New Year in the Elbrus region. Active tour

Every winter, the real Russian winter comes here. In the Elbrus region, a lot of snow falls, which is decorated with a shawl of fir and spruce in the gorges.

On the tour we will see frozen waterfalls, swim in thermal springs and try a real Caucasian narzan. We will walk along the snowy paths into the gorges above which the mountains of the Main Caucasian Range rise, as well as ride the cable car on Elbrus and Cheget! And we will also try real mountain tea and taste delicious pies with lingonberries, which are baked only on Cheget.

Location

Stavropol territory, Mineral Waters
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 2 – 7 Jan, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Stavropol territory, Mineral Waters
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Thermal complex
We will swim in the thermal springs in healing and warm water
Ski resort
We will have free time to go sledding, cheesecake, skiing or snowboarding
Dizzying heights
We will climb the cable cars to the mountains of Elbrus and Cheget

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting, thermal springs

    Until 11:30, the group gathers at the airport and at the railway station in Mineralnye Vody (near the main entrance from the city).

    Geduco thermal springs.

    We start the tour with a pleasant swim in the thermal springs.

    The Geduko complex has outdoor pools where you can swim in healing thermal water. 

    The water temperature reaches 50C and comes to the surface from a depth of about 4000 meters. 

    It's so nice to soak up in the hot pool when winter is outside and snow is falling.

    Bathing accessories (swimsuit, towel, slippers, hair clip) should be packed in a separate bag in advance and taken with you on the bus.

    Transfer to Baksan gorge (2.5-3 hours), check-in at the hotel.

    The active part of the route: 2 km.

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  • Day 2 - Adyl-Su Gorge, Kashkatash glacier
  • Day 3 - Elbrus-Cheget ecotrope, cable car to Cheget Mountain
  • Day 4 - Terskol Gorge, glacier and Terskol Waterfall
  • Day 5 - Azau Ice Waterfall, cable car to Elbrus
  • Day 6 - Ecotrope to Narzanov Glade, departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The route is trekking and provides for walking through mountainous (rugged) terrain. This type of outdoor activity involves daily climbing and dropping heights (ascents and descents).

The route runs along snow trails and dirt roads. The routes will have an altitude difference of 200 to 500 m per day for three days.

Climbing up 200-500 m is about like climbing 65-160 floors.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in the Seventh Region hotel or a hotel of the same class.

The surcharge for single occupancy in a hotel room is 18,000 rubles.

Hotel "The seventh region" 5 nights

The hotel is located on the territory of the Elbrus National Park, just 2 km from Mount Elbrus and the slopes of Polyana Cheget and Polyana Azau.

2, 3-bed standard rooms, in-room amenities, TV, Wi-Fi, towels are provided. You can ask the administrator for a hair dryer. There is no kettle, there is a refrigerator in the shared kitchen. There is a drying room for things. The hotel has a laundry room, billiard room, table tennis (these services are available for an additional fee).

Ski equipment rental, table tennis and billiards are available at the Terskol Seventh Region Elbrus Region Hotel (these services are available for an additional fee). There is no kitchen for tourists.

 Nalchik is 127 km away and can be reached via the A158 motorway.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Stavropol territory, Mineral Waters

Included in price

  • road crossings along the route;
  • accommodation: Terskol village, the Seventh Region hotel or a hotel of the same class. 2, 3-bed standard rooms, room amenities;
  • 2 meals a day. Ready-made breakfasts (day 2-6) are served at the hotel according to a set menu (the menu is not individual). Lunch (day 2, 4) in the form of dry rations in the mountains (sausage, cheese, tea, cookies, chocolate, sweets);
  • group first aid kit;
  • entrance tickets to the Elbrus National Park, thermal springs;
  • Elbrus Cable Car tickets;
  • tickets for the Cheget cable car;
  • the services of an instructor-guide.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody and back;
  • meals: lunch during the transfer on the 1st day, dinners. The cost of lunch / dinner in a cafe: from 600 rubles.;
  • the surcharge for single occupancy in a hotel room is 18,000 rubles./ the entire rest period;
  • insurance (optional).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a winter jacket with a hood (required!). Daytime air temperature: -5...-12C;
  • fleece;
  • hat, gloves;
  • running trousers;
  • T-shirt;
  • lingerie;
  • tights, socks;
  • flashlights (gaiters, gaiters, shoe covers);
  • warm, waterproof walking shoes. The route runs on asphalt, on a trampled snow trail, on fresh snow;
  • trekking poles. Sticks significantly reduce the load on the knees;
  • physically strong and healthy tourists are recommended to have sticks with them;
  • tourists who have problems with knees, joints and overweight must have trekking poles;
  • if necessary, the club provides trekking poles for rent;
  • podpopnik;
  • swimsuit, towel;
  • flip flops;
  • child's passport / birth certificate;
  • camera / video camera;
  • toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, razor);
  • hairbrush;
  • sunglasses are required;
  • On clear days, the glasses protect the eyes from sunlight, which can burn the outer layers of the eye;
  • snow reflects up to 80% of the sun's rays. When sunlight reflects off snow, it becomes very bright and is accompanied by an intense glare, which makes it difficult to look at;
  • thread, needle;
  • backpack for walking (15-20 liters);
  • toilet paper;
  • lantern;
  • a thermos is required (volume 0.75-1 liter per person). In a thermos, every tourist takes tea for a walk;
  • mug, spoon;
  • shoe dryers. On walks, we walk along snowy paths, by the evening the shoes become wet, they need to be dried;
  • sunscreen, hygienic lipstick;
  • individual first aid kit.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 558
    2 – 7 Jan, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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