Mount Elbrus (5,642m), 10-day Expedition in the Caucasus Mountains, Russia

Ascend the western summit of Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains with the help of a knowledgable mountain guide from EST Adventure.




Trip Duration

10 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

14 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip



  • Spend 10 days in the Caucasus Mountains in Russia

  • Scale Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the Caucasus

  • Enjoy a sense of accomplishment when you reach the summit


Join us on an experience of a lifetime as you ascend Mount Elbrus, in the  Caucasus Mountains in Russia during this 10-day expedition.

Nestled along the border of Europe and Asia, the Caucasus Mountains act as almost a dividing line between the two continents. Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in this mountain range. If we consider that this mountain sits in Europe and not Asia, then it’s the highest point in Europe.

On this trip, we’ll spend 10 days in the mountains, staying in mountain huts. We’ll acclimatise before making our ascent. Then we’ll ascend the western summit, which is actually the highest point of the massif.

This is a trip that requires some level of mountain hiking experience. However, one of our guides from EST Adventure will be with you every step of the way to offer advice and guidance.

Don’t miss your chance to climb this mammoth mountain. Request to book now, and start getting ready for an adventure to remember!

If you are looking for more entry-level climbs, you should check out our 3-day trip where we climb Montenegro’s highest peak, Bobotov Kuk.

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Price per person

Group of 1
980 EUR

Group of 2
980 EUR

Group of 3
980 EUR

Group of 4
980 EUR

Group of 5
980 EUR

Group of 6
980 EUR

Group of 7
980 EUR

Group of 8
980 EUR


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
 Price per person to join a group from 6 to 14 people. This price includes: Transfer from Mineralny Vody to Terskol and back, transfer from Terskol to Azau and back, 4 nights in a hotel in Terskol (double room with half-board), accommodation at Grabashi barrels & Diesel hut, all necessary taxes and fees, use of cable cars in Cheget, use of the gondola lift in Mir, all necessary permits, OVIR registration and a professional guide. This price does not include: Food during the ascent, water & beverages, visa expenses (for those who need a visa to enter Russia), voucher necessary to gain a Russian visa and enter the country, or any personal expenses such as the use of telephone, internet access, souvenirs, etc.


  • Day 1Day one

    We’ll pick you up from Mineralny Vody and take you to Terskol to get settled into your hotel. We’ll also need to go to the local authority to get your permits for the ascent. After that, you’ll be able to rest for the evening.

  • Day 2Day two

    On day two, we’ll acclimatize. This means heading to an observatory close to Terskol. That night, we’ll sleep in an alpine camp at 3380 metres.

  • Day 3Day three

    We’ll return to Terskol in the morning. We’ll spend the day resting and preparing for the coming days.

  • Day 4Day four

    We’ll take you from Terskol to Azau, where we’ll begin our ascent to Mir station via a gondola lift. We’ll then trek from 3500m to 3800 metres, where we’ll find our base camp, Garabashi. We’ll set up camp and spend the night there.

  • Day 5Day five

    On day five, we’ll continue with our acclimatization as we ascend to the “Diesel hut” at 4157 metres. We’ll take a short break there before continuing to the Pastukhov’s rocks peak. We’ll then return to camp Garabashi and rest for the night.

  • Day 6Day six

    On day six, we’ll return to the Diesel hut and set up camp for the night.

  • Day 7Day seven

    Day seven is the big day! The day we make it to the Elbrus’ western summit at 5642m. We’ll return to the Diesel hut tired but accomplished, ready for a good night sleep.


  • Day 8Day eight

    We’ll head closer to home on day eight as we depart from the hut towards Mir station, before staying the night in a hotel in Terskol.

  • Day 9Day nine

    We’ll spend this day resting and relaxing in Terskol. Or, in the case of bad weather on previous days, we may need this day to reach the summit.

  • Day 10Day ten

    We’ll take you to Pyatigorsk, where you’ll be able to do a city tour. From there, we’ll take you to Mineralny vody for the end of the trip.


Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
11/07/2020 to 20/07/2020

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Mineralne Vode

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You'll need to bring the following:

-Backpack (50-70l)

-Climbing backpack (up to 30l max)

-Sleeping bag (-10 Celsius in comfort zone)



-Ice axe


-Carabineers (1 HMS, 2 regular)

-Trekking poles



-Cotton t-shirts

-Trekking socks

-Gore-Tex jacket

-Down jacket

-Polar sweater

-Trekking pants

-Gore-Tex pants


-Polar of woolen cap

-Hiking shoes

-Climbing boots



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