One-day hiking tour Juta & Truso gorge

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This tour is a superb trek for hikers wishing to explore the Caucasus mountains. The highlights of this hike are the sharp peaks of the Chaukhi massif, the stunning views from the valley.

You will depart from Tbilisi early in the morning, in the direction of the Kazbegi region. On the way, there will be some very interesting places to see.

Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble is a sixteenth-century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking the large Jinvali Lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watchtower, and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral, and Celtic style patterns.

The next stop on the way is Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at an altitude of 7,217 feet (2,200 meters) above sea level. The first lower lift station is at 6528 feet (1,990 meters ) above sea level and the last, or top, the station is at a 3,306-meter called summit Sadzele.

Arrive at the trailhead for Truso Gorge and follow along the Terek River. On this trail, be prepared for absolutely stunning views of the river gorge. The mineral waters give the Truso Gorge a distinct sulfuric smell. Donkeys can be seen rolling around in the mud. Listen and watch shepherd's cracking their whips to maintain their large herds of sheep.

Juta, located 2230 m in altitude and in between Kazbegi national park as a fresh and pure air to breathe. The landscape is overwhelming. In summer, the slopes are aflame with wild-flowers, still blooming after their long dormancy under the snow, while rushing streams and cascades are in evidence both on the surrounding slopes and the valley floor.
 

Duration

Difficulty

Type

Language

English
12-14 hours Moderately
Strenuous
Private Russian

Includes:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available from Tbilisi, Mtskheta)
  • Guide
  • Water

Exclusions:

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

From USD 120

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  • Jinvali Water Reservoir
  • Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
  • Aragvi River
  • Gudauri
  • Russian Georgian Friendship Monument
  • Mineral Springs
  • Stepantsminda
  • Georgian Military road
  • Pasanauri
  • Juta
  • Truso gorge
  • Visit the absolutely stunning valley.
  • It will be the highlight of your Georgian trip.

Route

  1. Тбилиси
  2. Zhinvali water reservoir
  3. Ananuri Fortress Complex
  4. Black and white Aragvi
  5. Gudauri
  6. Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument
  7. Truso gorge
  8. Juta
  9. Stepantsminda