ELBRUS CLASSIC CLIMB - 5642 m, 8 days


Expedition Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Mineralny Vody. Bus transfer to the Baksan Valley, 2200 m (3-4 h). Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Acclimatization tour to Cheget Cupola. Chair lift to the middle station, 2700 m, then hike to Cheget Cupola, 3450 m. A magnificent viewpoint over Elbrus. Return to the hotel (app. 4 h).
Day 3 Acclimatization tour to the local Observatory, 3000m. Return to the hotel.
Day 4 Drive by cable car and chair lift to the high altitude hut. Acclimatization ascent to the Priyut Hut, 4200 m (1,5-2 h). Overnight in the mountain hut.
Day 5 Acclimatization ascent up to Pastukhov Rocks, 4700 m (3-4 h). Overnight in the mountain hut.
Day 6 Summit day: early start at 3:00 a.m. Ascent of the western summit, 5642 m (10 - 12 h). Overnight in the mountain hut.
Day 7 Reserve day or return to the hotel.
Day 8 Transfer Baksan Valley - Mineralny Vody airport. Departure home.


Dates of the tour:

Regular groups: 03.07. – 10.07.2012 30.07. – 06.08.2012 06.08. – 13.08.2012
Individual tour: You can choose the convenient dates and we will organize the program for you.


It is included:

  • visa support;
  • assistance in the airport in Mineralny Vody;
  • transfer Min.Vody - Terskol - Min.Vody;
  • DBL room in hotel in Terskol, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (4 nights);
  • accommodation in “Barrels” or another mountain hut, FB (3 nights); - cook and crockery in mountain hut;
  • Russian mountain guide; - lifts; - all land transfers according to the program; - all local and state taxes and fees;
  • permit to the National Park;
  • police registration (OVIR);
  • permit to Elbrus climbing;
  • assistance of German or English,- speaking representative of Top-Travel.


Not included:

  • SNGL accommodation;
  • all personal climbing equipment gear;
  • any expenses due to early arrival or late departure (out of dates fixed by program);
  • accident and rescue insurance;
  • cash for extra expenses;
  • snowcat to Pastukhov Rocks;
  • excess baggage fees and departure taxes.