trip duration TRIP DURATION
8 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Caucasus
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period OFFER PERIOD
Apr, May
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

I invite you to live an unforgettable experience: a ski touring trip to the summit of Mount Elbrus (5642 m), in Russia. Join me in this exciting 8-day adventure and let’s climb the highest mountain in Europe!

This non active volcano is located in the Caucasus mountain range, in southern Russia, near the border with Georgia. The difficulty of climbing the Elbrus is comparable to the climb of Mont Blanc.

Also, the Elbrus is one of the Seven Summits. Technically, it’s not a difficult climb. Even though, it’s a high altitude climb and you need to be in good physical condition! Additionally, a russian mountain guide will be with us during the summit ascent.

We will meet in Moscow, travel to Mineralny Vody and then to Tereskol, where our adventure will begin. Also, before the ascent to the Elbrus summit, we will have enough time to acclimatize ourselves. We will be able to enjoy various ski tours in the Caucausus main ridge. Besides, wonderful descents and spectacular views of the wild landscape of this region. 

Also, on the north side of Jilissu, over the Balkbashi Pass, we will meet mainly Russian mountaineers. This area is becoming more and more popular due to its amazing scenery. In addition, the Elbrus can also be climbed from the East or West, with an ascent over higher rock ridges and walls by far more challenging.

So contact me if you want to spend 8 unforgettable days! Dont’s hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about the tour. I will be happy to guide you to the summit of Mount Elbrus!

I also offer another amazing program: a ski touring week to the Lyngen Alps, in Norway. Check it out!

Itinerary

Day 1

Moscow-Mineralny Vody-Tereskol

Flight Moscow- Mineralny Vody. We will take a bus to the Baksan Valley (4 hours). Overnight in Tereskol.

Day 2

Acclimatization tour in Tereskol

Day 3

Ski tour to the Soldatsy Pass

Day 4

Ascent with lift to 3750 m-Climb to Prijut Hut (4100 m)

Day 5

Acclimatization tour to Pastucov Rocks (4700m). Night at cottage

Day 6

Climb to the summit of Mount Elbrus (5642 m). Eventually, ratrak to Pastuchov rocks

Day 7

Extra day- Elbrus-Visit hot springs

Day 8

Return to Mineralny Vody-Moscow

Price per person

1 Person1950EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
This is the price to join a group.

The price also includes: • Trip organization • Return trip Moscow - Mineralny Vody (MRV) • Airport fees • Travel insurance • All transfers from Mineralny Vody • Cableway costs • Border permit • Registration with the police

You should also consider these costs: • Ski bag fare- Return flight: €100 approx. • Ratrak to Pastuchov rocks with 10-12 persons: € 40 approx. • Drinks: €40 approx.

Other details

Meeting point

Moscow

Accommodation

Hotel in Tereskol-double room (4 nights)
Mountain lodge (3 nights)

Please note that, in general, huts in Russia do not meet the European standard

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