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Tbilisi - Kazbegi village - Weather station - Summit of Mount Kazbek - Weather station - Kazbegi village - Tbilisi
Mount Kazbek (from the Georgian - Ice Peak) - is the most eastern five thousand meters peak of the Caucasus. And one of the most beautiful mountain in Caucasus. As well as Mount Elbrus - Kazbek is a volcano. Climbing on Mount Kazbek is not technically difficult. Kazbek is located in the eastern part of the central Caucasus, on the border between Russia and Georgia.
The first ascent of Kazbek was committed in the 19 century - in 1868 by D. Freshfield.
Mount Kazbek array consists of two peaks: Kazbek East (5033 meters) and Kazbek West (5015 meters). With the Kazbek massif in all directions down the powerful and heavily broken icefall.
There is beautifull view from the summit of Kazbek - panorama of Central and Eastern Caucasus. In the west, in clear weather you can see another volcano, a giant of the Caucasus - Elbrus (5642 m).
We offer climbing Kazbek from Georgia.
Tips guidelines (important information!)
You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours.
10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.
Necessary travel papers (documents)
Passport with a valid Georgian visa, immigration card.
By air and by land
Transfer from Tbilisi to Kazbegi and back on the minibus.
From Kazbegi to weather station horses for luggage.
# Accommodation in Kazbegi village in "Hotel Rooms"
# Accommodation on the weather station or in tents (can be choosen)
Full board from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7.
Lunch during the day on the mountain.
An English speaking guide from 7 Summit Club for the whole program and extra guides for the ascent day (3 clients to one guide)
Health and medical insurance
Health-care on the mountain is limited to the first-aid kit the guide carries. Down in the valley in case of serious health problems the local hospital and your insurance policy are to take over. Your policy must cover climbing to 6000m .
As on any high mountain a wide range of weather conditions and temperatures should be expected: from freezing-cold nights (down to -5-10ºC), to sizzling hot noons if still and sunny (especially on snow); from a delicious calm under a blue sky to a hurricane slashing your face like a whip. The higher you go, the harsher the conditions. So, the range of your clothes and footwear must comply with any of such turns. For details see our gear list.
Georgian visa at the airport upon arrival in Tbilisi
Meals in Tbilisi
The country has roaming. CellPhones take up to weather stations. On mountain is no connection.
Heavy-weight fleece / pile jacket
Light/medium-weight, synthetic long underwear shirt (polypropylene/capilene)
Water proof / breathable jacket with hood (Gore Tex is strongly recommended)
Long sleeve, light weight shirt for sun protection (preferably synthetic)
Down or synthetic fill jacket with hood, must fit comfortably over your fleece jacket
Fleece pants (full side zips allow ventilation)
Thermal under wear
Wind- waterproof and breathable pants with full length zips
Liner socks - 2-3 pairs
Wool or poly socks (medium-heavy thickness) - 3 pairs
Light weight trekking boots, or strong shoes
Climbing boots, plastic of leather – must be right for step-in crampons
Liner gloves - 2 pairs
Medium weight fleece gloves
Wool or fleece mittens
Wind-stop shell overmittens
Wool or fleece hat
Glacier glasses with side flaps
Extra pair of your normal glasses, or lenses
Down or synthetic sleeping bag good for -10ºC
Sleeping closed cell foam pad
Day pack – for the summit attempt. Should hold: 1-
Crampons (with a repair kit), must fit your climbing boots
Screwgate carabiner -2
Ice-axe, 60-70 cm (optional)
Collapsible ski poles (a must!)
Personal first aid kit
Lip balm (spf 25+) and glacier cream (spf 40)