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Breakfast during camping in Lagodekhi | © Oto Evteev
Breakfast during camping in Lagodekhi | © Oto Evteev
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10 Best Places to Go Camping in Georgia

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Updated: 28 December 2017
With breathtaking natural wonders, Georgia is the place to be for those who love camping. Here you can set up a tent pretty much anywhere you desire – at the beach, high in the mountains, under a bridge, or at the side of a beautiful lake. Nearly the entire country of Georgia is open to campers; however, if you are looking for campsites that have gorgeous views, check out our guide.
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Zeta Camp

Zeta Camp, located in the village of Juta in the Kazbegi municipality, is 2,300 meters (7,500 ft) above sea level and 200 km (124 miles) from the capital. Zeta is also one of the few campsites that is truly comfortable. It has a small cottage with electricity, hot water, and an area for tents. The site also offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner made with organic ingredients. You can get there by taking a minibus to Juta, then walking approximately 900 meters (a little over a half mile) to the campsite.

Juta, Mountain Chaukhebi Rd, Juta

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Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda is another great camping spot in the Kazbegi municipality. The town is overlooked by vast mountains on all sides. The most striking mountain in the area, Mount Kazbegi, lies directly to the west of the city. The second highest peak is Shani, which rises to an elevation of 4,451 meters (14,603 ft) above sea level.

The main attraction of the village is the Gergeti Trinity Church situated 2,170 meters (7,119 ft) above sea level under Kazbegi mountain.

Stepantsminda, Kazbegi Municipality

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Paravani Lake

Paravani Lake is a volcanic lake situated 2,073 meters (6,801 ft) above sea level and is one of the biggest in Georgia. The lake freezes during the winter months, making the area even more spectacular than in summertime.

Paravani Lake, Samtske-Javakheti, Georgia

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Tobavarchkhili Lakes

The Tobavarchkhili Lakes are often called “Toba” by locals and are in the Samegreli region. They are also referred to as the “silver lakes” by locals. The hike toward the lakes is quite intense and dangerous, and some parts require a guide. You need at least three days to reach them.

Tobavarchkhili Lakes, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

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Tusheti

Tusheti is one of the most charming regions in Georgia. It’s one of the greenest areas of the country and it has medieval defense towers. Situated on the northern hills of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, the area is bordered by Chechnya and Dagestan on one side and Kakheti and Khevsureti on the other. Here, you can witness some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of the country, still untouched and undeveloped. If you are looking for wilderness and gorgeous views of mountains peaks, then Tusheti should be on your list.

Tusheti National Park

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Datvisjvari in Khevsureti

Datvisjvari is a pass on the main watershed ridge of the Caucasus Mountains in the Dusheti municipality. Located 2,676 meters (8,779 ft) above sea level, the area is made up of prehistoric clay and is surrounded by alpine meadows.

Datvisjvari pass, Zhinvali-Barisakho-Shatili

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Gomis Mta

Gomis Mta, or Gomi Mountain, is a summer resort in the Ozurgeti municipality, western Georgia. Located on the northern slopes of Meskheti ridge, the area rises 2,100-2,755 meters (6,889-9,038 ft) above sea level. Summer months here are moderately cool, while winter is cold with heavy snow. The average temperature in August is 15-18°C (59-64°F). The place is surrounded by coniferous forests of spruce and fir, creating an absolutely marvelous view during a foggy morning.

Gomismta, Ozurgeti Municipality

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Svaneti

Svaneti is a very rural, but historical province located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. The region is surrounded by 3,000–5,000-meter (9,842 to 16,404 ft) high peaks, making Svaneti the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus. Four out of the ten highest peaks of the Caucasus are situated here.

One of the best camping spots in the region is in the Mazeri village, located 1,660 meters (5,446 ft) above sea level. It overlooks Ushba mountain, the third highest peak in the area. Another great campsite in Svaneti is at Mestia-Zhabeshi trek, 1,680 meters (5,511 ft) above sea level. From here, you can view two of the most dominating mountains of Svaneti: Shkhara and Tetnuldi.

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Ushguli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Georgia, is a community of four villages situated close to Shkhara mountain. The area has become a trendy camping spot for many backpackers. You should plan your visit to Ushguli in the summer, as the road closes in the autumn and winter due to massive snowfall. However, the mountain is still covered in snow during the hot summer months, so you’ll be able to enjoy all seasons during your journey.

Village Mazeri and Ushguli, in Svaneti region

Le magnifique village d'Ushguli en Géorgie. Un des plus haut en altitude de l'Europe!

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Bateti Lake

Kareli municipality is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Georgia called Bateti. Even though the lake is quite small, the surrounding forest creates a gorgeous landscape for camping. The area is accessible by car and is a three-hour drive from Tbilisi. The best time to visit the lake is in autumn when the leaves change into autumn colors.

Bateti Lake, Kareli Municipality, Georgia