Mount Kazbek, Caucasus, 7 Day Guided Ascent

Enjoy a week long ascent of one of the most impressive mountains in the Caucasus, Mount Kazbek, with certified guide Vadym.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Caucasus

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul

Type of Trip

Not specified


 
Throughout the Caucasus mountain range there is an assortment of incredible peaks. And on this week long expedition you will be able to climb one of the range’s most glorious peaks: Mount Kazbek (5,033m).

For 7 amazing days, one of which is a reserve day in case of bad weather or insufficient acclimatization, you will get to scale Mount Kazbek. However, that is not the only peak you will get to climb on this mountaineering adventure. You will also get to climb one of the nearby 3,500 metre summits for training and acclimatization purposes, as well as Mount Ortsveri (4,200m). Also add on the time you spend in Stepantsminda, the Sabertse Pass (3,000m), the Betlemi hut (3,653m) and the 7 kilometre long Gergeti glacier, and you end up with an unforgettable trip.

Located on the border between Russia and Georgia, Mount Kazbek is widely considered to be one of the most impressive mountains in the Caucasus. The mountain looms large and majestic. And when you reach its summit, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some breathtaking views.

As is the case with any 5,000 metre plus mountain, climbing Mount Kazbek can be arduous. As a result, participants should be in good enough physical condition to make the climb. Some prior experience is important as well.

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
1250 EUR

Group of 2
1150 EUR

Group of 3
900 EUR

Group of 4
700 EUR

Group of 5
600 EUR

Group of 6
600 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal equipment
 Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes accommodation costs, meals, transportation, group equipment and personal climbing equipment, which includes helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, two carabiners, climbing backpack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. While mountain shoes and a sleeping bag are not provided, they can be rented.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Stepmantsminda

    After arriving at Tblisi airport, we will go to Stepmantsminda. From there, we will hike to the Sabertse Pass (3,000m), where we will spend the night in a tent.

  • Day 2: Acclimatization Climb

    For the purposes of acclimatization, we will climb one of the nearby 3,500 metre peaks before spending the night in a guesthouse.

  • Day 3: Rest Day

  • Day 4: Betlemi hut (3,653m)

    Today we will take a transfer to an altitude of 2,100 metres. From there, we will trek to the Betlemi hut. We will either spend the night in the hut or a tent.

  • Day 5: Mount Ortsveri (4,200m)

    Today we will climb to the summit of Mount Ortsveri after ice climbing training on the Gergeti glacier. We will spend the night either in the Betlemi hut or in a tent.

  • Day 6: Mount Kazbek summit (5,033m)

    We will climb to the summit of Mount Kazbek and then return to Stepantsminda, where we will spend the night in a guesthouse.

  • Day 7: Reserve Day

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Tbilisi airport.
Accommodation

Guesthouse in Stepantsminda during acclimatization period, Betlemi hut and tents during the ascent.

More info

Participants must bring proper mountaineering clothing.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide based in Lviv, Ukraine. I have more than 20 years of climbing experience and have been ski touring for 15 years. I am also a specialist in avalanche training (CAA Level 1 Avalanche Course).

I am a member of the Russian Mountain Guides Association (RMGA) and currently an aspirant guide at the Polish Association of Mountain Guides (PSPW).

Join me and discover everything the Caucasus and the Carpathian Mountains have to offer!

 
 
FROM 600 EUR per person

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