Day 1: Arrival in Tbilissi, meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Kazbegi
In the morning we travel along the Georgian Military Highway to the Kazbegi town (1700 masl). On the road we’ll visit the Ananuri castle complex on the Aragvi river. Stay overnight in a guesthouse (B, -, D).
Day 3: Gergeti – Betlemi Hut (3675 masl)
After breakfast we hike to the Gergetis Sameba church (2200 masl). From there, you have a beautiful view on the Caucasus mountains. Later, we continue to the Gergeti Glacier (we’ll need crampons) which leads to the old Meteorological Station named Bethlemi Hut (3675 masl). Overnight in the station or in tents (B, L, D).
Day 3: Day of acclimatization
We will spend a day for acclimatization and explore the area (B, L, D).
Day 4: The Bethlemi Hut – Peak Kazbek (5047masl)
We start the ascent on Mount Kazbek at 2:00 am. It will be necessary to use crampons and fix a rope on the final section to reach the summit. In good weather, the summit provides spectacular views of the Caucasus chain and Elbrus. We descend to the station in the evening. All, the route will take 9-10 hours. Overnight in tents. (B, L, D).
Day 5: Reserve day, descent to Kazbegi.
If the weather is bad on day 4, we ascend on day 5. Descent and rest in Kazbegi (B, L, D).
Day 6: Mtskheta – Tbilissi
On the way to Tbilissi we’ll visit the ancient capital and one of the oldest cities of Georgia, located at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. We’ll visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11c, UNESCO) and the Jvari monastery (6c, UNESCO). Walking city tour on Tbilissi to visit the Old Town. Overnight in hotel (B, -, D).
Day 7: Transfer to the airport. Departure
– All transfers according the program
– Guide service
-Guide on the mountain
– Excursions & entrance fees
– Accommodation according to the program
– Meals / FB
-Horses to carry luggage
– Travel insurance
– Single room supplement (single rooms in the station are not available)
– Alcoholic drinks