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Mount Kazbek Ascent
Mount Kazbek Ascent
Mount Kazbek Ascent
Mount Kazbek Ascent

Discover the amazing Caucasus on this unforgettable Mount Kazbek mountaineering expedition led by a certified local guide.

Private and Group


4 Days

Jun - Sep


All Levels


* Enjoy a thrilling mountain ascent to an iconic peak of the Caucasus range.

* Discover the local culture in Stepantsminda, where the Kazbek trail begins.

* Join a local certified guide, who has been guiding for 10+ years in the region.


At 5,054 m (16,581 ft), Mount Kazbek is an emblematic dormant strato-volcano in the Caucasus Range that many climbers aspire to discover. On this 4-day ascent, we will have the chance to tackle the lovely Kazbek starting from Stepantsminda.

The itinerary I have planned includes an acclimatization hike, and also an extra day in case we encounter bad weather. Additionally, keep in mind that although climbing Kazbek is not an advanced mountaineering feat, you will require a good fitness level. Glacier climbing will be part of the fun. You can find a day-by-day itinerary below.

Of course, I will at all times be showing you the way and making sure you are safe. I have been guiding for over ten years in the region and know the mountain well.

If you decide to climb Mount Kazbek and would like someone to guide you, then let me be your choice on this unforgettable expedition! Contact me today and let’s start planning your adventure.

You can also join me on a slightly longer all-in Kazbek program if you would like to have me take care of the logistics.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Stepantsminda

Meet in Stepantsminda – Betlemi hut
Drive to Gergeti Trinity church(2100m), walk to Betlemi hut(3650m)
– Walking 6-8 hour
– Night in Betlemi hut

Day 2: Acclimatization hike

Acclimatization day
– Acclimatization hike to Bethlemi church (4000m)
– Walking 2-3 hour
– Night in Betlemi hut

Day 3: Summit day!

Mount Kazbek summit (5054m)
– 8-12 hour ascent and descent
– Night in Betlemi Hut

Day 4: Descent/ Extra day

– Walk down to Stepantsminda from Bethlemi hut or Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 5: Farewell

– Walk down to Stepantsminda from Bethlemi hut
– Walking 3-4 hour



More info

Because the terms and condition often change, like: prices, general situation in country etc. after I receive the trip request from you, I will send you all updated detailed info about the trip!

Meeting point


Equipment you will need to bring

Mountaineering boots, 2 locking carabiners, Headlamp, Sun protection cream (50+), Sleeping bag, Sleeping mat.


How many climbers can you take with you to climb Mont Kazbek?

For safety reasons, I’m taking maximum 4 climbers with me on Mt Kazbek. If you are with a larger group, I’ll ask one of my colleagues to join us.

What equipment do I need to take with me to climb Mt Kazbek?

Here is are the gear you’ll need to have with you for this ascent.

  • Mountaineering boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Walking sticks
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Harness
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Backpack (minimum 35/40 liter)
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection cream (50+)
  • Sleeping bag

Kitchen utensils, if you wish to prepare your own meals. You can also get meals at “Cafe Mkinvartsveri” at Bethlemi hut.

In case you miss part of the equipment, you’ll be able to rent it in Stepantsminda where the trail starts. After you book the trip, you can send me the list of equipment and gear you'll need to rent. I will reserve them for you, and we will go together to the rental to pick them up.

Temperatures at the summit vary from -10 to -18 °C, make sure to take appropriate clothes.

What’s included in the price? What’s not?

The price you’ll pay here to confirm your booking includes:

  • My guiding service (IFMGA /GMGA Mountain guide)
  • The Group equipment (rope, ice crews, etc.)
  • The transfer to the start of the trail

The following items are not included in the price:

  • The accommodation expenses in Bethlemi hut, which cost 60GEL (Georgian Lari) per person per night if you decide to stay in the hut. If you wish to camp outside the hut, the price is 20GEL per tent per night.
  • The food (you can buy your food at "Cafe Mkinvartsveri" at the hut, or cook your own food).

