Climbing Elbrus from the south. Comfort

Elbrus is the highest peak not only in the Caucasus, but also in Europe. This dormant volcano deservedly attracts a huge number of climbers. 

And although our route is technically not very difficult, nevertheless, it conceals its dangers, the main of which is insidious and changeable weather. The most favorable time for climbing is from mid-July to the end of August. In addition, it should be noted that 60% of the success of the ascent depends on the guide. Our company cooperates only with experienced and highly qualified guides. The program of acclimatization and the ascent itself has been worked out many times, professional guides provide consultations on preparation and fully control the process. 

Location

G. Mineralnye Vody
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 – 28 Jun
    • 12 – 19 Jul
    • 2 – 9 Aug
    • 23 – 30 Aug
    • 13 – 20 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Extreme
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Group meet at
G. Mineralnye Vody
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Professional instructors
We will have experienced guides with extensive experience climbing Elbrus
Dream Vacation
We will conquer the highest mountain in Europe
Cable car ride
We will take the cable car up to the Gara Bashi station (3847 m above sea level).

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer from Mineralnye Vody to Terskol village

    Meeting at the airport or at the railway station of Mineralnye Vody with a guide with a sign "Climbing Elbrus from the South" at the exit of the arrival hall. 

    Transfer to the village. Terskol at 14:00 (3-3.5 hours on the way). 

    An individual transfer can be arranged upon request. 

    Accommodation in a hotel, rest. 

    Meeting with the group's guide, briefing. 

    Checking and selecting personal equipment, missing equipment can be rented on site. 

    Free time for recreation, entertainment and exploring the region. 

    For an additional fee, you can spend quite a variety of time. 

    Gourmets will be advised to visit the national Balkar restaurant, where, while waiting for the preparation of dishes, you can go trout fishing.

    Supper.

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  • Day 2 - Trekking to the mountain "Terskol Peak" or the mountain "Cheget"
  • Day 3 - Cable car ascent to Gara Bashi station, acclimatization exit to the shelter
  • Day 4 - Acclimatization access to the Pastukhov rocks
  • Day 5 - Preparation for the ascent to the summit of Elbrus Zapadnaya (5642 m above sea level)
  • Day 6 - Making an ascent to the summit of Elbrus Zapadnaya (5642 m above sea level)
  • Day 7 - Free (reserve) day
  • Day 8 - Transfer to Mineralnye Vody
Difficulty
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a 3* hotel in the Cheget meadow (5 nights) and in a shelter on the mountain (2 nights).

The possible accommodation options are listed below. It can be replaced with similar ones.

Laguna 3* Hotel, Cheget Glade or The Snow Leopard Hotel 3* 5 nights
Laguna 3* Hotel, Cheget Glade

The Laguna Hotel is located in a pine forest, at the turn to the Cheget meadow. The hotel offers accommodation in 23 cozy rooms of the "Standard", "Junior Suite" and "Suite" categories. The rooms are modern and well equipped. Each room has a TV, a set of necessary utensils, a telephone, and a balcony. In the bathroom: shower, hairdryer, set of branded toiletries.

Infrastructure: restaurant, bar, sauna, billiards, wi-fi, secure Parking, ski storage. The hotel has a cafe with a light and friendly atmosphere. The menu offers dishes of national and European cuisine. Guests can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee in the hotel's lobby bar. Breakfast buffet from 7.00 to 10.00 (with a small load – a set menu)

Check–in time: 14.00; check–out time is 12.00.

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Another option
The Snow Leopard Hotel 3*

The Snow Leopard Hotel is located in a mountainous region and offers accommodation in spacious rooms (172 rooms). Guests can easily reach Mount Cheget and the Cheget Chairlift. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The new building of the Snow Leopard Hotel was put into operation at the end of 2017. The new building houses standard TWIN and DBL rooms, as well as Suites. The interior of the standard rooms is concise and simple, the design suggests calm colors and shades. The room has comfortable single beds for a comfortable stay, a desk for work, a spacious wardrobe, a plasma TV. The bathroom is equipped with all necessary bath accessories, towels and a hair dryer. The Snow Leopard Hotel has a massage room and a billiard table. There are excellent opportunities for skiing and hiking in the surrounding area. The village of Terskol is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Free parking is available at the Snow Leopard Hotel. Buffet breakfast is served from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Check-in at the hotel from 14.00, check-out until 12.00.

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Shelter 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
G. Mineralnye Vody

Included in price

  • transfer airport (railway station) Mineralnye Vody –Terskol – airport (railway station) Mineralnye Vody;
  • all group transfers according to the program; 
  • double accommodation in a 3* hotel (5 nights);
  • sleeping place in the shelter on the mountain (2 nights);
  • three meals a day at the shelter, meals at the hotel according to the program, dry rations on days off; 
  • payment for cable car services during acclimatization exits and ascents;
  • rent of public equipment;
  • mountain guide services (one climbing attempt is included in the price);
  • additional guide for the day of ascent (1 for 3 people);
  • security (registration with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, radio communication, first aid kit); 
  • national park fees. 

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody and back;
  • rental of personal climbing equipment; 
  • accommodation in rooms of a different category in a hotel; 
  • meals not included in the program; additional services at the places of accommodation; 
  • the surcharge for single accommodation in the hotel is 11,500 rubles.;
  • snowmobile services (snow-sealing machine with a body for transportation) at acclimatization exits and on the night of ascent; 
  • luggage tray during ascent and descent on the cable car; 
  • any changes to the program that lead to additional costs; 
  • alcoholic beverages; 
  • sauna, horseback riding, helicopter tours;
  • individual transfers, additional excursions not included in the program; 
  • services of individual and ski guides; 
  • professional photo and video shooting; 
  • accident insurance.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

The participant must have the following equipment:

  • windproof membrane jacket, down jacket;
  • trekking trousers made of synthetic fabric and warm pants, windproof pants;
  • tracksuit (fleece or polar);
  • mountain trekking boots, high-altitude plastic boots, sports sandals (for camp and hotel);
  • thermal underwear;
  • leggings;
  • warm gloves, gloves "tops" — they can be worn over gloves or mittens, a balaclava hat or a mask from wind and frost, a cap;
  • change of underwear, socks;
  • regular summer clothes: T-shirts, light trousers, shorts;
  • bathing accessories;
  • a backpack for climbing with a volume of 25-30 liters;
  • sunglasses with a degree of protection of at least 4, ski mask in case of bad weather and sunscreen;
  • headlamp (spare batteries);
  • cats;
  • safety system, ice axe, carbine 3 pcs.;
  • thermos or water flask;
  • individual first aid kit;
  • personal hygiene products;
  • trekking poles;
  • a sleeping bag with a comfortable temperature up to -5 °.

Missing equipment (trekking poles, boots, sleeping bag, crampons, ice axe, safety system, backpack, etc.) can be rented on site.

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    21 – 28 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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