About Sights – Bethlemi Hut

Located at a height of 3,653 m on Mount Kazbegi (Georgian: ყაზბეგის მყინვარწვერი), Bethlemi Hut is the highest located building in Georgia. Originally constructed of wood in 1933, it was designed as a shelter for climbers. In 1941, a stone building replaced the wooden one and served as a climber’s shelter and meteorological station. Annually, … Continue reading

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About Sights – Kazbegi National Park

Kazbegi National Park (Georgian: ყაზბეგის ეროვნული პარკი) is located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains in northern Georgia and covers an area of 8707 hectares. Mountainous and rugged, it contains spectacular gorges and canyons carved from the rock by the Tergi River (Georgian: თერგი). The park contains Georgia’s third highest peak – Mount Kazbegi (Georgian: ყაზბეგის მყინვარწვერი) (5,047 … Continue reading

About Achievements – The President of Georgia Climbs Mount Kazbegi

In September 2013, the President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, climbed Mount Kazbegi and reached the summit. Mount Kazbegi (Georgian: ყაზბეგი) is one of the highest (5047m) and most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. The name in Georgian, Mkinvartsveri (Georgian: ყაზბეგი or მყინვარწვერი), translates to “glacier” or “Ice Mountain”. It is the third highest mountain … Continue reading

About Sights – Dariali Gorge

The Dariali Gorge (Georgian: დარიალის ხეობა) is a river gorge at the east base of Mount Kazbegi on the border between Russia and Georgia.  The local people call themselves the Mokheve (habitants of the gorge). The gorge has become known as one of the most romantic places in the Caucasus and has been immortalized in Russian poetry, notably by Lermontov … Continue reading