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Kazbek summit (5047 m) 9-day guided expedition

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The Kazbek is the most wonderful peak of the Caucasus Mountains. Conquer its summit in 9 days with the help of Xavi, a Spanish IFMGA mountain guide.

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Caucasus

9 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Description

Come with me on this 9-day climb to the top of the Mount Kazbek, in Georgia.

It will be an unforgettable trip in which you won’t only conquer the summit of the Kazbek. You will also discover an unknown but amazing country.

As you may know, Georgia is surrounded by the most impressive landscapes. To the north, you’ll find the main Caucasus Mountains. In the south and east, there is a sub-range of the main Caucasian chain. And as if it was not enough, the Black Sea watches in the west.

I am leading groups between 2 and 10 participants. As it is an easy and accessible mountain, you won’t need any prior technical knowledge.

The route will take us from Tbilisi to Stephansminda. We’ll spend the night at the Kazbek hut, an old meteorological station at 3700 meters of altitude, which is currently used as a mountain refuge. Besides that, it has electricity and water services as well as a nice bar that offers beer.

Please note that you need to sign up for this trip at least 90 days prior to the start of the expedition.

So, are you coming? Contact me now and book your place. I can guarantee it will be one of the best experiences of your life!

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Tiblisi – Stephantsminda

Meet at the airport and private transfer to the Stephansminda hotel (D).

Day 2: Stephantsminda – Meteo Hut

Start about 7 am with a private transfer to the Sameba Church at 2200 m. From this point we’ll start the walk to the 3650-meter hut. It will take us about 7 walking hours. We can spend the night at the hut or in tents (B,L,D).

Day 3: Hut - Acclimatization day at 4200 m

Acclimatization day and walk up to 4000 or 4200 meters of height, depending on the weather. During this time we will practice some necessary skills to climb to the summit. Night in the hut or tents (B,L,D)

Day 4: Hut - Kazbek Summit

Summit day! We must start the ascent at 2 AM and walk to Plato, at 4500 m. From Plato to Saddle (4900 m) across some 40º and 45º slopes. From Saddle directly to the summit using ice axes and fixed ropes. Return to the Meteorological Station (hut). Overnight stay at the hut or in tents (B,L,D).

Day 5: Reserve day

Extra day in case of bad weather. If we reach the summit at the first attempt, this day will be used for going back to Stephansminda. Overnight stay in the hotel (B,L,D).

Day 6: Return to Tbilisi

Transfer to Tbilisi and return to Sameba Church by private transport. You will spend the night in a hotel of the city (B).

Day 7: Tbilisi - Airport

Transfer to the airport and flight to home. End of the program (B).

 

Details

Accommodation

1 night hotel in Tbilisi (****) 3 nights in the hut or tents 2 nights in Stephansminda hotel (****)

More info

Not included in the price:

  • Flight tickets.
  • Visa entrance procedure for Georgia, 20€.
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, mountain shoes, crampons, ice-axe, harness, etc).
  • Mountain insurance. It's recommended to have a Mountain Club insurance.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Meals not listed in the program.
  • Expenses for early return caused by health problems or other urgency trouble.
  • Items not listed in the “Include” section.

Meeting point

Tbilisi

About the guide

Xavi (Terrassa, Catalonia, 1963). Actually I’m living in Prullans.
During several years I have been practicing my two big passions, mountaineering and photography as hobbies. Actually I’m a High Mountain Guide and photographer in outdoor BTT races, mountaineering marathons or climbing competitions.
In 1982 I did became a member of Servei General d'Informació de Muntanya, a specialized mountain library. And from 1998 I’m working as High Mountain Guide for NKBV (Alpine dutch team).
After working 6 winters as a lifeguard patrol in a Catalan ski resort, I spent a few seasons of the southern summer working as a High Mountain Guide for Azimut 360 and Chilemontaña, two agencies located in Chile, leading clients through the Patagonia and into America's highest peak, the Aconcagua.
Since 2005 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide. From September 2007 I manage the Companhia de Guies de Montanha web, bound to Carros de Foc. I have take part in many expeditions to Andes in South America and Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Asia.
I’ll like to show you “my” mountains, “my” Pyrenees and of course, other mountains around the world. I’ll like to guide you till de top of Aconcagua, Ararat, skiing down from Elbrus, or Kola’s peninsula in Russia.
I propose here few activities, but not all what I can show you!
Contact with me and go together to your dream!
Xavi

Languages

French | English | Catalan

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Prullans


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1547 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2372 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1959 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1753 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1650 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1547 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1547 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1444 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

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