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Mount Kazbek climbing tour from Tbilisi (6 days)

Mount Kazbek climbing tour from Tbilisi (6 days) | Georgia

Join certified mountain guide Akis Parousis on a thrilling 6-day mountaineering adventure to the top of Mount Kazbek in Georgia!

Private

Caucasus

6 Days

Jun - Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Climb the stunning Mount Kazbek in Georgia.

* Discover amazing historical sites, churches and towns.

* Revel at the stunning beauty of the Caucasus mountains.

Description

Climbing Mount Kazbek is a must if you’re visiting Georgia! Join me on this magical 6-day program and discover this amazing Georgian landmark.

Mount Kazbek is located in the eastern Caucasus range. It boasts an altitude of 5,054 m.  It is a mysterious mountain, which is locally associated with Amirani, a culture hero that resembles the classical Prometheus. Additionally, there is an Orthodox hermitage in the “Betlemi” cave where Amirani was allegedly imprisoned at an altitude of 4,000m. This makes it a truly unique mountain climbing location.

On this 6-day program, we will have the chance to enjoy the stunning trek up this peak while also going by some amazing historical landmarks. Some of the places we might visit include the small town of Mtkheta,  several ancient churches, the Jvary Pass at an altitude of 2395m and the small town of Stepantsminda. You can find a detailed program below.

Of course, climbing Kazbek will require you to be physically fit. Also, keep in mind that temperatures drop to very low levels even in the summer and can reach -10°C at the summit. However, I will make sure that you are comfortable and well-prepared to enjoy an unforgettable trip!

So, are you ready to climb Mount Kazbek? Then book your place now and join me on this thrilling 6-day program!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Price includes:

- Transfer Tbilisi – Stepantsminda – Gergeti Trinity church and back, 150 km /3 hours drive each way.

- One-night accommodation in Stephantsminda in a guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

- Four nights accommodation in the Kazbek mountain Base camp at 3650 m in Tents ( including breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Caffe Mkinvartsveri in Base Camp)

- English-speaking IFMGA/GMGA mountain guide for the duration of the expedition. The guide/client ratio is 1:3. (For 3 tourists one Guide)

- Common use equipment (rope, ice pitons, etc.).

- Meals – full board, except for Day 1 – breakfast and lunch and on the last day Lunch and Dinner.

- Electricity 220 V, 50 Hz

- Visiting the following sites on the drive from Gergeti to Tbilisi: Gergeti Sameba monastery, Stepantsminda town, Ananuri Fortress, Svetitskhoveli cathedral.

- Kazbek summit ascent Certificate

*** In case do not use reserve day you will come back to Tbilisi a day earlier and the tour will be finished on day 5 instead of day 6.


Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi - Stepantsminda

We will meet in Tbilisi at 10 Am in front of the Bicycle Monument near and from there we will have a Transfer to Stepantsminda.  170 km. 3-4hour driving. On the way, we will visit Mtskheta and Ananuri fortress. Overnight in Guesthouse. (Dinner)

Day 2: Stepantsminda - Sameba Monastery 2200m - "Climbing Georgia" BC

Transfer to Stepantsminda – Sameba Monastery 2200m. After Breakfast, at around 8 am we will drive you to Monastery Sameba (40 min driving). Then we will walk to “Climbing Georgia” BC (3650 m). Approximately 6-7 hours of walking. Accommodation in Tents (2 people per tent). (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 3: Acclimatisation

Acclimatization – walk to 4000m (or higher depending on weather snow conditions, etc) during which time we will practice skills necessary to climb to the summit (rope work, ice axe, etc.) Overnight in Tents (2 people per tent) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 4: Summit Day

Start at 2 am and walk to Plato (4500m) – for 4 hours approximately. Plato to Saddle (4900m at 30 degrees). From Saddle to Summit at 40- 45 degrees, use ice axes and fixed ropes. Return to “ClimbingGeorgia” BC (3650 m). During the walk from 3900m to the summit and back to 3900m, the group will be roped due to crevasses. Overnight in Tents (2 people per tent). (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 5: Extra day

Reserve the day in case of bad weather. Overnight in Tents (2 people per tent) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 6: Return to Tbilisi

Return to Sameba Monastery (3-4 Hours walking) and drive to Tbilisi. (Breakfast)

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Tape; Slings or prusik (2); Karabiners (2 lock); Sleeping bag; Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Tika); High protection sun cream SPF 50; Basic First Aid Kit; Water bottle; Termos; Toiletries


FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

Experience not required but you should be in good physician shape

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

If you are not training regularly you should start training at list 2-3 month earlier. Main training is running, Trekking etc.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

You need to bring your personal climbing equipment like: Crampons, Ice axe, Harness, Helmet, 4 Carabiners. Also it is possible to rent all this staff. Price for rent all this equipment during the tour is 65 Euro

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

No there is no included porter or horse in the price. As Breakfast lunch and dinner are included in Cafe Mkinvartsveri you will have only your personal things. If any way you would like to rent horse price from Sameba monastery till Betlemi hut - price one horse 130 Euro and it can carry 3 backpack max in total 60 kg. Back way price is the same.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

Acomodation we offer in good quality hight altitude tents. (For extra churge per day 20 Euro you can stay in Betlemi hut). Meal you will get in Cafe Mkinvartsveri.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Except of Summit climbing day we have one extra day in case of bad weather.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

There is not obligatory by low to have insurance but we recommend to have it for sure. Insurance have to be for such traveling and should include helicopter and rescue work.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

Gude Ratio is for 3 client 1 guide

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

June, July, August, September

Can I join a group?

Yes you can

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Days Inn by Wyndham Fitzgerald Fitzgerald USA
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Quality Inn Fitzgerald USA
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Western Inn and Suites Fitzgerald Fitzgerald USA
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About the guide

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Shota

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Mountain Guide

I am a certified GMGA mountain guide from Tbilisi, Georgia. I started climbing in 1995. I am a professional mountaineer and for years I was a member of the Georgian Mountain Federation national team and also of the Georgian Rock Climbing Federation.

I started guiding after graduating myself at the Mountain Climbers School in 2000. I am also a fully certified GMGA guide (Georgian Mountain Guides Association School). I have climbed mountains in different regions, like in Caucasus, Pamir, Tian Shan, the Alps and Alaska. For years, I have been taking hundreds of tourists from all over the world to climb different mountains (Kazbek, Elbrus, Tetnuldi, Shkhara, Ushba, Danali etc.). I speak: Georgian, English, Polish, Russian.

Contact me and let's start planning your next mountain adventure!

Languages

Russian | Polish | English

Certificates

GMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Richard

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All questions answered. Well organised trip with most things taken care of.


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