Mount Kazbegi Summit

7 days

Mount Kazbegi is the third highest mountain in Georgia standing at 5047 metres. It has a difficulty grading of B2 and is one of the most popular climbing routes in The Caucasus. Heading North on the military highway towards Russia you will enter the stunning region of Kazbegi National Park in the North East of Georgia. Known primarily for the iconic Mount Kazbegi, the region is a stunning mix of tundra and high mountains with a feeling of wilderness like no other. Bordered by Russia in the north and dotted with ancient villages the area is a trekkers paradise. 

  • English Speaking Mountain Guide
  • Driver and vehicle for transfers from to Tbilisi
  • 4x4 Vehicle and driver for Gergeti transfer
  • Overnight in Meteo station x 3
  • Accommodation in Stepantsminda x 2
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Food at Meteo station
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • The following specialist equipment is not included but can be hired upon arrival:
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Climbing equipment can be rented from us at a discounted rate for tour participants. Please inquire for details.
  • - 34-litre backpacks (Salewa) - £2.50 per day.
    - Trekking poles (Morpho) - £3 per day.
    - Crampons - £3 per day
    - Ice axes - £3 per day

           - Harnesses - £3 per day 

           - 3 season sleeping bag - £3 per day

           - B3 Mountaineering boots

           - Carabiners x 2

  • General kit list:

    - Backpack for carrying your gear, all necessary equipment for the climb will need to be carried to the meteo station, where it can be stored for the summit day.  (Main luggage will be transferred to the guesthouse in Stepantsminda and can be stored for the duration of the ascent) 
    - Day pack 35 litre for summit day(should be light and easy to stuff in main backpack when not in use)
    - Down/ Fleece jacket
    - Hiking pants
    - Waterproof shell jacket
    - Waterproof trousers or over-trousers
    - Base layers (top and bottom)
    - T-shirts
    - Warm hat
    - Peaked cap
    - Warm Gloves
    - 1.5 litre Thermos to prevent water freezing at altitude.
    - Warm socks
    - Trainers or Sandals for guesthouses
    - Water bottle
    - Headlamp
    - Sunscreen
    - Sunglasses
    - Quick-dry towel
    - Personal toiletries (all accommodation except the Meteo station have toilet and shower facilities)
    - Backpack rain cover
    - Trekking poles
    - Shorts
    - Energy/protein bars
    - Waterproof bags for your passport and other valuables

    Other recommendations are:
    - Camera
    - Mobile phone 
    - Adaptor if you bring any electrical equipment for charging batteries and/or your phone (two pronged)
    - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

Day 1:

Pre tour briefing and equipment check at Mplus offices.

Morning transfer from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda 1882m

Trek to Gveleti waterfall

Gveleti waterfall is located 7 km from Stepantsminda. We first have a transfer to the village of Gveleti through the beautiful Dariali Gorge, after which it’s a short trek up a footpath to the Gveleti waterfall. Gveleti means "place of snakes" in Georgian, so watch where you’re stepping! 

Lunch and Dinner

Overnight in Guesthouse in Stepantsminda


Day 2:

Transfer by vehicle to Gergeti Trinity church 2150 m

Trek to Meteo Station at 3650 meters

Following an early homecooked breakfast we jump in the vehicles for a short transfer to Gergeti Trinity Church and the start of our trek up the mountain. There’s a step short steep climb to start before we reach a ridgeline that continues up the mountain eventually leading to the Glacier crossing. Once at the meteo station we can relax and enjoy the views.

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

11kms 5 hr trek time

Overnight in Meteo station


Day 3:

Acclimatization trek to church 3900m

Today we acclimatize with a short but strenuous trek up to 3900m where we visit one of the more unusual churches in Georgia.  

Breakfast lunch and Dinner

4 kms 2hr trek time

Overnight in Meteo station


Day 4:

Summit / Reserve day in case of bad weather conditions

With good weather conditions, today will be the summit day. So, make sure to take on plenty of carbs and be prepared for a very early start at around 2am. Your guide will assess the weather conditions for attempting the summit, if he decides they are unfavorable there will be a day to relax in preparation for the following days attempt.     

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

9kms 11hrs trek time to summit

Overnight in Meteo station


Day 5:

Summit day

Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Overnight in Stepanstminda/ Meteo Station


Day 6:

Transfer to Tbilisi

Breakfast included


Day 7:

Airport Transfer to Tbilisi International airport