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This 7-days tour is the perennial favorite trip to the Caucasus. You will enjoy views of the Caucasus mountains, scramble up long rocky slopes to ridges, walk over the glaciers and snows, and finally climb up to Mount Kazbegi (5047m) which is one the giant peaks of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.  All days we will witness the incredible scenery and landscape which is the most spectacular and exciting things in the whole world. You will be above the clouds and the sky and overlook the ground beneath you.  Compare to its height (5047m), climbing to mount Kazbegi is not very difficult but still requires very careful preparation and a bit lucky to reach the peak. We will take the most popular and easiest trek to Kazbegi. Once we finish our trekking and arrive in Kazbegi, we will enjoy a tasty Georgian food at the restaurant.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Airport Transfer- Tbilisi  

 

  • Upon arrival in Georgia, we will meet you at the airport and drive to your hotel at Tbilisi. After a short break and check-in procedures, we will start our city tour in Tbilisi. This tour in the old town of Tbilisi suggests visitors an introductory to Georgian culture and history.  Visit the ancient neighborhoods of Tbilisi where you can explore the Sulphur baths and narrow streets with beautiful 19th-century houses with wooden balconies. Explore ancient and medieval architecture including churches, museums, houses, and fortresses. Overnight at 3star hotel in Tbilisi.

 

 

Day 2: Tbilisi-Ananuri-Kazbegi

 

  • In the morning, we take an unforgettable trip to the mountains areas of Kazbegi. Visit Jvari Cross monastery overlooking the old capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. Then depart to Caucasus mountains and visit Ananuri Castle Complex which combines two churches, defensive walls and several towers. The magnificent views over Jinvali reservoir with an absolute blue water. After travelling along the Great Caucasus mountain range, visit Kazbegi town which is an administrative center of the mountainous region Khevi. Overnight at guesthouse in Kazbegi.

 

 

Day 3: Kazbegi-Gergeti Trinity Church – Kazbegi Meteo Station

 

  • After breakfast, we drive by 4X4 cars to Gergeti Trinity Church. The church was built in XIV century, while its separate bell tower was constructed after several years. Gergeti Trinity church is located on the 2200 meters from sea level, right below the summit of Mt Kazbegi and above the small town of Stepantsminda. From here we start our actual trekking activities. We follow the mountains range and narrow gorges, passing the Sabertse pass and reaching to the Gergeti glacier. Its width is 6,0 km², length- 8.92 km. We are hiking on the glacier to reach our destination. After 7 hours hiking, we reach Mount Kazbeg’s basecamp, also known as Meteorological Station. Overnight at Betlemi Hut or in tents.

 

 

Day 4 Acclimatization at Kazbegi Meteo Station (Basecamp)

 

  • This whole day is for our acclimatization.  Mount Kazbegi’s Basecamp Meteo is the highest located building in Georgia (at 3653m). It was built as a base camp for Georgian alpinists in 1920s. We also can take an optional hike to the iron church located at the 3930m. You and your body should be accustomed to heavy pressure and high altitude.  Our special guides for Mount Kazbegi will check your gears and conduct basic training in how to use crampons, ice axes, and ropes. We move around the camp for the day and enjoying views from the basecamp

 

 

Day 5 Basecamp –Kazbegi Summit – Basecamp

 

  • This day is the hardest but the most stunning one. We wake up at 01:00 midnight, prepare our essential gear for climbing up and leave the camp at 02:00.  The route is just 13 km but takes around 14 hours. We are taking pathway through “Maili” plateau which is the easiest and touristic route. We pass “Shavi Jvari” (Black Cross) camping site, follow the narrow path through rocks, cross rivers and ice gaps. After 2 hours, we need to attach crampons with our boots, tied in a rope and climb up to Mailli Plateau. From here, we need to climb up again to the saddle of Mount Kazbegi (4844). After 15 minutes rest, we gather energy and climb up to the summit of mount Kazbegi. Here you can enjoy the most stunning picturesque views over the Caucasus mountains. Afterwards, we descend back and follow the same way to our basecamp site.

 

 

Day 6 Day Off/ Reserve day in case of bad weather

 

  • This day is rather for relaxing after tiring climbing up to Kazbegi or is a reserve day in case of bad weather for day 5. The weather is changing so fast up there and we need to choose a perfect day and weather for your comfortable climbing.

 

 

Day 7 Meteo Station – Kazbegi -Tbilisi

 

  • In the morning, we will descend from Meteostation to Gergeti Trinity church. We follow the same way and reach in several hours to the nearby fields of Gergeti Trinity church. Here our 4x4 car drivers will wait for us and take us to Kazbegi, and then to Tbilisi. On our way, we can stop at the Georgian restaurant for tasting Georgian traditional food. Overnight at 3star hotel in Tbilisi.

 

 

Additional information:

 

  • For this tour, you need special gears: Crampons, Harness, 2 carabiners, 1 Sling (120 cm) and an ice axe. It is recommended to bring your owns, if not we can help you to lend them here in Georgia.  You also need a warm sleeping bag (ideally from -5 till -20 minutes), backpack, mountain boots, sun- and rain protection, hat, thermos, gloves, ski pants.

 

Please note:

 

  • This tour is very demanding, so good physical conditions of hikers are essential and required. We overnight at basic guesthouses and basecamp with shared facilities. Please, take into consideration that the tour is subject to weather conditions and might be changed. In case of bad weather for several days, there is a chance that we will not be able to reach the summit. The best period of the climbing up to mount Kazbegi is from June till September.

 

In price included:

  • 7-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides

  • Local mountainous guides for climbing to Kazbegi Summit

  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

  • All Ground Transportation

  • Fuel surcharge

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Kazbegi (Twins/Double Room)

  • 4 nights in Betlemi Hut of Basecamp

  • Breakfast for 6 days

  • Dinner for 6 days

  • Packed Lunch Boxes for 7 days

  • Snacks for 7 days

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Camping basic Equipment (tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cooking gear)

 

What’s Not Included:

  • Trekking Gear (Trekking Poles, Backpacks) – can be rented.

  • Gratuities (recommended)

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage transportation​

  • Special  equipment (Crampons, Harness, 2 carabiners, 1 Sling (120 cm), an ice axe, ski pants, hat backpack, sleeping bags);

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Tips

  • Any other personal expanses

Destination

Racha

Tour Type

Trekking

Category

Hard

Duration

7 Day

Season

Whole Year

The Next Step: Ready to go? Writing us is easy

Just write an email to trekgeorgia@gmail.com, leave a message or call us at +995597769516 and reserve your adventure with us.

 

Our Guides: a knowledgeable, local, English-speaking guide leads all walks and treks. You will have two local guides in case the number of travelers will exceed 10.

 

Accommodation: We stay at basic guesthouses in the mountains. Please take into consideration that our treks lead you into the remote areas, and thus accommodation for some treks may not be so comfortable as in Tbilisi or elsewhere. Individual travelers are, in good consultation, classified with other single travelers of the same sex. You can book a single room at the applicable supplement.

 

Payment: If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of 20 % of the whole fee will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

 

Questions?: Feel free to call us at +995599939279 or write as to our email trekgeorgia@gmail.com if you still have any questions or concerns.

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