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Brief info

Altitude

5033 m / 16512 ft
1770 m / 5807 ft

Best time of the year

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Basic information

Total route length:
42 km / 26 miles ?
Duration:
7 days / 6 nights?
Language:
English, Russian
Vertical gain:
3263 m / 10705 ft?
Starting / finishing point:
Stepantsminda / Stepantsminda

Requested level

Fitness level: ?
Climbing technique: ?
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Mount Kazbek is a dormant stratovolcano last erupted in 650 B.C. First climbed by british mountaineers Douglas Freshfield, A. W. Moore, C. C. Tucker and François Devouassoud in 1868, now it has become an extremely popular destination among mountaineers. The area around Mount Kazbegi includes beech forests, subalpine forests and alpine meadows. The ascent itself is very interesting because of the contrasts: within one day you will move from the alpine meadows zone to the snow line; you will sunbathe on the snow during the day and the spend the evening enjoying the sunset while sipping hot tea.

Сlimbing Kazbek is not only a great start for climbing, but also an opportunity to introduce yourself Georgia, a wonderful hospitable country.The high season on the mountain is from the middle of June till the end of September. Climbing during spring is not recommended, because of the severe winter conditions that still remain on the mountain, and the weather instability. As for the routes, there are two main ones on Mount Kazbek. The one from the Russian side is more complicated and diverse. This is why we recommend to plan your ascent from the Georgian side, as it provides good logistics and maximum security services.

Travel options

6-day program

$550 per person
  • Fixed departures
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals during the whole trip
  • First aid kit
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse (1 night)
  • Group equipment
  • Gas, burners, pots, kettle
8-day program

$750 per person
  • Transfer from/ to the airport
  • Meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Lunch boxes for acclimatization walks and the climb
  • Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Gas, burners, pots, kettle
  • At additional cost you can hire a porter and some private equipment
Private climb

7-day tour

from $1200 per person
  • You can adjust the program according to your preferences
  • The more people you bring with you - the lower the price will be
  • Flexible dates
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals during the whole trip
  • First aid kit
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse (1 night)
  • Group equipment
  • Gas, burners, pots, kettle

Itinerary

Testimonials

Kate Ershova, Russia

WildGuru offers excellent guided expeditions as well as the highest quality and most comprehensive logistical services on the mountain.

Phill Smith

I climbed with guys twice, each time there was enthusiasm and warmest emotions. They are not only super-professional and caring guides ready to help with everything, but friends I want to meet with again. I recommend climbing Kazbek with them!

Roman Scrupin, Russia

I went with WildGuru guys on an expedition in August 2018. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life: helpful stuff, experienced guides and a beautiful mountain. Would recommend this trip 100%!

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Additional information

Small Teams and Guide Ratio

Small Teams and Guide Ratio

Our expeditions are limited to 10 climbers, a climber-to-guide ratio is one guide for every 2-5 team members. Small teams with low climber-to-guide ratios allow us to assist climbers more, resulting into higher rates of successful climbs to the summit.

Travel Information

Travel Information

All citizens of US, EU, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and number of other countries may enter Georgia without Visa for 1year.

Medicine

Medicine

Your guide will carry a first aid kit all the time your climb. However, please, bring your own medicine in case you need any prescribed items. Finding all necessary medicine in Tbilisi is a tricky task, so pack your personal first aid kit.

Weather

Weather

Most of the days during the climbing season are sunny. There might be short storms, but they usually last no more than one day. Temperature in Stepantsminda is +20°C … + 25°C, on top of the mountain it 's -5°C … 0°C. The glacier during this period is mostly open, and all the cracks are visible. Often there are calm days when it is possible to sunbathe, even at the top.

Telephone Communications

Telephone Communications

The reception is steady from Stepantsminda to Betlemi Hut. The rest of the time, the connection is very weak or absent altogether. There will be reception on the summit day, but 4G works well in all the camps.

Food

Food

Throughout the program, participants eat together; your guide prepares food on gas burners. If you have any dietary restrictions please inform us at least 1 week prior to your arrival. We’ll try our best to make you feel comfortable.

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