Beginning of the trek to the Abudelauri lakes
Stepancminda is a well-known starting point for climbing the mighty 5,000-meter Kazbeg or a beautiful walk to the church of Cminda Sameb. From here you can also go on a nice trek Juta – Roshka, or just walk to Juta and back as part of a one-day walk
View of Kazbeg
This tour begins in the village of Stepancminda, from where there is an amazing view of Kazbeg. thanks to its height, you can practically see it on this whole tour.
March through the valley of the river Terek
The first five kilometers from Stepansminda lead through the main valley of the river Terek next to the main road. You can hitchhike or drive to the village of Achkhoti by car, but the surrounding countryside is beautiful, so even on foot along the road dumps.
On the other side of the valley is the small village of Pansheti with a typical tower defense. through the grassy valley of the village you can also ascend below Kazbeg
Just before the turn to Achkhoti
The national pride of the Georgians will not be denied
Snostkali river valley
Slowly, a valley opens up in front of you, where this hike or potential several-day trek leads
Turning to Achkhoti
Looking back after about an hour's march. Stepancminda is visible on the horizon.
Panorama of the valley
This view will be long before you. The hills on the horizon are less than four thousand meters above sea level.
Kazbeg in full beauty
The road still leads along the asphalt and it's at the twist of the neck, still turning to Kazbeg.
The tower in Sno
It is about 3.5 km from the main road to another village called Sno with a well-preserved watchtower.
Sno and Caucasus villages
Classic Georgian mountain view – white peaks of the Caucasus and stone watchtowers
The lake behind the village of Sno
Less than a kilometer behind the village of Sno is a nice lake, another of the many idyllic places on this tour
View of the deserted valley
Less than two kilometers away is a bridge over the river. This side tributary is quite large and leads to a seemingly completely deserted valley. According to the map, there should still be a homestead named Arthkmo
After crossing the bridge, you will reach the village of Akhaltsikhe. Above it, on a mountain slope, is a cluster of Koseli huts. A luxurious place under the mountains
In another kilometer and a half is the penultimate larger settlement in the Karkucha valley. Only the electric poles along the road indicate that the last village is still ahead of us. The view of the majestic Kazbeg is also the last
Climb to Jute
From the further division of the valley, the road begins to rise more steeply and the wide valley gradually becomes a narrow canyon
At this point you cross 2,000 meters above sea level, but you are still at the foot of the mountains. From here it is about 2.5 km walk to Jute.
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