Expedition to Mt. Kazbegi

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Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Moderate/ Challenging
Availability:

1 May 2020 - 30 Sep 2020

Duration: 5 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $800

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The offer includes renting an experienced and certified guide to lead the expedition to Kazbek (5054 m above sea

level) for an individual group (maximum 3 persons per one guide) for a maximum of 5 days of the mountain action.

The plan of our expeditions has been prepared by us so that each of you will be able to get Kazbek in the maximal

possible way. The plan assumes a gradual acclimatization, spreading the whole mountain action for a few days and

a backup day, which will allow you to face the mountain safely if you are in good physical condition and do not have

health contraindications (even without previous experience in high mountains). The most important thing is that

during the whole trip you will be accompanied by our high-mountain guide (also trained in the field of emergency

medical services in the mountains), who will be responsible for your safety. Our guides speak English on

the level enabling trouble-free communication at every stage of the trip. we lead groups to Kazbek according to European standards, that is one guide for 3 participants of the expedition.

This guarantees maximum safety during the mountain action, as well as maximum chances of reaching the summit.

It is also important that we will assist you in preparing for the expedition at each stage – via e-mail.

and also take part in the training before the expedition (through an online platform), which will help you to prepare

for the meeting with Kazbek even better. Of course you can ask us anything via e-mail.

In addition, we can arrange transfers from airports in Tbilisi or Kutaisi to Stepancminda or horse rental for transporting

your luggage to Meteo Station. In our office in Stepancminda, you can buy gas for cookers and jetboils, trekking

maps. In addition, we can organize your accommodation in Stepancminda.

A PLAN OF THE KAZBEK EXPEDITION:

The given plan is the one that we implement most often and which we recommend to everyone.

Of course, the exact mountain action plan is determined with each group individually.

DAY ONE – we meet at the place where our expedition starts, in Stepancminda (Kazbegi) in Georgia. If you do not

have your equipment with you, you can rent with us everything you need for peak attack - crampons, ice axes, harnesses, sleeping

bags and others. In rent you can also buy gas for tourist cookers and lyophilized products.

Then we start our trip to the top of Kazbek. We can get to the hill, where the church of the Holy Trinity is located and where the

route to Kazbek begins (2170 m above sea level) on off-road vehicles. If you additionally purchase a main luggage transport by the

horses, your luggage will be packed and then transported straight to the Meteo Station, and you will trek only with small

backpacks. The estimated time of trekking for this day is 7 - 8 hours. After this time we come to the Meteo Station - 3650 m above

sea level, where we will set up a camp (accommodation in tents, the cost of accommodation: 10 lari for one tent for one night).

There is also the possibility of accommodation at the Meteo Station (cost: 40 lari for one person for one night). During the trip, we

will prepare all the meals on our own (tourist and gas cookers will be necessary).

*You can rent everything, but we suggest you have your own mountaineering boots and sleeping bag.

DAY TWO OR THREE – Acclimatization day. As part of acclimatization, we go on trekking, during which we surpass the barrier of

4000 m above sea level. The expected time of trekking that day is 3 – 4 hours. After return, we organize training on the principles

of walking with a rope, assurance, using the ice ax and general safety in the high mountains. Then we rest in the base at the Meteo.

DAY FOUR OR FIVE - In the morning we descent to Stepancminda (Kazbegi). The descent will take about

5 - 6 hours. The off-road vehicle will take us from the Holy Trinity church. If you buy extra luggage transport,

your luggage is taken to the village on horseback, and you have only small backpacks while trekking.

In Kazbegi, in our office, we finish our expedition.

Station and prepare for the peak attack.

DAY THREE OR FOUR –This day we plan to stand on the top of Kazbek (5047 m above sea level). We begin the peak attack at 1:00

am. The whole action will take about 10-14 hours (it all depends on the weather conditions and the capabilities of participants).

After the return from the summit, we rest and spend the night in the base by the Meteo Station. There is a possibility of descent to

Stepancminda (Kazbegi) immediately after the peak attack. You should add an additional 5-6 hours of trekking that day.

*This five-day trip plan contains 1 extra day, in case of bad weather.

WARNING!:

* A KAZBEK EXPEDITION IS A HIGH-MOUNTAIN EXPEDITION, SO ITS COURSE MAY CHANGE DESPITE OUR PLAN FOR

EXAMPLE BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CONDITION OF PARTICIPANTS ETC.

WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL GET TO THE SUMMIT DURING THE EXPEDITION. WE GUARANTEE THAT WE

WILL MAKE EVERYTHING THAT IS POSSIBLE TO GIVE YOU A MAXIMUM SAFETY DURING THE WHOLE EXPEDITION.

* IN THE PLAN OF THE EXPEDITION ONE SINGLE ATTEMPT TO REACH THE TOP OF KAZBEK IS INCLUDED.

