3 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Caucasus Mountains & Mount Elbrus: Traverse The White Landscape To View An Amazing Sunrise
Caucasus Mountains, Mount Elbrus
Arrival at ELBRUS FOOTHILL
Meet at Mineralnye Vody Airport with your Russian mountain guides and transfer to Elbrus foothill. It is also possible to take an early morning flight for the schedule’s second day (in this case you will have to take personal transfer).
Move to the huts
Take a lift or cableway ride to the Refuge (at 3,720 m) and stay in the huts or accommodation places there. This area serves as a base for acclimatization by many mountaineers.
Overnight stay will be here.
Begin your climb towards Mount Elbrus (5,642 m). The climb will start between 2 – 4 am (as the guide decides). The climb will take around 8 to 12 hours on an average. A part of the route here, during ascending and descending can be covered on snowcats. The decision to use one should be made by 12 am on the day before beginning the actual climb.
Descend back to the valley after the climb.
Transfer to the airport (for flights after 9 pm).
Russian mountain guides: one leading Russian tour guide for the program of Elbrus by the weekend climb and several assistants for the day of summiting, with a strict proportion of one guide per three climbers. This means that if there are four clients in a group, they will be provided with two guides for them. There will be only one attempt at summiting.
Services of a cook.
Accommodation in the refuge for the period mentioned in the schedule of this 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 summit day.
Any deviations to the original schedule.
The advantage of technical simplicity of Elbrus climb turns into a disadvantage in bad weather – the mountain’s vast smooth slopes are very hard to navigate and find one’s way through in a snowstorm. And bad weather is quite common for Elbrus, which makes unguided climbing very dangerous. The guides know all the routes in every detail and know the right way of how to prepare for them.
Note please that if you have no high-altitude experience, it is recommended you choose an Elbrus climbing tour with a longer duration. Otherwise, most probably this Elbrus by the weekend tour will be a waste of money for you. The guides can take care of your safety but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to climb up to the summit.
Climbers often opt for this program as an addition to Kazbek climb.
The tour begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.
Caucasus Mountains, Mount Elbrus
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