MOUNT KAZBEK IN GEORGIA – 8 DAYS

MOUNT KAZBEK IN GEORGIA – 8 DAYS

About the tour

The tour is for everybody who wants to taste Georgian spirit by walking and hiking in the mountains and visiting interesting places in Georgia. Main goal of the tour is reaching the summit of Kazbek (5054 m.a.s.l.). Except of that you will have a chance to see much more – traditional Georgian hospitality. We will listen not only toasts, but also folklore music, we will taste regional meals and we will hear amazing stories told by tamadas – our hosts. In the plan we have picnic next to beautiful waterfalls. You can have also a paragliding flight above the Devil’s Valley. There is so many attractions in Georgia that 8 days is not enough to see all of them 😉

Expedition to Kazbek  requires good physical condition, especially during ascending to the summit. Kazbek is not an easy peak. Summit attack takes around 10 hours. There are dangers: cracks, weather changes, falling stones. To the camps we are hiking without luggage – horses are bringing them. This expedition is for active people with good physical condition.

Plan

1st Day – Arrival to Georgia and transfer to Kazbegi

Transfer from the airport to Kazbegi (commercial international flights are coming to airports in Kutaisi ** and Tbilisi)*. We will pass famous and very beautiful road: Georgian Military Highway. Free time and rest. In the evening there will be briefing before mountain expedition. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.

2nd Day – Kazbegi – Gergeti -Altihut

Breakfast in guest house. We start our mountain expedition to Mount Kazbek (5054 m) from Cminda Sameba church (Holy Trinity) – from Kazbegi to church we will go by cars 4×4. From there we trek to the Altihut camp. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in the tents at an altitude of approx. 3000 meters above sea level.

3th Day – To Meteo Station (Betlemi Hut)

Breakfast in the camp. We start our trek up to Meteo Station at 3653 m. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in the tents.

4th Day –Acclimatization day

Breakfast in the camp. Acclimatization trek to plateau at an altitude of approx. 4200 meters above sea level. Return to the camp. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in the tents.

5th Day – Trekking to summit

At night we start our trekking to summit – it will take around 10 hours. After that we go back to Meteo Station camp. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in the tents.

6th Day – Reserve day/rest day

Reserve day / descent to Gergeti. Going to a trip in the surroundings of Kazbegi. Overnight in a guest house.

7th Day – Tbilisi

Transfer to Tbilisi* (or Kutaisi)**. Free time, shopping, chilling in the city. Overnight in a hostel.

8th Day – Flight home

The end of the tour. Transfer to the airport. Flight home.*

*Flights are without the presence of ARARATTREK team.

** Transfer from/to Kutaisi airport is an additional cost.

DETAIL EXPEDITION PLAN we send by e-mail. Please, contact us.

Dates

25.08 – 01.09.2024 Available spots!

Other dates are available for request for groups of min. 6 people

Includes

Our PRICE PACKAGE includes everything what is necessary:

Price includes:

  • mountain guide
  • transport as described in the plan
  • horses for luggage
  • meals as described in the plan
  • accommodation as described in the plan (guest houses and tents)
  • excursion in the reserve day
  • camp equipment (tents, gas stoves)
  • satellite phone for the time of summit trekking
  • horses for luggage

Not included costs:

  • flights
  • insurance
  • meals other than described in the plan / snacks for trekking
  • additional excursion
  • other costs

DETAILS AND MORE INFO ABOUT COSTS we send by e-mail. Please, contact us.

Extra services

A TOUR INFO IN A NUTSHELL

  • an ice peak over 5000 meters above sea level
  • expirienced Georgian guides
  • delicious Georgian food
  • acclimatization day
  • certificate of reaching the summit
  • picnic at the waterfall