Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)

Town:Stepantsminda
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    Top Descriptions

    Less than 15km south of the Russian border, and over 150km north of along the Military Highway is Stepantsminda – still called Kazbegi by many. Encircled by the impressive and towering Mount Shani and the 5,047m , this town has an excellent location for hiking in the High Caucasus when the season is right. But what makes this town most famous is the picturesque and the wonderful views on offer in the surrounding area. Whether you visit in summer or winter, if you’re at all a fan of hiking and the mountains you’re bound to be impressed.
     
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    Top Tips

    Don’t miss out on the while you’re in the area. You can take a return (with waiting time) for about GEL40, but the hike is not too strenuous and is so much more rewarding – especially on a clear day.
    There are a good number of restaurants in the town but many of them receive poor ratings. and are probably the best options around.
    Watch out for the shared taxi drivers; they’re not the smartest, most honest or friendliest bunch here.
    The cheapest way to reach Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is the from . These buses also stop in if you’re thinking of skiing at the .
     
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    The Town

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:სტეფანწმინდა
      Also known as:Kazbegi
       
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      Environment type:cliff, hill, mountain, snow
      Location type:rural, town, viewpoint
       
      Religion type:Christianity

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      Animals:dogs, wolves
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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
      Average daily budget:GEL91

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:3 nights
      High season:June, July, August
      Low season:January, February

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Georgian, Russian
        Timezone:UTC+04:00
        Country calling code:+995

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:6
          Travel time to attractions:55 minutes
          Travel time to next location:45 minutes
           
          Altitude:1,740m
          Population:1820
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          Local Availability

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            Beer (multinational)500ml
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            Beer (national)500ml
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            Fizzy drink1 litre
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            Fruit juice1 litre
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            Gin (multinational)1 litre
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            Milk1 litre
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            Rum (multinational)1 litre
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            Vodka (multinational)1 litre
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            Vodka (national)1 litre
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            Water1 litre
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            Whisky (multinational)1 litre
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            Whisky (national)1 litre
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            Wine1 bottle
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            Almonds100g
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            Apples1kg
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            Bananas1kg
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            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
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            Chocolate (national)1 bar
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            Coconut milk1 can
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            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozen
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            Garlic1kg
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            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jar
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            Ice cream1 unit
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            Jam1 jar
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            Onions1kg
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            Oranges1kg
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            Pasta1kg
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            Peanut butter1 jar
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            Peanuts100g
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            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100g
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            Rice1kg
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            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kg
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            Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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            Conditioner1 bottle
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            Condoms1 pack
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            Deodorant1 can
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            Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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            Razors1 pack
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            Sanitary towels1 pack
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            Shampoo1 bottle
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            Soap1 bar
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            Tampons1 box
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            Toothpaste1 tube
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            Washing powder1 box
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            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 pack
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            Chapstick1 unit
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            Contact lens solution1 bottle
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            Headache tablets1 pack
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            Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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            Nail clippers1 set
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            Plasters1 pack
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            Sun cream1 bottle
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            Sunglasses1 pair
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            Batteries4-pack
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            Chilli powder100g
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            Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
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            Cigarettes (national)20-pack
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            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litre
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            Internet1 hour
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            Lighter1 unit
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            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Travel plug1 unit
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            Turmeric100g
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            Stock1 pack
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            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              BBQ (meat)GEL14.80
              BBQ (vegetable)GEL8
              BeansGEL10.40
              BreadGEL2.10
              ChakapuliGEL19.50
              Cheese boardGEL20.30
              French friesGEL7.10
              Fried (chicken)GEL18
              Fruit saladGEL16
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              Ice cream (scoop)GEL5.50
              KebabGEL13.90
              KhachapuriGEL12.10
              KharchoGEL10.20
              KhinkaliGEL1
              OjakhuriGEL12.90
              OmeletteGEL10
              OstryGEL10.90
              Pasta (meat)GEL14.30
              Pasta (vegetable)GEL14.30
              Pie (sweet)GEL8.50
              Pizza (loaded)GEL20.50
              Pizza (simple)GEL17.90
              PkhaliGEL8.60
              PorridgeGEL5
              Potato wedgesGEL9.20
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              SaladGEL10.50
              Salmon steakGEL25
              SausageGEL5
              ShkmeruliGEL22.40
              Soup (meat)GEL9.50
              Soup (vegetarian)GEL7.80
              SteakGEL24.50
              Whole (fish)GEL21
              Yoghurt (loaded)GEL7
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              AmericanoGEL4.40
              Beer (multinational)GEL5.50
              Beer (national)GEL4.30
              Brandy (shot)GEL5.50
              CappuccinoGEL5.50
              Chacha (bottle)GEL27
              Chacha (glass)GEL4.80
              CoffeeGEL2.80
              Cognac (bottle)GEL70
              Cognac (shot)GEL8
              EspressoGEL3
              Fruit juice (fresh)GEL3.70
              Hot chocolateGEL5
              Soft drinkGEL3
              TeaGEL3.80
              Tea (herbal)GEL4.60
              Tequila (bottle)GEL102
              Tequila (shot)GEL6
              Vodka (bottle)GEL68
              Vodka (shot)GEL4.50
              WaterGEL2.20
              Whisky (bottle)GEL75
              Whisky (shot)GEL5
              Wine (bottle)GEL20.80
              Wine (glass)GEL6

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