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12-day Mount Dykh-Tau ascent

Join Konstantin, an aspirant guide, on this 12-day Mount Dykh-Tau ascent. Climb the second highest peak in Europe and one of the hardest in the Caucasus!

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration12 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Take part in a mountaineering challenge.

  • Get to the top of an amazing mountain in the Caucasus.

  • Accomplish one of the hardest peaks in the range.


This 12-day Mount Dykh-Tau ascent is an alpine technical challenge that will take you to an amazing summit.

Mount Dykh-Tau (5205 m) is the second highest mountain in Europe, only exceeded by Mount Elbrus (5642 m). It’s part of the Caucasus mountains system and is located in Kabardino-Balkaria, only 5 km away from Georgia. It lies above the Bezengi Valley, which is known as the “Russian Himalayas” because there are 5 peaks over 5000 meters high in this valley only.

This peak is one of the hardest to climb in the Caucasus. All of its faces are incredibly steep and full of snow and Ice. I’ll guide you through the easiest and classic one: The North Ridge.

It will be a technical ascent. We’ll have three days to acclimatize properly in Bezengi Base Camp (2200 m) while we prepare everything for the ascent. And in the following three days we’ll attack the summit. Also I always live 2 extra day in case of bad weather or any kind of complications.

This 12-day Mount Dykh-Tau ascent is a great way to discover the caucasus mountain range and one of the highest mountains in Europe. Contact me now and we’ll start organizing your trip!

And if you want to check some other climbing adventures please check my 15-day Mount Belukha ascent in Siberia.



Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Minvody. Transfer to Bezengi Base Camp (2200 m).

Day 2: Acclimatization day 1

Acclimatization day at base camp.

Day 3: Acclimatization day 2

Acclimatization day at base camp.

Day 4: Acclimatization day 3

Acclimatization day at base camp.

Day 5: Ascent to Camp 1

Climbing to Camp-1: Russkie Nochevki (3500 m).

Day 6: Ascent to Camp 2

Climbing by the North Ridge to Camp-2: VCSPS (4650 m).

Day 7: Summit Day

Summit Day (5204 m). Descent to the Camp 2 (4650 m).

Day 8: Descent to Camp 1

Descent to Camp 1 (3500 m).

Day 9: Descent to Base Camp

Descent to Bezengi Base Camp (2200 m).

Day 10: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather.

Day 11: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather.

Day 12: Transfer and departure

Transfer to Minvody and flight back home.


About the guide

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Originally I'm from Altai, a little-known Siberian mountain region. I grew up and developed as a sportsmen and guide in Altai and the Tian-Shan mountains. Since 2010, I live in St. Petersburg and work a lot in the Caucasus region.

Since 2011 I am learning in the Rus­si­an Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­ation (RMGA), under auspices of the As­so­ci­ation of Ca­na­dian Moun­tain Guides (ACMG). In 2015 I passed the Ap­pren­tice Ski Guide exam.

My main work des­tin­a­tions are Russian and CIS mountain regions as Altai, Khibiny, Tian-Shan, Kamchatka and all Caucasus. I specialize in ski tour and climbing projects in uncommon mountain regions of Russia and CIS.

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EUR 2500 each

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- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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