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Kazbek 9 days
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CAUCASUS

KAZBEK CLIMB - 5033 m, 9 days

 

Region: Caucasus

Route type: Alpinism (2B Russian classification)

The good physical conditions are necessary

 

Itinerary: Vladikavkaz – Tmenikau village (1700m) – thermal sources (2300m) – Base Camp (2860m) – Kazbek plateau (4200m)– Mt. Kazbek (5033m)

Kazbek - a two-headed extinct volcano, the most east 5000m. mount at Caucasus. Massif includes two summits: East Kazbek (5033m) and West Kazbek (5015m). The powerful glaciers go down extensively from Kazbek massif.

 

Expedition Itinerary:

Day 1 Flight Moscow - Vladikavkaz. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer Vladikavkaz – Tmenikau village (1700m). Walking through high Karmadon gorge till the thermal sources (2300m). Overnight in tents.
Day 3 Ascent from thermal sources till the height 2860 m. Set up of Base Camp.
Day 4 Acquaintance with high altitude areas of Kazbek-Djimaray massif, acclimatization hike till 3700m., overnight in Base Camp.
Day 5 Beginning of an ascent, hike till Kazbek plateau (4200m), overnight in tents.
Day 6 Summit day: Early morning start at 3 a.m., ascent on the summit (5033m), return to the Kazbek plateau, overnight in tents. (~ 7-8 hours)
Day 7 Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 8 Descent: Kazbek plateau – Base Camp – Tmenikau village. Transfer to Vladikavkaz. Hotel accommodation.
Day 9 Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Moscow.

 

Dates of the tour:

Regular groups: You can choose the convenient dates and we will organize the program for you.
Individual tour: You can choose the convenient dates and we will organize the program for you.

 

It is included:

  • visa support;
  • assistance in the airport in Vladikavkaz;
  • transfer airport – hotel – airport in Vladikavkaz;
  • DBL accommodation in hotel*** in Vladikavkaz, FB (2 nights);
  • transfer from Vladikavkaz to Tmenikau village (Base Camp) and back;
  • tents in sleeping places; - cook and crockery during the itinerary, FB (lunch package during daytime trekking);
  • Russian mountain guide;
  • radio communication and fixed ropes;
  • all land transfers according to the program;
  • all local and state taxes and fees;
  • border permit;
  • police registration (OVIR);
  • permit to the National Park;
  • assistance of German or English,- speaking representative of “Top-Travel”.

 

Not included:

  • air ticket Moscow-Vladikavkaz-Moscow;
  • SNGL accommodation;
  • all personal climbing equipment gear;
  • any expenses due to early arrival or late departure (out of dates fixed by program);
  • accident and rescue insurance;
  • additional night in hotel in Vladikavkaz in case of early descent;
  • cash for extra expenses; - excess baggage fees and departure taxes.