11 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Mount Elbrus & Mount Kazbek: Conquer Two Mountains At A Go
Mount Elbrus, Mount Kazbek
This climbing schedule with combination of two mountains is always time-saving. It means that you need to acclimatize only once – when climbing Kazbek with its challenging landscape and without any chair lifts or other means of transportation. This also means that climbing Elbrus will take only one day and less effort after climbing Kazbek.
Meet at Kazbegi village. The transfer from Tbilisi or Vladikavkaz can be organised separately.
Trek to the highest operating Orthodox Church situated at an elevation of 2170m. Preparations for the next-day climb. Overnight stay in Kazbegi village.
Move to huts
A 7–9 hours climb to the Meteorological station (at 3600m) through Sabetse Pass, with overnight stay there.
Acclimatization to 4000m
Acclimatization hike to a chapel at an elevation of 4000 m. Overnight stay at the Meteorological station.
6–8 hours’ climb to Kazbek summit. Descent to the Meteorological station, with overnight stay there.
Reserve day. Descent to the village of Kazbegi
Descent to the village of Kazbegi
Move to Elbrus
Early transfer to Elbrus foothill
Start climbing Elbrus with an early rise at 2–4 AM. Elbrus climb lasts about 8–12 hours. It is possible to use a Snowcat during ascent or descent, but the decision to do so should be taken till 12 o’clock of the previous day’s program.
Descent to the valley and transfer to airport (with flights scheduled after 9 PM).
reserve day or transfer
Reserve day. Descent and transfer to the airport
Elbrus and Kazbegi Mountain guides throughout the entire expedition
The proportion of guides one per three or four climbers on the day of Kazbek summiting
The proportion of guides one per three climbers on the day of Elbrus summiting
Overnight stays at the Meteorological station (Kazbek) according to the schedule.
All transfers mentioned in the itinerary (including lifts) – from and to airport / station.
Meals three times a day throughout the trip. Dinner on the first day, breakfast – on the last.
All required permits and registrations.
Equipment for the group (ropes, ice screws, radios, first aid set, satellite navigators/GPS).
Additional accommodation in Tbilisi
Meals in Tbilisi
Personal porters and horses for personal luggage
Any additional expenses incurred by deviations to the original schedule
Medical insurance and expenses of evacuation in case of an accident
Personal expenses (such as drinks, internet, telephone calls, etc.)
Visa (about $35)
Snowcat on day of summiting Elbrus
Mount Elbrus, Mount Kazbek
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