ASCENT TO KAZBEK BY SOUTHERN ROUTE

Kazbek is the easternmost silent volcano among the eight 5000m summits of the Caucasus. Situated on the Russian-Georgian border, the massif includes two summits – Eastern Kazbek (5033m) and Western Kazbek (5015 m).

The Georgian name “Kazbek” means “mountain with the ice top”. Indeed, Kazbek is covered by permanent snow and glaciers of 135 sq km in total.

The Voenno-Gruzinskaya (Military Georgian) Highway bypasses Kazbek. On a slope descending into the Daryal gorge, there is a defunct meteorological station, part of which has been refurbished into a refuge (3600m).

Region: Georgia, Kazbek (5033m)
Activity: alpinism
Expedition duration: 8 days
Group size: from 4 persons
Price: 950 USD
Advance payment: 25 % of the full price.
In case of the cancellation, prepayment is not refundable.
INDIVIDUAL TOURS ARE POSSIBLE!
ASCENT ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival to Tbilisi, meeting at the airport, transfer to the Kazbegi village (4 hours).
Night at the guesthouse.

DAY 2

Acclimatization day.
A walk to the world’s highest functioning Orthodox church (2170m).
Return, gear check, night at the guesthouse in Kazbegi.

DAY 3

Trek to the meteo station (3600m, 7-9 hours).
Night at the meteo station.

DAY 4

Acclimatization day.
A walk to the Kazbek plateau.
Night at the meteo station.

DAY 5

Climb to the Kazbek summit (5033 m, 6-8 hours).
Descend to the meteo station, night at the meteo station.

DAY 6

Reserve day.

DAY 7

Descend to Kazbegi. Night at the guest house.

DAY 8

Transfer to Tbilisi. Departure.

The guide can change the itinerary (without changing its destination) depending on the weather, the condition of the team etc.

THE PRICE OF THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Qualified guides
  • Transfer Tbilisi-Kazbegi and back
  • Guesthouse at Kazbegi and meals during the stay
  • Stay and food in the hut
  • Lunch-pack during the trek

THE PRICE OF THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flight or overland trip to Tbilisi and back
  • Visa. Entry to Georgia is visa-free for Russian citizens.
  • Meals in Tbilisi
  • Rental of personal alpinist gear
  • Single room accommodation at the hotel
  • Any changes in the itinerary that cause additional expenditure

PERSONAL GEAR:

  • Harness, self-belay, 3 carabiners
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons for ski
  • Glacier glasses, protection level at least Degree 4
  • Googles
  • Rucksack, 60-70l
  • Summit rucksack 25-30l
  • Sleeping bag, comfort -20C
  • Head lamp, spare battery
  • Thermos 0.5-1 l
  • Sun-protection cream

CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR:

  • Wind-waterproof jacket-shell and trousers with membrane
  • Warm down jacket for -20C
  • Warm fleece or light-down insulation jacket
  • Baselayer
  • Mountaineering boots (plastic or double)
  • Campshoes
  • Gaiters
  • Warm climbing socks
  • Warm gloves
  • Mittens for -20C
  • Warm hat
  • Face mask or buff
  • Personal toiletry kit
  • Personal medicines

It is possible to rent equipment for the entire length of the expedition

DATES IN THE SEASON 2017

  • 29.07.17 – 05.08.17
  • 11.08.17 – 18.08.17