Mount Kazbek Climb

Climb To The Summit Of The Majestic Caucasus Crown Jewel
1,133 From
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Cover image © Pavel Ageychenko

Overview

Difficulty
Comfort
Destinations
Tour type
July — August
Period
8 days
Duration
3-6
Group
18+
Age
GT009
Program code
  • Small private group of 3-6 participants
  • Climb to the summit of the stunning Mount Kazbek (5,034 m)
  • Led by a certified English-speaking mountain guide (1 per group of 3 participants)
  • A memorable day for elite mountaineering and acclimatization training
  • Transportation of baggage by horseback to and from the meteorological station

Discover the beauty and thrill of Mount Kazbek Climb, the crown jewel of the Caucasus Mountains. Embark on a thrilling journey to the summit of this majestic peak, also known as "Mkinvartsveri" in Georgian, and challenge yourself to reach new heights. With 5 challenging climbing routes to choose from, we'll tackle the classic and technically easier path for a memorable climb.

Led by our certified and English-speaking local guide, you'll experience a comfortable hike with horse-borne baggage transport, ready-made meals, and restful nights at the meteorological station, making your climb to the top an unforgettable adventure. So, why wait? Join us now and conquer the Caucasus Crown Jewel — Mount Kazbek!

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Itinerary

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Day 1 photo: Welcome to Tbilisi

Welcome to Tbilisi

Arrival in Tbilisi, the vibrant capital of Georgia, known for its mix of modern and traditional architecture, historical landmarks and rich cultural heritage. Our team will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel where you'll enjoy a comfortable stay. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.

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Day 2 photo: Journey to Stepantstminda

Journey to Stepantstminda

Get ready for a scenic road trip as we drive along the Military Road, passing by the picturesque Jinvali Reservoir, the Ananuri Castle and the Gudauri Memorial, towards Stepantsminda, the last town before the Russian border. Here, we'll meet our local, English-speaking mountain guide and prepare our gear, meals and other essentials for the adventure ahead. Overnight in Stepanstminda hotel.

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Day 3 photo: Betlemi Hut (Meteo station)

Betlemi Hut (Meteo station)

We'll drive by an off-road vehicle to the mysterious Church of Gergeti, the highest mountain temple in Georgia, located at an altitude of 2,170 m. Horses will be waiting for us to transport our luggage to the Betlemi Hut, also known as the Meteo Station, located at 3653 m above sea level. Meanwhile, we'll continue our mountain hike to reach the station by foot. Overnight in Betlemi hut.

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Day 4 photo: Acclimatization and Training

Acclimatization and Training

We'll climb to the highest church in Georgia, the Betlemi Church, located at 3900 m. The small iron carriage, fastened with strong ropes, will amaze you with its ability to withstand the powerful winds. After returning to the Betlemi Hut, we'll receive alpinist lessons and train with our gear, including ice axes, crampons, ropes, and other equipment, to prepare for our summit day. Overnight in Betlemi hut.

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Day 5 photo: Summit Day

Summit Day

Today's the day we'll conquer one of the most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus, Mount Kazbek, which stands tall at 5034 m. The 10-14 hour hike will be well worth the breathtaking views and the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching the summit. Overnight in Betlemi hut.

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Day 6 photo: Reserve Day

Reserve Day

In case of bad weather, we'll have a reserve day to ensure the best possible summit conditions. Overnight in Betlemi hut.

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Day 7 photo: Return to Stepanstminda

Return to Stepanstminda

After a successful summit day, we'll make our way back down to the Gergeti Church where horses will be waiting to transport our gear back to Stepantsminda. Along the way, we'll follow a scenic mountain path and enjoy the stunning views of the valley below. Overnight in Stepantsminda.

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Day 8 photo: The end of the tour

The end of the tour

It's time to bid farewell to the mountains and return to Tbilisi, where we'll transfer you to the airport or your hotel (depending on onward journey). The memories of this adventure will stay with you forever!

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Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

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Aug. 3, 2024 — Aug. 10, 2024 GEL 3,200 USD 1,133 On sale
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Aug. 17, 2024 — Aug. 24, 2024 GEL 3,200 USD 1,133 On sale
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