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Bezengi + Elbrus (14 days)
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CAUCASUS

BEZENGI + ELBRUS TREKKING, 14 days

 

Expedition Itinerary:

Day 1* Arrival to Mineralny Vody. Meeting in the airport with our representative. Bus transfer to the “Bezengi” Alp. Camp (5 h). Accommodation.
Day 2 The easy trekking to the Mizilgi Valley, waterfalls, lunch on the way. Return to the Alp. Camp “Bezengi”.
Day 3 Trekking tour to Bezengi Glacier (second name of Bezengi – “Small Himalayas”, because of the beautiful Bezengi wall). Return to the Alp. Camp (6 h).
Day 4 Day tour to “Warm Corner” Valley (to the left from Mizilgi Valley). Return to the Alp. Camp (App. 6 h).
Day 5 Trekking along Bezengi glacier till the bivouac “Baran-Kosh" (4-5 hours). Bezengi glacier – is one of the biggest in Kaucasus. His long is 10,5km. Return to the Alp. Camp.
Day 6 Bus transfer to the Adyr-Su Valley, 2100 m (4 hours). Accommodation in “Ullu-Tau” Alp. camp.
Day 7 Trekking tour to Mestia Hut (3350 m). Return to the Alp. camp.
Day 8 Transfer to Terskol. Accommodation in the hotel. Trekking tour to the local Observatory, 3000m. Return to the hotel.
Day 9 Day 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 10 Bus transfer to the Adyl-Su Valley. Trekking to the “Green hotel” bivouac (4 h). Return to the hotel in Terskol.
Day 11 Trekking to “Tiger Rocks” Peak, 3450 m (7-8 h). Return to the hotel.
Day 12 Drive by cable car and chair lift to the high altitude hut. Trekking to the Priyut Hut, 4200 m (1,5-2 h). The closest viewpoint on Elbrus. Stop to make photos and take a lunch. Return to the hotel.
Day 13 Transfer Baksan Valley - spa town Pyatigorsk, (25 km from Mineralny Vody). Hotel accommodation.
Day 14 Transfer to the airport. Flight home.

REMARK: in case of later arrival in Minaralny Vody in Day 1, the group will be accommodated in hotel in Pyatigorsk and will go to Bezengi in Day 2. Dates of the tour:

Dates of the tour:

Regular groups: 26.06. – 09.07.2012 10.07. – 23.07.2012
Individual tour: You can choose the convenient dates and we will organize the program for you.

 

It is included:

  • visa support;
  • assistance in the airports in Mineralny Vody;
  • all overland transfers by the program;
  • accommodation in DBL rooms in “Bezengi” Camp, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (5 nights);
  • accommodation in DBL rooms in “Ullu Tau” Camp, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (2 nights);
  • DBL rooms in hotel in Terskol, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (5 nights);
  • DBL rooms in hotel “Intourist” in Pyatigorsk, BB (1 night);
  • Russian mountain guide;
  • lifts;
  • cargo lift in Adyr-Su Valley;
  • all local and state taxes and fees;
  • permit to the National Parks;
  • police registration (OVIR);
  • permit to the border zone;
  • assistance of German or English,- speaking representative of Top-Travel.

 

Not included:

  • air ticket “Moscow – Mineralny Vody – Moscow”;
  • SNGL accommodation (in Terskol and Pyatigorsk);
  • 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;
  • excess baggage fees and departure taxes.