Mt. Elbrus Expedition

Locations: Russia.
Difficulty: 3
Next Trip:
Trip Cost: $3,200.00

Our Mt. Elbrus Expedition takes you to the highest point in Europe at 18, 513 feet (5,643) meters and one of the Seven Summits.  Elbrus is located in Russia,  only a few miles/kilometers from the border of Georgia.  While our Mt. Elbrus Expedition takes you to the highest summit in Europe, it is one of the technically easiest of the higher peaks on the continent.  The mountain is in the Caucasus Mountains, which is one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world.  The standard route up Elbrus is long and strenuous, but not technically difficult. The weather on Elbrus can be particularly nasty.  Besides the standard route and the northern route, there are many much more difficult routes on the mountain, though they are very seldom climbed.

Mt. Elbrus Expedition from the South Side (8 days)

Day 1. Arriving to Mineralnie Vody airport. The suggested arrival time is before 2.30 PM. 200km (3 hours) ride to the mountain hotel. Overnight stay in hotel. The hotel is situated in the beginning of 100km Baksan valley, almost on the slope of Elbrus. In the village Terscol closed by exist post office with internet, some shops, resque service, some equipment shops and rentals.
Day 2. Acclimatization hike (using ski lift before) to mt. Cheget (3470m). Perfect view on Elbrus, our climbing route, Baksan valley and observatory on peak Terskol.
Day 3. Ride ski lifts up to huts (3720m), hike up to 4500m. overnight in huts.
Day 4. Relax day. Preparations for the summit day.
Day 5. Climb mount Elbrus. Early start (2-4am). 3-4 clients for one guide. Possible to use the snow cat (extra pay) that can bring you up to 4550m.
Day 6. Descent to the hotel. Celebrations.
Day 7. Reserve day in case of bad weather or trek around.
Day 8. Leaving to airport.

Included in the price:

  • Hotel, shared double or triple room (by the program)
  • Accommodation in the huts (by the program)
  • Transfers by the program – buses and lifts
  • Meals three times a day. Dinner on the first day, breakfast on the last day.
  • All needed permits and registrations
  • Leader guide through the tour and assistant guides on the summit day (1 guide for 3-4 clients). Only one summit attempt for guides is included.
  • Group equipment (ropes, ice screws, radios)

Not included in the price:

  • Riding snow cat on the summit day
  • Single accommodation
  • Personal equipment
  • Service (guide, cook) in case of additional climbs.

Mt. Elbrus Expedition from the South Side (10 days)

Day 1. Arriving to Mineralnie Vody airport. The suggested arrival time is before 2.30 PM. 200km (3 hours) ride to the mountain hotel. Overnight stay in hotel. The hotel is situated in the beginning of 100km Baksan valley, almost on the slope of Elbrus. In the village Terscol closed by exist post office with internet, some shops, rescue service, some equipment shops and rentals.
Day 2. Acclimatization hike to observatory(3300) with a great waterfall on the way.
Day 3. Acclimatization hike (using ski lift before) to mt. Cheget (3470m). Perfect view on Elbrus, our climbing route, Baksan valley and observatory on peak Terskol.
Day 4. Ride ski lifts to the ‘Mir’ station (3500m) on the slopes of Elbrus and hike up to 4200m. Passing by base camp (huts) on the altitude 3720m. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5. Ride ski lifts up to huts (3720m), hike up to 4500m. overnight in huts.
Day 6. Relax day. Preparations for the summit day.
Day 7. Climb mount Elbrus. Early start (2-4am). 3-4 clients for one guide. Possible to use the snow cat (extra pay) that can bring you up to 4550m.
Day 8. Descent to the hotel. Celebrations.
Day 9. Reserve day in case of bad weather or trek around.
Day 10. Leaving to airport.

Included in the price:

  • Hotel, shared double or triple room (by the program)
  • Accommodation in the huts (by the program)
  • Transfers by the program – buses and lifts
  • Meals three times a day. Dinner on the first day, breakfast on the last day.
  • All needed permits and registrations
  • Leader guide through the tour and assistant guides on the summit day (1 guide for 3-4 clients). Only one summit attempt for guides is included.
  • Group equipment (ropes, ice screws, radios)

Not included in the price:

  • Riding snow cat on the summit day
  • Single accommodation
  • Personal equipment
  • Service (guide, cook) in case of additional climbs.

Mt. Elbrus Expedition from the North (10 days)

Day 1. Meeting in the airport of Mineralnie Vody, transfer (150km) to the base camp (2600m), tents. The transfer starts from the airport at 15.00.
Day 2. Acclimatization hike to the hut (3700), overnight in Base camp.
Day 3. Hike to the hut with the luggage, overnight in the huts or in the tents around.
Day 4. Acclimatization hike to Lenz rocks (4700m), overnight on 3700
Day 5. Rest day, preparations for the climb
Day 6. Summit day, early start at 2 AM.
Day 7. Reserve day in case of bad weather
Day 8. Reserve day in case of bad weather
Day 9. Descent, transfer to Pyatigorsk (20km from Mineralnie Vody), hotel.
Day 10. Transfer to the airport.

Included in the price:

  • Hotel, shared double or triple room (by the program)
  • Accommodation in the huts (by the program)
  • Transfers by the program
  • Meals three times a day. Dinner on the first day, breakfast on the last day.
  • All needed permits and registrations
  • Leader guide through the tour and assistant guides on the summit day (1 guide for 3-4 clients). Only one summit attempt for guides is included.
  • Group equipment (ropes, ice screws, radios)

Not included in the price:

  • Single accommodation
  • Personal equipment
  • Service (guide, cook) in case of additional climbs.
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October 23, 2014