Start date

End date


Guided climb of Dombai Ulgen, normal route

Climbing Mount Dombai Ulgen (4040 m) through the normal route, in the Western Caucasus, together with Ivan, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration7 days
Offer periodAug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


Join me for this amazing ascent of Mount Dombai Ulgen, the highest mountain of the Western Caucasus in Russia. The mountain is 4040 meters high and represents a famous icon of the Russian’s mountaineering history.  

I’m a local certified mountain guide and propose you to go up there together ! You’ll find here my 10-program which could vary based on the weather conditions.

Day 1 

We will meet in Cherkessk and drive to Dombai Village (125km, 2,5h). We will stay for the night in a hotel.

Day 2

We will be training and climbing on some rocks in the village of Teberda. We will organize and check the equipment & food for the ascent. We will be staying for the night in Dombai.

Day 3

We will be walking from the village of Dombai to the camp at Fisher saddle at 3600 meters high. The night will be spent in a tent.

Day 4 – Dombain Ulgen summit attend 

We will try going up till the summit of Dombai Ulgen taking the normal route and return back to our camp where we will sleep in a tent.

Day 5 

This 5th day will be used as a reserve day in case of bad weather the day before.

Day 6

We will hike down from our camp to Dombai. The night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 7 

We will go back to Cherkessk and return home.

The price for the 7-day trip is 965€ per person if you are a group of 2. Please contact me if you are alone or more than 2. This price includes the following items :

  • Lodging in Dombai hotel according to the programs (3 nights in twin room with breakfast);
  • Full board during climbing ascent (4 days);
  • 4 transfers in the Caucasus region according to the programs (Cherkessk – Dombai and back, Dombai-Teberda-Dombai);
  • Mountain guided assistance;
  • Group equipment (tent, roupes and etc.)
  • Necessary permits and registration;
  • Administrative fees in Karachaevo-Cherkessia Republic.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested about this mountaineering adventure or any other in Russia. I will be glad to you there and allow you to enjoy a great time in the Caucasus. 

I work together with a group of guides, so if I’m not available, one of my colleagues will guide you.



About the guide

guide profile img

I'm an IFMGA-certified guide and have been guiding for the past 15 years.

I got the chance to do beautiful ascents like the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mont Cook, McKinley, 7000m Peaks in ex-USSR, technical climbing In the Caucasus, new climbing routes in the USA, ski-touring in Alps, Russia etc.

I'm an expert in the Elbrus region. I know every corner of it and will be happy to guide you to the summit, at 5.642m high, skiing or walking.
Please get in touch with me and let's leave together for a wonderful adventure in the incredible Caucasus mountain range!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!

My favorite saying: "We will either find a way, or make one".

For booking assistance

Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1990 each

Group of 2

EUR 995 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

What people are saying about Ivan Moshnikov

Find more Mountain Ascent trips in the North Caucasus