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Mount Kazbek, Georgia, 11 Day Guided Splitboarding

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Enjoy 11 thrilling days splitboarding around the beautiful Mount Kazbek in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia with certified guide Ilia.


11 Days

Mar - May




There are several spectacular mountains in the Caucasus mountains, and Mount Kazbek (5,047m), the third highest in Georgia, is definitely one of them.

Over the course of 11 wonderful days, I would like to guide you on a splitboarding expedition that culminates with the summit of Mount Kazbek. Throughout this trip, you will get to enjoy the beautiful scenery and enjoyable slopes of various parts of Georgia’s vast and sensational landscape.

What makes this trip so amazing is that Mount Kazbek is but one part of it. During this adventure, you will get to see and experience a great many things.You will get to visit the small town of Stepantsminda, the ski resort of Gudauri, and the capital city of Tbilisi, which you will get to spend a whole day exploring.

First and foremost however, this is a splitboarding adventure. As a result, you will get plenty of exposure to some great slopes and descents. The reason for that is you will visit several wonderful mountains in the Caucasus. Some examples of those peaks include Mount Bidara, Mount Orcveri, Mount Miliona, Mount Chrdilebi and, of course, Mount Kazbek. You will get to splitboard on all of these peaks. Hence giving you a splitboarding experience you will never forget. Other highlights during this trip include the Trinity church, the Gergeti glacier, the Kobi pass and much more.

With so much to see, and so much to do, and so much fun to have, this 11 day adventure is spectacular. So send me a request, come to Georgia, reach the summit of Mount Kazbek and have an unforgettable time.

If I’m not available to guide you, one of my 3 teammates, all of them GMGA mountain guides, will be happy to do so.

I also offer a week long off-piste snowboarding trip at Bakhmaro as well.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back


Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi

After your arrival in Tbilisi you will be transferred to Gudauri where you will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 2: Mount Bidara (3,100m) and the Kobi Pass

Today we will use ski lifts and make our way to Mount Bidara and the Kobi Pass before returning to the hotel in Gudauri where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Cross Pass (3,000m)

Today we will visit the Cross Pass. Afterwards, we will venture to the saddle between the Deda Ena mountain and Gogebashvili mountain where you can enjoy some thrilling descents. Afterwards, we will return the hotel in Gudauri where we will spend the night.

Day 4: Bethlemi Hut (3,670m)

Early in the morning we will take a transfer to Stepantsminda where we will start our ascent to the Bethlemi hut.  On the way we will pass the Trinity church (2,000m) and the Gergeti glacier. After crossing the glacier we will reach the Bethlemi hut where we will spend the night.

Day 5: Mount Orcveri (4,300m)

For the purpose of acclimatization we will splitboard on Mount Orcveri before making our way back down to the Bethlemi hut where we will spend the night.

Day 6: Summit of Mount Kazbek (5,047m)

Today we will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Kazbek. We will take the normal route along the glacier to the plateau (4,400m). Afterwards, we will reach the saddle (4,900m) before reaching the summit at 5,047 metres before returning to the Bethlemi hut for the night.

Day 7: Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 8: Stepantsminda (1,700m)

Today we will return to Stepantsminda and catch a transfer to Gudauri, where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 9: Relax splitboarding day

Today you will get to enjoy some recreational splitboarding around Mount Chrdilebi and Mount Miliona using the available ski lifts. We will spend the night in a hotel in Gudauri.

Day 10: Tbilisi

After arriving in Tbilisi you will get to spend the day sightseeing in the city.

Day 11: Departure

You will fly back home from the Tbilisi airport.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I'm a fully certified IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide from Tbilisi, Georgia. I have the GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) certificate and I'm a member of the Austrian Mountain Guide Association.

I'm a professional mountaineer, national team member of Georgian Mountain Federation. I am actively climbing in the Caucasus mountain range.

The programs I guide more often are:
- Mountaineering = Mt. Kazbek, Mt. Tetnuldi, Mt. Ushba, Chaukhi region.
- Ski Touring = Gudauri, Svaneti, Kazbegi regions.
I also manage large expeditions and base camps for Caucasus Mountains.

Please get in touch with me if you plan to come to Georgia. It will be my great pleasure to help you and to guide you in our awesome mountains.

I am leading a Guide Office in Georgia, and work together with my colleagues George, Lasha and Leri (National certified Mountain Guides). In case I'm not available, one of them will be your guide.


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What people are saying about Ilia



Unfortunately, Ilia couldn't accompany us as the guide and recommended a colleague 2 days before the start of our trip. His replacement, Bekar, was very knowledgeable and although we weren't able to complete the Kazbek ascent, was able to offer us a good replacement itinerary. We found communication with Ilia quite difficult and had to prompt him repeatedly for updates about the trip and itinerary.



Global warming is upon us. This trip was too late in the season, the snow was too warm and slushy. There was no hut to hut skiing as it was too late in the season. It was a Sunday start and Sunday finish trip, leaving 6 days between. The impression that we had from your accompanying written material is that the destination was half a day travel from Tbilisi . In actuality, the drive is 8 to 10 hours each way, which is a considerable amount of time in a one week holiday. The guide (Lasher) was excellent, the accommodation good, the people friendly.



Local guide Misha was excellent. Explore Share did not pay for sleeping bags as advertised, we had to rent these at location, not compensated, the sleeping bags and food were advertised to be transported by horse, this did not happen, also not compensated. One meal at mountain hut consisted only of one bowel of soup following 7 hour hike. Mountain it's self was great. Money also deducted from my credit card without prior authorisation by Explore Share. Disconnect apparent between Explore Share and guide regarding what trip consisted of.


Mestia in the Svaneti region will not remain an idem gem for long. It's got it all: alpine descents, all-you-can-ski powder and remote villages charged with history. Illia was a great guide both in and out of the slopes; safe, fun and knowledgeable. And do not worry about the food, it is amazing!


Ilia is a very calm, considerate and helpful guide who goes the extra mile to provide his clients with exceptional and unique experiences in his stunning Georgian mountains. His calm authority is exactly what's needed when the going gets tough or plans need to change unexpectedly. Humble yet more than competent I strongly recommend Ilia for any Georgian adventure.

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