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Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, Upper Svaneti, Georgia

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.

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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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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.

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