Mount Kazbek

Mount Kazbek

From £2,345
Altitude 5,033m Grade: 2B

Mount Kazbek is a stunning 5000m glaciated peak that is often climbed as an alternative to Elbrus. The ascent is made from Georgia (it is not in Russia!) via the standard climbing route that ascends west from Kazbegi up the Gergeti Glacier to this observatory and continues to the prominent pass west of the peak, then turns east along the ridge to the summit. It is suitable for those who are confident Mountain Walkers with a good level of fitness. We can provide instruction on the use of crampons during the acclimatization phase of the expedition and therefore it is not an essential pre-requirement.

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20th Jun 2024 - 30th Jun 2024
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18th Jul 2024 - 28th Jul 2024
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1st Aug 2024 - 11th Aug 2024
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Days 1 - 2

International travel to Tbilisi international airport (arrive before 10am) Transfer to Kazbegi with an acclimisation walk to the highest orthodox church in the world – Tsminda Sameba (2170m). Evening arrival in
Kazbegi (H/L/G, B, D)

Day 3

Full days acclimatisation trek to the Betlemi Hut 3670m, a previous meteorological station built in 1933 just above the Gergeti Glacier. Descend and overnight at the hotel Altihut (3014m) (L/G, B, L, D)

Day 4

Move to and overnight at the Betlemi Hut 3670m Horses will carry your luggage directly to meteo-station, so you will only take a small rucksack. (MH, B,L,D)

Day 5

Acclimatization hike up to 4200 meters to revise/learn use of ice axe, crampons and roped movement. You will then return to the Meteorological station and rest. Overnight Betlemi Hut (MH,B,L,D)

Day 6

Early start for the Ascent of Mt Ortsveri 4360m. Overnight Betlemi Hut (MH,B,L,D)

Day 7

Rest Day or reserve bad weather day

Day 8

Today fully acclimatised we will climb Mt Kazbek. It normally takes around 7 hours from Betlemi Hut to the summit and about 4 hours to descend again. (MH,B,L,D)

Day 9

Descend to Kazbegi for lunch and return to Tbilisi.(H/L/G ,B,L)

Day 10

Reserve Summit Day (MH,B,L,D) or Tbilisi (H, B)

Day 11

Return International flights, getting home the same



It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK)  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler:  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine:  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance:  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard:  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.:  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag:  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK):  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins:  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International:  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

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