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Mt. Elbrus Traverse


Mt. Elbrus traverse from South to North 2020

Traverse route allows you to see more of Mount Elbrus and to enjoy the advantages of both routes. This route is as easy and comfortable as the south one, and as scenic and close to nature as the north one. The itinerary is designed for 10 days. Previous mountain experience is not necessary.



Mt. Elbrus Accommodation:

Terskol – hotel with breakfast, lunch and dinner (DBL or TPL)
High camp_south side – hut (mixed dorm)
High camp_north side – hut (mixed dorm)
                                
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Base camp_north side – tents (DBL) or hut (mixed dorm)                                      
Kislovodsk – hotel with breakfast (DBL or TPL)


 

Dates in season 2020

When booking tours before October 15, a discount of 12% is provided, for 2 or more participants - 15%

Traverse Route from South to North, 10 days: Standard - €1190, Comfort - €1490

April - May June July August
22.05 - 31.05 16.06 - 25.06
30.06 - 09.07
14.07 - 23.07
28.07 - 06.08
11.08 - 20.08

Traverse Route from North to South, 11 days: Standard - €1190, Comfort - €1395

June July August
08.06 - 18.06
22.06 - 02.07
06.07 - 16.07
20.07 - 30.07
03.08 - 13.08
17.08 - 27.08
 
 
Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival at Mineralnye Vody, transfer to town of Terskol
Day 2. Acclimatization hike to peak Terskol (3100 m). Overnight at hotel
Day 3. Acclimatization hike to Mt. Cheget (3400 m). Overnight at hotel
Day 4. Ascent by cable car to Mir station.  Acclimatization hike up from Mir (3500 m) to Priut 11 (4100 m). Descent, overnight at hotel
Day 5. Ascent by new cable car to the hut Heart of Elbrus (3900 m). Hike up to 4400-4500 m, descent to the hut. Overnight at the hut. 
Day 6. Acclimatization hike up to Pastukhov Rocks (4800 m). Overnight at the hut
Day 7. Relaxation day. Snow- and ice courses
Day 8. Summit day. Climb to the West summit (5642 m). Descent to the north side high camp (3800 m)
Day 9. Reserve day/ Descent to the north side base camp (2500 m). Drive to town of Kislovodsk (3 hours)
Day 10. Drive from Kislovodsk to Mineralnye Vody airport


Services included:
• Invitation letter for visa
• Local registration
• Airport transfers
• Accommodation at hotel in Terskol (DBL&TPL), at huts (dorm) from the south side, in tents (north side), at hotel in Kislovodsk (DBL&TPL)
• 3 meals a day in Terskol and on the mountain. Cooking services both from north and south are included. Breakfasts in Kislovodsk
• Guides
• National park fee
• Ski lifts
• One summit attempt
• Transfer from the north base camp to Kislovodsk
• Carriage of the personal belongings from Terskol to Kislovodsk (when necessary)
• Climbing certificate


Services not included:
• Private transfer from airport MRV to Terskol/Cheget – €60 
• Private transfer from Kislovodsk to airport MRV - €20
• Single supplement at hotel in Terskol/Cheget – €30
• Riding a snow-cat (around €120 each person)
• Additional summit attempts (€350)
• Equipment hire
• Alcoholic drinks and soft beverages
• Prescheduled return to Kislovodsk at the will of a client (transfer & hotel)
• Lunches and dinners in Kislovodsk
• Mountaineering insurance. It is highly recommended for climbing Mount Elbrus.


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Mt. Elbrus traverse from North to South (11 days)

 
Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival to Mineralnye Vody. Our representative will be waiting for you at 14:00 outside of the arrival hall. Our group transfer is scheduled for 14:30. From the airport we drive to the town of Kislovodsk, the last town before the lower steppes of the Caucasus. We spend the rest of the day sorting our gear and preparing for the climb. Overnight in Kislovodsk.

Day 2. We depart for Basecamp. With the vehicle loaded with all of our gear, a four hour drive takes us into the heart of the lush foothills of the lower Caucasus to Mt. Elbrus Base Camp (2500 m/ 8,064'). Once we establish our Basecamp, we take a short acclimatization hike to explore the remote valley and stretch our legs after the many long hours of travel.

Day 3. Acclimatization hike up to 3100 m. We'll see fascinating stone mushrooms with the hight up to 5 m. It is a good place for rock climbing. Descend to the base camp. Overnight in the Base Camp.

Day 4.
Carry to High Camp. We pack up a portion of our supplies and make a carry to High Camp (3800 m/ 12,300'). After depositing our cache and enjoying the views, we descend back to Base Camp for the night.

Day 5. Move to High Camp. An early start gives us ample opportunity to enjoy the climb up to High Camp. The route from Basecamp takes us above a narrow gorge and out of the high grasslands into the alpine zone, affording stunning views of the glaciers of Mt. Elbrus and the lower steppes of the Caucasus to the north. The last stretch of the climb leads through the jumbled rock moraine along side the Mikelchiran Glacier before cresting a steep pitch and putting us in camp.

Day 6. Acclimatization hike to the Lenz Rocks (4800 m/ 15,200'). The route brings us onto some moderate glacial terrain. We will rope up in order to protect ourselves from the several crevasses we must cross.

Day 7. Relax day. Final preparations are made for Summit Day.

Day 8. Summit Day! After an alpine start we climb from the High Camp across the upper portion of the Mikelchiran Glacier until we reach the Saddle at 5300 m/ 17,700'. Mount Elbrus has two large summit domes and the Saddle separates the East Summit from the West Summit. Both are comparable in size and height. After enjoying the summit and its impressive views of the Caucasus mountain range, we descend back to High Camp «Gara Bashi» on the South side of Elbrus.

Day 9. Today we breakdown our High Camp and descend to our hotel in Baksan Valley for the night. This day can also be used as an extra summit day in case we encounter bad weather or need additional time for acclimatization.

Day 10. Rest Day. Excursions. Celebration dinner. Handing of certificates.

Day 11. Drive to Mineralnye Vody airport early in the morning to be in time for the flight which departs at 11:30. If you need to be at the airport earlier or your flight departs much later, you can order an individual transfer.

 
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