Kazbegi Travel Guide

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The Kazbegi region (a part of a bigger geographical region called Khevi) is situated in the north of Georgia, close to the border with Russia in the north and South Ossetia in west. It is a part of the northern slope of the Caucasus range and encompasses the Tergi, Truso and Sno river valleys. The center of the region is the village of Stepantsminda (formerly called as Kazbegi, don’t get confused!) at the foot of Mount Kazbek (5033m). This beautiful mountain region is easily accessible, it takes only 2,5 hours by car or a local minibus from the Didube bus station in Tbilisi. The public transport takes you to Stepantsminda; a private car or long legs are needed for reaching most other places in the region.

In this chapter we have listed a variety of different walks and sights in Kazbegi. Some of them are easily accessible and can be done within a couple of hours, while others need a bit more planning and transportation. Our aim here is to give you some ideas about how to spend your time in the most enjoyable way in the region. For more detailed information ask locals or read it up. Among many travel books we find these quite useful: Bradt’s “Georgia with Armenia”, Peter Nasmyth’s “Walking in the Caucasus” and Haeberli/Harter’s “Under the Eagle’s wing”.

Activities:

- mountain climbing;

- trekking;

- paragliding;

- jeep tours;

- horse riding;

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://kazbegi.org/sights-and-walks

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