5-Day Hiking in Georgia: Kazbegi and Borjomi

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There is no better way to discover the natural beauty of Georgia than on foot. Our 5-day adventure includes the alpine meadows, mountainous rivers, waterfalls, glacier-capped mountains, and dramatic forests. This tour offers the perfect opportunity to witness and experience the Caucasus Mountains in its purest form. Keep your camera at the ready to capture the fascinating sights of the Caucasus Mountains.

  • Delve into local life and customs as you explore rural, Georgian villages
  • Discover the Gveleti waterfalls
  • See the Gergeti Glacier
  • Stop at the Gudauri Panorama
  • Visit the Ananuri and Gergeti Trinity Churches
  • Explore Kazbegi and Borjomi National Parks

Day 1 – Tbilisi-Ananuri- Gudauri –Gveleti Waterfalls-Kazbegi  (HB – Bed, Breakfast & Dinner)

 Driving 4 hours, Hiking Distance 3,4 km, elevation difference 300 m.

  • This day covers one of the most scenic and stunning sections of the Great Caucasus Mountains. Kazbegi area is a mountains region of Georgia surrounded by narrow gorges and unspoiled mountains. We travel along the famous military highway and explore 16-17cc Ananuri Castle Complex. Then we drive to Gudauri and stop there for breathtaking panorama views. If You wish, you can try here paragliding in the narrow mountainous gorges. After Gudauri, we cross Jvari pass and go to Kazbegi area. Our first small hiking trip covers Gveleti Waterfalls. Easy walk, short distance, and good views are an ideal starts for your hiking trip in Georgia.
  • Overnight at guesthouse in Kazbegi (Double/Twin rooms with private bathroom)

Day 2– Kazbegi-Gergeti Trinity Church-Gergeti Glacier-Kazbegi  (HB – Bed, Breakfast & Dinner)

Hiking Distance 16 km, starting elevation: 1,740m, maximum elevation 3200m

  • The hardest but probably the most beautiful part of your trip to Georgia is for this day.  Our final destination is Gergeti Glacier (at 3200m), Its width is 6 km², length- 8.92 km. First, we hike to the famous Gergeti Trinity church which is located on the 2167 meters from sea level, right below the summit of Mt Kazbegi and above the small town of Stepantsminda. The church was built in the XIV century and is a must-see place in Georgia. After the church, we follow the mountains range and narrow gorges, passing the Sabertse pass and reaching to the Gergeti glacier. This day offers you a glistening mountain landscape with colliding glaciers, lush alpine meadows, roaring rivers and marvelous panorama views over the Great Caucasus Mountains.
  • Overnight at guesthouse in Kazbegi (Double/Twin rooms with private bathroom)

Day 3 – Kazbegi-Juta-Chaukhi Massif – Gudauri   (HB – Bed, Breakfast & Dinner)

Hiking Distance 16 km, starting elevation: 2100m, maximum elevation 3338m

  • This day we explore the scenic beauty and majestic charm of the Juta valley and Chaukhi mountainous massif. We hike deep into the Greater Caucasus Mountains through crossing small mountainous rivers, hills, and rocks. After 8 km of hiking, we reach Chaukhi pass (3338m.) from where fascinating views open for you. You can enjoy panoramic views of another mountainous region – Khevsureti. In good weather, you also can see three Abudelaurebi colorful lakes.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Gudauri (Double/Twin rooms with private bathroom) 

Day 4 – Gudauri –Khada Gorge-Borjomi (HB – Bed, Breakfast & Dinner)

Hiking Distance 17 km, Hours 6, starting elevation: 737m, maximum elevation 1920m)

  • Today our journey takes us to many fascinating areas. We take in stunning views of the remote Khada gorge. We will travel to Khada gorge in the morning and view remote villages, watch towers and a picturesque mountainous gorge. Continue walking to the Khada waterfall, from where you can enjoy fascinating views over the gorge.  Khada gorge is also known as the “Gorge of 60 Towers”. Late afternoon drive for Borjomi tow for overnight stay.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Borjomi (Double/Twin rooms with private bathroom)

Day 5 – Borjomi-Kvabiskhevi-Tbilisi   (BB – Bed,  & Breakfast)

Hiking Distance 13 km, Hours 6, starting elevation: 990m, maximum elevation 1780m

  • Visit Borjomi National Park, one of Georgia’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The hiking trail starts in the Likani village where visitors come across rare species of yew, included in the Red List; Yew has the longest life among the European trees. We come across 800-1000 years-old yew trees. After 2 km you will meet the national park map (930 above sea level) where the serpentine path goes along a mountain slope. The trail is relatively hard. The descent continues for 40 min followed by the beautiful scenery of the Kvabiskhevi valley. The Kvabiskhevi valley is very beautiful in any season and is distinguished by its biodiversity. Late afternoon, we will arrive in Kvabiskhevi village, from where we will depart for Tbilisi.
  • Overnight at 3-star hotel in Tbilisi. 

 

 


 

Number of days: 5
Covered regions:
Tbilisi
Abkhazia
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Guria
Adjara
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
Imereti
Samtskhe-Javakheti
Shida Kartli
Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Kvemo Kartli
Kakheti
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: • Travel insurance; Lunches
What to bring: Rain Jacket, waterproof shoes, backpack for day hiking
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.