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

Dates: 30th April - 8th May 2017

Type of activity: mountaineering
Area: Caucasus, Georgia
Duration: 9 days
Tour cost: USD 650 (per person if in final group will be 4 persons), USD 700 (per person if in final group will be 3 persons), USD 870 (per person if in final group will be 2 persons). USD 1490 - for one person.
Price includes: guides (one guide + one assistant for the group more than 3 persons); first Aid Group Kit; accommodation in hostel of Tbilisi, night in Meteorologist Station, nights in the tents while active part of the tour; three meals food for active part of the tour (hot breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and hot dinner); transfer Tbilisi - Kazbegi Village and back; sauna; registration of the group in Ministry of Emergency situation.
Price doesn't include: flight to Tbilisi and back; rent of alpine gear (crampons, ice axe, carabiners, helmet, harness); food while transfer and in towns,  insurance for outdoor activity + 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. 

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!

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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. There is also ski resort here.

Winter summit of Kazbek Mountain it's a tough challenge because of the air temperature, and the complexity of the route. This tour is only for experienced climbers.

Important details

  • The group from 3 to 10 people.

  • Mountaineering experience is mandatory.

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    Accommodation: hostel in Tbilisi. Active part of the program - 2-3 nights in a tent, then spend the night in a Meteorologist Station. The room is not heated, the temperature can fall below -10° C, so you need warm winter sleeping bag.

  • Weather conditions: In Kazbegi Village -5.- 20°C, at alt. 3800 m. from -5 till -30°C, at the top till -40°C.

  • Food (active part): three meals a day (breakfast, dinner, tea, lunch - sandwiches, dried fruit, biscuits, chocolates). Usually in the menu: cereal, soups, mashed potatoes made from natural, cheese, bacon, vegetables, salads, chicken, sausages, sweets, jams, tea, coffee. You can also feed by yourself.

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

  • 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 15% 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.

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

  • Weather on Kazbek Mountain is very capricious winter time. Success of the summit mostly depends of the weather.

Day by day description

Day 1. Meeting of the group Tbilisi Airport. Accommodation in a hotel or in the hostel. City excursion, local food testing.

Day 2. Transfer to Kazbegi Village (Stepantsminda). Night near the Tsninda-Sameba Monastery in the tents (alt. 2200 m.). Trekking up to the Cabertse Pass by a rocky ridge. Night in the tents (alt. 3000 m.). If the weather ill be good stunning landscapes are openings around this place.

Day 3. Ascend to the Meteorologist Station. If there will be a lot of snow it will be a problem to get there for a one day. Night in the tents.

Day 4. Ascend to the Meteorologist Station. Mounaineering skills training: self-arresting technique, moving by snow and ice, belaying. Night in the Meteorologist Station (alt. 4300 m.). 

Day 5. Acclimatize ascent to Kazbeksky Pass. Back to Meteorologist Station.

Day 6. Summit day. Assault of Kazbek Mountain by classical route. Descent to Meteorologist Station.

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

Day 8. 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. A farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 9. Finish of the tour. Farewell. Flight back home.

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