10-Day Climbing Tour to Elbrus Mountain the Highest in Europe

We invite you to join our tour to climb the legendary Mount Elbrus (5,642m) - one of the World’s Seven Summits and an essential ascent for those who can meet the challenge and reach the roof of Europe!

Travelling amongst the four- and five thousand metre peaks you can’t miss the highest one of all. You’ll be stunned by the view of the double-capped Elbrus, towering in its majestic grandeur over lower ranges of snowy mountains, and inviting you to scale it.

Climbing Mount Elbrus by the classic route from the South, which is the most popular, is a splendid, long, high-altitude ascent over a moderate incline, that requires good acclimatisation but has no technical difficulties.

per adult from

$2,162

NZD

Duration

10 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Russian visa service
    • Personal travel insurance
    What's excluded :
    • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Internal flight from / to Moscow

  • Day 1: Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the Hotel

    Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a central 3* hotel: Ibis Bakhrushina 3* or similar.

    Day 2: Departure to Elbrus. Transfer to Terskol Village

    Pass By: Terskol, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Russia, 361605
    Transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Mineralnye Vody where you will be met by our representative. On the way from the airport we pass local cities and villages and in approximately 4 hours, arrive in the valley of the Baksan River. Here we can already see the snow-capped summits. Check-in at the hotel.

    Flight is not included in the tour price. We can quote for flights.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in a 3* hotel.

    Day 3: Acclimatisation Hike to Cheget Peak (3,050m)

    Pass By: Mount Cheget, Cheget Valley Russia
    A day to acclimatise. After breakfast we hike up to the Cheget peak (3,050m) for approximately 5 hours, stopping to relax at the “Ai” café (2,750m), from where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Baksan valley and the twin summits of Mt. Elbrus. The route is not technically difficult, and the degree of the slope is approx. 15-25°. Return to the hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in a 3* hotel.

    Day 4: Acclimatisation Hike up to the Former Refuge “Prijut 11” (4,200m)

    Pass By: Elbrus, Elbrus, Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, North Caucasian District
    Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. Drive to the cable-car station "Azau" and then up to the "MIR"/Garibashi station (3,750 m) by two lift trams. Begin an acclimatisation hike to 4,200m. Up to the former refuge “Prijut 11”.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the huts of the National Park.

    Day 5: Acclimatisation Hike up to the Pastukhova Rocks (4,700m)

    Pass By: Elbrus, Elbrus, Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, North Caucasian District
    Breakfast. Acclimatisation hike higher up to the Pastukhova rocks (4,700m). The route is not too steep with the last part being the steepest at 20 to 25 degrees, but it is tough going at this high altitude. Be prepared for hard walking.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the huts of the National Park.

    Day 6: Rest day. Training on the Glacier. Overnight in the National Park

    Pass By: Elbrus, Elbrus, Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, North Caucasian District
    Rest day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the huts of the National Park.

    Day 7: Summit Attempt. Celebration Dinner

    Pass By: Elbrus, Elbrus, Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, North Caucasian District
    Today we attempt to reach the main target of our trip – the summit of Mt.Elbrus. We will wake up very early, at 3 a.m., to start our climbing. Using the headtorches we make our way to the Pastukhova rocks where we stop for a short rest and have some drinks. From Pastukhova rocks the slope is not more than 20-25 degrees, but the high altitude starts to affect your stamina. Over 5,000 m the route turns to the left and we start traverse the slope in the direction of the small flat “saddle” plateau, which we will reach in 2-3 hours. A final big effort is needed to reach the top, which we can do by going either to the East or West Summit.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the huts of the National Park.

    Day 8: Descend Down to Terskol / Back up day for summit attempt

    Pass By: Terskol, Terskol, Elbrussky District, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, North Caucasian District
    Descend down to Terskol and overnight at the hotel. In case of bad weather this is a back up day for summit attempt.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel.

    Day 9: Hike in Baksan Valley

    Pass By: Baksan Valley, Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, North Caucasian District
    Relaxation day. After breakfast we go trekking in Baksan valley which offers magnificent views of Mt.Elbrus. Return to the hotel. Free time.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel.

    Day 10: Transfer to the Airport Mineralnyje Vody. Departure to Moscow

    Pass By: Mineralnye Vody, Stavropol Krai, Russia
    Breakfast in the hotel. Free time. In the afternoon transfer to the airport Mineralnyje Vody for your flight back to Moscow.

    Flight is not included.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick-up transfer from any airport, railway station, accommodation in Moscow. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.Airports
    • Domodedovo Moscow Airport, Gorod Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
    • Sheremetyevo - A.S. Pushkin international airport, Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 141400
    • Vnukovo International Airport, Vnukovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/9/2020 - 9/5/2020
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    6/24/2021 - 9/4/2021
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We operate only small groups.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Go Russia Travel Company

Activity ID: V-269522P20

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