Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Mt Kazbek Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
After a long, steep climb in 32 degrees, we reached the view point of the glacier below mount Kazbeg. The route is clear and very busy. It can be difficult terrain at times, so walking boots and poles are advised. Climb time from the gergeti church was 2 1/2 hours and 1 1/2 hours descent.
Very well worth the effort for amazing unrivalled views.
Kazbegi / Stepantsminda / Georgia
The view on the pictures says it all without actually in fact me using any words! Forgot about overpriced skiing resorts in Western or Central Europe. Georgia will over even better views for 5 times less in value and similar amenities and services. The local restaurants are good in terms of prices, and severe local and international dishes. You can also taste in every place extremely famous Georgian wine, again for the price you can afford to drink in whole bottles quantities! (and it is also so tasty!!! I recommend personally semi sweet Kindzmarauli.) This was my first visit and I will definitely make it my winter capital for the upcoming years!!! #naturalwonders #staycation #mountainview #georgia #kazbegi #stepantsminda #skiadventure #mountain #nationalpark #awesomepic #summervacation #givethanks
Georgia's Kazbegi Mountain, beautiful!
Georgia travel recommendation: Kazbegi, a place that makes people reluctant to leave! Legend has it that Mount Kazbek is the place where Prometheus was imprisoned by Zeus after stealing fire, and it is also the standard boundary line between the Eurasian plates.
Buick Mountain is covered in snow all year round. From a distance, it looks like a giant ice cream 🍦. It takes about 3 hours to drive from the capital Tbilisi. The mountain is very cold, so it is recommended to bring a down jacket for warmth.
👀Suggested duration of visit: 2 days
✅1. Take a bus to get there. Take bus route 46 in the city to Didube bus station. The bus fare is 0.5 lari . Then take a mini-bus from the bus station to reach Kazbegi town. The fare is 10 lari .
✅2. Charter a car. Negotiate with the driver for the price. My friend paid 45 Lari per person for a round trip . On the way, we met a lady from Northeast China who paid 150 Lari for the charter and could stop anytime.
🌟If you want to go to the church ⛪️ on the mountaintop
✅1. You can charter a car from the foot of the mountain. Generally, the driver will first quote 50 Lari for round trip. After negotiating with the driver for a long time, we settled on 30 Lari and stayed at the mountaintop for half an hour.
✅2. You can also hike up the mountain, which takes about 2 hours, but the snow is slippery halfway and going up and down would take 4 hours, so I gave up and chose to charter a car instead.
🌟Tips: The last mini bus from Kazbegi to the city center of Tbilisi is at 5pm, so don't miss the return time if you want to go, my friends.
Georgia | Tbilisi - Kazbek chartered day trip
To get to Kazbek from Tbilisi, you have to mention Georgia's famous highway - Military Road, this all The 220-kilometer, dangerous road is the only road in Georgia that crosses the Caucasus Mountains to Russia. However, because it used to be a great trade crossroad, although most of the towns along the route have long since become ruins, this road is full of fortresses and towers, and is also known as the most beautiful road in Georgia.
Considering that many places along the route need to stay and take photos, the best way to travel is to charter a car. All major travel agencies have a package for day trips. Highlights along the way:
Zhinvali Reservoir, as The largest hydroelectric power station in the region has an amazing scenery. The lake surrounded by mountains and forests does not move like a huge round mirror.
Anna Nud Fortress, the cover of Lonely Planet, the castle of the 13th century Aragvi feudal dynasty, the important military fortress.
Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument, a monument built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the "Treaty of Georgievsk" and the friendship between the Soviet Georgia and the Soviet Union, and is also a famous ski resort. In the summer, you can see many people playing paragliding in the valley.
San Trinity Church, where you need to switch to a more powerful four-wheel drive off-road vehicle, because the ancient church, one of the most beautiful churches in the world, is located on the plateau at 2,170 meters above sea level, during the invasion of different periods in Georgia. The national treasure is hidden there because it is difficult to find, and now visitors can climb directly or take a walking tour in the local area.
Fees: If you are less than 4 people, it is more expensive. The cost of a 6-person business car is about 230 yuan/person (you will find a restaurant in the middle, without meals).
Time: Departure from the hotel in Tbilisi in the morning, the entire itinerary includes lunch time, and the hotel can be accommodated in Kazbek at approximately 4 pm.
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