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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The Directions

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The Directions

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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

ItemSizeAverage Cost
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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Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litre
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Oil1 litre
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Rum (multinational)1 litre
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Rum (national)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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Peanut butter1 jar
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Peanuts100g
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Raisins100g
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Rice1kg
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Deodorant1 can
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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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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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Paprika100g
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Travel multiadapter1 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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