Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is a town located in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia. The former name is Kazbegi; however, even today it is common to refer to it as Kazbegi. The town is located along the banks of the river Tergi (Terek), which flows through Russia into the Caspian Sea. One of the most astonishing views in Georgia can be experienced from Gergeti Trinity Church, which overlooks the town and is surrounded by the high peaks of Caucasus Mountains. It is located 6 km from Stepantsminda at a height of 2200 m. on Mt. Gergeti, below Mt. Kazbegi.
Stepantsminda has a local ethnographic museum that houses various artifacts related to Khevi region and culture. Gveleti waterfall is located just in 7 km from the town.
Juta is a small village, located in 20 km from Stepantsminda. It is one of the highest settlements in the region, 2200 meters above sea level. Zeta Camping is a hostel and campsite on top of the hill, near the village Juta. From here, visitors can enjoy beautiful views of Chaukhi Mountain.