Kazbek Mountain Summit (alt. 5033 m.). Northern route.

Dates: 17th - 26th June, 2nd - 11st July, 22nd - 31st July, 12nd - 21st August, 25th August - 3rd September, 9th - 18th September, 22nd September - 1st October 2017

Type of activity: mountaineering. 2B difficult rate route.
Area: East Caucasus, Severnaya Osetya Region
Duration: 10 days
Tour cost: 31 000 RUB (per person if in final group of 5 people and more),  33 500 RUB (per person if in final group of 4 people and more), 36 000 RUB (per person if in final group will be 3 persons), 41 000 RUB (per person if in final group will be 2 persons).
Price includes: guides (one guide + one assistant for the group more than 4 persons, two guides for the group 8 persons and more); transfers including in program of the tour; three meals food for active part of the tour (hot breakfast, lunch box and hot dinner); tents and common gear; registration of the group in Ministry of Emergency situation; all permits and fees.
Price doesn't include: flight to Mineralnye Vody and back; rent of gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack); rent of alpine gear (crampons, ice axe, carabiners, helmet, harness); registration for foreigners; food while transfer; insurance (outdoor + medical).

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Kazbek Mountain like Elbrus Mountain is a two-headed extinct volcano and the most Eastern Caucasian peak higher five thousand meters. This majestic mountain is located on the Russian-Georgian border. We offer you summit Kazbek Mountain from the South (from Georgia), or from the North (from Russia).

Osetian name Kazbek - Urskhoh - literally means «white mountain». Georgian name - Mkinvartsveri - translated as «the mountain with ice pinnacle» Kazbek has a special magic, beauty and strength. Many legends are connected with this mountain!

We offer you summit Kazbek from the north. Our route begins in the Karmadon Village. Our way lies through the beautiful valley of the Genaldon River, then northwest buttress of the OGD Peak. 6 day of the tour will be the most exciting - when we'll go up to the main summit Kazbek - 5033 meters from Kazbekskoe Plateau through the col of two peaks.

Important details

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  • The group from 3 to 10 people.

  • Tour program can be change depending on weather conditions, status of members and other circumstances.

  • Weather conditions: on the northern slopes of Kazbek Mountain (alt. 2000m.) in the summer the air temperature is from +10ºC to +25° C, in spring and autumn from 0°C to +20°C. In the base camp (alt. 4200 m.) in the summer of -15º to +15°C.

  • A guide has group Firs Aid Kit. But you should carry your own personal first aid kit with your personal medicine.

  • Before summit group will registered in the Ministry of Emergency Situations (located in Vladikavkaz). In case of life danger of the participants, the guide have the right to decide to cancel the summit and to descent the group down. No discussions.

  • You booking tour by 15% deposit. You will must pay all amount before one week before start of the tour. In case of refusal to travel no later than one month before the start of the tour, no refund, but remains in your «account» to pay for future adventures throughout the year. 

    Information about purchasing tickets

    The meeting of group will take place in Mineralnye Vody on the first day of the program first half of the day. It is necessary to arrive before 12:00 local time. You can take your back ticket, on the last day after 15:00 local time.

Day by day description

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Day 1. Meeting of the group in Mineralnye Vody till noon. Transfer to the Karmadon Village (4-5 hours). Night in a Genaldon Valley.

Day 2. Trekking to the warm mineral springs. Night in a camp alt. 2300 m.

Day 3. Trekking to the Mainly Glacier. Mountaineering skills training: ascending and descending on rope, belaying and self-belaying. Night on a moraine alt. 3000 m.

Day 4. Trekking to the alt. 3500 by North-West buttress of the OGD Peak. Acclimatize hiking to 3900 m.

Day 5. Trekking to Kazbekskoe Plateu alt. 4200 m. Mountaineering skills training on a snowy slope: self-arresting, moving in a bunch. Early sleeping time.

Day 6. Summit day. Assault of Kazbek Mountain. Descent to the camp alt. 4200 m. or alt. 3500 m.

Day 7. Extra day for bad weather.

Day 8. Descend to the Valley by the same way. Hot springs visiting near Karmadon Village.

Day 9. Trekking to the Karmadon Village through the valley.

Day 10. Transfer to Mineralnye Vody. Visiting Dargavs Village on the way. There is a Town of Death - Alan burial I millennium BC. and combat towers.

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