I’ll take care of booking the hut.

If you wish to spend one night at Altihut (located at 3000 m) which is a good option to better manage the acclimatization, the price is 280 GEL per person per night (140 GEL per guide). This price includes breakfast and dinner.

Is it possible to arrange the transfer of my bag to Bethlemi hut?

You can rent a horse on the spot to carry your luggage to Bethlemi hut. It costs around 150 EUR. The horse can carry up to 60 kg.

Where do we sleep? What sleeping equipment do I need to take?

We’ll stay in Bethlemi hut (3650 m). It’s equipped with bedrooms with beds. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag. The temperature inside the hut during night can vary from -0° to +5 °C.

I’ll take care of booking the hut.

It's also possible to camp outside the hut. You then need to bring your camping equipment.

Is it possible to organize the transfer from Tbilisi to Kazbegi/ Stepantsminda?

The transfer from Tbilisi to Kazbegi can be organized. It costs around €90 one way. The car can take 4 people.

Do you offer a longer version of this guided tour?

I also organize a 6-day tour for the ascent of Mt Kazbek. You can check the details here https://www.explore-share.com/trip/climbing-kazbek-caucasus-mountains-georgia/

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Golden Palace Hotel Resort & Spa Yerevan Armenia
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Aviatrans Hotel Yerevan Armenia
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Congress Hotel Yerevan Armenia
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am Mikheil Nadiradze Professional Mountain Guide. I was born in 1991 and live in Tbilisi, Georgia. I started mountaineering from an early age and have not stopped since then. Since 2011, I was studying in ATS (Adventure Tourism School) and at the same time working as a mountain-Helliski-ski tour guide and ski teacher in Caucasus Mountains-Resorts. I was a member of the Georgian Climbing National Federation for many years and have a lot of achievements in competitions. After 2020 I'm fully certified IFMGA/GMGA mountain guide. Please read the programs down below, which I and my colleagues IFMGA/GMGA guides offer to you. for more information, please feel free to contact me. We can discuss your wishes and organize suitable tour options for you. I would be glad to be your guide and share great and unforgettable moments with you! I am always happy to help groups to climb summits in safe ways and in an enjoyable atmosphere.


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What people are saying about this trip



I am from Sweden have been taking guided mountain tours for the last 5 years, mainly in alps and Mikheil is by far the best guide I’ve ever had. He is friendly, experienced, gives good information, lets you know all possible options, and does everything he can for you to have the best experience possible. Next time I go to Caucasus I will definitely go with Mikheil again.



I extremely recommend Mikheil as a guide! He is super professional and has huge experience. We managed to reach the summit of Mount Kazbek with him despite initial problems with the acclimatization of one of our friends. He is a very friendly and calm person and created a comfortable atmosphere for the whole trip.



Our guide Misho was amazing. He was super helpful in advance - he answered all questions we had regarding the tour and helped us with final preparation. During our trip he was super cool. Had nice energy, made us feel safe and was in all regards a super good guide. We (our group of three) all agree that Misho was everything that we could ask for in a guide. Made our experience perfect and we will never forget our trip up Mount Kazbeki.



Misho was the most professional guide Ive had.



Our guide Mikheil (Misho) was absolutely amazing! Having experienced many different kinds of guides around the world, I can truly say that Misho's deep and personal knowledge of the mountain, his passion for the wonders of the outdoors, and his kind-hearted hospitality combined to set Misho apart as one of the best guides I have ever been privileged to have. Even though extremely high winds prevented us (and all other teams) from reaching the summit, we had a sterling experience on Mt. Kazbek, gaining valuable mountaineering experience both through off-glacier skills practice, and through the portion of actual summit route we were able to experience before turning back. Despite not reaching the top of the peak, we were fully satisfied with our experience, and grateful to Misho's ability to recognize risk and make the tough calls necessary to not jeopardize safety. Book Misho, if you can, you won't regret it!

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