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Mt. Elbrus climb and ski-tour to Mount Elbrus

Mt. Elbrus climb and ski-tour to Mount ElbrusMount Elbrus one of the 7 summits, the highest mountain of European continent. It's West summit is 5642 m high, the East one is 21 m shorter -  5621 m.

Mt. Elbrus is situated between the Black and the Caspian sea on territory of the Russian Federation, only 20 km from the Georgian border. Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano. The last explosion occured about 2000 years ago. The two summits of Elbrus are in fact two craters of volcano. Everywhere on its slopes you can see debris of solidified lava.  Mt. Elbrus climb and ski-tour to Mount Elbrus

Who we are and what we offer. The company Elbrus Tours has been organizing climbing Mount Elbrus and other mountains of the world since 2009. Our company is licensed by the Federal Tourism Agency of Russia as an inbound and outbound tour operator (license No. RTO 016287). We currently operate several hotels and mountaineering camps in the south and north of the Elbrus region and can offer you a variety of accommodation options. Since all 20+ our guides speak foreign languages, you can order a private tour for your group or join one of our 150 guaranteed departures in the season 2024 (in July and August our tours starts daily!).  

What can we offer foreign companies and guides. In accordance with Russian laws, only Russian travel companies can carry out activities related to the organization of commercial tours in our country. We provide special conditions for cooperation for travel companies around the world, both by organizing tours for groups of foreign participants and by joining participants to our calendar international groups.

Entry to Russia. As of January 1, 2021, citizens of 60 states have the right to visa-free entry to Russia, citizens of another 55 states (Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China (including Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City, Vietnam) can apply for an electronic visa to enter Russia for $ 52 for up to 15 days by submitting an application on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia no earlier than 40 days and no later than 4 days before the date of the intended entry into Russia. Citizens of other countries can obtain visas at the Consular offices of Russia in their countries after receiving an invitation from us immediately after booking a tour.

Change and cancellation policies. Changing the date of the tour no later than 30 days before its start is carried out without penalty, cancellation of the tour 30 days in advance or later - with a penalty of $ 50,0; change of the tour date in 1-29 days - with a penalty of $ 50,0; cancellation of the tour 1-29 days in advance - with a penalty of $ 100,0. Tour participant change - no penalty. Cancellation of the tour in case of the inability to obtain a Russian visa is carried out without a penalty. 

When booking tours before 20th of March, 2024, we provide a 10% discount for one participant or 15% for two or more participants!

Dates in season 2024 ->

Dates in season 2024


South Route, 8 days: Standard – $ 1240, Comfort - $ 1590, VIP (Leaprus) - $1690 

South Route, 8 days: dates in 2024 ->

South Route, 8 days (VIP, Leaprus): dates in 2024 ->

South Route, 9 days: Standard - $ 1320, Comfort - $ 1690, VIP - $ 1790

South Route, 9 days: dates in 2024 ->

South Route, 9 days (VIP, Leaprus): dates in 2024 ->

South Route, 10 days: Standard - $ 1390, Comfort - $ 1790, VIP - $ 1950 

South Route, 10 days: dates in 2024 ->

Traverse Route from South to North, 10 days: Standard - $ 1550, Comfort - $ 1950, VIP - $ 2090 

Traverse Route from South to North, 10 days: dates in 2024 ->



North Route, 10 days: Standard - $ 1250, Comfort - $ 1570 

North Route, 10 days: dates in 2024 ->

North Route, 11 days: Standard - $ 1390, Comfort - $ 1730 

June July August
 28.06 - 08.07   05.07 - 15.07 
 12.07 - 22.07 
 19.07 - 29.07 
 26.07 - 05.08  
02.08 - 12.08
09.08 - 19.08
16.08 - 26.08
23.08 - 02.09
30.08 - 09.09
North Route, 11 days: dates in 2024 ->

Traverse Route from North to South, 11 daysStandard - $ 1550, Comfort - $ 1880

Traverse Route from North to South, 11 days: dates in 2024 ->     

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Mt. Elbrus climb and ski-tour to Mount Elbrus

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Reports and feedbacks

Uday P., August 2019

Dear Irina,

This is to thank you for all the arrangements you did for our recent Elbrus Climb, 11th to 18th August 2019. I am also sorry that we couldn't meet in person.

Your base-camp team at Terskol is wonderful. The caring, helping and loving attitude of Anastasia is worthy of appreciation. The very wonderful gift by her on my birthday was beyond any thing. Her other team at rentals and office was very efficient. The accommodation and food arrangements both at Terskol and summit camp was good. The reception and pick-up at Mineralnye Vody airport was a big relief for us in a foreign country.

Our Trek Guide, Dana, was very efficient and helping. Her guidance made the climb easier for all our team-mates. I also must thank you for a very efficient team on slopes for the acclimatization and summit climbs.

