Kazbek Mountain Summit (alt. 5033 m.). Southern route (from Georgia).

Dates:  23rd June - 1st July; 7th - 15th July, 21st - 29th July; 4th - 12nd August, 18th - 26th August; 2nd - 10th September, 12nd - 20th September 2018

Type of activity: mountaineering. 2A difficult rate route.
Area: Caucasus, Georgia
Duration: 8 days
Tour cost: USD 500 (per person if in final group of 6 people and more), 570 USD (per person if in final group of 4 people and more), USD 600 (per person if in final group will be 3 persons), USD 700 (per person if in final group will be 2 persons).
Price includes: guides (one guide + one assistant for the group more than 5 persons); transfers including in program of the tour; three meals food for active part of the tour (hot breakfast, sandwiches for lunch 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; food while transfer and in towns; accommodation in towns and on Meteorologist station; sauna; excursions; rent of alpine gear (crampons, ice axe, carabiners, helmet, harness), insurance for outdooractivity.

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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 south. Our route begins from the Kazbegi Village. This place has a special charm. It's rich of historical and cultural attractions, allowing you, to diverse your outdoor tour.

After the summit we will visit Mtskheta Town - an ancient capital of Georgia, and Jvari Church, located above the Kura and Aragvi Rivers. Walking in Tbilisi and Kakheti wine tasting.

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Important details

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  • The group from 3 to 10 people.

  • Outdoor experience is desirable, but not required.

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

  • Weather conditions: on the southern 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.

  • Transfer Tbilisi - Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) - Tbilisi by public transport (private bus - for request).

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

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  • Group will registered in the Ministry of Emergency Situations before summit. 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 20% deposit. 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.

Day by day description

Kazbek__1_.jpgDay 1. Meeting of the group Tbilisi or Kutaisi Airport. Accommodation in a hotel in town. City excursion, local food testing.

Day 2. Transfer to Kazbegi Village (Stepantsminda). Night near the Tsninda-Sameba Monastery in the tents (alt. 2200 m.). If the weather ill be good stunning landscapes are openings around this place.

Day 3. Trekking up to the Cabertse Pass by a rocky ridge. Night in the tents (alt. 3000 m.).

Day 4. Acclimatize hiking. Night in the tents (alt. 3700 m.) or in the Meteorologist Station (20 EUR).

Day 5. Summit day. Assault of Kazbek Mountain. Descent to the camp alt. 3700 m. Night in the tents.
 
Day 6.  Extra day for bad weather. If the day is not used - we will visit Mtskheta, go up to the Jvari Temple, tasting of Georgian wines.

Day 7. A farewell dinner in the evening. Descend to the Kazbegi Village. Transfer to Tbilisi. Accommodation in the hotel. Walking through the night Tbilisi.

Day 8. Finish of the tour. Farewell. Flight back home.

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