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Trekking on the South of Elbrus

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Trekking + walking
Tour details
Destinations: Mineralnye Vody Airport, Mount Elbrus
Guide language: English
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Type of tourism: trekking tours

Dates for 2018: on request

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Region: Russia (Stavropol territory, Kabardino-Balkar Republic)

Level: requires a good physical form

Minimal age: 12 y.o.

Group: 8-10 people

Service: Medium comfort


We invite you to take part in the trekking tour in Elbrus region, which is located in Kabardino-Balkaria. The region is known for its snow peaks, ice caps, mineral water springs, lakes, mountain rivers and crystal waterfalls. The program allows you to take part in a round-trip walking tour, when you are equipped only with a light backpack, and come back to luxurious room of your hotel, located at the foot of Elbrus. The tour is for active tourists in a good physical form. With the help of our experienced guides you will be able to climb some peaks and feel what Vysotskiy was singing about.



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  • Payment procedure

Day 1

Arrival to International Airport or at a railway station in Mineralnye Vody, meeting with the representative of the company. Group transfer to the Elbrus region (3.5 – 4 Hours), check-in in a 2* hotel, rest. Walk. Dinner at the hotel on your own. At extra fee you can visit the SPA or sauna.

Day 2

After breakfast you will be introduced to the guide, short briefing on the program. If necessary, you can rent the required equipment.

This day you’ll ascent to Cheget mountain (3600 metres). After lifting by funicular you will continue your journey walking to Lake Donguzarun Kel. You will observe stunning views of Elbrus and other peaks of Grand Caucasus from sky decks. Lunch boxes. Descending to the Cheget glade. Arrival to the hotel. Rest. Dinner on your own.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel. A walk to the Observatory (3000m) via the waterfall Girlish braids (2800M), 6 hours in the way. The trail starts at the foot of the peak Terskol in the village and raises by serpentine road to the waterfalls. Along the way you can see the so-called elevation – changing landscapes and vegetation along with changes of the altitude above sea level.

The path starts in the mountain forest zone, from which you will rise higher to the subalpine, or mountain-meadow zone. Another attraction of this route is basalt "pencils", which come to the surface and you can even touch them. The route leads you to your destination – the waterfall itself, broken into hundreds of jets, due to which it got its romantic name. Lunch boxes. After an active day you return to the hotel. Rest. Dinner (on your own).

At additional fee you can visit the recreational center, or the sauna.

Day 4

After Breakfast, transfer to the gorge Irikchat where you go on a hike (4-6 hours). The valley of the river Irik is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Elbrus region. The river flows from the glacier into the Baksan river near the village of Elbrus. The valley is located between the South-Eastern and Eastern spurs of Elbrus. Its level is 500 m higher then the Baksan valley. Before flowing into the Baksan river it flows in a deep canyon, which hillsides are covered with pine forest. Lunch boxes. Return to the hotel, dinner on your own.

Dat 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Azau glade. You’ll go up the cableway to the station Gara-Bashi (3750 m.) Trek up to the Priyut 11 station or higher according to physical abilities of the group. In case you need some additional equipment on this stage you can always rent it. Lunch to go. This height requires your best attention and following all the guide’s instructions. Way up takes 4-5 hours. Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own.

Day 6

Breakfast. Free time. You also have some opportunities during the day:

- to visit the Narzan Valley;

- to go on a horse ride;

-to visit a large souvenir market on the Cheget glade, where you can buy some souvenirs of an unforgettable journey;

At additional payment you can have an excursion in the surroundings or go fishing for trout. Or just relax and recharge after a successful tour. Meals on your own.

Day 7

Breakfast. Group transfer to Mineralnye Vody airport (railway station), departure of the group. An individual transfer can be arranged for extra charge.


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Day 1 Arrival to International Airport or at a railway station in Mineralnye Vody, meeting with the representative of the company. Group transfer to the Elbrus region (3.5 – 4 Hours), check-in in a 2* hotel, rest. Walk. Dinner at the hotel on your own. At extra fee you can visit the SPA or sauna. Day 2 After breakfast you will be introduced to the guide, short briefing on the program. If necessary, you can rent the required equipment. This day you’ll ascent to Cheget mountain (3600 metres). After lifting by funicular you will continue your journey walking to Lake Donguzarun Kel. You will observe stunning views of Elbrus and other peaks of Grand Caucasus from sky decks. Lunch boxes. Descending to the Cheget glade. Arrival to the hotel. Rest. Dinner on your own. Day 3 Breakfast at the hotel. A walk to the Observatory (3000m) via the waterfall Girlish braids (2800M), 6 hours in the way. The trail starts at the foot of the peak Terskol in the village and raises by serpentine road to the waterfalls. Along the way you can see the so-called elevation – changing landscapes and vegetation along with changes of the altitude above sea level. The path starts in the mountain forest zone, from which you will rise higher to the subalpine, or mountain-meadow zone. Another attraction of this route is basalt "pencils", which come to the surface and you can even touch them. The route leads you to your destination – the waterfall itself, broken into hundreds of jets, due to which it got its romantic name. Lunch boxes. After an active day you return to the hotel. Rest. Dinner (on your own). At additional fee you can visit the recreational center, or the sauna. Day 4 After Breakfast, transfer to the gorge Irikchat where you go on a hike (4-6 hours). The valley of the river Irik is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Elbrus region. The river flows from the glacier into the Baksan river near the village of Elbrus. The valley is located between the South-Eastern and Eastern spurs of Elbrus. Its level is 500 m higher then the Baksan valley. Before flowing into the Baksan river it flows in a deep canyon, which hillsides are covered with pine forest. Lunch boxes. Return to the hotel, dinner on your own. Dat 5 Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Azau glade. You’ll go up the cableway to the station Gara-Bashi (3750 m.) Trek up to the Priyut 11 station or higher according to physical abilities of the group. In case you need some additional equipment on this stage you can always rent it. Lunch to go. This height requires your best attention and following all the guide’s instructions. Way up takes 4-5 hours. Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Day 6 Breakfast. Free time. You also have some opportunities during the day: - to visit the Narzan Valley; - to go on a horse ride; -to visit a large souvenir market on the Cheget glade, where you can buy some souvenirs of an unforgettable journey; At additional payment you can have an excursion in the surroundings or go fishing for trout. Or just relax and recharge after a successful tour. Meals on your own. Day 7 Breakfast. Group transfer to Mineralnye Vody airport (railway station), departure of the group. An individual transfer can be arranged for extra charge.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Sun Trek
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