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

Highlights

 
     
    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.

    To reach the summit of Mount Kazbek is a great achievement. And I would be happy to help you in that pursuit. So if you would like to join me on this expedition, just send me a request. 

    Would you like to climb to the summit of another great peak in the Caucasus? Then join me on this week long climb to the top of Mount Tetnuldi in Georgia.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    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
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     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. Guide expenses not included (€500).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Stepmantsminda

      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 2Acclimatization 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 3Rest Day
    • Day 4Betlemi 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 5Mount 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 6Mount 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 7Reserve 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!

     
     

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