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Mount Kazbek: 8 days Ski touring in Georgia (Caucasus Mountains)

Join Ivan, an IFMGA certified guide, on this unique ski tour in Georgia, climbing up to the summit of Mount Kazbek (5033m), in the Caucasus mountain range.


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Caucasus

DURATION

8 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Advanced

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Reach the summit of Mount Kazbek and ski down from there to a refuge
  • Enjoy a unique ski touring experience in the majestic Caucasus Mountains
  • Discover spectacular landscapes with stunning peaks in Georgia

Description

I invite you to join me on an amazing 8-day ski tour in Georgia, reaching the summit of Mount Kazbek (5033m), one of the highest and most beautiful peaks in the majestic Caucasus mountain range.

The Kazbek region is located on the eastern part of the Central Caucasus. It is practically an independent mountain range. We will spend 8 amazing days, climbing and skiing surrounded by stunning landscapes, until we reach the summit of this spectacular mountain.

We will meet at the Tiblisi Airport and then head towards Gudauri or Pasanauri. We will go on a ski tour to Mount Bidara (3100m) and Kobi Pass or Cross Pass and then from Steptansminda we will begin our ascent to Mount Kazbek summit. From the top of the mountain, you will enjoy a spectacular wide view over the Caucasian peaks stretching to Mount Elbrus. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

You will be amazed by the unique scenery of this region, with several prominent mountain ridges that spread out northwards to the Highlands of Dagestan.  Many stunning 4000-meter peaks rise in this area, like the Jimarai-Khokh (4789m), close to Mount Kazbek (5033m), the highest mountain in the region.

So send me a request if you want to join me on this great ski tour and ascent in the Caucasus mountains. Check the date below, book your trip and get ready for a unique ski touring adventure in Georgia.  Check out my profile page and discover other amazing ski tours and mountaineering trips in fascinating destinations, like Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China or Norway!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I’m not available, one of my colleagues will guide you.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: All transfers according to itinerary - Accommodation: guest house in Gudauri/Pasanauri, shared double or triple rooms, meals included - Hut or double tents at the High Camp (3680 m), meals included - English-speaking mountain guide - Group equipment: tents, ropes, radios. THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Flight tickets to Tbilisi - • Mountaineering insurance (you can order it by us for EUR 6 per day with coverage of

EUR 30.000) - Porter services for carrying personal equipment - Hotels and Taxi in Tbilisi

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi - Gaudari or Pasanauri

We will meet at the Tbilisi airport.  Transfer to Gudauri or Pasanauri. Night in a guest house.

Day 2: Ski tour -Mount Kobi or Cross Pass (3000m)

Ski-tour trip on Mount Bidara (3100m) and Kobi Pass or Cross Pass (3000 m). We return to the guest house.

Day 3: Setpantsminda - Bethlemi Hut (3670m)

Transfer to the city of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). We start the ascent towards the Bethlemi Hut (3670m) via the Gergeti Glacier (7-8 hours). Night at the hut.

Day 4: Acclimatization ascent - Ski descent

Today we will have an acclimatization day climbing up to 4300 m. We will ski down back to the Bethlemi Hut (3670m).

Day 5: Mount Kazbek Summit (5033m)

Summit day. We start the ascent early in the morning until we reach the summit of Mount Kazbek (5033m), enjoying a spectacular view over the surrounding peaks. Then we ski down back to the hut, where we spend the night.

Day 6: Reserve Day

Reserve day in case of bad weather in the previous day.

Day 7: Stepantsminda - Gudauri or Pasaunari

Return to Stepantsminda. Transfer to Gudauri or Pasanauri and overnight there.

Day 8: Back to Tbilisi - Return flight

About the guide: Ivan

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Ivan

4.74

(19)

Mountain Guide

I'm an IFMGA-certified guide and have been guiding for the past 15 years.

I got the chance to do beautiful ascents like the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mont Cook, McKinley, 7000m Peaks in ex-USSR, technical climbing In the Caucasus, new climbing routes in the USA, ski-touring in Alps, Russia etc.

I'm an expert in the Elbrus region. I know every corner of it and will be happy to guide you to the summit, at 5.642m high, skiing or walking.
Please get in touch with me and let's leave together for a wonderful adventure in the incredible Caucasus mountain range!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!

My favorite saying: "We will either find a way, or make one".

Languages

Russian | English

Certificates

KMGA | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Ivan

Maximilian

5.00

This was my second trip together with Ivan Moshnikov. It's safe to say that everbody in our group absolutely loved it. We had a great time in Russia and it was an absolut blast. Even though we were not able to experience "true Mamay snorking powder" we still skied perfect snow for 7 days in a row. I threw my mobile in a corner in the first day and did not pick it up until 8 wonderfull days filled with skiing, amazing food, going to sauna and enyoing wonderfull company. However, if you a looking for a super lonely place, Mamay is probably not the right choice. The valley gets visited frequently by locals and other tourists. Still, there is enough place for everybody I think. 10/10 I will definitly come again. Many thanks to Yulia, Roma and Stepan!

Arkadijs

3.00

No info from travel agent essential information about imigration cards, That mens no info that taht cards important ( No Info dont loose them). About transfer from airport was very good. Food excelent. No additional guide for ascenting Elbruss. I had different habit for ascenting. The Guide doesnt like. TIn the Summit ascenting he said that i should keep same style climbing as them. And put all responsibility on me if i wpould refuse contnues ascent to summit. So i this result bad sleep. And did not feel well to make summit ascent. I refuses to go. So that day i am ski touring myself due to arriving Caucasus. Rest was ok. Please return 250 euros . So incomplete mission

James

5.00

We went to Mt Elbrus ski touring in May and did not summit due to bad weather. If you want to be sure to summit I would suggest you book about 8 days as it takes at least 4 days to get altitude acclimatised to the point you can make an attempt ) and it seems the bad weather systems last about 3 days.... groups submitted the two days prior to us but no one summited for the next three due to 80 kmh winds. In regard to CetNeva, I had some trouble with communications and replies (partly caused at my end) but once that was sorted things went well. Lisa runs the admin side and is good. We did not have Ivan as a guide we had Roman - but Roman was over qualified for us but patient and pleasant despite our lack of skills and never being ready on time.

3.00

The guide was actually not Ivan Mishnikov but Denis who was a Junior guide with CetNeva. Overall the guide company is really good. Cook and the barrels where I stayed were excellent. Lisa, manager of CetNeva, were attentive and always present to help out. Guide was excellent in skills, just a little shy. Would recommend 100%. Thanks!

Maximilian

5.00

This was my second trip together with Ivan Moshnikov. It's safe to say that everbody in our group absolutely loved it. We had a great time in Russia and it was an absolut blast. Even though we were not able to experience "true Mamay snorking powder" we still skied perfect snow for 7 days in a row. I threw my mobile in a corner in the first day and did not pick it up until 8 wonderfull days filled with skiing, amazing food, going to sauna and enyoing wonderfull company. However, if you a looking for a super lonely place, Mamay is probably not the right choice. The valley gets visited frequently by locals and other tourists. Still, there is enough place for everybody I think. 10/10 I will definitly come again. Many thanks to Yulia, Roma and Stepan!

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