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Let`s stand together on the greatest volcano of our continent. Climbing the roof of Europe Mt. Elbrus 5.642m

This is an ideal trip for climbers aiming to build their altitude experience while climbing one of the Seven Summits.
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Price
€1590 per person
Duration
8 Days
Destination
Caucasus
Travellers
10+
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Elbrus - the highest peak of the Great Caucasus. Simultaneously it considered to be the highest top of the Europe and Russia. Elbrus is located in system of the Lateral ridge, completely in territory of our country. It represents a cone of the extinct volcano on a high socle with granites and crystal slates. The western top of Elbrus (altitude 5642m) and East (5621m) are divided by a deep saddle (5325). Elbrus is covered by a cap of firn and ice from which 54 glaciers go down to different directions.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Bucharest-ROMANIA or Mineralnye-Vody, RUSSIA
Return Location
Romania, or Home Town
Price includes
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Airport - hotel - airport transfers
  • All Transfers
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the mountain
  • cableway/chairlift tickets
  • Cook Service on Mountain
  • Daily wages, insurance, clothes, food, shelter of staff and porters
  • English speaker Mountain Guide
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • First aid medical kit (with the guides)
  • HB(half board meals) Breakfast&Dinner
  • Helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements
  • Hotel with HB
  • Hotel-Bed&Breakfast
  • Hut 3 Meals/day
  • Hut Accommodation
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Local accredited guides
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • Passport Registration
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Romanian Guides
  • Success Summit Certificates
  • Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the end point as per itinerary
  • Transport to & from hotel
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Trekking & other necessary permits
  • Visa arrangements
  • Visa Invitation
Price does not include
  • Equipment rental
  • Extra nights
  • Inssurance
  • Internal flight tickets
  • International flights
  • National Park permit for climbing
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: €210 euro Extra Day Cost on mountain : €165 euro

Mt. Elbrus is a stunning volcanic peak located in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia and at 5.642m (18,510ft) it is Europe’s, as well as Russia’s, highest peak.

Situated between the Black Sea to the west and the Caspian Sea to the east, Mt. Elbrus rises majestically from the high green plains that stretch northward into the heartland of Russia. Just to the south of the peak lies the main body of the Caucasus Mountains, a range that rivals the Alps with its stark rugged beauty. Our adventures begin several thousand miles to the north of Mt. Elbrus in Moscow – the political, economic, and cultural heart of Russia. We walk across the cobblestones of Red Square, beneath the shadows of St. Basil’s onion-shaped domes, and cross through the thick walls of the Kremlin to visit the seat of Russian power.

We then fly south to the town of Mineralnye Vody, known for its abundant mineral springs. A three-hour drive brings us to the Baksan Valley, sitting at the foot of Mt. Elbrus and surrounded on all sides by the soaring peaks of the Caucasus. After adjusting to the altitude while hiking in the valley, we move to the Pilgrim Hut at 3.835m (12,600ft) on Mt. Elbrus’ flanks. We use the mountain’s rolling glaciers surrounding the hut to review our mountaineering skills and continue our acclimatization in preparation for our summit bid.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
Day 1

Home-Minerlany Vody

Flight to Mineralny Vody, Transfer to Terskol.
Air flight to Mineral Vody, meeting in airport by our representative. Transfer to the Elbrus region (4 hours), accommodation at the hotel. Briefing withthe guide on personal equipment, preparing for outing to Cheget.

Day 2

Ascent to Cheget Peak (3460m)

Ascent to Cheget Peak (3460m)

Going up two lines of chairlift to the altitude 3000m (30 minutes). Acclimatization outing to the shoulder of Cheget (3460m). Up 1-2 hours. On the top there is a good platform viewing Elbrus, the Main Caucasus Range. The path is going through the
rocky ridge. Snack, lunch pause - and descent by snowy southern slopes of Cheget. This takes you 3-5hours. Return to the hotel. Discussing the program for the next day.

Day 3

Azau station – Diezelhut (4055).

Azau station – Diezelhut (4055).

Rising to the Garabashi, accommodation at the mountain hut 3830 m. Rising by the cableway to the station “Mir”, then using chairlift to the station “Garabashi”. Azau
(2200m) – Staryi Krugozor (2950m) – Mir (3500m) – Garabashi (3720m). Then by foot, rising up to the “Barrels” which are situated 50 meters from station of Garabashi. An acclimatization outing to the Diesel Hut (4050m) – 1,5 hours. Practicing moving on snowy-ice relief with the guide of the group.
Discussion the program for the next day, viewing and selecting personal equipment. Overnight at the mountain hut 3830 m.

Day 4

An acclimatizing outing to the Pastuchov’s rocks (4650m).

An acclimatizing outing to the Pastuchov’s rocks (4650m).

Ascent Tour to the Pastukhov’s Rocks. Ascent 3-4,5 hours, descent 1-1,5 hours. Discussion of the tactic of the ascent to the Mt. Elbrus, viewing and selection of personal equipment, preparing for the ascent. Overnight at the mountain hut 3830 m.

