ClimbingGeorgia
Mount Kazbek 5054 M.
Mkinvartsveri

Tour Duration: 6-8 Days

Location: Georgia

Difficulty level:

For: Amateur Climbers

Equipment Hire
  • Gas stove Gas stove : Per person per day 2 Euro
  • Sleeping bag Sleeping bag : Per person per day 4 Euro
  • Gas 250 ml (for selling) Gas 250 ml (for selling) : Per person per day 8 Euro
  • Gas 500 ml (for sell) Gas 500 ml (for sell) : Per person per day 15 Euro
  • Trekking poles Trekking poles : Per person per day 3 Euro
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Additional Offers

We can Also offer you Other kind of tours through the whole Georgia

  • Rafting
  • Mount biking
  • Trekking
  • Horse Riding tours
  • cultural tours
  • Wine tours
  • Ski tours (also on mountain Kazbek)

 

MOUNTAIN KAZBEK 5054 m

 

If tracking and climbing of mountains is not only sport for you and you like beautiful views, mythology and romantic adventures than you should definitely hike Kazbek.
This peak is one of the most beautiful on the Caucasus ridge and most climbed mountain and popular for tourists. The mean reason is beautifulness of the mountain and technically is not difficult as other 5000m mountains on Caucasian ridge. For example, technically Elbrus is easier than Kazbek.

In different sources, the altitude of Kazbek was 5047m and 5033m, but in 2019, a specially created group, which measured mountain altitude with new technologies and from 2019 the official altitude of Kazbek, is 5054m.  

There are many legends about this beautiful peak.
According to historical sources, on Kazbek firstly went up local priest. After that, some tourists tried to hike the mountain but they could not. Officially, on the mountain firstly went up Englishmen. Douglas Freshfield, Adolf Moore and Charles Tucker hiked the peak in 1868. On the slope of the Kazbek, from the side of the Gergeti peak on 3680m there is a meteorological station, which built during World War II. Today it is a hostel and café for alpinists.
This peak is next to the main ridge of Caucasus, on the left side of river Tergi, on the border of Georgia and Russia. Extinct volcano has another name too people call it bride of valley. On Southeast slope is the cave of Betlemi, which has interesting legend. Ordinary people could not come here, so sometimes monks were hiding the Royal Treasures. For women to come there was forbidden, but there an interesting story this cave firstly was found by the Georgian alpinist woman Alexandra Japharidze.

The name of Mkinvartsveri (Kazbek) means peak covered with ice. It has second name Kazbek, like region where it is located.

Kazbek has some routes – the most difficult paved road goes to Dragon rocks (category 3B).

Kazbek has 4 different routes except classical route. These 4 routes are more difficult than classical route. From these 4 routes we offer you south east route and classical route. The South-East route climbing is more difficult than classical. 

To hike a peak is not easy. The mean difficultness is the altitude, many craves and steep parts. This often ends up for unprepared groups with rescue operations and in some cases fatalities. However, with experienced guide go up on the mountain will be an unforgettable impression that will always be remembered with great pleasure.

The list of equipment and clothes what you will need during climbing mount Kazbek you can see at the end of the page. Also if you do not have some of equipment you can hire in our office.

 

We offer four different packages to satisfy all categories guests’ requirements. These packages are:
"Scheduled Expeditions",  "Standard",  "Economy” and "Premium"

 

"Scheduled Expeditions" package
This package is not an individual package. This is for them who wants to join with other guests in the group. Suggested tour is being implemented in fixed dates. In case of individual  packages price  for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons is higher. The difference between this package and STANDARD package is small. (Unlike from standard package this package has not transfer from Tbilisi airport to hotel and back. Also standard package includes in night in Tbilisi. But if you want we can organize for you some other services too like airport transfers and book hotel in Tbilisi like in STANDARD package.) Advantage this package is that guests are from different countries and it is always interesting and nice atmosphere. These tours are guaranteed and even will be one participant in the group we will organize this tour. In Scheduled Expeditions package guides ratio is next: 1-3 persons 1 guide; 4-6 persons 2 guides; 8-10 persons 3 guides
 

"Standard" package
The standard package is the most selling package and it is for all categories. It includes all services form airport to airport what is necessary for tourist for this tour. This package is more comfortable compare SCHEDULED EXPEDITIONS because you can choose any dates. Guide ratio for STANDARD package 1:4
 

"Economy" package
This package is for them who wants to organize food by themselves. This package does not include in airport transfer and night in Tbilisi hotel. From 2019 we organize cafe "Mkinvartsveri" in  based camp. In case of buying this package, you can buy food in café or make your own meals at your tent, because from next year cooking in the building will be banned. Guide ratio for ECONOMI PACKAGE is 1:4.
 

