Mount Kazbegi Summit

7 days
Duration
3/5
Difficulty
Kazbegi
Location
18+
Age
4+
Persons

Mount Kazbegi is the third highest mountain in Georgia standing at 5047 metres. It has a difficulty grading of B2 and is one of the most popular climbing routes in The Caucasus. Heading North on the military highway towards Russia you will enter the stunning region of Kazbegi National Park in the North East of Georgia. Known primarily for the iconic Mount Kazbegi, the region is a stunning mix of tundra and high mountains with a feeling of wilderness like no other. Bordered by Russia in the north and dotted with ancient villages the area is a trekkers paradise. 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tbilisi/Tbilisi
INCLUDED
  • English Speaking Mountain Guide
  • Driver and vehicle for transfers from to Tbilisi
  • 4x4 Vehicle and driver for Gergeti transfer
  • Overnight in Meteo station x 1-2
  • Accommodation in Altihut 3014m x 3 - 4
  • Accommodation in Stepantsminda x 1-0
  • Accommodation in Tbilisi x 1
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Food at Meteo station
NOT INCLUDED
  •  
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • The following specialist equipment is not included but can be hired upon arrival:
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Climbing equipment can be rented from us at a discounted rate for tour participants. Please inquire for details.
  • - 34-litre backpacks (Salewa) - £2.50 per day.
    - Trekking poles (Morpho) - £3 per day.
    - Crampons - £3 per day
    - Ice axes - £3 per day

           - Harnesses - £3 per day 

           - 3 season sleeping bag - £3 per day

           - B3 Mountaineering boots

           - Carabiners x 2

  • General kit list:

    - Backpack for carrying your gear, all necessary equipment for the climb will need to be carried to the meteo station, where it can be stored for the summit day.  (Main luggage will be transferred to the guesthouse in Stepantsminda and can be stored for the duration of the ascent) 
    - Day pack 35 litre for summit day(should be light and easy to stuff in main backpack when not in use)
    - Down/ Fleece jacket
    - Hiking pants
    - Waterproof shell jacket
    - Waterproof trousers or over-trousers
    - Base layers (top and bottom)
    - T-shirts
    - Warm hat
    - Peaked cap
    - Warm Gloves
    - 1.5 litre Thermos to prevent water freezing at altitude.
    - Warm socks
    - Trainers or Sandals for guesthouses
    - Water bottle
    - Headlamp
    - Sunscreen
    - Sunglasses
    - Quick-dry towel
    - Personal toiletries (all accommodation except the Meteo station have toilet and shower facilities)
    - Backpack rain cover
    - Trekking poles
    - Shorts
    - Energy/protein bars
    - Waterproof bags for your passport and other valuables

    Other recommendations are:
    - Camera
    - Mobile phone 
    - Adaptor if you bring any electrical equipment for charging batteries and/or your phone (two pronged)
    - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)
TOUR PRICE 4750 GEL
DEPOSIT 1680 GEL
1

Day 1: Pre tour briefing and equipment check at Mplus offices.

Pre tour briefing and equipment check at Mplus offices.
Transfer to Gergeti
Trek to Altihut (First modern mountain hut in Caucasus at 3014 meters)

Morning transfer from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda 1882m . We quickly change our cars for a short transfer
to Gergeti Trinity Church 2170m and the start of our trek up the mountain. There’s a short steep climb
to start before we reach a ridgeline that continues up the mountain eventually leading to Altihut. Once
at Altihut we can relax and enjoy the views.

Lunch and Dinner
Overnight at Altihut
7km 3 hr trek time 800m asc.

2

Day 2: Acclimatization hike from Altihut to Arsha pass at 3800m

Acclimatization hike from Altihut to Arsha pass at 3800m
Following a champion’s breakfast in Altihut, our guide will take you for a strenuous trek up to 3800m to
Arsha pass. From the top you can enjoy great views over Sno valley, Chaukhi mountains, Stepantsminda
and Truso Valley
Once back at the Altihut we can relax and enjoy a great dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch pack and dinner

6 kms 3 hr trek time 800m Asc/Dsc

Overnight in Altihut

3

Day 3: Acclimatization trek to Meteo Station and church 3900m

Acclimatization trek to Meteo Station and church 3900m

After another champion’s breakfast in Altihut, our guide will take you to the Meteo Station were you
leave your luggage and have a little rest before continuing for a trek up to 3900m where we visit one of
the more unusual churches in Georgia.

Breakfast lunch and Dinner

6 kms 4 hr trek time 900m asc/ 300m desc.

Overnight in Meteo station

4

Day 4: Summit Day/ Reserve day in case of bad weather conditions

Summit Day/ Reserve day in case of bad weather conditions

With good weather conditions, today will be the summit day. So, make sure to take on plenty of carbs
and be prepared for a very early start at around 2am. Your guide will assess the weather conditions for
attempting the summit, if he decides they are unfavorable there will be a day to relax in preparation for
the following day’s attempt. After a successful summit we descend again to Altihut making a short
break at the meteo station.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

9kms 11hrs trek time to summit 1400m asc 2040m

Overnight in Altihut (If successfully summited)
Overnight in Meteo Station (If reserve day needed)

5

Day 5: Summit day in case the reserve day was utilized.

Summit day in case the reserve day was utilized.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight in Stepandstminda (If summit day on day 4 was successful)

Overnight in Altihut (If reserve day used)

6

Day 6: Transfer to Tbilisi

Transfer to Tbilisi

Breakfast included

7

Day 7: Airport Transfer to Tbilisi International airport

Airport Transfer to Tbilisi International airport