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$ 1380

Programms » Elbrus Climb from the North

Climbing & Mountaineering
Climbing & Mountaineering
min $ 1380
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Destinations: Mount Elbrus, Pyatigorsk
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1380
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Itinerary (show) Day 1.
Arrival to Mineralnye Vody. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation in the hotel (hotel prebooked). Briefing with the guide on personal equipment. Free time.
Day 2.
Early morning departure from hotel (5 a.m.). The 1st. part of the way on asphalt road and earth road next (duration about 5-6 hr.). Acclimatization. The night will be spent in the tents on Emanuil's glade (2600 m.) at the foot of the mountain Elbrus. (or in the base camp). Overnight in the base camp 2600m.
Day 3.
Acclimatization ascent to the tent camp 3750 m (duration: 4-5 hours).
Walks along hardened lava and examination of exotic landscapes: stone mushrooms, volcanic bombs, lava sculptures. Overnight in the base camp 2600m.
Day 4.
Ascent to the tent camp on moraine (Northern shelter, 3750 m, 4-5 hours). Overnight in the camp 3750 m.
Day 5.
Acclimatization ascent to Lenz's rocks (08 am) to 4600m. Duration: 4-5 hr.Descend to the shack (duration: 1-1,5 hr ) to 3750 m. Overnight in the camp 3750 m.
Day 6.
Rest day and preparing to the ascent, practical trainings in moving the snowy-ice relief, with the guide. Overnight in the camp 3750 m.
Day 7.
Early ascend (at 03 am). Ascent to the Elbrus and descent to the shack. Duration: 8-10 hr. As a rule weather becomes worse in the 2nd part of the day on the north side of the Elbrus. Back point in case of return (safety conditions). Night in the hut or tent. Overnight in the camp 3750 m.
Day 8.
Reserve day in case of bad weather. Start at 09 am. Descent to Emanuil's glade (2600 m). Duration: 2-3 hr. Overnight in the base camp.
Day 9.
Breakfast. Transfer to Pyatigorsk. Certificate awarding. Free time.
Day 10.
Breakfast. Transfer to the Mineralnye Vody airport. Departure.
Price includes (show) - Accommodation in the hotel in Pyatigorsk (2 nights)
- All the transfers according to the program
- Staying in the base camp and tent camps according to the program (7 nights)
-Use of group equipment (tents, ropes, kitchen)
- Accommodation in the base camp and hut or in the tent camp
- 2 meals+ pocket lunch
- Breakfast, when in the hotel
- Hire of group equipment
- Porters for group equipment
- 1 guides from Alpindustria
- Visa Registration of foreigners
- Cook service when acclimatizing and ascending
- Extra guide for the ascent period (for a group consisting more than 3 persons)
- Permit for the ascent (for being in a territory of National Park)
Price does not include (show) - Alpine insurance (20 euro)
- Hire of personal equipment
- Extra guide for the ascent period
- Single person accommodation
- Extra meal and strong drinks
- Excursions and entertainment in Pyatigorsk
Only ONE attempt of climbing Elbrus is included.

For extra fee:
Satellite telephone call
Internet connection
Laptop usage to look through the pictures to make a CD/DVD copy
Documents required (show) During the trip:
- for the foreign citizens - international passport, migration card (given while crossing the Russian border), visa stamp.
Clothes and equipment (show)

 At the height of 5,000 m or more, it can be  rather cold: -20 in summer; -40 in winter. Sometimes wild winds blow. We prepare ourselves for the worst weather conditions. At the same time, it can be rather hot down in the valley at the same time.

Equipment rental. The price of the full set of equipment for Elbrus climbing is from 1000 rub per day for 1 pax. For booking equipment you should inform us beforehand giving the boot and clothes sizes.

Ascent Clothing

Thermal underwear.

Sweater/thin fleece shirt.

Fleece/windblock jacket and trousers.

Gortex (membrane tissue) jacket and trousers.

Warm cap.

Wind-proof mask (balaclava)

Mittens (it’s better to have two pairs).

