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Climbing Kazbek and Elbrus. Georgia-Russia

Climbing Kazbek and Elbrus

Two beautiful mountains, two beauties, two ascents over 5000 meters in one round.

  • Kazbek - admire morning and evening views of one of the most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus.
  • Elbrus - the dream of many mountain climbers, the dominant peak in the North Caucasus

It will be an unforgettable experience.

Georgia - Russia
Tour type:
Expeditions and ascents
From South
Number of participants:
From 4 to 12
Maximum height:
5642 m
April - October
Start of the program:
Stepantsminda (Tbilisi)
Finish program:
Terskol village, Russia
14 days
980 USD
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Attention!! Below is a plan to climb the peaks of Kazbek - Elbrus !! As noted earlier, the Elbrus-Kazbek variant is possible.

Day 1
Meeting, group gathering in Stepantsminda settlement (Kazbegi). Overnight in a guest house, hotel. Acquaintance with the instructor, testing and distribution of equipment.

Day 2
Acclimatization exit on the lung. The beginning of the ascent of the Saberze slope. On the way we will visit the famous Christian monastery of the Holy Trinity Sameba (2170 m) and then climb to the Saberze Pass (2930 m). We admire the beautiful views. Tea, coffee, snack. As an alternative - access to the alpine zone - the Chaukh massif.

Day 3
The beginning of the ascent. Depending on the state of the group. We rise again to the pass and go down a little to the green clearing Saberce, put up tents, rest. Either go to the sites under the glacier (3300 m) or go further along the language of the Gergiti glacier to the weather station (3600 m). As an option: in the morning drove in jeeps to the church and then drove the backpacks on horses (cargo up to 75 kg) to the weather station (for a fee).

Day 4
Crossing the Gergiti Glacier and climbing to the Weather Station 3-4 hours (3600 m). Snack, rest, acclimatization walk through the ancient Betlemi monastery to the parking lots at an altitude of 4200 m. Return to the weather station. Overnight at the weather station in tents or accommodation at the weather station itself at the expense of the participants.

Day 5
Acclimatization exit on 4500 m, ice-snow lessons. Descent to the weather station. Or, depending on the preparation and condition of the group, the installation of an assault camp in parking lots (4200 m).

Day 6
Climbing Kazbek (5033 m) 5-7 hours. Early departure at 03:00. Descent to the weather station and further, according to the group's status, to the green glade Saberze.

Day 7
Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Day 8
Descent to Stepantsminda. Settlement in the guest house. Festive dinner.

Day 9
Moving to the Elbrus region,  v. Terskol, checking into a camping (hotel).

Day 10
Breakfast. Transfer to the village of Azau. Ascent by cable car to the 3800 m mark (Garabashi station). Hiking with equipment to the mark of 4100 m (Shelter of eleven). Accommodation in a shelter or in tents. Radial exit to the Pastukhov Rocks to the level of 4800 m.

Day 11
Early rise. When the weather is nice, we exit in the dark (2 nights). We make an attempt to climb the Western peak (5642 m). For any result, we go down in a great mood. Recreation.

Day 12
A spare day in case of bad weather.

Day 13
We get down to the village of Terskol. We check into a hotel. Celebrating victory or making plans for the future ...

Day 14
Breakfast. Departure. Making plans for new peaks.

Stepantsminda village - Sameba Holy Trinity Monastery (2170m) - Saberce Pass (2930 meters) - Saberce Glade (2850 m) - Weather Station (3600 m) - camp (4200 m) - Kazbek (5033.8 m) - camp (4200 m) - Stepantsminda settlement - Terskol settlement - Waterfall Maidens' braids - observatory - Cheget  - Garabashi - Shelter 11 (4100 m) - Pastukhov rocks (4800 m) - Western Elbrus peak (5642 m) - Terskol settlement

The cost of a package of services - from 980 US dollars

* depends on the number of participants, living conditions ......


