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9 Days Nature tour itinerary for Mount Elbrus: Delight With Snowy Trek Joys

Mount Elbrus

Mountaineering Tour
Nature Tour
Trekking Tour

Climb up to see the snow-clad peaks on Elbrus, the highest mountain of [sensitive content]art from the South to the Northern side for comfortable acclimatisation stops and also at the Cheget peak.Celebrate with spectacular sunrises atop summit point!

DAY 01


  • Land at Mineralnye Vody Airport – preferably before 3 pm. 

  • Take a 200 km (3-hour) ride to a mountain hotel, situated at the beginning of the Baksan Valley, almost on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus.

  • Meet and have dinner with your Russian guide.

DAY 02

Maid’s Braids waterfall

  • Start with a morning acclimatization hike to Maid’s Braids Waterfall (2,700 m) and further on, to the observatory (3,100 m).

DAY 03

Cheget peak

  • Do an acclimatization hike to Cheget Peak. 

  • Descend to a mountain hotel for overnight stay. 

DAY 04


  • Take a lift or cable car ride to the Refuge where many huts and accommodation options are available.

  • Make an acclimatization hike at an elevation of 4,400 m, till the end of the ridge. 

Overnight stay in the huts at Refuge.

DAY 05

hike to Pastukhov’s Rocks

  • Do an acclimatization hike to Pastukhov’s Rocks (4,700 m).

DAY 06

Rest day

  • Use the day for rest and relaxation, and also for making final preparations for climbing Mount Elbrus, on the next day.

DAY 07

mount elbrus

  • Climb up to reach the summit of Mt. Elbrus (5,642 m). You will begin early, between 2 - 4 am. There will be the use of a Snowcats, depending upon trekking conditions. The proportion of Russian guides and clients is strictly in the ration of 1:3.

    • Descend to a hut on the northern side of the mountain. 

    DAY 08

    Reserve day

    • Use the day for rest or reserve day, in case a need arises during the climb up to Mount Elbrus. 

    • Else, you will descend to Emanuel glade point for further transfer to Terskol.

    DAY 09

    Transfer from Terskol

    • There will be airport transfers from Terskol at 7 am, so plan your return flights accordingly. On the way, if there is time, you can stop at Pyatigorsk city before reaching the airport and also see the birthplace of well-known Russian poet Lermontov.

    • 1141 EUR Per Adult (* price is as given only if you join our regular dates. Private dates will counted by request.)
    • Mountain guides: one leading Russian tour guide for the program of Elbrus South to North traverse and several assistants for the day of summiting, with a strict proportion of 1 guide per three climbers. This means that if there are four clients in a group, there will be two guides for them. The tour has no limitation of attempts for the group to summit. However, if part of the group made it to the summit while some members failed to, summiting is considered successful, and any additional attempts are made for additional payment.

    • Services of a cook.

    • Hotel with accommodation in double and triple rooms. Duration of stay depends on the schedule.

    • Accommodation in huts. Duration of stay depends on the schedule of Elbrus climb.

    • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary (including lifts) – from and to airport/station.

    • Meals three times a day throughout the trip. Dinner on the first day, breakfast – on the last.

    • All required permits and registrations.

    • Equipment for the group (ropes, ice screws, radios, first-aid set, satellite navigators/GPS).

    • Snowcat on the summiting day.

    • Single accommodation.

    • Personal equipment.

    • Any deviations to the original schedule.

    • Any of Elbrus climbs from the South can be turned into an Elbrus South to North traverse. However, only with this program, the guides can offer you a lower price – equal to that of climbing with a group – even if you choose to climb alone, without a group.

    • Any other Elbrus climbs from the South out of this program also can be followed by a descent on the northern side, but in that case, you will have to pay the extra expenses of additional logistics and guide services.

    • The Elbrus South to North traverse consists of a pretty easy climb that allows for comfortable and quality acclimatization along with enjoying Elbrus views from different perspectives.

    • You will get also the experience of climbing in roped parties and that of a very long day (though, your day wouldn’t be very difficult if you choose to use a Snowcat to cut short, part of the southern route to an altitude of 5,100 m). Anyway, you should be in good physical shape since on the northern side of Elbrus there are no vehicles to rely on.

    Mount Elbrus

    Mountaineering Tour
    Nature Tour
    Trekking Tour

    Contributed By

    Sergey Baranov

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    EUR 1141
    Type of Tour

    Private Tour

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