Stepantsminda (formerly Kazbegi), is a small town in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia. Historically and ethnographically, the town is part of the Khevi province. It is the center of the Kazbegi Municipality.
Stepantsminda was named after a Georgian Orthodox monk named Stephan, who constructed a hermitage at this location on what later became the Georgian Military Road.
Stepantsiminda is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is a center for trekkers and mountain climbing. Local attractions include the Kazbegi Museum and Ethnographic Museum in town, and the Gergeti Trinity Church outside of town, as well as Mount Kazbegi itself and the alpine meadows and forests of the surrounding Kazbegi Nature Reserve.
Things to do and sport activit To Stepantsminda: Horsing, Paragliding with instructor, Bikes riding, GergetiSameba Church, Nature mineral waters, Mount Kazbek trekking, Glaciers,
Water Falls, Old Towers,Trekking valleys, Rafting, Enduro Riding.
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