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Kazbek Classic route

South Caucasus. Georgia. Climbing Kazbek (5033 m). Classic climb of East Summit (5033 m)

Altitude: 5033 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: basic (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE NOT REQUIRED)

Duration: 5 days
Season: June - September
First climb:
Douglas Freshfeald, 1887
Program price from: 600 Euro

  • 12.07.15 - 19.07.15Regular 8 days + Bezengi 35000 RUR booking
  • 18.07.19 - 27.07.19Standart, group 8 part. 650 EURO booking
  • 19.07.19 - 27.07.19Standart, group 8 part. 600 EURO booking
  • 28.07.19 - 06.08.19Standart, group 8 part. 650 EURO booking

Classic climbs of Caucasus - Climbing Kazbek (5033 m) from Georgia.

Kazbek is the mountain of volcanic origin, which closes the Main Caucasian Mountain Range in the South East. By its route characteristics and even by its appearance Kazbek resembles much the diminished variant of Elbrus. Kazbek is lower than its Big Brother for 500 meters and does not present such physical complications as Elbrus - the acclimatization before Kazbek climbing program can be quite fast (one or two days are enough in most cases). On the classic Kazbek route there are some technical obstacles, climbing of which normally presents no difficulty. The region and its center - Kazbegi village - from where Kazbek climbing route begins is rich by its historical and cultural artefacts, which can diversify the Kazbek climbing program with some interesting sightseeing excursions.

This 9-day program "Climbing Kazbek, Georgia" is designed for people who have no prior experience in mountain climbing and who want to try themselves at mountain climbing. Climbing route of Kazbek is not very hard physically, does not require to overcome any technically difficult parts nor stay long at high altitude conditions. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend the Course of general physical preparation and passing MCS AlexClimb Course of Mountain Technique (advanced level) before participating in this program.

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work. As for Kamchatka programs - in addition to our climbing safety issues, the armed ranger accompanies the group to protect participants from too close contact with the wild life.

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb Georgia climbing schedule (Climbing Kazbek 2019 from Georgia):

Guided ascent of Kazbek (5033 m) Classic Route
Easy Climb, Basic level

Day 1 – Pick up in Tbilisi, excursion to the Dzhvari monastery, transfer to Kazbegi village, 4x4 drive to upper Gergeti Plateau, excursion to the Gergeti monastery at the sunset, dinner – outdoor rations, overnight in the tents on the grass.
Day 2 – Walking up the trail to the "Meteostation refuge" mountain hut (3670 m), breakfast, lunch and dinner – outdoor rations overnight in the hut
Day 3 – Night Summit attempt – if the condition of the group and the weather permit – climbing the Summit of Kazbek (5033 m) by classic route from the West via the Saddle. Descent to the Gergeti Plateau the same day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner – outdoor rations, overnight in the tents on the grass.
Day 4 - Spare Summit day, breakfast, lunch and dinner – outdoor rations overnight in the Meteostaion hut
Day 5  - 4x4 vehicle descent to Kazbegi village, transfer to Tbilisi

Prices and conditions

The price of the "Climbing Kazbek 2019 from Georgia":

600 Euro* - standart group 5-10 participants
900 Euro* - mini-group 3-4 participants
1200 Euro* - private program for 1-2 participants
* price per person

You have to be ready for:

  • 4-5 days of camping life in the field conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 15-20 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -20°C on the altitude higher than 3000 m;

Conditions: minimum 6 participants, the Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Tbilisi), using the
communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The cost does not include: Georgian visa charges*, International and domestic flight expenses to and from the point of the beginning of the program (Tbilisi), obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 8
Guides: 2

*Most European citizens do not need visa for entering Georgia, check that in Georgian consulate in your home country.

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Georgia. Climbing Kazbek" can be read in the Offer section

Application form for participation in the AlexClimb mountain climbing program. Program: "Kazbek Classic route"

You can fill the form, or contact us by whatsapp: +7 926 209-20-23

Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.
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