"Premium" package
PREMIUM package is for people who loves comfort. Unlike the standard package, it includes in 4 stars hotels in Tbilisi and Stephantsminda (with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna etc.). Also, price includes in luggage transportation with horse to base camp and back. It also includes in personal equipment (helmet, Harness, Crampons, Ice axe ). In this package for 3 persons is 1 guide.


Itinerary for the ascent of Kazbek Mountain. Option "Scheduled Expedition" 2020

 

January: 19-24  April: 19-24 July: 12-17; 19-24; 26-31 October: 4-9
February: 23-28  May: 17-22 August:  9-14; 16-21; 23-28 November: 1-6
March: 22-27  June: 14-19; 21-26 September: 6-11; 13-18; 20-25 December: 6-11


Day 0 - Meeting with team. At 17:00 you will meet all members of the group and guides. We will Check equipment and we will have briefing connected with  mount Kabek tour. We will show you Short video about mountain Kazbek  and we will explain all tour details day by day. Also, we will answer all your questions. You will be able to take all equipment what you will book earlier. Meeting address: 37A Merab Kostava Str. GOOGLE MAP


Day 1 - Tbilisi -Stephantsminda (1700m) – Meet at 10 am in Tbiisi  and drive to Stephnstminda. way takes about 3 hours. By the way from Tbilisi to Stephantsminda we will visit Town Mtskheta, Cathedral Church Svetitskhoveli and Fortress Ananuri. Night in guesthause in Stephanstminda.   (- / - / DINNER) 
Meeting address: 37A Merab Kostava Str.
GOOGLE MAP


Day 2 - Transfer Stephantsminda - Sameba Monastery 2200m. After Breakfast about 8 am we will drive you to Manastery Sameba (40 min driving). Than walk to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m). Approximately 6-7 hours walking. Accommodation in Tents (2 person per tent). (B / L-Box / D) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 3 - Acclimatisation – walk to 4000m during which time we will practice skills necessary to climb to the summit (rope work, ice axe arrest etc.) Approximately 1.5 hours.(BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 4– Summit. "ClimbingGeorgia" BC(3650 m) – Summit - "ClimbingGeorgia" BC(3650 m) (10-12 hours walk approximately). Start at 2am and walk to Plato (4500m) – 4 hours approximately. Plato to Saddle (4900m at 30 degrees). From Saddle to Summit at 40-45 degrees, use of ice axes and fixed ropes. Return to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC(3650 m). During the walk from 3900m to the summit and back to 3900m, the group will be roped due to crevasses. Night in "ClimbingGeorgia" BC(3650 m). (BREAKFAST / L-Box / DINNER) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 5 - Reserve day in case of bad weather. (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)

Day 6 - Return to Stephantsminda . walking about 4 hours and than drive to Tbilisi (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / FAREWELL DINNER) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

 

"Scheduled expeditions" PRICE
675 € - per person

 

"Scheduled expeditions" PRICE INCLUDES:
  •  Transfer Tbilisi - Stephantsminda - Tbilisi. One way is 170 km and driving time 3:30 Hour. 
  •  Transfer form Stephanstminda to Sameba Church and back
  •  One Night in Guest house in Stephantsminda.  Price include tween or Triple Room. In case single room you should pay extra 15 Euro.
  •  4 nights in "ClimbingGeorgia" BC(3650 m)(2 person in per tent) (including breakfast, lunch an dinner) 
  •  English speaking mountain guide for the duration of the expedition. In case 2/3 member 1 guide. In case 4/5/6 member 2 Guide. In case 7/8/9/10 member 3 guide
  •  General equipment (rope, ice pitons etc.) note: private equipment (Ice axe; harness; carabines; helmet) doesn't include price
  •  Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in Cafe MKINVARTSVERI in Base camp. All meal what is included is written in itinerary day by day.
  •  Electricity 220 V, 50 Hz in the hut
  •  By the way from Tbilisi to Stephantsminda we will visit Town Mtskheta, Cathedral Church Svetitskhoveli and Fortress Ananuri. By the way from Sameba to Tbilisi
    we will visit 
    Monastry Sameba
  •  Certificate

Itinerary for the ascent of Kazbek Mountain. Options "Standard"
 

Day 1 – Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel*** (Tbilisi Center, 10 min walking till downtown).  (- / - / -)
Meeting with team. At 17:00 you will meet all members of the group and guides. We will Check equipment and we will have briefing connected with  mount Kabek tour. We will show you Short video about mountain Kazbek  and we will explain all tour details day by day. Also, we will answer all your questions. You will be able to take all equipment what you will book earlier. Meeting address: 37A Merab Kostava Str. GOOGLE MAP

Day 2 – Transfer Tbilisi - Stephantsminda. We will meet at 10:00 Am in the hotel and drive to Stephantsminda. 170 km. 4 hour driving. By the way we will visit town Mtskheta and Ananuri fortress. Overnight in Guesthouse (B / L / D)

