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Caucasus Mountains

The Caucasus Mountains are ideal for walking and are interspersed with idyllic villages punctuated by Medieval stone watchtowers.

These beautiful green mountains can best be explored by taking a trip up the Great Georgian Military Highway which begins in Tbilisi and then leads northwards passing Mtskheta, with its superb church, and Ananauri, an ancient fortress, once home to the Aragvi dynasty.

Daisies of Chaukhi, Chaukhi Mountains, Kazbegi, Georgian Military Highway, Georgia
Kazbegi, Georgia

Kazbegi

As you journey deeper into the mountain range, you will eventually reach Kazbegi, which is overlooked by the snow-capped tip of Mount Kazbek, one of Georgia’s highest peaks. From here you can hike up to the isolated Trinity Church at Gergeti, explore some of the smaller villages or continue for further hiking in the Dariali Gorge area.

View of the village Adishi. Upper Svaneti, Georgia, Europe. Caucasus mountains
View of the village Adishi. Upper Svaneti, Georgia, Europe. Caucasus mountains

Svaneti

Another fascinating mountain area is Svaneti, lying in the north of Georgia, and home to one of Europe’s highest inhabited villages, Ushguli. Only recently re-opened to foreign visitors, it is a land of charm and tranquillity in which little has changed over many decades.

Experiences

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Svaneti

Visit Svaneti to see its medieval fortified stone towers and stay at Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe.

Sample local cuisine

Stay with a Georgian family and enjoy home cooked food and Georgian wine.

Explore the old streets of Tbilisi

Stroll through Tbilisi’s old streets where colourful 19th-century houses with wooden balconies are strangely reminiscent of New Orleans.

Self-Drive the Military Highway

Travel up along the Georgian Military Highway towards Mount Kazbegi.

Religious Cave Cities

Explore the ancient religious cave cities of Vardzia and Uplishtikhe that saved thousands of Christians from persecution.

National Museum

Visit the National Museum in Tbilisi with its collection of pre-Christian gold and silver.

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  • Svaneti
  • Kazbegi
Standard Room, Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, Kazbegi, Georgia
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, Kazbegi, Georgia

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

Nestled amid the spectacular high Caucasus Mountains, Rooms Kazbegi is a former Soviet resort turned stunning design hotel offering a luxurious stay and distinctive hospitality. One of Georgia’s best hotels, the setting is magnificent, the service and food first-class and the facilities include a generous indoor swimming pool.

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