trip duration TRIP DURATION
6 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


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 tell 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.


Day 1

Acclimatization ascent on Observatory of Elbrus (3150 m)

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.

Day 2

Acclimitization on Elbrus

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”.

Day 3

Day 2 Acclimatisation

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).

Day 4

Summit Day

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”.

Day 5

Reserve Day

Reserve day for bad weather.

Day 6

Return to Terskol

Return to Terskol.

Overnight in the hotel.

Price per person

Group of 21095EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Lifts
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

Terskol Hotel


Barrel huts or other huts on Elbrus

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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.