  • accommodation in a guest house, hotel (for a fee), 3 nights in Stepantsminda
  • accommodation in camping, hotel (for a fee), 2 nights in Terskol (Azau)
  • accommodation in a mountainous area in tents (climbing Kazbek)
  • accommodation in a mountain shelter (climbing Elbrus), 2 nights
  • 3 meals a day on routes (we buy products together, negotiated in advance)
  • work of the instructor (Guide)
  • group equipment
  • transfer Stepantsminda - Terskol

Not included:

  • additional excursions
  • transfers outside the program
  • transfer from / to Tbilisi, from / to Terskol
  • accommodation at Weather Station (Kazbek)
  • throwing backpacks in jeeps to the church and then throwing on horses (Kazbek)
  • cable car to Elbrus (Garabashi station, 3800 m)

What is included in group public equipment

  • Tents, main ropes, communications, gas cylinders or gasoline, burners, first-aid kit, cooking utensils, etc.

           Attention! It is agreed in advance !!!

Additional services:

  • equipment rental

Attention!! You can join the tour program directly in Stepantsminda or Terskol, Russia. Below is the Kazbek - Elbrus climbing plan !! Possible option Elbrus - Kazbek. This will be determined at the beginning of the tour according to the composition of the group and weather conditions.

Brief information on districts
The village of Stepantsminda (from Georgian - St. Stepan, earlier from 1921 to 2007 had the name - Kazbegi. The village is located at an altitude of 1744 m, in the eastern part of the Central Caucasus, at the foot of Mount Kazbek. Mount Kazbek (cargo. Mkinvartsveri (or Mkinvari), Translated from Georgian ice peak (peak) - an extinct stratovolcano, the easternmost five-thousander of the Caucasus, 5033.8 m high. It is located in the eastern part of the Central Caucasus, on the border of Russia and Georgia. The first ascent to the peak of Kazbek was made in 1868. English 23-year-old D. Freshfield, T Kker and Moore (from the southeast slope). Currently it is a very popular mountain among climbers and tourists from all over the world. Climbing routes from 2A to 3B difficulty categories from Russia and Georgia. During the ascent to Kazbek from the village of Stepantsminda , you will visit: Church of the Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba). The temple is located at an altitude (2170 m). It is a cross-domed church, built in the XIV century in Georgia. The only temple of this type in the Kazbegi region. Next is the Saberce Pass (Arsha) (2930 meters), the language of the Gergiti Glacier, a weather station (3600 m) and approximately at an altitude (3800 m) on the 80-meter rock wall in the cave is the ancient monastery of Betlemi (Bethlehem).

Mount Elbrus south), included in the list of the highest peaks of the planet "Seven Peaks". Glaciers flowing down its slopes feed the largest rivers of the Caucasus and Stavropol Territory: the Kuban, Malku and Baksan. Due to the well-developed transport and related infrastructure, Elbrus and the surrounding areas are very popular in recreational, sports, tourist and mountaineering. On the saddle of Elbrus (5416 m), dividing its Eastern (5621 m) and Western (5642 m) peaks, the highest mountain shelter in Europe is located. Elbrus region is a world-famous tourist and mountaineering region, and the Cheget and Elbrus ski slopes, snow-covered even in summer, will compete with any ski resort.

Requirements for Participants

  • The route is designed for good physical shape
  • Group size from 3 to 12 people
  • Children are not allowed on the route
  • Insurance

Additional information

  • The receiving party has the right to change the route schedule according to weather conditions and the condition of the group
  • Tourists prepare meals on the route themselves on gas burners - stoves under the guidance of an instructor
  • The price does not include: additional excursions, transfers outside the program, environmental fees, etc.
  • It is possible to provide additional services by prior arrangement: transfer: airport - hotel; rental of personal equipment; hotel reservation; accommodation in Tbilisi, tours of Tbilisi, Mtskheta, etc.
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