About WINTER ADVENTURE AT FROZEN PARAVANI LAKE
WINTER ADVENTURE AT FROZEN PARAVANI LAKE
Join us on our LAST winter road trip to the shores of the frozen Lake Paravani. We will look for local anglers fishing from the ice, try great Armenian food, peak into a spectacular canyon, and more.
- Date: Sat 19 February & Sun 20 February
- Length of the tour: 1 day
- Language: English
- Driving distance: 300 km total
- Trip difficulty: easy, BUT please be aware of low temperature, snow, and ice. Good winter shoes and clothes are a must.
- Hiking included: NO
- Group size: 10 Persons
- Pick up and Drop off time: 8:00-20:00
- A stroll on the frozen surface of Paravani Lake (weather permitting)
- A chance to observe local Armenian anglers fishing from the ice
- A visit to Poka Nunnery to check out local delicacies made by the nuns
- A delightful homemade lunch made of Armenian dishes
- Time and weather permitting a visit to the medieval St. George Church at Dashbashi Canyon
- ALL Transport
- ALL Guide service
- Homemade lunch at an Armenian family-owned restaurant
We will leave Tbilisi early in the morning and head along curvy mountain roads to Samtskhe-Javakheti to visit Paravani - the largest lake in Georgia. Parvani lies at 2072 meters above sea level. It's one of the highest-located water reservoirs in the country. Locals call the area - Georgian Siberia due to low winter temperatures.
In the past, the Russian Tsars used Paravani and its vicinity as an exile destination. Today, the region is home to a significant Armenian community. Weather permitting, we may spot several of its members fishing from the ice on the frozen lake.
After finishing our stroll, we will drive to the nearby town of Poka. Here stands a small nunnery named after St. Nino. The nuns run a small extracurricular school for local children and produce a variety of goods, including cheese, jams, honey, and chocolate.
Right before lunchtime, we will take one more short drive to Lake Saghamo to look at a small local fish farm. Saghamo is a great bird-watching point, so if you own binoculars, take them with you.
We will stop at a small local restaurant/ guesthouse owned by the Margaryan family for lunch. The delectable homemade dishes are a real culinary treat. Time permitting, on the way back to Tbilisi, we will stop in Tsalka Village and take a short walk to St. George's Church. The tiny temple rises on the edge of the Dashbashi Canyon, offering a fantastic view of the gorge. Return to Tbilisi. The end of the trip.
Minivan 4WD, Sprinter 4WD
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