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Mt Kasbegi: Georgia: Elbrus "light"


  • Kasbegi Mountain Georgia (map)

Details

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 actually only spend 4 of these days climbing!

Its 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.

Mount Kazbeği Volcano - 5047 meters, The highest peak of Georgia.

Day 1: Arrival in Tbilissi, meet at the airport and transfer to Kasbegi. We travel along the Georgian Military Highway to the Kazbegi town 1700m). On the road we’ll visit the Ananuri castle complex on the Aragvi river. Overnight in pansion.

Day 2: Gergeti - Betlemi Hut (3675m) First day of Climbing
After the breakfast we hike to the Gergetis Sameba church (2200m). 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 (3675m). 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 (5068m) 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: 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 (6c, UNESCO). Walking city tour of Tbilisi to visit its Old Town. Overnight in hotel***.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport. Departure (early morning)

We are confirmed to join a group already formed so we are 5 already.

You will train with the other teams, Jabal Shams is a must! Ski Dubai sessions, mandatory briefing also required as part of your trip.

TOTAL COSTS;

4200 dh (airfare to Tlbisi additional) Deposit 1000 dh

Costs Include:

- Transport

- hotel in Tblisi

- Technical climbing gear for summit night

- All meals

- English speaking technical guides with first aid training and experience ON this mountain.

Additional costs to budget for:

You will need warm gear, but we can work within your budget to make sure you have what you need.

Visa on arrival, nationalities very open as long as you have a residence visa from UAE.

RSVP is an expression of interest, the trip is only confirmed once we have received deposits of 1000 dh. Full payments due 60 days prior to departure. Once you join the trip, you will get discounts on all of the training hikes.

We reserve the right to cancel the trek if we have only RSVP's and no communications or money to back them up. We're not a travel agency, we use 'groups' to get good deals, and pass the savings onto you. Our prices are lower than what you can get on your own. And its also more fun to know who you are going to climb with!

Amy and Amira will be going on this trip with you, they are both experienced mountaineers.

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