Physically, it is easier, than climbing of
Elbrus. There is only one place on the rout which can be difficult
(ice couluar under the Summit), but in the total the classical
rout to the summit of Kazbek is quite easy. As Elbrus, Kazbek is
also volcano, that is well appreciable from its characteristic
conic form. From former meteo station which is nowadays a climbing
shelter, the rout to the top is made in one day. Conditions are
extremely benevolent. There are some organizational problems
connected with getting of the Georgian visa, but it is only
technical problem. The program consists of 10 days including
acclimatization. Two variants of getting into the area - from
Vladicavkas and from Tbilisi. Tbilisi variant of the program is
considerably enriched by excursions, but is more expensive.
Period: May -
Standard Duration: 8 days
Minimum duration: 7 days
1 day. Arrival, meeting in the airport Vladicavcaz or
Tbilisi, transfer up to the settelment Kazbegi, accommodation in the
2 day Attending of the Kazbegi climbing museum, climbing up to
old Gergety church, sleeping in tents.
3 day Getting to the climbing hut "Meteostation", accommodation
4 day Day of rest, excursion in vicinities, visiting of the
orthodox mountaineering church
5 day Climbing of Kazbek (PD, 5200m), descent and sleeping in
the climbing hut "Meteostation".
6 day Day of rest.
7 day Going down to the settlement Kazbegi, sleeping in the
8 day. Moving to the airport Vladicavcaz or Tbilisi,
9 day. Extra day
price Include: guide services, rent of basic equipment (tent,
cord, belaying and navigating equipment, utensils, stoves), all
transfers, registration, border permissions, food during all the
Tour price Not include: cost of the air ticket to the place
of the program beginning and back, the climbing insurance,
rent of personal equipment.
Be ready to:
5-6 days of camping life in field conditions.
Cooking your meal by yourself..
Carrying backpack 15-20 kg.
The air temperature on the altitude more then 3000m can be quite low