People per Guide
Type of Trip
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
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 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).
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
Return to Terskol.
Overnight in the hotel.
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.
About the Guide
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, either Nikolay or Victor will guide you!
My favorite saying: "We will either find a way, or make one".
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