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

Highlights

  • 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.

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

 

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Accommodation

Guest House and Huts

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