My first experience in the Caucasus was a one day trip on the Georgian Military Highway, all the way up to the village of Kazbegi.
I wanted to see the mountains. This is not a difficult task, anywhere in Georgia. Even in Tbilisi, all you have to do is go up to the Narikala fortress and you’ll have an impressive view of the mountains surrounding the city.
But I wanted to see the Greater Caucasus, go up a mountain and (almost) touch the sky.
Georgian territory includes the southern part of the Greater Caucasus range, in the north of the country, and part of the Lesser Caucasus (or Transcaucasus) in the center and south of Georgia.
Also, the very name Caucasus evokes centuries of poetry and mysticism.