* IN CASE OF INABILITY TO CONTINUE CLIMBING DURING PEAK ATTACK BY EVEN ONE OF THE EXPEDITION

PARTICIPANTS (AS A RESULT OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS, PHYSICAL INABILITY, ACCIDENT, INDIVIDUAL DECISION, ETC.), THE

GUIDE WILL ENSURE THIS PERSONA A PRIORITY. IT MAY CAUSE THAT THE ENTIRE GROUP WHICH IS LED BY THE GUIDE

IS FORCED TO FINISH CLIMBING AND GETTING DOWN TO THE BASE. IF A GROUP IS TAKEN CARE OF MORE THAN ONE

GUIDE, PERSONS WHO WANT TO CONTINUE CLIMBING MAY MAKE A DECISION AND THEY WILL STAY WITH ONE GUIDE

(ALWAYS 3 EXPEDITION PARTICIPANTS FOR ONE GUIDE) AND A SECOND GUIDE WILL GET DOWN TO THE BASE WITH

PERSONS WHO NEED IT OR WANT IT.

* EACH INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT MUST HAVE AN INSURANCE THAT INCLUDES THE LIFE RESCUE ACTION WITH THE

USE OF A HELICOPTER. IF THE PARTICIPANT IS SUFFERING FROM A CHRONIC DISEASE (DIABETES, ASTHMA,

HYPERTENSION), WE MUST BE INFORMED OF THIS FACT PRIOR TO THE EXPEDITION AND THE PARTICIPANT NEEDS TO

BUY ADDITIONAL INSURANCE EXTENDED FOR CHRONIC DISEASES!!!!

PRICE FOR THE WHOLE GROUP: USD 800

ONE GROUP CONSISTS OF MAXIMUM 3 PERSONS PER ONE GUIDE.

Payments: 1st installment: booking fee:300$ – payable upon registration, 2nd installment: 500$ – payable 14 days before the start of

the expedition to our bank account. Payment for the rental of high-mountain equipment, gas purchase, lyophilized products, etc. –

in rent, in cash (euro/dollars/ lari) or with a card.

PRICE INCLUDES:

– care of one experienced certified high-mountain guide during the entire expedition (the guide uses English)

for three participants during the mountain action, which guarantees maximum safety and maximum chances of reaching the summit,

– help in preparing for the trip: consultations via e-mail.

– two-way ride by off-road vehicles to the hill with the Holy Trinity Church, where the trail to Kazbek begins.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

– rental of a set of basic equipment – crampons, ice ax, harness with carabiners, trekking poles and a helmet for the

whole trip –100$,

– rental of other equipment (shoes, sleeping bag, tourist cooker, etc.) – according to the price list of rental.

– purchase of gas for tourist cookers – 15$ (large gas, 450 g),

- horse for transporting luggage (maximum 60 kg of luggage) from Stepancminda to the Meteo Station - 150$,

- horse for transporting luggage (maximum 60 kg of luggage) from the Meteo Station to Stepancminda - 150$,

– additional guide for the Kazbek peak attack - 550 $,

– transfer from the Tbilisi airport (or to the airport after a finished mountain action) – 130$

(for a car which can fit 1 – 6 people plus luggage),

– transfer from the Kutaisi airport (or to the airport after finishing the mountain action) – 160 $

(for a car which can fit 6 people plus luggage)

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Price includes

  • – care of one experienced certified high-mountain guide during the entire expedition (the guide uses English) for three participants during the mountain action, which guarantees maximum safety and maximum chances of reaching the summit,
  • – help in preparing for the trip: consultations via e-mail.
  • – two-way ride by off-road vehicles to the hill with the Holy Trinity Church, where the trail to Kazbek begins.

Not included in price

  • – rental of a set of basic equipment – crampons, ice ax, harness with carabiners, trekking poles and a helmet for the whole trip –100$, – rental of other equipment (shoes, sleeping bag, tourist cooker, etc.) – according to the price list of rental. – purchase of gas for tourist cookers – 15$ (large gas, 450 g),
  • – additional guide for the Kazbek peak attack - 550 $
  • - horse for transporting luggage (maximum 60 kg of luggage) from Stepancminda to the Meteo Station - 150$, - horse for transporting luggage (maximum 60 kg of luggage) from the Meteo Station to Stepancminda - 150$,
  • – transfer from the Tbilisi airport (or to the airport after a finished mountain action) – 130$ (for a car which can fit 1 – 6 people plus luggage), – transfer from the Kutaisi airport (or to the airport after finishing the mountain action) – 160 $ (for a car which can fit 6 people plus luggage)

Guide

Ramazi Jikia

 Ramazi Jikia 

25 years, Georgia

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Mountaineering, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing
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