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8 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Mount Kazbek: Climb The Summit Of This Dormant Stratovolcano

Mount Kazbek

Mountaineering Tour
Trekking Tour
Glacier Tour

Trek up the double-headed mountain whose two summits are surrounded by slopes and covered with massive glaciers. Do steady climbs for acclimatisation and visit ancient monastery atop the mountain.

DAY 01


  • Meet at Kazbegi village. (Transfer from Tbilisi or Vladikavkaz can be organised separately.)

DAY 02

climb 2,170 metres

  • Trek to the highest operating Orthodox Church situated at an elevation of 2,170 m.

  • Prepare for the next day climb.

Overnight stay in Kazbegi village.

DAY 03

move to the huts

  • Climb to the Meteorological station (at 3,600 m) through Sabetse Pass. (7-9 hours) with Kazbek trekking guide.

Overnight stay at the Meteorological station.

DAY 04

climb 4,000 metres

  • Take an acclimatization hike to a chapel located at an elevation of 4,000 m. 

Overnight stay at the Meteorological station.

DAY 05

Rest Day

  • Rest Day

DAY 06

Summit Day

  • Climb to the Kazbek summit (6-8 hours trek).

  • Descend to the Meteorological station.

Overnight stay at the Meteorological station.

DAY 07

Reserve Day

  • Reserve day. The tour will keep an extra day during the trek so as to accommodate unexpected situations and weather conditions.

    DAY 08


    • Descend to the village of Kazbegi.

    • 887 EUR Per Adult (* Price is as given only if you join the regular dates. Private dates will counted by request.)
    • Services of English speaking Kazbek trekking guide throughout the entire program.

    • Services of professional mountain guides – one for three to four climbers on the summit day.

    • Accommodation at the Meteorological station mentioned in the itinerary.

    • Meals all through the climbing tour.

    • Help in getting required permits.

    • All group equipment.

    • Transportation of the group equipment.

    • First-aid-kit.

    • International and local flights.

    • Stay in Tbilisi for a longer period than mentioned in the itinerary.

    • Meals in Tbilisi.

    • Permit for climbing.

    • Personal carriers and horses for personal luggage.

    • Personal gear.

    • Expenses incurred by any changes to the mentioned itinerary.

    • Medical insurance and expenses incurred by evacuation in case of an accident.

    • Personal expenses. (drinks, internet, telephone calls and the like)

    • Visa charges (if applicable – about 35 USD)

    • Mt Kazbek is double-headed, featuring two summits –Eastern Kazbek (5,033 m) and Western Kazbek (5,015 m). On its south-eastern slopes, there is the glacier and on the south-western part streaming with a beautiful torrent from Maili Plateau to Genaldon Gorge is the Maili Glacier that is broader than any ice cascade in the Caucasus. On the northern part there is the Chach glacier; on the north-eastern slope – the Devdorak Glacier and on the eastern slope – the Abano Glacier.

    • Mt. Kazbek was summited for the first time in the 19th century (in 1868) by D. Freshfield. This mountain is the subject of many tales and legends. At an elevation of about 3,800 m, on an 80-metre high rock, there is a cave with an ancient Betlemi (Bethlehem) monastery in it. This monastery was said to be a storage area of relics and church treasuries. As another legend has it, the rock to which Prometheus was chained was on Mt. Kazbek.

    Mount Kazbek

    Mountaineering Tour
    Trekking Tour
    Glacier Tour

    Contributed By

    Sergey Baranov

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    EUR 887
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