Day 3 – Transfer Stephantsminda - Sameba Monastery 2200m. After Breakfast about 8 am we will drive you to Manastery Sameba (40 min driving). Than walk to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m). Approximately 6-7 hours walking. Accommodation in Tents (2 person per tent). (B / L-Box / D)  Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 4 - Acclimatisation – walk to 4000m (or higher depend weather snow condition etc) during which time we will practice skills necessary to climb to the summit (rope work, ice axe etc.) Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent) (B / L / D) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 5 – Summit Day. "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) – Summit - "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) (10-12 hours walk approximately). Start at 2am and walk to Plato (4500m) – 4 hours approximately. Plato to Saddle (4900m at 30 degrees). From Saddle to Summit at 40- 45 degrees, use of ice axes and fixed ropes. Return to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m). During the walk from 3900m to the summit and back to 3900m, the group will be roped due to crevasses. Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent). (B / L-Box / D) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 6 - Reserve day in case of bad weather. Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent) (B / L/ D)

Day 7 - Return to Sameba Monastery (3-4 Hours walking) and drive to Tbilisi. Night in hotel*** (10 min walking to downtown).
(BREAKFAST / LUNCH / FAREWELL DINNER) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 8 - Transfer to airport (B / - / -)

 

"STANDARD" PRICE LIST
1 Per 2 Per 3 Per 4 - 6 Per 7 and more per
1165 € 835 € 745 € 695 € 635 €


 

"STANDARD" PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Transfer from and to airport
  •  Transfer Tbilisi - Stephantsminda - Tbilisi. One way is 170 km and driving time 3:30 Hour. 
  • Transfer Stephantsminda - Sameba  monastery (2200m) - Stephantsminda
  • 2 nights in Hotel*** in Tbilisi.  Price include tween or Triple Room. In case single room you should pay extra 15 Euro.
  •  One Night in Guest house in Stephantsminda.  Price include tween or Triple Room. In case single room you should pay extra 15 Euro.
  • 4 nights in "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) (2 people per tent) (including breakfast, lunch an dinner)
  • General equipment (rope, ice pitons etc.) note: private equipment (Ice axe; harness; carabines; helmet) doesn't include price
  •  Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in Cafe MKINVARTSVERI in Base camp. All meal what is included is written in itinerary day by day.
  • English/Russian speaking mountain guide (ratio 1: 4) for the duration of the expedition
  •  Electricity 220 V, 50 Hz in the hut
  •  By the way from Tbilisi to Stephantsminda we will visit Town Mtskheta, Cathedral Church Svetitskhoveli and Fortress Ananuri. By the way from Sameba to Tbilisi
    we will visit 
    Monastry Sameba
  •  Certificate

  *** Price can be changed, depend your fly schedule.  
  *** In case do not use reserve day (Day 6) you should pay extra for one more night in Tbilisi; per person 30 Euro  

Itinerary for the ascent of Kazbek Mountain. Option "Economy"
 

Day 0 - Meeting with team. At 17:00 you will meet all members of the group and guides. We will Check equipment and we will have briefing connected with  mount Kabek tour. We will show you Short video about mountain Kazbek  and we will explain all tour details day by day. Also, we will answer all your questions. You will be able to take all equipment what you will book earlier. Meeting address: 37A Merab Kostava Str. GOOGLE MAP

Day 1 – Transfer Tbilisi – Stephantsminda. Meet at 12am and transfer to Stephantminda 170 km. 4 hour driving.. Accommodation in Guesthouse. 

Day 2 - Transfer Stephantsminda - Sameba Monastery 2200m. After Breakfast about 8 am we will drive you to Manastery Sameba (40 min driving). Than walk to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m). Approximately 6-7 hours walking. Accommodation in Tents (2 person per tent). (B / - / -) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 3 - Acclimatisation – walk to 4000m (or higher depend weather snow condition etc) during which time we will practice skills necessary to climb to the summit (rope work, ice axe etc.) Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent)(- / - / -) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 4 – Summit Day. "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) – Summit – "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) (10-12 hours walk approximately). Start at 2 am and walk to Plato (4500 m) – 4 hours approximately. Plato to Saddle (4900m at 30 degrees). From Saddle to Summit at 40- 45 degrees, use of ice axes and fixed ropes. Return to BC. During the walk from 3900m to the summit and back to 3900m, the group will be roped due to crevasses. Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent).(- / - / -)  Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 5 - Reserve day in case of bad weather. Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent)(- / - / -)

Day 6 - " Return to Sameba Monastery (4-5 Hours walking) and drive to Tbilisi.(- / - / -) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

"ECONOMY" PRICE LIST
1 Per 2 Per 3 - 6 Per  7 and more person
995 € 615 € 485 € 425 €

