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Mount Kazbek, 4-day ascent in the Caucasus Mountains, from Stepantsminda, Georgia

Reach the summit of Mount Kazbek (5047m), one of the most impressive mountains in the Caucasus mountain range, with this 4-day ascent with a local certified guide.

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration4 days
Offer periodAug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy a great mountaineering experience in the Caucasus mountain range

  • Discover spectacular views from the summit over the surrounding mountains

  • Climb safely along the company of a local mountain guide


Join me on this 4-day ascent and reach the summit of Mount Kazbek (5047m), one of the most beautiful and remarkable mountains in the Caucasus range. The mountain is known locally as Mkhinvari.

Located near near the city of Stepantsminda in Georgia, near the border with Russia, Kazbek is a great mountaineering experience and a popular climb. Although it is not a technically difficult ascent, and it offers a convenient access, it is quite physically challenging, due to the high altitude.

On the first day, we will meet in Tbilisi, the capital city, and travel 157 km to Stepantsminda (1740m), a mountain village in north-eastern Georgia. From there we will hike for six hours to the meterological station (3700m) where we will set our camp.

The second day will be dedicated to relax and acclimatization to local climate conditions and we will hike to the Betlemi Church (3900m). The next day, we will begin our ascent towards the summit of Mount Kazbek, very early in the morning, and descend back to our camp.

Finally, on the fourth day, we will descend to Stepantsminda and return to Tbilisi. Please note that in case of bad weather, we will add an extra day to the tour, making it a 5-day trip.

Just send me a request if you want to join me on this ascent to Mount Kazbek summit. Book your trip and get ready for a great mountaineering experience in Georgia.


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Day 1: Tbilisi - Stepantsminda - Camp (3700m)

Departure from Tbilisi at 07.00 am. Arrival in the small mountain village of Stepantsminda. Hiking  towards the meteorological station(3700m) where we will camp (6-hour hike) and spend the night.

Day 2: Acclimatization - Hiking to Betlemi Church (3900m)

Today we will relax and adjust to local climate conditions. Hike towards Betlemi church (3900 m).

Day 3: Mount Kazbek ascent

At 03:00 am we set out  towards Mount Kazbek summit. From the top of the mountain, we will enjoy amazing views over the surroundind mountains. Return to the meteorological station camp.

Day 4: Descend to Stepantsminda - Tbilisi

From the meteorological station, we descend back to Stepantsminda and travel to Tbilisi.

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