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Trekking to Bezengi

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Tour details
Destinations: Mineralnye Vody, Mount Elbrus
Guide language: English
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Type of activity: trekking
Dates for 2018: on request
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Region: Russia (Stavropol Krai, Kabardino-Balkar republic)
Difficulty: does not require special training
Minimal age: 12
Group: 6 to 10 people
Service: Economy
NB! Part of this route lies within border zone. It takes 40 days to prepare a border pass.

Amazing place, amazing people, breathtaking views and new experience is what you’ll find on this route. Every time you go to the gorge it amazes you with its powerful beauty. Light trekking will let you in the life of a mountain camp, where you can enjoy the calm and forget about troubles of big city. These seven days will give you great memories for many years. Campfire, great company, pristine nature, towering wall of Bezingi, Caucasian goats, eagles and summits as far as you can see. This is what will accompany you in your travel.
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Day 1

Group gathering in Nalchik till 15.00 in the city center (at extra charge it is possible to organize transfer from the Mineralnye Vody airport). Group transfer to the Bezengi camp. Accommodation in the mountain camp, rest time. Dinner in the dining room.

Meeting with guide, tour around the camp.Bezengi camp is situated on the intersection of two gorges leading to the Caucasus range and to Bezengi wall, the highest portion of the Main Caucasus Range. On the camp territory you will find dining hall and a sauna. You will be quartered by four or five in separate huts with all the accommodation, fireplace, porch, small kitchen, laundry, storage room, hall. These huts are built of eco-friendly materials. Roofs are covered with ground. Apart from it the camp has also a new building “Warm corner” with comfortable double rooms. On the ground floor you’ll find briefing room, equipment lease and repair point, dryer and storage rooms.

Day 2

Early breakfast, checking out of the hotel. You can leave unnecessary things in the storage room. Go out at 9 am. Today you will go up to Lake Borankosh (2600 m) along the Bezing glacier (approximately 4-6 hours, distance 8 km). Lunch time (lunch boxes).Setting up the tent camp, free time. Dinner at the campfire.Bezengi glacier area with its high snow covered summits is one of the most beautiful places of Caucasus. As for the ascent, this part of Caucasus is the most severe, it is a remote mountainous region, situated far from civilization. Here solid precipitations are least compared to other popular mountain gorges.

Day 3

After early breakfast guide will take you up to mount Kelbashi (3596 m) where you will be able to enjoy magnificent view of Bezengi wall. Six out of eight (except for Elbrus and Kazbek) summits higher 5000 meters are located in this area. Russian mountaineers call this area “Small Himalayan” because of its steep summits and eternal glaciers that stretch along great mountain range. Approximate time: 5-6 hours, distance: 3 km. Lunch on the way, return to the camp, dinner (prepared together).

Day 4

Breakfast.Packing. Go down to Bezengi mountain camp. Free day to take a rest or visit steam room (for additional payment).

Day 5

Breakfast. Go out at 9 am. Heading to Kursantskiye Nochevki (3200 m) to the heart-shaped lake at the Brno peak. Lunch on the way.Setting up the camp.Dinner at the campfire. Approximate time: 6-7 hours, distance: 8 km.

Day 6

Breakfast. Today you’ll cross Mizhergy glacier. Bezengi glacier separates Bezengi wall from another mass, Mizhirgy, that include summits Dykhtau, Pushkin, Mizhirgy, all higher five thousand meters. It has a shape of big ice mushroom it you look from above. Left side of the cap is Kundyum-Mizhirgy glacier, right – Cheget-Mizhirgyglacier, and the stipe is Mizhirgyglacier with all its components. Going to the madder through Popovskie stoyanki. Return to mountain camp. Free time. Feast in the stone hall of the camp.

Day 7

Breakfast.Group transfer to Nalchik, departure. For additional payment you can get individual transfer to the Nalchik airport or to the Mineralnye Vody airport.

You’ll remember this spectacular region of the Caucasus for a long time and never forget its magnificent snowy picks which rise to the sky by the blue glaciers.


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Day 1 Group gathering in Nalchik till 15.00 in the city center (at extra charge it is possible to organize transfer from the Mineralnye Vody airport). Group transfer to the Bezengi camp. Accommodation in the mountain camp, rest time. Dinner in the dining room. Meeting with guide, tour around the camp.Bezengi camp is situated on the intersection of two gorges leading to the Caucasus range and to Bezengi wall, the highest portion of the Main Caucasus Range. On the camp territory you will find dining hall and a sauna. You will be quartered by four or five in separate huts with all the accommodation, fireplace, porch, small kitchen, laundry, storage room, hall. These huts are built of eco-friendly materials. Roofs are covered with ground. Apart from it the camp has also a new building “Warm corner” with comfortable double rooms. On the ground floor you’ll find briefing room, equipment lease and repair point, dryer and storage rooms. Day 2 Early breakfast, checking out of the hotel. You can leave unnecessary things in the storage room. Go out at 9 am. Today you will go up to Lake Borankosh (2600 m) along the Bezing glacier (approximately 4-6 hours, distance 8 km). Lunch time (lunch boxes).Setting up the tent camp, free time. Dinner at the campfire.Bezengi glacier area with its high snow covered summits is one of the most beautiful places of Caucasus. As for the ascent, this part of Caucasus is the most severe, it is a remote mountainous region, situated far from civilization. Here solid precipitations are least compared to other popular mountain gorges. Day 3 After early breakfast guide will take you up to mount Kelbashi (3596 m) where you will be able to enjoy magnificent view of Bezengi wall. Six out of eight (except for Elbrus and Kazbek) summits higher 5000 meters are located in this area. Russian mountaineers call this area “Small Himalayan” because of its steep summits and eternal glaciers that stretch along great mountain range. Approximate time: 5-6 hours, distance: 3 km. Lunch on the way, return to the camp, dinner (prepared together). Day 4 Breakfast.Packing. Go down to Bezengi mountain camp. Free day to take a rest or visit steam room (for additional payment). Day 5 Breakfast. Go out at 9 am. Heading to Kursantskiye Nochevki (3200 m) to the heart-shaped lake at the Brno peak. Lunch on the way.Setting up the camp.Dinner at the campfire. Approximate time: 6-7 hours, distance: 8 km. Day 6 Breakfast. Today you’ll cross Mizhergy glacier. Bezengi glacier separates Bezengi wall from another mass, Mizhirgy, that include summits Dykhtau, Pushkin, Mizhirgy, all higher five thousand meters. It has a shape of big ice mushroom it you look from above. Left side of the cap is Kundyum-Mizhirgy glacier, right – Cheget-Mizhirgyglacier, and the stipe is Mizhirgyglacier with all its components. Going to the madder through Popovskie stoyanki. Return to mountain camp. Free time. Feast in the stone hall of the camp. Day 7 Breakfast.Group transfer to Nalchik, departure. For additional payment you can get individual transfer to the Nalchik airport or to the Mineralnye Vody airport. You’ll remember this spectacular region of the Caucasus for a long time and never forget its magnificent snowy picks which rise to the sky by the blue glaciers.
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