The Mountain of Prometheus

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Experience superb climbs and walks from this expedition style ascend to Mt. Kazbeg 5047 m. demanding from members physical preparation.

Similar ascent is compared to Mt. Mont Blanc 4808 m. and Mt. Monte-Rosa 4634 m

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Medium Group
    from 4 to 10
All about the The Mountain of Prometheus.

Mt. Kazbek is not just another peak over 5000 metres with superb climbs and walks – its a mythological mountain, called Mount Caucasus in ancient Greek legend – here Zeus punished the God Prometheus for giving fire to mankind. He was chained to its cliffs and a raven sent to peck at his liver. This story has a curious parallel with the Georgian legend of Amirani – local to the Kazbegi region. Another god-like character who, in the Georgians case, challenged God – and when he failed he was also chained to the flank of this dramatic mountain, called by Georgians Mkinvartsveri.

Locals claim it was climbed for the first time by Joseph from Khevi in the 17th century, but officially the first ascent was made by the Englishman Douglas Freshfield, accompanied by local guides in 1868.

Situated in the Eastern Caucasus Mt. Kazbeg is one of Georgians beloved climb routes. The mountain is accessible for most fit climber. During the trip along the military road you’ll have an opportunity to view many historical places, the UNESCO heritage sites and architectural complexes, like Mtkheta – an important political and cultural center from 3rd century BC, 16th-17thcentuires Ananuri architectural complex – a well preserved castle. Gudauri mountainous resort, that is popular all year round for mountaineers and ski-adventure lovers, offering superb conditions for on-piste and off-piste skiing or snowboarding, snow-showing, heliski and many other winter activities. Drive over Cross pass at 2395 m. passing thermal springs and arrive to Stepantsminda (*former Kazbegi) – the hub of multi-adventure, adrenaline and exceptional challenges!

Ascend to Mt. Kazbeg 5047 m. demands from members an advanced technical level of mountaineering and experience in moving on snow and ice (2-3 UIAA).
should be physically well prepared.
Note: One should always remember the great altitude of this peak with its propensity for dangerous changes of weather. For the sake of the success of the expedition and safety measures of the alpinists, the professional mountain guide from Explore Georgia will reserve the right to make on spot adjustment of the route if necessary and according to the weather conditions decide whether continue or not.


For this expedition stile ascent, the advanced technical level from expedition members is expected. Climbers will have experience in moving on snow and ice (2-3 UIAA) and will be physically well prepared.  (Relevant experience – ascents to Mt. Mont-Blanc, Mt. Monte-Rosa or similar).One should always remember the great height of this peak with its propensity for dangerous changes of weather. Explore leader, who is responsible for the success and safety of the expedition, will make adequate decision on spot. Explore Mountain Guides have passed special training courses of EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Center in Georgia and are capable to render First Aid Assistance. However, please be aware that they are not eligible to use any medication for general therapy. Therefore, we would expect that all group members have their personal First Aid Kits with drugs of their personal use during the ascent.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Catering: 4x Breakfast, 3x Lunches, 3 x Dinners
  • All Accommodation: Guesthouse – 1 night, Betlemi Hut – 3 nights
  • Transfers: Tbilisi to Stepantsinda and back
  • 4WD vehicle from Stepantsminda to Gergeti Holy Trinity Church
  • Certified Mount. Guide
  • Guide Assistants
  • First Aid Kit
  • Basic Ice climbing Training
  • Horses for Carrying Common Equipment
  • Ropes
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Visa or Visa Fees
  • Airfare
  • Single Supplement
  • Medical Expenses and Insurance
  • Re-booking of Hotels
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Special Meals
  • Lunch on Day 1 & Day 5
  • Mountaineering Gear (Ice Axes, Crampons, etc…)
  • Horses and Porters to Carry Personal Luggage
  • Photographer
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Extra Sites
  • Items Not Mentioned in Program and Detailed Itinerary
  • Guide During Free Time
  1. Day1 Tbilisi - Stepantsminda

    • Drive to Stephantsminda
    • Visit Ananuri architectural complex
    • Lunch*
    • Arrive in Stepantsminda
    • Dinner
    • Overnight in Stepantsminda (1700m)


  2. Day 2 Stepantsminda - Betlemi Hut
    • Full Day trek to Betlemi Hut – a big meteorological station
    • Picnic lunch
    • Trek over Sabertse pass 2900 m
    • Dinner and overnight at Betlemi Hut (3760 m)

    Walk: 17 km | up: 1970 m | down: 0 m


  3. Day 3 Acclimatization day Mt. Ortsveri - Betlemi Hut
    • Ascent to Mt. Ortsveri 4200 m
    • Practice ice and rope techniques
    • Back to Hut/prepare for the big climb
    • Picnic lunch or lunch
    • Dinner and overnight at Betlemi Hut (3670)

    Walk: 6-7 hrs | up:530 m | down:530 m

  4. Day 4 Summit Day - Mt. Kazbeg 5047
    • Rising very early
    • Climb the summit of Mt. Kazbeg 5047 m
    • Retrace all the way down to the hut (3-4hrs)
    • Snacks
    • Dinner and overnight at Betlemi Hut (3670 m)

    Walk: 12 km/7-8 hr | up: 1380 m | down: 1380 m


  5. Day 5 Betlemi Hut - Stepantsminda - Tbilisi
    • Descent to the center of Stepantsminda (3-4hrs)
    • Meet the vehicle(s) and drive to Tbilisi
    • Lunch on the way
    • Arrive in Tbilisi
    • End of the services

No, only twin room prices are included in price

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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights  
June 24, 2018 - June 28, 2018
July 22, 2018 - July 27, 2018
August 25, 2018 - August 29, 2018
September 9, 2018 - September 13, 2018