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Travel Network News: Alpinism in Georgia «Kazbek - Khevsureti»

Alpinism in Georgia «Kazbek - Khevsureti»


Travel Network News inform you about Alpinism in Georgia «Kazbek - Khevsureti»

Alpinism in Georgia « Kazbek - Khevsureti »
 
Tbilisi – Ananuri – Gudauri – Kazbegi – Juta – Chaukhi – climbing to the Kazbek mountain Roshka village – Shatili – Mtskheta – Tbilisi (8 days, 7 nights)
  
Day 1: Tbilisi
Arrival to Tbilisi. Meeting with the representatives of the agency. Hotel accommodation. Free time. Overnight.
 
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Day 2: Tbilisi – Ananuri – Gudauri – Kazbegi
Breakfast. In the morning, departure from Tbilisi in the direction of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi).On the way to it, we will overlook the picturesque Ananuri fortress (XVI c.), located above Aragvi river, and also the amazing beauty of Zhinvali reservoir. In passing the ski resort Gudauri (2200 m), the stunning trip along Tergi river, through Cross Pass (2400 m), will bring us to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). Excursion in Kazbegi: church of the  Holy Gergeti Trinity Church (2170 m above the sea level). When the weather is fair, the stunning view on the mountain Kazbeg (5147 m), one of the highest tops of Georgia, opens.
Overnight in the guest house in Kabegui.
 
Day 3: Kazbegi – Juta – Chaukhi
Breakfast. Jeep-tour to the village Juta. Visit Chaukhi – enormous rock mountain range with several summits. The highest summit is 3800 m. above the sea level. This is a favorite place for climbers so as there are many peaks of different complexity. Evening with a beautiful view of Kazbeg. Free time. Night in tents.
 
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Day 4: Chaukhi – climbing to the Kazbek mountain
Breakfast. Climbing to the top (difficulties VIAA 1-2). Climbing and descent takes 4 - 5 hours. Overnight in tents.
 
Day 5: Trekking to the Roshka village
Breakfast. Trekking to the Roshka village (6-7 hours). Free time for rest. Overnight.
 
Day 6: Roshka – Shatili
Breakfast. Departure by jeep through the pass of the Main Caucasian ridge Bear Cross to Shatili – the capital of Khevsureti.
Shatili village (16-18 centuries) consists of a single fortification complex of 60 residential and defensive towers simultaneously. Towers are interconnected with walkways and stairs that allows you to navigate inside buildings without going outside. All fortification has a height of 3 to 5 storied building. The Cattle were kept in first floors while on the following floor they stored hay and supplies, and people lived on the upper floors. Currently, the village fortress Shatili is claimed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Rest. Overnight.
 
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Day 7: Shatili – Mtskheta – Tbilisi
Breakfast. Return to Kazbegui. Departure to Tbilisi.
On the way to it visit the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta – the town-museum, included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Visit Temple-Monastery Jvari (VI c.). On the top of the mountain where the temple is placed opens a fantastic view of the conjunction of two rivers – Kura and Aragvi. The site has a beautiful view of the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), at the basement of which one of the major Christian relics – Lords Tunic is buried, brought in Georgian by Ellious, Jewish citizen of Mtskheta who witnessed crucifixion. This is the burial place of many Georgian kings too. The pieces of the life-giving pillar is preserved here. Visit Samtavro Monastery, where the blackberry bush grows, flowers and fruits whole year round. St. Nino – the enlightener of IV century – lived and preached nearby. Christianity was adapted as a state religion in 324 on behalf of St. Nino. She was the one who convinced king St. Mirian and queen St. Nana to declare Christianity as a state religion. Wonderworking icon of Iberian Mother of God, wonderworking icon of St. Nino, grave of St. King Mirian and Queen Nana, hallows of St. Abibos Nekreseli, St. Shio Mgvimeli are placed inside.
Arrival to Tbilisi. Excursion in Tbilisi. The capital of Georgia is unique. It is located on the several mountain hills, on which "creep" the old blocks. Tbilisi – is a beautiful river Kura with its picturesque rocky shores, that flows across the whole city. "Old Town" – is the historic center of Tbilisi, that is located at the root of Mtatsminda (Holy Mount) mountain. Almost all of the buildings of the Old Town are historical and cultural sites, this part of the city is round – the – clock full of life, here walk alone or in groups tourists, meet lovers near the Clock Tower. This amuzing Tower appeared here recently, built by the Puppet Theatre director Rezo Gabriadze. Here artists exhibit their paintings, artisans offer numerous souvenirs. Basically here are 2-3 storeyed houses, built of brick and stone, that have a particular Tbilisi architecture, distinguished by narrow streets, galleries and carved wooden balconies.
Tbilisi is one of the rare places in the world, where can peacefully exist in the Old Town orthodox church, catholic cathedra, synagogue and mosque. During the excursion, visit of Metechian Church ( V c.), Narikala fortress ( IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest surviving church, Synaxis of Saint Truinity of the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba – the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Walking tour in the city.
Accommodation in the hotel. Overnight.
 
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Day 8: Tbilisi
Breakfast. Free time for souvenirs buying. Transfer to the airport. Return home.
 
Price in Euro p/p
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5 pax
760
670
610
555

Price includes:
- Hotel accommodation in the 3* hotel with breakfasts: 2 nights in Tbilisi and 1 night in Kazbegui + 4 nights in mountains (Chaukhi, Roshka, Shatili) with 3 meals prepared by tourists themselves from groceries buyed by the group guide;
- Transfers airport – Tbilisi hotel – Kazbegui – Tbilisi;
- Guide service for exxcursions;
- Group guide-alpinist (Russian / English) – one for 4 tourist maximum.
 
Price does not include:
- Additional meal not mentioned above;
- Flight;
- Personal expenses;
- Services not mentioned above.
 
 Required ammunition and equipment
 
CLOTHES
Down jacket for -10С
Storm jacket with a membrane
Fleece jacket
Storm trousers with a membrane
Thermal thin underwear
Trekking thin socks
Leggings
Gloves
Gauntlets
Fleece hat
Balaclava and face mask

FOOTWEAR
Boots for alpine trekking
TRACKING - ALPINISM
Telescopic sticks
Headlight
Glasses for climbing
Backpack 50-60 liters
Baul 120 l
Sleeping bag -10С
Carpet flat
Personal utensils (mug, bowl, spoon, knife)
Thermos 1 liter
Sunblock
Towel, soap, toothpaste and brush
Personal first aid kit


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