Warm socks.


You can take a warm down jacket with you.

Plastic or leather boots designed for ascents. It’s better to have welted boots and climbing crampons with automatic bindings.


Comfortable climbing harness.

3 carabiners.



Telescope ski poles.

Sun glasses.

Sun cream.

Climbing crampons with automatic bindings (matching your boots).


Sometimes, we have a rest sitting on a stone, that’s why it’s good to have a carrimat to sit on. You can use it inside your tent: it can be placed under a gas stove or a hot pan.

Carry mat/inflatable mat to sleep on in the snow.

 Sleeping bag to keep you warm when camping (a comfortable temperature of +10).

Safety (show) Climbing Mt.Elbrus is an active kind of sport in the mountains potentially dangerous for the life and health for all the participants of this program.. Our guides will provide the necessary level of safety in case you will follow the Safety Insruction. The guide has a radio, GPS, mobile telephone, all necessary group equipment.
Decision of stopping the programme when the weather and snow conditions impose a threat to lives of the participants is in exclusive competency of the guide accompanying the group on the route and can not be discussed. The guide is responsible for providing safety on all kinds of mountain relief.
All guests should have medical insurance in case of incidents or immediate illness which can cover medical and other expenses in emergency.
Payment conditions (show) Please meet our rules of payment conditions.
To provide a successful and safe realization of the program we are to undertake definite efforts and preparation which require expenses.
Down payment when booking is 5000 rub. In case you cancel the trip it is not refundable.
Full payment should be done not later than 20 days prior to the beginning of the program. If the full payment is not done in this term we consider the trip cancelled and quit the booking.Please, be aware that the first payment is not refunded in this case.
You can pay in cash in our offices in Moscow and Terskol and make a bank money transfer.
Transport (show) For transfer we use comfortable off-roads (depending on the group size) like Land Rover, ex-military truck GAZ-66 or UAZ. Transfer airport – hotel – airport is a group one and is made once on the arrival day and once on the departure day. In case of necessity we can book an individual car for extra fee.
Residence conditions (show) We deal with the best hotels "Intourist”, "Grand Hotel".
These are modern comfortable hotels with all necessary structure, good rooms, polite and professional personnel.
At the Base camp we stay at the comfortable 2-bed tents. At the storm camp on 3800m we offer hut or tent accommodation.
Servicer (show) Full board in the Caucasus - 2 meals a day in hotel restaurants. Pocket lunch while touring and climbing. We offer you complete and balanced meals useful for people exercising up in the mountains. They include vegetables, meat, fish, bread, cereals, tea, coffee, and milk.
If you have food restrictions (for example you are a vegetarian), you should warn us beforehand. We’ll try our best to make you feel comfortable.
Weather (show) At the height of 5,000 m or more, the weather is rather cold: -20 in summer; -40 in winter. Base camp - +15-+30 in summer, 0-+15 in spring and autumn. At 3800m -2- +20 in summer, -5—30 in spring and autumn.
Sometimes wild winds blow. We prepare ourselves for the worst weather conditions. At the same time, it can be rather hot down the valley.
Medicine (show) During the trips the guide has the first medical kit. In any place it is possible to contact the Rescue service. It is necessary for you to have individual medicines.
expense (show) Airflight Moscow-Mineralbye Vody costs about 8000 rub. If coming from Elbrus to the hotel earlier than it was planned the guest is responsible for extra night in Elbrus hotels. There is no refund for the huts booked beforehand. Please meet this with respect. In the rush season there are not places available for all the coming people. So we book the sleeping places beforehand considering all reserve days.
It is worth buying souvenirs, plan it in your budget.
In the valley there are many cafes and restaurants, mostly local cuisine. Dinner or lunch will cost you 300 rub and more.
Mobile connection (show) During any trek or hike the guide has a radio and a satellite telephone at his disposal. It is possible to get the connection in any place. There is no mobile connection at the base camp and higher. You can have the satellite connection for extra fee.
WiFi is available at the hotels.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Alpindustria-Tour
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