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Climbing Kazbek in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia

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Join GMGA certified guide Mikheil in this climbing Kazbek trip. Discover an iconic summit of the Caucasus Mountains and a must-do for all adventurers visiting Georgia!

Private and Group

Caucasus

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone

All Levels


Highlights

  • Enjoy a thrilling mountain ascent to an iconic peak of the Caucasus range
  • Discover the local culture in Stepantsminda, the starting point of Kazbek trail
  • Join a local certified guide, who has been guiding for 10+ years in the region

Description

Climbing Kazbek (5054m), one of the most popular mountains in the Caucasus Mountains range, is a must for mountaineers visiting Georgia. Kazbek is the second-highest volcanic summit in the Caucasus and the third highest peak in the country.

The summit lies directly to the west of Stepantsminda and it is the most prominent geographic feature of the area. Moreover, Climbing Kazbek is suitable for anyone with sufficient training. You don’t have to be an experienced mountaineer or a climber to reach the summit of this amazing peak. Although a good fitness level is a must, and some prior experience is recommended.

Adventurers come every season from all around the world to reach the top of this iconic mountain in the Caucasus range. With its glacier and stunning alpine landscapes, Kazbek is bound to stun you on this 6-day guided ascent.

I have been on top of Kazbek more than 60 times. I have seen it in all conditions. I know this mountain very well and I promise you an unforgettable and safe expedition. During the expedition, we will have adequate acclimatization, I will teach you the alpine techniques required for the summit day and we’ll practise how to use the necessary technical equipment, like ice axe, crampons and ropes.

The number of people is not limited in this tour. One mountain guide can take max 3 people. The number of guides depends on the size of the group. If group consists of more than 3 people my colleague guides will be happy to join us!

Contact me if you are coming to Georgia and are thinking about climbing Kazbek, and I will be happy to guide you on a unique experience in the Caucasus Mountains!

I also manage other trips. In case you are interested in other activities or other variants of the trip, you can check them here.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Stepantsminda

– driving 2.5 hour from tbilisi, 5 hour from Kutaisi. (we will drive you to Stepantsminda from airports or from anywhere in Tbilisi and Kutaisi)

Day 2: Betlemi hut

Drive to Gergeti Trinity church(2100m), walk to Betlemi hut(3650m)
– walking 6-8 hour
– Night in Betlemi hut

Day 3: Acclimatization day

Acclimatization hike to Bethlemi church (4000m)
– walking 2-3 hour
– Night in Betlemi hut

Day 4: Summit day!

Mount Kazbek summit (5054m)
– 8-12 hour ascent and descent
– Night in Betlemi Hut

Day 5: Extra Day

Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 6: Transfer back

– Walk down to Stepantsminda from Bethlemi hut

– Walking 3-4 hours

– We will drive you back to Tbilisi international airport (or anywere in tbilisi) / Kutaisi international airport (or anywhere in Kutaisi).

 

Details

Accommodation

Guesthouse/Hotel and Mountain hut. In case Betlemi Hut is overcrowded we may stay in a tent.

More info

Because of the terms and condition often changes, like: prices, general situation in country etc. I will send you all updated detailed info about the trip, after I receive your trip request! In case I'm not available to guide you, my certifide colleagues will be happy to guide you. In case Betlemi Hut is overcrowded we may stay in a tent.

Meeting point

Tbilisi international airport (or anywhere in Tbilisi) / Kutaisi international airport (or anywhere in Kutaisi)

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Ice axe

Goggles

Harness

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Other gear: Mounaneering boots 2 locking carabiners Headlamp Sun protection cream (50+), Sleeping bag Sleeping mat


About the guide

I am Mikheil Nadiradze Professional Mountain Guide. I was born in 1991 and live in Tbilisi, Georgia. I started mountaineering from an early age and have not stopped since then. Since 2011, I was studying in ATS (Adventure Tourism School) and at the same time working as a mountain-Helliski-ski tour guide and ski teacher in Caucasus Mountains-Resorts. I was a member of the Georgian Climbing National Federation for many years and have a lot of achievements in competitions. After 2020 I'm fully certified IFMGA/GMGA mountain guide. Please read the programs down below, which I and my colleagues IFMGA/GMGA guides offer to you. for more information, please feel free to contact me. We can discuss your wishes and organize suitable tour options for you. I would be glad to be your guide and share great and unforgettable moments with you! I am always happy to help groups to climb summits in safe ways and in an enjoyable atmosphere.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1660 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1135 Each

Group of 3

EUR 980 Each

Group of 4

EUR 928 Each

Group of 5

EUR 928 Each

Group of 6

EUR 908 Each

Group of 7

EUR 877 Each

Group of 8

EUR 825 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Group equipment rope

Price details

Price includes:

- Guiding fee (6 days with IFMGA/GMGA guide).

- Transport to the start of your trip

- Accommodation (1 night in a very hospitable hotel in Stepantsminda, 4 nights in Bethlemi hut).

- Breakfast, lunch, dinner (delicious food in Stepantsminda and on Bethlemi hut)

- Transport during the trip

- Group equipment (rope, ice crews... and all the necessary inventory whatever the guide

should have)

- Mountain Guide's expenses.

Price does not include:

- Flights

- Personal equipment

- Visa fees

- Porters

- Personal insurance

- Personal expenses

- Personal drinks and snacks

Tips - Bring along:

Rental Equipment

Camping Equipment




 

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