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Georgia. Kazbek

ASCENT to KAZBEK (5033 M)

Georgia. Kazbek
  • Cost

     

  • DURATION

    9 day

  • ACCOMODATION

    Three-four-bed tents, as well as guesthouses / hostels

  • TOUR AREA

    Georgia

  • TOUR DATES

    + on-request

Kazbek peak is the highest point of Georgia and one of the highest five-thousandth peaks of the Caucasus. Many travelers seek to ascend it. The way to it is not easy, but interesting, and the views from the top are amazing and wide!

Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek
Georgia. Kazbek

Program

Day 1 arrival in Tbilisi. Walking in Tbilisi. Packing our backpacks.

Day 2 Tbilisi-Stepantsminda village. We get in the car and go to the village of Stepantsminda, where we put on our backpacks and start our hike. We will go up to the Gergeti Church, where we will spend the night in tents. In good weather, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding gorges.

Day 3 Stepantsminda village-Arsha lane (n/a, 2930 m) – Chari river. In the morning we have Breakfast and go out towards the glacier near Kazbek. In spring, the path may be covered with snow. The trail leads to the pass, then descends into the valley of the river Chheri, where we will stop for the night.

Day 4. Chari is a weather station. On this day, our journey will take us to the glacier, and then along the glacier will lead us to the huge hill on which the Gergeti weather station stands, where we will camp. Guests can spend the night at the weather station at an additional cost.

Day 5 weather station-radial exit to Kazbegi glacier. Day of acclimatization. Our task this day is to get used to the height. We will climb among the stone mounds as close as possible to the city of Kazbek and then return back. After that, we will go up and down to the chapel of the Kazbek Bethlehem monastery — the highest Orthodox chapel in the world.

Day 6 Ascent. The cherished day has come! We are waiting for an early rise and exit-at 3-4 o’clock in the morning. First we will pass among the rock scree, then we will go out on the glacier, organize bundles and go up. The path will pass along the ice ledge down from mount Kazbek, then along the snow-ice slope directly to the top. The mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The descent will take place on the way up.

Day 7 weather station-p. Kazbegi (or Tbilisi, if we have time). In one day we go down to the village of Stepantsminda and, depending on the time of descent, either go to Tbilisi or spend the night in Stepantsminda.

Day 8. Kazbegi River-Tbilisi. Moving to Tbilisi. Take a walk around the city.

Day 9 Tbilisi-Novosibirsk.

What is included in cost:

  • moving ” Tbilisi-Stepantsminda-Tbilisi»
  • accommodation in Tbilisi-2 days (if you are staying in a guest house with a group)
  • accommodation in Stepantsminda-1 day
  • power during the active part of the route
  • public equipment (tents, boilers, burners, etc.)
  • public special equipment (tents, boilers, burners, etc.)
  • all fees (payment for accommodation near the weather station)
  • taxi “hotel-airport” (when leaving with the main group)
  • work of certified instructors-guides
  • insurance

What is not included in the cost:

  • transfer-flights to Tbilisi and back
  • single tent, sleeping bag, backpack, Mat (for rent – on request)
  • mountaineering special equipment (cats, security system, etc.; when renting-on request);
  • visiting cafes / canteens / restaurants
  • accommodation in hostels / hotels / hotel houses before, during and after the route
  • visa (on request, we provide support)
  • translator (on request-we provide)
  • a porter for the entire part of the route (on request-we provide)

ATTENTION!!! Essential details:

  • During the hike the instructor reserves the right to make changes to the route 
  • Good physical shape is necessary, experience of simple ascents is mandatory
  • Age: from 18 years, less than 18 years – with parents
  • We will only be able to book your seat on the trip if you pay 30% in advance. If you cancel your trip more than a month before the start of the tour, the prepayment will be refunded in full. If you cancel your reservation less than a month before the start of the tour, the prepayment will not be refunded.
  • Required documents: valid passport, insurance. It is desirable to have 2-3 3×4 photos and photocopies (2-3) of the passport. When buying tickets with a Russian passport-have a Russian passport
  • The guide will have a first aid kit with basic medicines. If you have any specific diseases-be sure to take medicines with you! It is recommended to have a small personal pharmacy, which can be: bandages (2 PCs.), a wide patch, analgesics (analgin, nayz, citramon), suction tablets for colds (Strepsils, etc.), vitamins (ascorbic acid
  • The weather in the Caucasus is not predictable enough. It may rain below, but it may snow above. In the snow-ice zone, the temperature can drop to -20°C. strong winds are very likely.
Stop dreaming, let’s go on a hike!