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Kazbek + Elbrus
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CAUCASUS

KAZBEK + ELBRUS CLIMB, 14 days

 

Expedition Itinerary:

Day 1 Flight Moscow - Vladikavkaz. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer Vladikavkaz – Tmenikau village (1700m). Walking through high Karmadon gorge till the thermal sources (2300m). Overnight in tents.
Day 3 Ascent from thermal sources till the height 2860 m. Set up of Base Camp.
Day 4 Acquaintance with high altitude areas of Kazbek-Djimaray massif, acclimatization hike till 3700m., overnight in Base Camp.
Day 5 Beginning of an ascent, hike till Kazbek plateau (4200m), overnight in tents.
Day 6 Summit day: Early morning start at 3 a.m., ascent on the summit (5033m), return to the Kazbek plateau, overnight in tents. (~ 7-8 hours)
Day 7 Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 8 Descent: Kazbek plateau – Base Camp – Tmenikau village. Transfer to Vladikavkaz. Hotel accommodation.
Day 9 Transfer Vladikavkaz – Baksan Valley, 2200 m (4 h). Hotel accommodation.
Day 10 Drive by cable car and chair lift to the high altitude hut. Hike to the Priyut Hut, 4200 m (1,5-2 h). Overnight in the mountain hut.
Day 11 Hike to Pastukhov Rocks, 4700 m (3-4 h). Overnight in the mountain hut.
Day 12 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 13 Reserve day or return to the hotel.
Day 14 Transfer Baksan Valley - Mineralny Vody airport (or Vladikavkaz airport). Departure home.

 

Dates of the tour:

Regular groups: You can choose the convenient dates and we will organize the program for you.
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 Vladikavkaz and Mineralny Vody;
  • transfer airport – hotel – airport in Vladikavkaz;
  • DBL accommodation in hotel*** in Vladikavkaz, FB (2 nights);
  • transfer from Vladikavkaz to Tmenikau village (Base Camp) and back;
  • tents in sleeping places;
  • cook and crockery during the Kazbek itinerary, FB (lunch package during daytime trekking);
  • Russian mountain guide during Kazbek program (from Base Camp till Base Camp);
  • radio communication and fixed ropes;
  • transfer Vladikavkaz – Terskol;
  • transfer Terskol – Mineralny Vody airport (or Vladikavkaz airport);
  • DBL room in hotel in Terskol, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (2 nights);
  • accommodation in “Barrels” or another mountain hut, FB (3 nights);
  • cook and crockery in mountain hut;
  • Russian mountain guide during Elbrus program;
  • lifts;
  • all land transfers according to the program;
  • all local and state taxes and fees;
  • border permits;
  • police registration (OVIR);
  • permit to the National Parks;
  • permit to Elbrus climbing;
  • assistance of German or English,- speaking representative of “Top-Travel”.

 

Not included:

  • air ticket Moscow-Vladikavkaz-Moscow (or Moscow Vladikavkaz; Mineralny Vody – Moscow);
  • 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;
  • additional night in hotel in Vladikavkaz in case of early descent;
  • cash for extra expenses;
  • excess baggage fees and departure taxes.