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Greater Caucasus Mountains Tour

Greater Caucasus Mountains Tour Packages
Country: Georgia
City: Tbilisi
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

We start from Tbilisi in the morning and drive along the famous Georgian Military Highway. Visit Ananuri church (17th century) with a beautiful view of lake Jinvali. Continue to pass Gudauri ski resort (2200m), Cross Pass (2395m), and arrive in Kazbegi – the main town in the region. From there we start a nice 2-hour walking uphill to visit Gergeti Trinity Church (14th century). Weather permitting you will have a chance to see Mt. Kazbegi (5033m) – one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus. In the evening return to Tbilisi.

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Explore More About Caucasus Mountain:

The Caucasus Mountains is a mountain system in Eurasia lying between the Black and the Caspian Seas in the Caucasus region. It occupies parts of Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, drifting mainly from northwest to southeast. The Caucasus Mountains are made up of two separate ranges, the Greater Caucasus in the north and the Lesser Caucasus in the south. In addition, some sources recognize a Middle Caucasus Range. Its highest peak is Mount Elbrus, at 18,510 feet (5,642 meters), in the Greater Caucasus range.

Historically, the Caucasus Mountain Range has served as a geographic barrier at the convergence of the continents of Europe and Asia. Because the tectonic plate is geologically stable in this region, it has been hard to determine the exact course of the continental borderline, causing the border to change throughout history. While there continues to be disagreement over where the border lies in relation to the range, there is a general acceptance of assigning the Caucasus to Asia due to the strong Asian influences throughout the region.

The Greater Caucasus is the major mountain range of the Caucasus Mountains system. It stretches from west-northwest to east-southeast, between the Taman Peninsula of the Black Sea to the Absheron Peninsula of the Caspian Sea: From the Caucasian Natural Reserve in the vicinity of Sochi on the northeastern shore of the Black Sea and reaching nearly to Baku on the Caspian.

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