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Mount Kazbek climbing tour from Tbilisi (8 days)

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Join certified mountain guide Akis Parousis on a thrilling 8-day mountaineering adventure to the top of Mount Kazbek in Georgia!

Private

Caucasus

8 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, 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 8-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 8-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 8-day program!

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport transfer to the hotel

Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel (Tbilisi Center) 

Day 2: Tbilisi - Stepantsminda

Transfer Tbilisi – Stepantsminda. We will meet at 10:00 Am in the hotel and drive to Stepantsminda. 170 km. 4 hour driving. On the way, we will visit Mtskheta and Ananuri fortress. Overnight in Guesthouse.

Day 3: Stepantsminda - Sameba Monastery 2200m- "Climbing Georgia" BC

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

Day 4: Acclimatisation

Acclimatisation – walk to 4000m (or higher depend weather snow condition etc) during which time we will practice skills necessary to climb to the summit (rope work, ice axe etc.) Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent)

Day 5: Summit Day

Summit Day. “Climbing Georgia” BC (3650 m) – Summit – “Climbing Georgia” BC (3650 m) (10-12 hours walk approximately). Start at 2am and walk to Plato (4500m) – 4 hours approximately. Plato to Saddle (4900m at 30 degrees). From Saddle to Summit at 40- 45 degrees, use of 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 person per tent).

Day 6: Extra day

Reserve day in case of bad weather. Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent)

Day 7: Return to Tbilisi

Return to Sameba Monastery (3-4 Hours walking) and drive to Tbilisi. Night in hotel (10 min walking to downtown).

Day 8: Transfer to airport.

Transfer to airport.

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotels, mountain huts and campsites

Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Ice axe

Harness

Crampons

Belay device

Other gear: 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


About the 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

Residence

Tbilisi, Georgia


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1511 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1011 Each

Group of 3

EUR 970 Each

Group of 4

EUR 970 Each

Group of 5

EUR 923 Each

Group of 6

EUR 923 Each

Group of 7

EUR 877 Each

Group of 8

EUR 820 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Price includes:

Transfer from and to airport

All transportation over the duration of the tour: Tbilisi - Stephantsminda - Sameba Monastery - Tbilisi

2 nights in Hotel*** in Tbilisi

1 night in Guesthouse in Stephantsminda

4 nights in "Climbing Georgia" BC (3650 m) (2 people per tent) (including breakfast, lunch an dinner)

English/Russian speaking mountain guide (ratio 1: 4) for the duration of the expedition

Electricity 220 V, 50 Hz • Visiting: Monastery Sameba; Ananuri fortress; Town Mtskheta; Cathedral church Svetitskhoveli

Access to kitchen and utensils at BC

Cook in the camp

*** Price can change depending on your flight schedule.

*** In case you do not use reserve day (Day 6) you should pay extra for one more night in Tbilisi; per person 30 Euro




 

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