ELBRUS CLASSIC CLIMB - 5642 m, 15 days (with Moscow program)


Expedition Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Moscow. Flight to Mineralny Vody. Meeting in the airport with our representative. Bus transfer to the Adyr-Su Valley, 2100 m (3 h). Accommodation in “Ullu-Tau” alpine camp (in chalet).
Day 2 Acclimatization tour to Mestia Hut (3350 m). Return to the alpine camp.
Day 3 Trekking tour from “Ullu-Tau” through Koyavgan pass (3572m) to Adyl-Su Valley. Accommodation in Sport Camp “Djantugan” (2300 m).
Day 4 Trekking tour to Bashkara glacier (2780 m). Great view on the Main Caucasian ridge with peaks Bzgedukh, “Free Spain”, etc. Transfer to Azau at the evening. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 5 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 6 Acclimatization tour to the local Observatory, 3000m. Return to the hotel.
Day 7 Trekking to “Tiger Rocks”, 3450 m (7-8 h). Return to the hotel.
Day 8 Trekking in the Irik-Chat Valley to the waterfall (4-5 h). Return to the hotel.
Day 9 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 10 Acclimatization ascent up to Pastukhov Rocks, 4700 m (3-4 h). Overnight in the mountain hut.
Day 11 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 12 Reserve day or return to the hotel.
Day 13 Transfer Baksan Valley - Mineralny Vody airport. Flight to Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 14 Sightseeing tour in Moscow. Free time at the evening.
Day 15 Transfer to the airport. Flight home.

REMARK: in case of later arrival in Mineralny Vody in Day 1, the group will be accommodated in hotel in Pyatigorsk and will go to Adyr-Su Valley in Day 2.


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 airports in Moscow and Mineralny Vody;
  • transfers in Moscow “airport – hotel – airport”;
  • hotel in Moscow (3*, 10 min on foot from Red Square), BB (2 nights);
  • bus city tour in Moscow; - air ticket “Moscow – Mineralny Vody – Moscow”;
  • transfer Min.Vody - Adyr-Su; Adyl-Su - Terskol – Min.Vody;
  • DBL room in hotel in Terskol, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (6 nights);
  • accommodation in alpine camp “Ullu-Tau” in Adyr-Su, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (2 nights);
  • accommodation in Sport camp “Djantugan” in Adyl-Su, FB (breakfast, lunch packet, dinner) (1 night);
  • 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.