaweli Avenue, the city’s busiest and most important thoroughfare. Tonight, we’ve laid on a farewell dinner during which you can share the highlights of your trip. Overnight and dinner Tbilisi.
Day 8. Farewell
Today marks the end of the tour. Our driver will escort you to the airport in good time for your flight. We hope you’ve enjoyed Georgia’s magical scenery and hope to see you again one day.


Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

Note on pricing
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Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour overview section.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.



Hotel Coste
Tbilisi 4*
Gudauri Inn
Hotel 4*



Hotel Coste Tbilisi 4*
Address: 45a Merab Kostava Str, Tbilisi, Georgia
Telephone: +995 32 219 11 11

DESCRIPTION
The newly renovated Costé Hotel is an excellent choice for discerning guests. Featuring contemporary design, it places a firm emphasis on service as well as style. The hotel has many facilities aimed at enhancing guests’ stay, including a library and wine corner, free WiFi and free on-site parking. Its restaurant offers Georgian and European cuisine.
 
The 60 rooms are well equipped and have air conditioning, a seating area and flat screen TV with cable channels. The location just a short stroll from Rustaveli Avenue ensures you are at the centre of the action.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Business centre
  • Deposit boxes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary bikes rental
  • Free internet access
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Gudauri Inn Hotel 4*
Address: Daba Gudauri, Dusheti Region, Gudauri, Georgia
Telephone: +995 32 255 55 45

DESCRIPTION
The Alpine chalet style Gudauri is right at home in its mountain setting, yet it’s well connected, located just off the Georgian Military Highway. This four star property is close to the ski slopes, making it a great winter option, and in summer, the hotel’s sun terrace affords breathtaking views.

Many rooms feature balconies to take advantage of the pretty setting, while all are beautifully furnished in a modern style. The sleek décor is complemented by the addition of other facilities such as free WiFi, flat screen TV and ensuite bathroom with hairdryer.

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