About Sights – Bethlemi Hut

Located at a height of 3,653 m on Mount Kazbegi (Georgian: ყაზბეგის მყინვარწვერი), Bethlemi Hut is the highest located building in Georgia.

Bethlemi Hut on Mount Kazbegi

Bethlemi Hut on Mount Kazbegi

Bethlami Hut

Bethlemi Hut

Originally constructed of wood in 1933, it was designed as a shelter for climbers.

The original wooden hut was named after Simon Japaridze, lost at Tetnulda Summit in 1929.

The original wooden hut was named after Simon Japaridze, lost at Tetnulda Summit in 1929.

In 1941, a stone building replaced the wooden one and served as a climber’s shelter and meteorological station.

Workers constructing the stone building that would serve as a climber’s shelter and meteorological station.

Workers constructing the stone building that would serve as a climber’s shelter and meteorological station.

Annually, Bethlemi Hut hosts thousands of Georgian and foreign climbers on their way to the top of Mount Kazbegi.

Mount Kazbegi

Mount Kazbegi

In 1998 the shelter was re-named Bethlemi Hut.

Climbers arriving at Bethlami Hut

Climbers arriving at Bethlemi Hut

The shelter is located on the Mkinvartsveri Summit Slope, Kazbegi District, Georgia. Coordinates: X 46.17.88.85; Y 47.25.382.01

Bethlemi Hut logo

Bethlemi Hut logo

Photos and information source: Bethlemi Hut, Kazbegi.

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