Day 5

Ascent Mt Elbrus (Western, 5642m)

Ascent Mt Elbrus (Western, 5642m). first possible summit ascent
Day of ascent. An early start (at 3 o’clock). If you take a ratrak to the Rocks, you can start later, at 4-5 a.m. The climb will take you 12-16 hours with the
way down to the Barrels. Moving on skies or crampons, depending on the snow condition. If there is a lot of snow, you can go up to the saddle by skies; if it is not possible, you can leave them in the end of ridge or at the Pastukhov’s rocks. The
track to top is marked by landmarks, but it is advisable to go on climbing only in good weather. There are o lots of closed crevasses on the glacier, and you should keep the path. You should go only using crampons. In May and November the slope to the saddle can have long part of pure ice. In this case the route is possible only for well-prepared sportsmen. Especially dangerous is the way down
(3,5 km at a steepness 30 o ) They say, in an ideal weather from the top you can see both the Caspian and the Black seas…
Overnight at the mountain hut 3830 m.

Day 6

Reserve Day (for bad whether)

Reserve day (in case of bad weather).

Overnight at the mountain hut 3830 m.

Day 7

Reserve day at Hotel

Reserve day. Descent to the Azau. Lunch, transfer to the hotel. Final Party, Free time. Handing in certificates on climbing to Mt. Elbrus and Elbrus T-
shirts.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8

Flights Home

Transfer to Mineralny Vody

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Mineral Vody airport. Departure to home.

Or Continue visiting Moscow (in case you have reserved a package like this).

More about Caucasus

Elbrus - the highest peak of the Great Caucasus. Simultaneously it considered to be the highest top of the Europe and Russia. Elbrus is located in system of the Lateral ridge, completely in territory of our country. It represents a cone of the extinct volcano on a high socle with granites and crystal slates. The western top of Elbrus (altitude 5642m) and East (5621m) are divided by a deep saddle (5325). Elbrus is covered by a cap of firn and ice from which 54 glaciers go down to different directions.

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    5* for everything.

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Important:
Only ONE attempt of climbing Elbrus is included.
Safety

Climbing Mt.Elbrus is an active kind of sport in the mountains potentially dangerous for life and health for all the participants of this program. Our guides will provide the necessary level of safety in case you follow the Safety Instruction. The guide has a radio, GPS, a mobile telephone, all necessary group equipment.
Decision of stopping the programme when the weather and snow conditions impose a threat to lives of the participants is in exclusive competency of the guide accompanying the group on the route and can not be discussed. The guide is responsible for providing safety on all kinds of mountain relief. All guests should have medical insurance in case of incidents or immediate illness which can cover medical and other expenses in emergency.

Documents required

International passport, migration card, visa (for foreign citizens).

Additional information

We cannot but mention that in wintertime the Elbrus slopes above the Pastukhov Rocks usually look like a huge icy field more than 500 m long. That is why moving along the ice surface requires definite alpine experience. That is why we recommend to the tourists who would like to climb the Elbrus in winter to have at least tourist or alpine training and experience in moving along an ice relief using crampons, you should have a rope and ice-screws with you and have some practice in using them. You should understand well what you are doing.
It often happens that people come to climb the Elbrus in winter without required preparation. In this case we strongly recommend you to hire a professional individual guide while climbing the Elbrus in a company which can be trusted (Alpindustria) and which will take care of your safety during the climb.

Transport

For transfer we use comfortable sedans (depending on the group size) or minibuses (for 10-15 people) like Mercedes, Volkswagen or Ford. Transfer "airport – hotel – airport" is a group transfer and it works once on the arrival day and once on the departure day. In case of necessity we can book an individual car for extra fee. We use the cableway skilift to come to the Barrels. You can book a snowcat to reach the Pastukhov's rocks.

Food

Full board in the Caucasus is 2 meals a day in hotel restaurants. Pocket lunch while touring and climbing.
We offer you complete and balanced meals useful for people exercising up in the mountains. They include vegetables, meat, fish, bread, cereals, tea, coffee and milk.
If you have food restrictions (for example you are a vegetarian), you should warn us beforehand. We’ll try our best to make you feel comfortable.

Weather

Temperature in the Valley varies from 20 to 30 degrees. It can be from +15 to -5 on the mountain at an altitude of 3500 m, and from +10 to -15 on the top depending on the weather. In bad weather conditions we try not to venture out.
In winter it can be up to -20 in the valley, but this is rare, usually -5 to 10 degrees. On the mountain, the temperature can drop up to -40 at an altitude of 5000 m.

Medicine

During the trips the guide has the first aid kit. It is possible to contact the Rescue service in any place. It is necessary for you to have individual medicines.

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Elbrus 5.642m Top of Europe

Price
€1590 per person
Duration
8 Days
Destination
Caucasus
Travellers
10+

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