12-day Mount Dykh-Tau ascent

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

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Caucasus

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

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.


Price per person

 
1 Person
2834 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • 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.

     

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Advanced
Fitness level required
Fit
 

About the Guide

 
 

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.

 
 
FROM 2834 USD per person

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