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Climbing Mount Kazbek in the Caucasus, Georgia

Stepantsminda
Stepantsminda
Stepantsminda
Stepantsminda

Discover the amazing Caucasus mountains in Georgia on this unforgettable climb of Mount Kazbek led by a certified mountain guide.

Private

Caucasus

6 Days

May - Nov

Low

Intermediate


Highlights

* Climb the most popular mountain in Georgia

* Enjoy a high altitude mountaineering adventure suitable for all levels.

* Discover the Mount Kazbek's mystical and historical summit.

Description

Mount Kazbek is the most popular summit in the Georgian Caucasus. It's a dormant stratovolcano that is located on the Russian-Georgian border and boasts an altitude of 5054 m. making it the third highest mountain in the country. On this 6-day adventure, we will climb to its summit after preparing for the altitude and learning some mountaineering skills designed to keep us safe!

There are different routes to climb Mount Kazbek, and one of the most popular is the classic route. Although it is not technical, it is still significant in terms of altitude and safety and should not be attempted alone. However, with a certified Guide, everyone can climb this summit via the classic route provided you are in good physical shape and carry out proper acclimatization. On this tour I can take from 1 to 3 people, if we are more people, then we will need another guide.

If you would like to climb Mount Kazbek then contact me and we can go on this amazing mountain climbing trip together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Tips

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe


Itinerary

Day 1: Stepantsminda

We will meet in Stepantsminda (1700 m) and speak about everything in detail. Prepare luggage, equipment, meals, and everything that we need for this trip.

Day 2: Bethlemi Hut

Drive from Stepantsminda to Gergeti Trinity Church (2100 m) and start hiking to Bethlemi Hut (3653 m), it will take us around 6-8 hours.

Day 3: Acclimatization and training day

From Bethlemi Hut we must go up to 4000 m where there is a small church. We will spend an hour there and then come back down. We will train with the equipment, how to use it, and how to walk with a rope, as well as go over details to ensure everyone's safety.

Day 4: Summit Day

From Bethlemi Hut we start climbing at 03:00 am until we reach the summit, and after we will return (10-12 hours total).

Day 5: Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 6: Return

We will go down from the hut to Trinity Church and then by car to Stepantsminda.

 

FAQs

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
Hotel Betsy's Hotel Tbilisi Georgia
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Hotel Ibis Styles Tbilisi Center Tbilisi Georgia
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Hotel Marriott Tbilisi Tbilisi Georgia
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About the guide

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Kakhaberi

5.00

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Mountain Guide

I'm a fully certified IFMGA/IVBV/UIAGM/GMGA Mountain Guide. I am a member of Georgian mountain guide Association, and a professional mountaineer. I have more than 10 years of guiding experiance and also I am a rescue instructor. I guide all around the Caucasus mountains. Mountainering tours: Mt. kazbek, Mt. ortsveri, mt. kuro, chaukhi region, Mt.Tetnuldi. Ski touring: kazbegi region, Gudauri, Svaneti. Please get in touch with me if you want to enjoy Caucasus mountains with a local professional Guide.

Languages

English | Russian | Georgian

Certificates

IFMGA | GMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Eldar

5.00

Kakhi is one of the best guide we had the honor to climb with. He took care of us, and even helped us to arrange the post-expedition plans in our trip. Can't wait to climb with him again!


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