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Climbing Mount Kazbek (5033m) in Georgia, 8 days

Stanislav, an UIMLA mountain leader, would love the opportunity to take you to the summit of Mount Kazbek. Follow him on this 8 days journey, and explore this mythical mountain in the Caucasus, Georgia.

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration8 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Reach the summit of one the most amazing peaks in the Caucasus.

  • Stand at the top of Mount Kazbek, following a local and experienced guide.

  • Enjoy hypnotizing views, and visit enchanting towns in Georgia.

Description

Mount Kazbek is considered one of the most beautiful five thousand meters peaks. This extinct volcano in northern Georgia, bordering Osetia, will dazzle you! So don’t miss this exclusive opportunity and join this 8 days expedition to its summit.

On top of its unrivalled beauty, Mount Kazbek is Gerogia’s third highest mountain. And over our thrilling expedition we will attempt to stand at its top, getting breathtaking views of the Caucasus.

Legends say that Kazbeck is the peak where Prometheus was punished by the gods for stealing fire and giving it to humans. Can you imagine the mesmerizing sceneries this peak offers to have inspired those legends? On this trip, we’ll get the opportunity to admire such hypnotizing sceneries, from day one. But it will be definitely when we reach the summit, when we will get the most incredible views.

Also, we will visit charming cities and towns such as Tbilisi and Stepantsminda. So, on top of the experience of standing at the top of Kazbek, we will get the opportunity to learn about the local culture. We’ll experience the hospitality of the locals, and admire the fascinating architecture. What’s more, we’ll stay at enchanting mountain huts like the AltiHut mountain lodge and the Betlemi Hut, where we’ll also enjoy marvellous views of everything around Kazbeck.

Even though Kazbek is not technically demanding, and we will get enough time for acclimatization, I recommend to have previous experiences with alpine tourism and a good physical fitness level.

Moreover, I can arrange this program for a private group, or you can join one of the dates in which I will be guiding a group already.

So if you are up for this mountaineering adventure, don’t hesitate. Request to book this trip, and live an unforgettable trip in Georgia.

Looking for something totally different? I also guide this indoor rock climbing lessons for beginners in Brno, Czech Republic.

Details

Accommodation

Pensions or hotels in Stepancminda (2x) and Tbilisi (1x), AltiHut hut (1x) and Betlemi Hut (3x).

More info

Bring cash, clothes and hard waterproof footwear for mountain terrain, telescopic sticks, backpack of about 50-60 l, sunglasses, sunscreen, scarf, caps and gloves (minimum 2x), water bottle / thermos, cooker with enough fuel / gasoline), personal first aid kit and medication, camera, headlamp, warm sleeping bag, cover (only in case of interest and no use of accommodation at Betlemi Hut).

Meeting point

Tbilisi airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Prague or Vienna to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.

Day 2: Landing on site

First we’ll meet at the airport, unless we travelled together. Then, we’ll take a local bus to Stepantsminda. And on the way there we can stop at its charming church,  the monument in Gudauri and an area where we’ll find mineral springs. Later we’ll head to our guesthouse or hotel, and use the rest of the afternoon for final preparations and purchasing what we’ll need. Also, we can have dinner together at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Gergeti - AltiHut mountain lodge

We’ll begin our day driving to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Gergeti (2,170 m). Here, part of the equipment will be taken by a rented horse. Then we’ll hike to the new AltiHut mountain lodge (3,014 m) where we’ll stay. Upon arrival, we’ll adjust the gear and have a brief introduction to the glacier.

Day 4: AltiHut mountain lodge - Betlemi Hut

After breakfast and packing we’ll head to the Betlemi Hut (Meteo Station) (3,653 m). Here we won’t be able to use the horses anymore. So you’ll need to carry your own tent, sleeping bag and food.

Day 5: Acclimatization and practice

On this day we’ll continue with our acclimatization process, climbing up to 4,300 m. And we’ll get ready practicing walking on cats and using other gear.

Day 6: Summit Day

Our day begins at 2am in the morning. And we’ll head towards the summit of Kazbeku (5,033 m). Upon completion and enjoying wonderful views, we’ll descend to the Betlemi Hut. Then, we’ll climb the Gergeti glacier. Later, we’ll return to the hut for a good night sleep.

Day 7: Stepantsminda

We’ll return to Stepantsminda. Part of the equipment can be taken by horses. And once we’re back in town, we’ll celebrate our ascent at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Tbilisi

After breakfast we’ll head to Tbilisi, where we can visit the Sulfur bath or tour the city.

Day 9: Flying home

We’ll go to the airport, return to the Czech Republic or straight home.


About the guide

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I am a UIMLA mountain leader and a rock climbing instructor based in Brno, Czech Republic.

I started climbing in 2000 on an artificial wall in my hometown, Lipník nad Bečvou, near the Sudetes Mountain Range. Then I discovered the natural rock cliffs that surrounded me and I never stop exploring new territory. I also like to try via ferrata routes with my clients. During winter I don’t like to stay still, so I go out for Ice climbing routes.

I graduated as a UIMLA International Mountain Leader and rock climbing instructor both on natural and artificial walls, so I’m fully prepared to take you wherever you want to go.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 438 each

Group of 2

EUR 438 each

Group of 3

EUR 438 each

Group of 4

EUR 438 each

Group of 5

EUR 438 each

Group of 6

EUR 438 each

Group of 7

EUR 438 each

Group of 8

EUR 438 each

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- Guiding fee


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