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7 Day Climbing Mt. Kazbegi

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From: 826 €

Trail to Kazbegi
Meteo station Bethlemi Hut
Altihut
Approaching the summit
Walking down the Gergeti Glacier
On the way to Sabertse Pass

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Overview

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CLIMBING MT. KAZBEGI

7 Days/6 Nights

Pick-up from: Tbilisi/Gudauri/Stepantsminda*

Climbing Grade: PD peu difficile (slightly difficult).

Season: June - October

Climb one of the most iconic peaks of Caucasus mountains – Kazbegi (5054 m. asl) and enjoy the unbeatable views form above cloud level. Although, the climb to this dormant stratovolcano is not technically difficult, a good physical level is absolutely necessary. If you are sure in your fitness level and endurance, our guides will train you in the required mountaineering techniques and skills you’ll during the climb.

*Please indicate your preferred pick-up and drop-off locations in the comment at check-out.

Itinerary


Day to day

Gergeti Trinity Church

Pickup from Tbilisi 9:00 AM. Today we will drive north towards Stepantsminda (former Kazbegi) via Georgian military highway.  Pass by Jinvali reservoir and visit Ananuri castle. Optional stop for a lunch in local restaurant. Continue driving north by Jvari pass (2,379 m) – stop with a stop at at viewpoint near Gudauri. Finally, we arrive at Stepantminda – administrative center and largest settlements in the area that many climbers and hikers use as their basecamp.

 

Before sunset, we will take a short warm-up hike to iconic Gergeti Trinity church located right above Stepantsminda in top of the hill, overlooking Mt. Kazbegi.

 

Dinner and overnight in Stepantsminda

On the way to Sabertse Pass

Trekking: 6 km, ascent 840 m, descent 40 m.

Start early morning at 8:00, we’ll drive up to the trail-head near Gergeti Trinity Church and start hiking towards Sabertse pass (3000 m. asl). Along the way we will pass by several “false passes” and memorials dedicated to climbers who perished on the mountain. Once we reach Sabertse pass, we will be rewarded with a great proximity view of the peak, Gergeti glacier and small mountain hut on a small meadow in front.

The hut is called “Atihut” – which is newly built and for time being the only relatively comfortable accommodation on the way to the summit,

Overnight in Altihut

Meteo Station (aka Bethlemi Hut)

Trekking A: 3.5 km, ascent 650 m

Trekking B (training part): 6 km, ascent 400 m, descent 400 m.

On that day you will be making your way up to the famous Bethlemi Hut (aka Meteo station) to spend one extra day for acclimatization and training before summiting Mt/ Kazbegi. As a part of acclimatization, we will take additional 3 hours hike up to 4000 m above sea level, learn about different safety and mountaineering techniques.

Overnight in tents.

Mt. Kazbegi summit

Total distance: 12 km, ascent 1335 m, descent 1335 m.

Weather permitting, after midnight at 01:30 AM we begin journey to the summit. 12 km roundtrip takes approximately 9 hours. Narrow path will lead you to north-west direction to approach the glacier from its south-western side, the beginning of the hardest and most demanding part of the ascent that turns into climbing towards it’s end. After some rewarding break at the top – make your way back to the Meteo station for rest.

Overnight in tents.

Use this day as reserve in case of bad weather and summit was not reachable on scheduled time.

Overnight in tents

Walking down Gergeti Glacier

Rreturn back to Stepantminda, we will slowly descend (5-6 hours journey) to Gergeti trinity church, where we will again be picked up by 4x4 vehicles to be transferred to Stepantsminda for well deserved rest and  yes - hot shower! 

Transfer back to Tbilisi.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • Transfer to and from Tbilisi – Stepantsminda.*
  • Transferor to and from Gergeti trail head.
  • Horse rental for carrying backpacks and gear up to Meteo station;

Staff:

  • English-speaking professional mountain guide service days 2-6
  • Accompanying field cook during trekking days.

 Accommodation: 

  • 2 overnights – comfortable guesthouse in Stepantmsinda.
  • 1 overnight - at Altihut shelter;
  • 3 overnights – tents at Meteo station;

Catering:

  • All breakfasts and dinners during the itinerary per table above.
  • Snacks during, the lunch stops.   

Gear:

 

  • Crampons;
  • Harness;
  • Ice Axe;
  • Trekking Poles;
  • Carabiners;
  • Sleeping mats and sleeping bags.
  • Tents (1 per 2 ppl.).

 


Excluded

  • Air tickets
  • Travel or Health Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages

Prices


Prices

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 1,770
2-3 people € 1,316
4-5 people € 1,016
6-7 people € 866
8 -9 people  € 826
Online booking deposit*:  € 120

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing twin/double room accommodation. Additional charge for single room ("Single Supplement") is: € 80. 

*This deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. As for the remaining sum, you can pay it with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in foreign currency (Euro/USD), two weeks before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Mastercard - via POS terminal in local currency (GEL), at the begginign of the tour directly with your guide  (additional card service fee + 2%).
  • Cash - directly to the nearest TBC Bank office at the begging of the tour. 

For larger group, or custom itinerary please contact us at adventure [at ] georgianholidays.com

Tips for booking procedure: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

How do I know which “Transport” to select?

Some itineraries will list several options for transportation in description, if this is the case you can select your preference here, if not leave it at default. 

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More Info


More Info

Please note, a good physical level is absolutely necessary to complete this climb, we highly recommended to start your endurance training at least 2 months before your arrival. 

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions and in some rare cases it might be necessary to extend it to 1 or 2 more days. So it is recommended to book your departure flight at least 48 hours after the end of above schedule. 

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.

-    The booking deposit 120 Euro is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the tour after booking has been confirmed. The fee is kept as a deposit on the Tourist’s account for future booking(s).

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

-    10% of total cost of tourist product in case of cancellation 30 days prior to the tour;

-    50% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 15-7 days prior to the tour;

-    90% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 and fewer days prior to the tour;

-    99% of total cost of tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear at the airport no more than 2 hours prior to departure or non-admission on the flight owing to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator's controls.


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