ONE OF THE HIGHEST SUMMIT IN THE CAUCASIAN RANGE (5033M)
Fondest memory: CLIMBING ALL THE WAY TO THE GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH.
LATE APRIL THERE WAS SOME SNOW, THE BLUE FLOWERS WERE ADDING INCREDIBLE COLOURS TO THE WHITE SNOW AND GREEN GRASS
The road to Kazbegi follows an ancient passage crossing the Great Caucasus and is a fantastic adventure in itself. The dirt track through the challenging mountain was only properly engineered as a road in the early 19th century, together with the Russian annexation of the Caucasus.
Fondest memory: The scenery is spectacular, even before the road gets into the Caucasus themselves. The Jvari Pass allows breathtaking views, with adrenaline addicted marshrutka drivers who swerve at dangerous speeds to avoid perilous potholes or fallen rocks next to sheer drops into the abyss valleys below. From time to time, groups of cows block any advance and let you admire the scenery for a few moments.
Favorite thing: One of the most romantic fortified churches in whole Georgia, on the shores of a mountain lake, Ananuri is on the way to Kazbegi, a little more than 1 hour far from Tbilisi. However, marshrutkas for Kazbegi do not stop, so you can only get a glimpse of it and can decide to stop by on the way back.