A shorter Mt Elbrus ascent program starting and finishing in the village of Terskol, guided by IFMGA certified mountain guide Ivan.
Reach the summit of Mount Elbrus.
Take part in an exciting trip from Terskol.
Arrange the most suitable itinerary for you.
If you have arranged your logistics to the village of Terskol then I offer you a custom trip to summit Mt Elbrus!
Are you independent and have arranged all your transportations and accommodations to Terskol? Then I can offer you this shorter trip starting at and finishing in Terksol.
Please let me know which accommodation you’ll be staying at in Terskol and we can start our tour there.
Everything else from Terskol will be taken care of. The transfer to the base of Elbrus, the cook, mountain huts and arrangements of permits as well.
Does this program sound interesting? Please, send the request and book your place!
Or check this ski touring program that I lead in Mount Elbrus.
I work together with a group of guides, so if I’m not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!
Barrel huts or other huts on Elbrus
Included in price: - mountain huts (4 nights) - lifts up/down (1 time) - food and cook - transfers (Terskol to Elbrus and back) - 6 days mountain guide - necessary permits and registration; - administrative fees in Kabardino-Balkaria.
Acclimatization ascent on Observatory of Elbrus (3150 m).
Excursion party to the local bazaar (souvenirs and handmade woolen things).
Night in the hotel in Terskol.
Checking out of the hotel.
4-km transfer up to “Azau” (2250m) – the lowest station of the Elbrus cable-way. Lifting by the cable-way up to the highest point – “GaraBashi” station (3750 m), which includes 2 lower cabin spans, and the upper part – chair-lift. The latter one does not operate sometimes depending on the weather conditions.
Accommodation in the “Bochki” (“Barrels”) high mountain hotel or in some other huts hereabouts.
1.5-hour acclimatization walk up to another hotel – “Priut odinnadtsati” (“Shelter of the 11”, 4050 m), return down to “Barrels”.
Acclimatization ascent up to Pastukhov’s Rocks (4650 m) or higher (4700-4800 m).
Return down to “Barrels” (3-4 hours up and 1-1.5 hour down).
Summit day. Ascent of Elbrus West (5642 m) or Elbrus East (5621m).
Leaving for the ascent at 2-3 A.M., 10-12 hours totally.
Night in “Barrels”.
Reserve day for bad weather.
Return to Terskol.
Overnight in the hotel.
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".
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Group of 1
|EUR 2258 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 1129 each|
Want a different number of travellers?
• Guiding fee
• Lifts tickets
• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
• Transport during the trip
• Permit and entrance fees
• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
The guide was actually not Ivan Mishnikov but Denis who was a Junior guide with CetNeva. Overall the guide company is really good. Cook and the barrels where I stayed were excellent. Lisa, manager of CetNeva, were attentive and always present to help out. Guide was excellent in skills, just a little shy. Would recommend 100%. Thanks!