Climbing Mount Kazbek in Caucasus

Climbing Mount Kazbek (5033m), the third highest mountain in Georgia, in the Caucasus range, together with Ilia, local certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Caucasus

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    Mount Kazbek (5047 m) is a dormant stratovolcano in Georgia, near the border with Russia. It is actually the third highest mountain in the country and one of the tallest of the Caucasus. 

    You can have a direct view of its summit from the town of Stepantsminda.

    This time, I propose a nice 6-day climbing trip to Mount Kazbek to my friends and clients.

    However, the itinerary can be adapted depending on the time you have, what you wish to do and your physical and technical level.

    During the ascent and its preparation, I will train you on rope techniques, walking on glacier with crampons and how to use the necessary equipment.

    For further information about this trip, you can find the day-to-day program below (this is a sample itinerary and it is subject to change).

    Please contact me if you need more information about this guided tour up to the summit of Mount Kazbek. It will be my pleasure to guide you there and let you discover this majestic mountain of the Caucasus range.

    If I’m not available to guide you, one of my 3 teammates, all of them GMGA mountain guides, will be happy to do so.

    On the other hand, if you travel to Georgia during winter, you can check this fantastic ski touring trip.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1600 EUR

    Group of 2
    1000 EUR

    Group of 3
    850 EUR

    Group of 4
    750 EUR

    Group of 5
    650 EUR

    Group of 6
    500 EUR

    Group of 7
    500 EUR

    Group of 8
    500 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     A minimum of 4 people is required for this trip. Equipment costs around 30€ per day.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Tbilisi airport / Stepantsminda

      Arrival. Transfer from Tbilisi airport to Stepantsminda, (1700m)

      – 3 hour
      – Night in a guesthouse.

    • Day 2Betlemi hut

      Drive to church Trinity with 4X4 jeep (2100m), walk to Betlemi hut, at 3700 m.

      – 6-8 hour
      –Night in Betlemi mountain hut

    • Day 3Acclimatization hike / Betlemi hut

      Acclimatization hike to Church (2.5hrs at 400m). If you are very fit and you want to we can go to Mt. Orcveri  (4200m) this is a 6 hours hike.

      – Night in Betlemi mountain hut

    • Day 4Mount Kazbek summit / Bletemi hut

      Summit day, (5047m)
      – 8-10 hour.
      – Night in Betlemi Hut

    • Day 5Reserve day in case of bad weather.
    • Day 6Walk down to Stepantsminda and transfer to Tbilisi
     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Tbilisi airport.

    Accommodation

    -Guesthouse.

    -Mountain hut.

    Take into account that huts can't be booked in advance during the high season and are managed on a "first come-first served" basis. There is a possibility that we may have to sleep in a tent if the hut is full when we get there.

    More info

    - Technical equipment you need : Crampons (classical ones, not for ice climbing), Harness, 2 carabiners, 1 Sling (120 cm) and an ice axe (Classical light mountaineering, not for sport ice climbing).

    - You need mountaineering shoes which fit with crampons .

    - If I am busy you'll join one of my teammates, all of them local certified guides.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I'm a fully certified IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide from Tbilisi, Georgia. I have the GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) certificate and I'm a member of the Austrian Mountain Guide Association.

    I'm a professional mountaineer, national team member of Georgian Mountain Federation. I am actively climbing in the Caucasus mountain range.

    The programs I guide more often are:
    - Mountaineering = Mt. Kazbek, Mt. Tetnuldi, Mt. Ushba, Chaukhi region.
    - Ski Touring = Gudauri, Svaneti, Kazbegi regions.
    I also manage large expeditions and base camps for Caucasus Mountains.

    Please get in touch with me if you plan to come to Georgia. It will be my great pleasure to help you and to guide you in our awesome mountains.

    I am leading a Guide Office in Georgia, and work together with my colleagues George, Lasha and Leri (National certified Mountain Guides). In case I'm not available, one of them will be your guide.

     
     
    FROM 500 EURper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Ilia Berulava Guiding Team

    • 12 reviews

     

    Guide Vano was very good. Proficiency in English would be beneficial. Trip to Mount Kazbek was good, but time schedule for eating would be useful. Because when reaching the top we discovered that we were starving. The food what they offered in the basecamp was awesome. The toilet in the basecamp was terrible. First, it was too far from the main house, because if you had to go at the middle of the night then you had to put all your clothing on. And second, the cleanliness. Someone should keep an eye for it. And at all the basecamp rooms where not that clean.
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    Halmar Heinmets
    Thanks for an extraordinary glimpse into the world of mountaineering in Caucasus Georgia. Guide Ramez was a perfect match for our family group of four to the summit of Kazbek.
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    Håvard Hu
    Local guide Misha was excellent. Explore Share did not pay for sleeping bags as advertised, we had to rent these at location, not compensated, the sleeping bags and food were advertised to be transported by horse, this did not happen, also not compensated. One meal at mountain hut consisted only of one bowel of soup following 7 hour hike. Mountain it\'s self was great. Money also deducted from my credit card without prior authorisation by Explore Share. Disconnect apparent between Explore Share and guide regarding what trip consisted of.
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