Gergeti Glacier 

About the hike

Our hike stats from the magnificent Gergeti Trinity Church at the foot of Mt. Kazbek at an altitude of 2,170m, from where a rather steep ascent along the ridge with incredible views of Kazbek awaits us.

After Saberdze pass (alt. 2950 m) the trail will smoothly lead us to Altihut — a mountain shelter at the alt. of 3014 m above sea level, where one of the base camps of mountaineers who are going to conquer Kazbek is situated.

We will ascend a little further and the mountain path will lead us directly to the Gergeti waterfall and glacier tongue — Kazbek will be so close that it seems that you can touch it!

After an amazing lunch at the mountain hut we will get back to Gergeti Church, where our transfer to Stepantsminda awaits. 

Gergeti Glacier. Ski Holidays — Tailor Made Ski Trips to Georgia
Gergeti Glacier. Ski Holidays — Tailor Made Ski Trips to Georgia

Important info

It’s always best to get out early, but on this hike it’s especially important.

Mt. Kazbek attracts clouds, which starting to form around 10-11am. So if you want to see the Mr Majestic in all it’s beauty — we need to start early! 

Generally, be aware that the weather is extremely changeable and capricious: even in summer on sunny days, thick, dense clouds can form in a short period of time.


Difficulty level

Moderate Hiking with a steep ascent/descent of the pass. 


June — September

Trip duration

8-10 hours

Start point

We pick you up in Gudauri or Stepantsminda, a short trip with the 4WD car to Gergeti Trinity Church will take around 20 min. 

Gergeti Glacier. Ski Holidays — Tailor Made Ski Trips to Georgia

What’s included

  • Hiking Guide & Photographer
  • Transfer to Gergeti Trinity Church (from Gudauri)
  • Trekking poles
  • Lunch at Altihut 3014 m

What you need 

  • Hiking shoes (or any comfortable walking shoes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket against wind and rain
  • Gloves / hat (recommended) 
  • Backpack — rent possible 
  • Insurance (not included in the price but can be arranged before the trip)


  • 1 person — 290 $
  • 2 persons — 195 $ / person
  • 3 persons — 150 $ / person
  • 4 persons — 120 $ / person