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11 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Mount Elbrus & Mount Kazbek: Conquer Two Mountains At A Go

Mount Elbrus, Mount Kazbek

Mountaineering Tour
Trekking Tour
Climbing Tour

Try this climbing schedule with a combination of two mountains, 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.

DAY 01


  • Meet at Kazbegi village.

  • The transfer from Tbilisi or Vladikavkaz can be organised separately.

DAY 02

Climb 2170m

  • Trek to the highest operating Orthodox Church situated at an elevation of 2170m. Preparations for the next-day climb.

Overnight stay in Kazbegi village.

DAY 03

Move to huts

  •  A 7–9 hours climb to the Meteorological station (at 3600m) through Sabetse Pass, with an overnight stay there.

DAY 04

Acclimatization to 4000m

  • Acclimatization hike to a chapel at an elevation of 4000 m.

Overnight stay at the Meteorological station.

DAY 05

Rest Day

  • Rest Day

DAY 06

Summit Day

  • 6–8 hours’ climb to Kazbek summit.

  • Descent to the Meteorological station, with an overnight stay there.

DAY 07

Reserve day.

  • Reserve day. Descent to the village of Kazbegi

DAY 08


  •  Descent to the village of Kazbegi

DAY 09

Move to Elbrus

  •  Early transfer to Elbrus foothill

DAY 10

Summit day

  • 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).

DAY 11

reserve day or transfer

  • Reserve day. Descent and transfer to the airport

  • 1620 USD Per Adult
  • 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).

  • International flights

  • Additional accommodation in Tbilisi

  • Meals in Tbilisi

  • Climbing permit

  • Personal porters and horses for personal luggage

  • Personal gear

  • 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

  • Single accommodation

Mount Elbrus, Mount Kazbek

Mountaineering Tour
Trekking Tour
Climbing Tour

Contributed By

Sergey Baranov

starting from
USD 1620
Type of Tour

Private Tour

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