After breakfast, we leave behind magic charm of Tbilisi making our way north to the snowy glaciers of the Caucasus Mountains via Georgia’s breath-taking Great Military Highway, once connecting Oriental countries to the Roman Empire.
In the Afternoon we arrive in a small mountainous town of Stepantsminda-the last city at Georgia-Russian Border. We are welcomed at a local shepherd’s family where we will prepare and taste several traditional mountainous dishes including Georgia’s signature mouth-watering mountain staple –Khinkali (dumplings stuffed with a robust mixture of meat, spices and herbs), river trout fried on a spin and wild herbs salad as well as home-made honey and fruit-based alcohol drinks.
After lunch we go for a rough drive in a 4 WD car along the forested slopes of the mountain to Gergeti Trinity church (14th century) to enjoy great views of different glaciers of the Caucasus Mountains including mount Kazbegi (5047m).
Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Gudauri Ski Resort (2200m)
Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner