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Mount Kazbek

Mount Kazbek, Georgia, 11 Day Guided Splitboarding

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




11 Days


Mar - May






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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

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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: Ilia

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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



We had a great week in Gudauri! We did have a replacement for Ilia (Vano), but Vano was really great. Skied some awesome slopes and made it back safe every time. The hotel and food were great as well. We also liked that we didn't just ski but also met some of the locals on the way, for example the caretaker of an old church on top of the mountain we walked up. So we can recommend this one!



Both explore share and Ilia have been super helpful into making this trip. Explore share team has been super friendly and helpful and Ilia team has been very supportive and skilled. Highly recommended.



Due to the weather we had to break off our trip half way. Too bad. The response time of Explore-Share could be improved. Apart from that, good service. Ilia couldn't come last minute, but send Bekar as replacement guide. He was an excellent guide and very pleasant person to be with.



Snow conditions were challenging and our guide did an excellent job finding the local powder! I would recommend this trip to anyone and I would highly recommend a LOCAL guide. They know the lay of the land and I think our trip was very successful due to their local knowledge compared to some of the other groups we saw with non-local guides.



Ilia together with his colleague Giorgi were the best guides we could have wished for. Not only showing us great skiing and ski touring spots but also introducing us to the Georgian life.

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