Monday 4 September 2017

Hike to Gergeti Trinity Church and beyond

We arrived in Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) last night. It was already getting dark so we went out for supper and then went to bed.

Kazbegi is most known for the 14th century Gergeti Trinity Church on the mountain side overlooking town. The next morning we set out to hike up to the church and then beyond, to see how far we would get.

At the bottom of the trail to the church

 On the trail to the church

Gergeti Trinity Church

Outside the church

Entry to the church

Continuing past the church

The view back

The peak is Mount Kazbek

View of Gergeti glacier and Mount Kazbek. We climbed approximately 4,000 feet from the start of the trail.

Heading back down

View of of the town of Kazbegi

We had an excellent hike!

Continuing down the trail

Old tower ruin on the way down

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