Climbing Elbrus from the south

Make your dream come true! Conquer the highest point of Russia and Europe — 5,642 meters above sea level! Climbing without tents and heavy backpacks.

Location

G. Mineralnye Vody
from
US$ 790
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Guest House
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Extreme
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Group meet at
G. Mineralnye Vody
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Professional instructors
We will travel with certified instructors
A Dream trip
Let's conquer the beautiful and majestic Elbrus
The Amazing Caucasus
We will visit the Devichy Kosy waterfall, the Terskol Peak Observatory and the Cheget glade

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Mineral waters — Terskol — Terskol waterfall — Terskol

    Accommodation: hotel.

    Bus: 180 km.

    On foot: 10 km light, climb 700 m.

    Meals: -.

    The meeting of the group in the city of Mineralnye Vody at 10:00 local time. 

    We get into a comfortable minibus and move to the village of Terskol (180 km). 

    We'll make a stop at a cafe on the way.

    Arrival in the village, accommodation at the hotel.

    A walk through the Terskol gorge to the waterfall of the same name will not leave anyone indifferent. 

    We will walk through a fabulous mountain valley and enjoy the smell of blooming mountain herbs. 

    And after climbing to the powerful Terskol waterfall, we will return to the village.

    In the evening, we'll go to a cafe to have dinner.

    An information briefing and briefing are waiting for us at the guest house. 

    The guides will also check the equipment and equipment that you have brought with you.

    2 more photos
  • Day 2 - Terskol village — Devichy Kosy Waterfall — Terskol Observatory — Terskol village
  • Day 3 - Terskol village — Cheget glade — Cheget Mountain
  • Day 4 - Polyana Azau — Mir — skaly station of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
  • Day 5 - Terskol — polyana Azau — Garabashi station — shelter 11 — Pastukhov rocks
  • Day 6 - Day of rest
  • Day 7 - Storming the top
  • Day 8 - Spare day
  • Day 9 - Departure
Difficulty
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The route requires good physical and psychological preparation.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Guest House
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour includes accommodation in mountain shelters and guest houses.

The hotel on the Cheget meadow 4 nights

Accommodation at the Legend Hotel in Cheget glade or similar (accommodation in 2- and 3-bed rooms with amenities).

Mountain Shelter 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
G. Mineralnye Vody

Included in price

  • transfer from Mineralnye Vody — Terskol village — Mineralnye Vody city by comfortable minibus;
  • accommodation at the Legend Hotel in Cheget glade or similar (accommodation in 2- and 3-bed rooms with amenities);
  • accommodation in a mountain shelter;
  • breakfast at the hotel;
  • meals during your stay at the mountain shelter (breakfast, lunch snack, dinner);
  • ascent and descent on the Elbrus cable car 2 times;
  • dropping off things on the snowmobile to the shelter;
  • snowmobile descent from the shelter to the cable car station after climbing;
  • contributions and permits in the Elbrus National Park;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • 1 attempt at climbing (an attempt is considered to be the group's night exit from the camp);
  • daily monitoring of blood oxygen levels (pulse oximeter);
  • guided tour (1 guide for 3-5 people per assault);
  • group equipment (boilers, gas equipment and cylinders);
  • group first aid kit;
  • means of communication and navigation;
  • certificate of ascent to the top of Mount Elbrus;
  • branded buff;
  • advice on ticket purchase, insurance (on request);
  • advice from an instructor on the purchase and rental of equipment, physical training (on request);
  • provision of a training program for climbing from scratch for 8 weeks from the world record holder for high—speed ascent of Elbrus - Evgeny Markov (on request).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody and back;
  • lunches and dinners during your stay at the hotel (approximately 600 rubles per meal);
  • cable car for descent from the radial ascent to Mount Cheget (optional) — 900 rubles.;
  • rental of climbing equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, self-insurance mustache);
  • a set of equipment (you can take it from us);
  • mountaineering insurance from n/a.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment:

  • a backpack of 80-100 liters (either a large trunk, a huge bag or a giant suitcase, provided that things are dropped off to the shelter on a snowmobile);
  • a 30 L backpack with a stick or ice tool attachment system (for radial exits and for assault);
  • a cape for a backpack from the rain;
  • sleeping bag (comfort temperature 0-+5);
  • self-insurance mustache+2 carabiners with a clutch (you can rent them from us);
  • climbing cats (you can rent them from us);
  • an ice axe (you can rent it from us);
  • safety system (you can rent it from us);
  • trekking poles (you can rent them from us);
  • hoba (foam pad, tourist seat).

Clothing and shoes:

  • mountain boots (can be rented on site) or high boots for hard trekking with ankle fixation;
  • gaiters ("lanterns");
  • sports sandals;
  • a windbreaker jacket (windproof, it is also moisture-proof, a membrane is better, at least 10000/10000);
  • windproof/moisture-proof pants (membrane);
  • down jacket (warm jacket), a jacket that is very warm, but takes up little space and weight;
  • fleece jacket;
  • thermal underwear; 
  • T-shirt or long sleeve shirt;
  • 1-2 T-shirts;
  • lightweight running pants (like sweatpants), you can also use shorts;
  • mittens are warm - windproof (tops with insulation). In such a way that they do not blow through and can put on gloves;
  • fleece gloves;
  • balaclava + windproof mask;
  • panama hat, fleece hat, cotton gloves;
  • trekking socks 2 pairs, warm socks, regular socks 4
  • lingerie.

What else to take:

  • tableware (plate, mug, spoon, knife);
  • personal hygiene products. Toothpaste and brush, small soap, shampoo in single-use bags, small deodorant, toilet paper, hygiene products for women, shaving machine, washcloth, wet wipes.);
  • personal first aid kit, in case of chronic diseases + 1 elastic bandage, 2 sterile bandages, hydrogen peroxide, tissue-based roll patch (the instructor will have a public first aid kit with a standard set of medicines);
  • UV-resistant sunglasses (at least 3 cat.);
  • ski mask with dark lens;
  • a good headlamp + a set of spare batteries;
  • sunscreen (SPF starting from 50-60);
  • hygienic lipstick with SPF;
  • thermos 0.7 -1 l.;
  • individual 1 liter water bottle or hydrator.

Documents:

  • passport;
  • medical policy;
  • money for additional expenses (cafes, souvenirs, etc.).

Additionally:

  • polyethylene or other dense waterproof bags to keep things dry.

You can take:

  • camera, video camera;
  • chargers.
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