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Climbing Elbrus

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On the roof of Europe – STANDARD PROGRAM

Great opportunity to get the overlook of the Great Caucasus from the summit of the European high point (5642m)

Standard program of climbing or ski-touring Elbrus from South, by classical route.

DAY

ITINERARY

1 day

Arrival to Moscow. Meeting, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels «Cosmos» ****, "Izmailovo" ***, DBL, BB. Free time. Optional excursion.

2 day

Transfer to the airport "Domodedovo". Flight to Mineralny Vody (S7 1213, at 12.40). Arrival in Mineralny Vody and transfer to the Baksan valley (~4hs). Accommodation is in the hotel "Azau", DBL, BB. Walks.

3 day

Day of acclimatization. After breakfast in the hotel transfer to Cheget (5-20 min), acclimatization ascent of the shoulder of the peak Cheget-bashi (app 3500m, ~4hs with stops for rest and lunch). Transfer back to the hotel.

4 day

Day of acclimatization. After breakfast in the hotel drive to valley Adil-Su. Acclimatization ski-touring or climbing peak Andyrchi, or Kurmychi or to the plateau Kashkatash (3800m) by glacier Kashkatash. Group decide with the guide which route to use depending on weather and snow conditions. Return to the hotel by transport.

5 day

Taking a cable-car for transportation to the station “Mir” (3500m). Acclimatization walk to the base “Bochki” (3800m) (“Bochki” is a iron houses in the view of big tanks for oil, for 4-8 persons) or the place where fired “Refuge of 11” stood (2-3 hs of a pleasant walk along the slopes of Elbrus). Overnight at the base “Bochki” or at the refuge "Diesel Hut" at the place of "Refuge of 11". FB.

6 day

Acclimatization walk to Pastukhova Rocks (app 4800m, 4-5 hs with stops). Overnight at the base “Bochki” or "Diesel Hut". FB

7 day

Early morning (at 3-4 o`clock am) start to ascend of the peak Elbrus, its Eastern summit (5621m). If the weather and physical conditions of the members of the group allow climbing Western summit, it is possible to. Descent to the base “Bochki” or "Diesel Hut". The whole climbing takes approximately 8-9 hours. Overnight is either at the base “Bochki” or "Diesel Hut" or in the hotel.
Optional: having the overnight in the tent camp at the altitude of 4200m (near Refuge of 11) or to be transported to the altitude of 4600m by ratruck.

8-9 day

Reserve days. During reserve days group is accommodated in the hotel or in the base “Bochki” and has nice and interesting treks in the valleys of the tributaries of the Baksan river or on the slopes of Elbrus.

10 day

Transfer to the airport Mineralny Vody and flight to Moscow. Meeting in Moscow and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels “Cosmos”, "Izmailovo" DBL, BB.

11 day

Transfer to the airport and seeing off.

SEASONS:  APRIL-SEPTEMBER           

DATES: ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO\FROM MOSCOW          

Prices are given in EUR per pax.         

Group of

6

8

10

12

Package price

1016

888

834

864

Package prices of tour include transport, accommodation, guide(s), cook for high mountain part, cable car tickets, full board in the mountains, border permissions, and Moscow part (accommodation and transfers).

Ask more information by email levmar@tari.ru

Additional costs:

  1. Flight Moscow-Min Vody-Moscow is not included. At the moment – 305 EUR return ticket
  2. SGL supplement for the hotel accommodation in Moscow and in Baksan Valley is: 180 EUR per pax. (SGL supplement in Bochki or in Diesel Hut is not possible)
  3. Ratruck for luggage Station MIR-Generator, Generator-Station MIR - 200 EUR oneway for the group
  4. Ratruck for the group Generator-Pastukhova Rocks - 250 EUR oneway for the group
  5. National Park fee - 30 EUR per pax
  6. Extra transfer by car in Moscow with assistant - 85 EUR oneway for car with assistant
  7. Tips for guide and staff (cooker, additional guides, drivers)

Additional programs:

  1. Walks, trek tours and climbing in Elbrus region.
  2. Ascent of Elbrus from the East (Achkoriakolsky lava flow), and the North (Valley Jilisu with warm Narzan springs and bathes) with or without porters - From the foot of Elbrus by yourself!!!
CLIMBING ELBRUS FORM THE NORTH
Route by the Northern slope of Elbrus is first-climbing route to the East Summit of Elbrus done by kabardinean porter Kilar Khashirov in the frame of the expedition of General Emmanuel in 1829.

North Prielbrusie is not so well known region as South side of it. It is due to lack of roads and infrastructure here. During last one-two years locals start to build here some hotels, start to come to civilization - and that’s due to famous mineral springs on the glade Jilisu, known as all-diseases curing water "Narzan". You can bath in the pool with water (gurgling like in jacuzzi) and cure all your sickness.

On the Northern slope of Elbrus there is one hut, not so big, so we should take the tents for accommodation during climbing. Route of climbing is not difficult technically, but long and hard physically. So it is for well trained climbers, having ice, snow technique.

CLIMBING ELBRUS FORM THE EAST

by Achkoriakosly lava flow

DAY

ITINERARY

1 day

Arrival to Moscow. Meeting, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels «Cosmos» ****, "Izmailovo", ***, DBL, BB. Free time. Optional excursion.

2 day

Transfer to the airport "Domodedovo". Flight to Mineralny Vody (#1213, at 12.40). Arrival in Mineralny Vody and transfer to the Baksan valley (~4hs). Accommodation is in the hotel "Azau", DBL, FB. Walks.

3 day

Transfer to the settlement Elbrus (20 km down of Baksan river) and start of trek to the pass Irikchat. This day we go along river and canyon of river Irik to the junction with its tributary Irikchat (appr 12 km, 3000m). Camp.

4 day

Continue trek to the pass Irikchat (8 km, 3850m) from which we can enjoy the great view of Eastern Ridge – Achkoriakolsky Lawa Flow – and crater. And then via snow field to the campsite "Zamok" ("Castle") on the lower part of the ridge. Camp.

5 day

Acclimatization walk to the crater. Camp at "Zamok"

6 day

Climbing with all equipment to the crater and making a camp "Crater" (4800m).

7 day

Climbing over the crater to the campsite "Under the Top" (appr 5500m). If lucky and weather and health conditions allow – you can conquer the summit and start the descent. Great opportunity to have a night on the top of the summit and watch the sunrise from the roof of the world! or on the saddle between to heads of Elbrus

8 day

If you have a camp "Under the top" you can reach the summit early morning (appr 20 min from the campsite) and observe surroundings from the roof of the world. Great moment of your life! Descent to the saddle and further to the cable station "Mir". Taking a cable car to the station cable station "Azau" in the Baksan valley. End of adventures.

9-10 day

Reserve days. You can spend them to wait good weather. But if you lucky and weather conditions allow you to climb the top according to plans – you can have an additional nights on the slope of great Elbrus or have a walks in Elbrus region and Baksan tributary valleys.

11 day

Transfer to the airport Mineralny Vody and flight to Moscow. Meeting in Moscow and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels “Cosmos”, "Izmailovo", DBL, BB.

12 day

Transfer to the airport and seeing off.

Prices of such tour could be discussed for each group, because some different variants are possible (additional days for trekking, visit valley Jilisu on the North, etc.).

Ask more information by email levmar@tari.ru

Ski tour in March and May - proposed dates 15.03-27.03 and 24.04-30.05. The same itinerary, but we offer a ski tour instead of climbing. During reserve days you may have nice and interesting skiing down the slopes of Cheget and Elbrus.