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Mt Kazbek, Stepantsminda

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Located along the chain of the Caucasus, offers opportunities for serious hiking, either independently or with a guided tour. A dormant volcano, the mountain has a distinctive conical shape, rising 5,034 m (16,516 ft) above sea level, and includes several glaciers, which, if you're climing, make up part of the ascent. Walk though a flower-studded alpine meadow and scramble up glaciers and snowy ledges to arrive at the summit for views over Georgia and Russia. If you wish to climb, come prepared. The ascent and descent take approximately eight days and require mountain climbing equipment rated for glaciers. Several companies run specialized tours. Our Stepantsminda tour planner makes visiting Mt Kazbek and other Stepantsminda attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The highlight of the trip from Tbilisi Georgia military road. When I crossed the Caucasus for 200 kilometers if you are so impressive. Summit Church seems still far far from the expected 5,000 m. It is a sight to see. It was a high peak in the Caucasus without disappearing snow even in the summer.
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  • Long ride from Tbilisi. But it's worth it. Poor health is better not to go. Or taxi ride to the top. We went to church for about an hour. Down 40 minutes. With them they took the food donated. Were there in August 2016. In the mountains it was cool. Is necessary to have a jacket and pants. Everyone enjoyed it. All.
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  • this is not the highest peak but for sure not the easiest. some experienced climbers make a mistake by underestimating it. Good form and preparation is necessary in order to reac a top. Local guides a...  more »