Start with an early morning pickup at your hotel of your stay in Tbilisi. Head to the North of Tbilisi through the Georgian Military road. This road runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia) and follows the traditional route used by traders and invaders throughout the ages. On the way to Mt. Kazbegi enjoy views of Ananuri fortress as it rises above Jinvali Lake and the surrounding mountain area.
Farther on, the road continues to Gudauri Skiing resort located 120km (74.5mi) north from Tbilisi at the height of 2,196m (7,200ft). This young and rapidly developing winter resort is located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. Here one can reach summit of Mt. Sadzele at about 3,000m (9842ft).
Just a few minutes driving and you can reach Cross Pass, the highest point of the Georgian Military road. Arrive at a small village Stapantsminda at the foot of Mt. Kazbegi from where starts your snowshoe tour to the awesomeGergeti Trinity church.
Walking up to the church takes about 1-2 hours. Experiencing winter hiking through the snowy forest up to the hills. The difference of altitude from Stepantsminda to Gergeti Trinity church is 400m (1312ft).
Reach the main highlight of the day- Gergeti Trinity Church (14th century) which overlooks the area proudly as a steady symbol of Georgia, and enjoy the stunning views in a fabulous atmosphere. If you wish to extend your trip after covering the main area and explore more, the option is available.
While visiting the church, delight in light snacks and hot drinks such as coffee. Overlooking the Tergi gorge and Gergeti village covered with snow.
After trip, you will be taken back to Tbilisi. On the way back, should you wish to make a short stop at the Ananuri Fortress, the offer is available.