2 Day Hike to Gergeti Glacier Near Kazbegi

The trail to the Mountain Kazbegi’s Gergeti glacier is one of the most stunning places in Georgia and the days spent on this way is the vacation of a lifetime. Hiking to Gergeti Glacier offers glistening mountain landscape with colliding glaciers, lush alpine meadows, roaring rivers and marvelous panorama views over the Great Caucasus Mountains. Visit the famous Gergeti Trinity church (14th c). Afterwards, this Hiking tour takes you to the route up to the mountains and reaches Gergeti glacier. We overnight in the tents here. Next day, in the morning explore surrounding areas and return to the Kazbegi, and eventually to Tbilisi. This tour offers you a great length of adventure in Caucasus mountains. 

 

Itinerary: 

 

Day 1: Tbilisi-Kazbegi-Gergeti Trinity Church-Gergeti Glacier

  • Tbilisi - Gergeti Trinity Church-  hike to the church which is located on the 2200 meters from sea level, right below the summit of Mt Kazbegi and above the small town of Stepantsminda. The church was built in XIV century, while its separate bell tower was constructed after several years.  3 hours is needed to cover 10 km distance of hiking from Kazbegi to the church.

  • Gergeti Glacier -  after the church, we are taking the path into the wild mountains. We follow the mountains range and narrow gorges, passing the Sabertse pass and reaching to the Gergeti glacier. Its width is 6,0 km², length- 8.92 km. We are hiking on the glacier to reach our destination.

     

Day 2: Gergeti Glacier - Gergeti-Kazbegi-Tbilisi

  • Kazbegi – in the morning, we are heading back to Kazbegi which is a small town in mountains areas, offers cozy cafes, restaurants and a magnificent view over the Mount Kazbegi.

  • Gudauri – A famous winter resort is surrounded by Great Caucasus mountain peaks. Stop at the Panorama view site and take a breath and photos in the green mountains.

  • Ananuri Castle Complex – a medieval architectural complex unites two churches, several towers and defense walls. Beautiful frescoes, facades and views over the Jinvali reservoir makes a beginning a journey as a fairy-tale.

 

The minimum number of people in a planned group tour is two travelers.

Number of days: 2
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: Meals, 4x4 drive to Gergeti Trinity Church
What to bring: Rain Jacket, Camping Equipment (can be rent here)
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
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.