Although I could not summit myself, you made my Elbrus climb a memorable event, witch I shall cherish throughout my life.

With all this, I shall always recommend Elbrus Tours to all my trekking friends.

Thanks again and with regards.


Lucie K., France, August 2019

I’d like to thank to Elbrus Tour agency for the great organisation of Kazbek trek starting August 10th. I was very happy with Dimitri's job and the wonderful mindset of all participants !

Also, I enjoyed the guidance of Levin (2nd guide for the assomption day) ! Wish you all the Best 

Williams B. P., July 2019

Irina, The adventure with Boris was excellent. We climbed in a speed record the peak of Elbrus. Boris was a very knowledgeable and experienced guide to climb with.  I felt safe and challenged during my ascent.

Ciao, Williams. B P.

David C., July 2019

Great trip, thanks for all your help.

Boris was really super at making sure everything we had hoped for happened by adapting plans to suit both our needs and changeable weather conditions! I would not hesitate to come again with you on another trip or recommend you to others



Mart V., Holland, July 2019

Hi Alyona, Back in Holland again and still enjoying the memory of a super stay with Elbrus tours.

More than complements for the organisation, Top!!

Everything was well arranged, the Hotel and also the refuge at 3800 meters where very nice.

Misha, our guide is very professional wich bennefits the hole group.

Being on summit last Friday is an extra nice accomplice than.

Thanks also for our mail contact, always very nice, correct and fast answering.

I will recommend Elbrus Tours to all my friends, hoping they will also join you for some trip.

I have been traveling and climbing all over the world with different organisations but you're on top of all of them.

Thanks again for everything and hope to join again in the near future

Best regards, Mart V.

Rodney W., USA, June 2019

Dear Sergey (and anyone else at Elbrus tours that may see this - Anastasia, Maria, Filip …),

I just arrived back in the US after being gone the last 2 weeks and the final 8 days in Spain and I wanted to reach out to let you know how much we appreciated the excellent service that we received while in Russia to climb Elbrus. Of course, we were delighted to make the summit and the services you provided certainly helped with that. More importantly, however, the kindness and professionalism we received at every step of our journey is a true testament to your company and the people you employ. I cannot think of one item of constructive criticism I can share, as each person (or persons) we interacted with were a pleasure to be with and I would rate highly in whatever role they played.

I must take a brief moment to let you know that Maria (at the airport in MRV) is a true gem and we will never forget her kindness. She went out of her way to not only take our lost luggage from Moscow to her home and then meet up with us there so we could get it back, but she also took incredible care of us on the day of our departure and made sure all of our needs were taken care of. Truly, well above and beyond the normal job description and we appreciated it very much. Also, Filipencko (our guide) took extremely good care of us on the mountain and helped to make the climb truly memorable in our short time-frame.

Thank you again for the wonderful service and we hope our reviews expressed how satisfied we were with your company and how much we would recommend you in the future.

Very best, Rodney 

Stefan O., Sweden, July 2018

Hi Irina, We are now on our way back to Sweden after a lovely time in Russia. I wanted to say thank you for a great arrangement. All was beyond our expectations. Our guide, Slava, was excellent!

Thanks again, Stefan

Anne Musta, June 2018

Dear Irina, I made it to the summit on 25.5.! :) Ekaterina was such a great guide and I'm very grateful of all your help! Thank you once again! Have a nice summer! :)

Kind regards, Anne 

Radu and Julius C., Sweden, 2017

Thank you for a well planned, smooth and pleasant expedition to Elbrus! Everything worked very well. Our special thanks to our wonderful guide, Ksenia. She was great. We felt safe with her and she took very well care of us. I will send you a separate mail for her, which maybe you could forward to her.

All the best, Radu and Julius 

Michael, Germany, 2017

Annette and I are well back in Munich / Germany, we will say thank you very much for this great Tour. Johnny is a very friendly and helpful guide. We are so happy that we reach the summit Elbrus.

Uli, Germany, 2017

I would like you to know that we really enjoyed this journey with your company into the russian caucasus.
Your quick services, good information, the phantastic planning of pick up and bring service, the very great mountainguide Vladimir, and all other things were perfectly organized!

Ben Muttingly, USA, 2016

Thank you Elbrus Tours for an amazing experience. Everything from the time we got picked up to the time we left was absolutely incredible. Dmitry Ermakov (our main guide) was AWESOME! All 14 of us summited, but more importantly we met great people, shared laughter, sweat, and determination. Irina with administration answered all my questions, everyone was friendly, the food was excellent, and our non-traditional traverse from South to North went smoothly. I can't say enough good things about our experience. I hope to be back again and run another Mountain Medicine CME with Wild Med Adventures, LLC in the future.

