Mount Kazbeği Volcano – At 5068 meters, the highest peak in Georgia.
7 days Total: 5 days Trekking, Beginner Mountaineer level – you should have at least 1 week long mountain experience. This is a semi -technical climb that is mostly trekking but the summit has snow, so you will need to have a few skills, which you will learn on the mountain. You will only spend 4 of these days climbing.
It’s a comfortable trek as well, staying in huts (not tents) throughout the trek, even on Summit night. This is a great first altitude experience, basically, taking the place of Mt Ararat in Turkey, which was a standard feature in our summer program.
You will train with the other team members. Successful summit of Jabal Shams is a must! Attendance of Ski Dubai sessions (free) and a mandatory briefing also required as part of your trip.
Moderate: Up steep hills and down exposed ledges, with bouldering and some climbing.
Duration: 4 days
Elevation: 5068 m on Peak Kazbek
Day 1: Arrival in Tbilissi, meet at the airport and transfer to Kasbegi.
We travel along the Georgian Military Highway to the Kazbegi town 1700 m). On the road we’ll visit the Ananuri castle complex on the Aragvi river. Overnight in pansion.
Day 2: Gergeti – Betlemi Hut (3675 m) First day of Climbing
After the breakfast we hike to the Gergetis Sameba church (2200 m). From here there is a beautiful view on the Caucasus mountains. After we continue to the to the Gergeti Glacier (crampons) which leads to the old Meteorological Station named Bethlemi Hut (3675 m). Overnight in the tents.or hut places.
Day 3: Day of acclimatization
We will spend a day for acclimatization and exploring the area.
Day 4: The Bethlemi Hut – Peak Kazbek (5068 m) 2nd Day of Climbing
For the ascent of Mount Kazbek we set off on 2:00 in the night. It will be necessary to use crampons and fix a rope on the final section to reach the summit. In good weather the summit provides spectacular views of the Caucasus chain and Elbrus. We descend to the station in the evening. All, the route will take 9-10 hours. Overnight in Betlemi Hut.
Day 5: Reserve day, OR descent to Kazbegi villega overnight in guesthouse
Day 6: Mtskheta – Tbilissi
On the way to Tbilissi we’ll visit the ancient capital and one of the oldest cities of Georgia, located at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. We’ll visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11 c, UNESCO) and the Jvari monastery (6 c, UNESCO). Walking city tour of Tbilisi to visit its Old Town. Overnight in hotel***.
Day 7: Transfer to the airport. Departure