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Climbing Mount Elbrus, Caucasus (private)

Join Denis, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this 7-day trip to reach the top of the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus. It will be a trip to remember!

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


The highest peak in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, Mount Elbrus is located in the Western Caucasus close to the border with Georgia.

In spite of the easy route to the summit, Mount Elbrus can be challenging. Because of its altitude and location (close to the sea), a storm can start unexpectedly. That’s why an experienced and certified mountain guide is absolutely a must.

In my company, you will not need to worry about organising your trip. You can leave it to a true professional! This is a private program. If you were looking to join a group, you can check out my Mt. Elbrus ascent for groups.

Please find below the program I usually propose:

Day 1
Arrival to Mineralnye Vody airport. Then transfer to Terskol village and overnight in a hotel.

Day 2
Acclimatisation hike until the top of Mount Cheget (3770 m).

Day 3 
Short transfer to ski-lift in Azau Medow. Reaching 3700 m by cable car and check-in at the mountain hut. Then walking around for better acclimatisation.

Day 4

Acclimatisation ascent until 4700 m. Then back down to the hut and preparing for the ascent day.

Day 5
Ascent day!! It takes 8-9 hours to reach the top of Europe, then descent to the hut. Optionally we can use a snow cat to reach 4900 m and so save power and time.

Day 6

Descent to the hotel of Terskol. Rest day.

Day 7
Transfer to Mineralnye Vody airport, then flight back home.

For more information feel free to contact me. I have my own service on Mt Elbrus, which allows me to offer flexible and convenient prices. It’s also possible to add extra days in case of bad weather or for better acclimatisation. 

Looking to climb a different mountain in the Caucasus? Join me on this Mount Ushba ascent!



In a 3* hotel in the valley and in a hut on the mountain.

More info

The price indicated is the starting price. The minimum group size is 3 people. Please note that there are discounts for large groups. We will move around in my van. You can rent equipment on site

Meeting point

At the Mineralnye Vody airport.



About the guide

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I am IFMGA-certified and have been working as a mountain guide since 2007 in different mountain regions all over the world. I did several expeditions in remote regions such as Karakoram in Pakistan, Himalaya in India and Nepal, Patagonia etc.
I guide my clients on trips that range from easy mountaineering and hiking to technical climbing, high altitude alpinism and ice and rock climbing.
Please get in touch with me if you want to discover Russia, Georgia or any other parts of the world, walking, mountaineering, climbing or skiing. It will be my pleasure to guide you and assist you in the mountaineering objective you want to reach.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2578 each

Group of 2

EUR 1908 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Lifts tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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