Kazbegi Mountain is a sleeping stratovolcano and one of the main mountains of the Caucasus, located on the border with the Kazbegsky district of Georgia and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. This is the third highest peak in Georgia (after Mount Shkhara and Janga) and the seventh highest summit in the Caucasus Mountains. Kazbek is also the second largest volcanic peak in the Caucasus, after Elbrus. The summit lies directly to the west of the city of Stepantsminda and is the most prominent geographical feature of this region. Kazbek Mountain is the highest peak in Eastern Georgia. The name in Georgian, Mkinvartsveri, is translated as "Glacier peak". Vainakh name Bashlam translated as "Lightning Mount".