Jim Meseck, 2016

Thank you and the Elbrus Tours staff for providing a wonder and safe opportunity to experience Russia and Mt. Elbrus. Everything went smoothly despite my mistake resulting in missing my flight. I had a great time with the other team members, the guide Ivan, the assistant guides, and the hut staff. Thank you so much for your role in allowing me this opportunity.

I want to single out for praise the guide Ivan. He did a great job. It was very impressive to see him concerned with our safety and seemingly being everywhere at once on the summit morning. He is a talented mountaineer. I hope Elbrus Tours considers using him more regularly and more frequently with other tours. He is talented at his job, has a great attitude and made me feel like he genuinely cared about my wellbeing. Thank you once again and good luck with all your future endeavors.

Pachi Navajas, 2016
I am writing to let you know that I am very satisfied with the service we received from Elbrus Tours in our 2-9th August expedition. In particular, our guide Vasili did a fantastic job. 

In summary, we plan to work with Elbrus Tours again in our 2017 expeditions.

Take care

Phil Langer, Germany, 2016

I just want to let you know that I had a great time at Mt. Elbrus and came back well to Germany on Monday. The tour organization, the conditions at Base and High Camp and of course the guide were excellent! Thanks for your support in making such a wonderful experience possible!

Denis Kostyuk, Russia, 2016

Elbrus Tours is a really customer-oriented company that has experienced guides and trusted infrastructure. These guys make their best for you to reach the summit. You will be satisfied with the service and hospitality level.

Bruce Muttingly, USA, 2016

It was an incredibly well run trip....Many thanks to Dmitry Ermakov and the other Elbrus Tours guides for an outstanding experience!

Jonathan Jubber, South Africa, 2014   I work for a South African mountaineering company, we have begun to send clients from SA to Russia and our experiences have been good. I hiked with Andrey this September and he is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. As a guide he is very strong and knowledgeable - his friendliness is also legendary. He has inspired me to promote climbing Elbrus to people who live in Southern Africa.

Other people who stand out are Andera. I worked with her in the base camp kitchen when it was very busy and the positive energy that she has was very good for our clients.

Kisur was contracted in from Nepal to work as a cook at high camp. His Nepalese friendliness and very good cooking skills were very welcome up there by the glacier; I think he motivated our group a lot by being very strong and very humble.

Andrew Bradley, UK, 2014
Just to say also that myself and my son thoroughly enjoyed the whole adventure and thought your service, in particular the friendliness and willingness of Vladimir who I must say was superb throughout our trip.
I would now class him as a friend and not just a guide.
Your infrastructure on the mountain was better than any of the other companies and it's great to see you investing so much in great idea.

Régis VANHASBROUCK, France, 2014  
hi, all my thanks to elbrustours for the good organisation of the travel at elbrus north road (7.08)... specially to the guide Vladimir.
I 'm very happy to get the summit with Petr, an other guest.
It was a pleasure to share this travel with russian people.

Gary Blake, South Africa, 2014


Many thanks for the great trip I had to climb Mt Elbrus, I enjoyed it tremendously and had a fantastic time, helped by Misha who did a lot for me.

Please send me Misha’s email address so that I can contact him directly to thank him for his help.


Johannesburg, ZA

Zivko Temelkovski, Macedonian Mountaineering Federation, 2014

Hello Anastasia,

I first want to thank you for the beautiful organization of your agency. I think that our cooperation will continue. I will recommend your agency to other groups.

Special Greetings and thanks for the guide Valery with whom I became a friend

Mt. Elbrus climb and ski-tour to Mount Elbrus     "There was a lot of uncertainly leading up to this climb of Elbrus. Back in February there were a couple terrorist incidents reported in the news. Three Russian skiers were killed and others injured when their van was stopped by armed men on the way to the Mt Elbrus ski area. An explosion on Elbrus brought down some gondola cars on the ski lift. The government responded by engaging and killing terrorists in a battle near the mountain. The mountain was closed for a few weeks and then reopened. Things then stayed quiet in the area. Just weeks before we were to leave for Elbrus the mountain was closed again. There had not been any new incidents to trigger this closing. Only the onset of summer.
     Meanwhile we had our visas, paid for plane tickets and arranged and paid for tours of Moscow and St Petersburg. Cancelling the trip entirely was not a reasonable option for us. Even if we couldn’t go to the mountain we were going to Russia. But we did want to climb.
.." Read the the report

     Dear Anastasia,
We are already in our usual lifes, you know, working, family, children, friends and so on. Elbrus seems to be very far and long now. Nevertheless we want to thank you and the whole team of your company for your good organisation and professionality. A special comment about the guide, Andrei ( or Andri, or, I don’t know the spelling), he is a great ‘professional’.
Do you organise expedition to other mountains? If so, please, let us have your proposals.
Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Mt. Elbrus climb and ski-tour to Mount Elbrus
Liebe Anastasia,
es war eine tolle Tour.
Vielen Dank an Dich und an Yuri!
Euer Wolfgang Berger

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