|Tour Duration: 9 Days||Difficulty level: ▲▲▲▲▲|
|Altitude: 5054 m.a.s.l||Experience: Not required|
|Location: Kazbegi, Georgia||Price: From – 635 €|
If tracking and climbing of mountains is not an only sport for you and you like beautiful views, mythology and romantic adventures than you should hike Kazbek mountain.
This peak is one of the most beautiful on the Caucasus ridge and most climbed mountain and popular for tourists. The mean reason is bountifulness of the mountain and technically is not tricky as other 5000m mountains on Caucasian ridge.
Mount Kazbek name
In Georgian, Kazbek is Mkinvartsveri (მყინვარწვერი) and means peak covered with ice or frozen top.
Mt Kazbek height
In different sources, the altitude of Kazbek was 5047m and 5033m, but in 2019, a specially created group, which measured mountain altitude with new technologies and from 2019 the official mount Kazbek altitude is 5054m.
Mount Kazbek climbing routes
Kazbek mountain has five different routes for climbing – the most difficult paved road goes to Dragon rocks with grade 5a.
Kazbek mountain has four different routes except for the classical way. These four routes are more complicated than the classical pathway. From these four routes, we offer you the south-east route of mount Kazbek and classical route. The South-East route climbing is more complicated than classical.
To hike a peak is not easy. The mean difficulties are the altitude, many crevasse and steep parts. Climbing often ends up for unprepared groups with rescue operations and in some cases, fatalities. However, with experienced guide go up on the Kazbek summit will be an unforgettable impression that will always stay in your mind as pleasant memories.
Necessary equipment for mount Kazbek
The best time to climb Mount Kazbek
The best time to climb the mount Kazbek is from the second half of May to the end of September. However, we offer climbs at any time of the year. The main difference between summer and winter climbs is the length of day and the temperature. July and August are high seasons on the Kazbek.
Kazbek Facts and legends
According to historical sources, on Kazbek firstly went up a local priest. After that, some tourists tried to hike the mountain, but they could not. Officially, on the mountain firstly went up Englishmen Douglas Fresh field, Adolf Moore and Charles Tucker hiked the peak in 1868. On the slope of the Kazbek, from the side of the Gergeti on 3680m, there is a meteorological station, which was built during World War II. Nowadays it works as a mountain hut.
On Southeast slope is the cave of Betlemi, which has an interesting legend. Ordinary people could not come here, so sometimes monks were hiding the Royal Treasures. For women to go there was forbidden, but they’re an exciting story this cave firstly was found by the Georgian alpinist woman Alexandra Japharidze.