 

"ECONOMY" PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Transfer Tbilisi - Stephantsminda - Tbilisi. One way is 170 km and driving time 3:30 Hour. 
  • Transfer Stephantsminda - Sameba  monastery (2200m) - Stephantsminda
  • 1 night in Guesthouse in Stephantsminda (1700 m)
  • 4 nights in tent (2 people per tent) at "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m)
  • English/Russian speaking mountain guide(s) (ratio 1: 4) for the duration of expedition
  • Certificate

Itinerary for the ascent of Kazbek Mountain. Options  "Premium"

 

Day 1 – Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel (Tbilisi Center) (- / - / -)
Meeting with team. At 17:00 you will meet all members of the group and guides. We will Check equipment and we will have briefing connected with  mount Kabek tour. We will show you Short video about mountain Kazbek  and we will explain all tour details day by day. Also, we will answer all your questions. You will be able to take all equipment what you will book earlier. Meeting address: 37A Merab Kostava Str. GOOGLE MAP

Day 2 – Transfer Tbilisi - Stephantsminda. We will meet at 10:00 Am in the hotel and drive to Stephantsminda. 170 km. 4 hour driving. By the way we will visit town Mtskheta and Ananuri fortress. Overnight in Guesthouse (B / L / D)

Day 3 – Transfer Stephantsminda - Sameba Monastery 2200m. After Breakfast about 8 am we will drive you to Manastery Sameba (40 min driving). Than walk to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m). Approximately 6-7 hours walking. Accommodation in Tents (2 person per tent). (B / L-Box / D) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 4 - Acclimatisation – walk to 4000m (or higher depend weather snow condition etc) during which time we will practice skills necessary to climb to the summit (rope work, ice axe etc.) Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent) (B / L / D) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 5 – Summit Day. "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) – Summit - "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) (10-12 hours walk approximately). Start at 2am and walk to Plato (4500m) – 4 hours approximately. Plato to Saddle (4900m at 30 degrees). From Saddle to Summit at 40- 45 degrees, use of ice axes and fixed ropes. Return to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m). During the walk from 3900m to the summit and back to 3900m, the group will be roped due to crevasses. Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent). (B / L-Box / D) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 6 - Reserve day in case of bad weather. Overnight in Tents (2 person per tent) (B / L/ D)

Day 7 - Return to Sameba Monastery (3-4 Hours walking) and drive to Tbilisi. Night in hotel (10 min walking to downtown).
(BREAKFAST / LUNCH / FAREWELL DINNER) Vertical meters / Time / Diagram / Map

Day 8 - Transfer to airport (B / - / -)


 

"PREMIUM" PRICE LIST
1 Per 2 Per 3 Per 4 - 6 Per 7 and more per
1700 € 1215 € 1135 € 1095 € 995 €

 

"PREMIUM" PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Transfer Tbilisi - Stephantsminda - Tbilisi. One way is 170 km and driving time 3:30 Hour. 
  • Transfer Stephantsminda - Sameba  monastery (2200m) - Stephantsminda
  • 2 nights in hotel **** in Tbilisi. Hotel "ROOMS" Price include tween room. In case single room you should pay extra 50 Euro.
  • 1 night in hotel **** in Stephantsminda. Hotel "ROOMS" In case single room you should pay extra 50 Euro.
  • 4 nights in Betlemi hut (3650 m)  (including breakfast, lunch an dinner)
  • Pack horse for personal belonging, from Sameba monastery (2200 m) to BC 3650m and Back to Sameba monastery (Per person have one bag max 15kg)
  • English/Russian speaking mountain guide (ratio 1: 3) for the duration of expedition
  • Personal Equipment (crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, 2 karabiners)
  • Electricity 220 V, 50 Hz in the hut
  • By the way from Tbilisi to Stephantsminda we will visit Town Mtskheta, Cathedral Church Svetitskhoveli and Fortress Ananuri. By the way from Sameba to Tbilisi
    we will visit 
    Monastry Sameba
  • Certificate

  *** Price can be changed, depend your fly schedule.  
  *** In case do not use reserve day (Day 6) you should pay extra for one more night in Tbilisi per person about 80 - Euro


CLIMBING EQUIPMENT    ACCESSORIES

   Personal Climbing equipment:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape Slings or prusik (2)
  • Karabiners (2 lock)
   
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Tika)
  • High protection sun cream SPF 50
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle, Termos
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) 

 

   CLOTHING  

   Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • goggles

   Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) 
  • Gaiters
  • Mountaineering Boots (B3 grade)

   Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves 
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

   Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

   Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
     


TEMPERATURE

  • Temperature in the summer to "ClimbingGeorgia" BC (3650 m) varies between + 50 and -50
  • Temperature on the summit around -10°

WEATHER FORECAST FOR MT. KAZBEK