Day 1: Arrival in Tbilissi, meet at the aerport and transfer to the hotel***.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Kazbegi
In the morning we travel along the Georgian Military Highway to the Kazbegi town 1700m). On the road we’ll visit the Ananuri castle complex on the Aragvi river. Overnight in a gasthaus) (B, -, D).
Day 3: Gergeti – Betlemi Hut (3675m)
After the breakfast we hike to the Gergetis Sameba church (2200m). From here you have a beautiful view on the Caucasus mountains. After we continue to the Gergeti Glacier (crampons) which leads to the old Meteorological Station named Bethlemi Hut (3675m). Overnight in the station or in the tents (B, L, D).
Day 3: Day of acclimatization
We will spend a day for acclimatization and exploring the area (B, L, D).
Day 4: The Bethlemi Hut – Peak Kazbek (5047m)
For the ascent of Mount Kazbek we set off on 2:00 in the night. 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 the tents. (B, L, D).
Day 5: Reserve day, descent to Kazbegi
If the weather is bad on day 5, we will ascent today. 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 (11 c, UNESCO) and the Jvari monastery (6c, UNESCO). Walking city tour of Tbilisi to visit its 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 for luggage
– mineral water
– Travel insurance
– Single room supplement (single rooms in the station are not available)
– Alcohol drinks