Elbrus Mountain Summit (alt. 5621 m.). East route.

Dates: 8th - 18th July; 18th - 28th August 2018

1.jpgType of activity: mountaineering, mountain trekking
Area: Caucasus
Duration: 11 days
Tour cost (all inclusive): 32 000 RUB (per person if in final group of 4 people and more), 35 000 RUB (per person if in final group will be 3 persons), 43 000 RUB (per person if in final group will be 2 persons).
Price includes: guides (one guide + one assistant for the group more than 4 persons, two guides for the group 8 persons and more); three meals food for active part of the tour (hot breakfast, lunch box and hot dinner); tents and common gear; registration of the group in Ministry of Emergency situation; first aid; transfes (Mineralnye Vody - Prielbrysje - Mineralnye Vody), transfers by program; staying in the hotels.
Price doesn't include: flight to Mineralnye Vody and back; food while transfer; rent of gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack); rent of alpine gear (crampons, ice axe, carabiners, helmet, harness); permission to climb Elbrus - 1200 rubles per person; insurance (outdoor + medical).
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Oshkhamakho or Mountain of the happiness - so Kabardian language is the title of Elbrus Mountain. Once there was a volcano Elbrus, but long since extinct, and covered with glaciers.

Elbrus Summit Tour with professional guides - the ascent to the highest peak not only in Russia but also in Europe. Elbrus Mountain is located on the border of Kabardino-Balkaria Region and Karachay-Cherkessia Region, altitude 5642 meters.

The classic summit of Elbrus Mountain is from the South. We do summit of Elbrus Mountain by the eastern slope. The Eastern slope of Elbrus less frequented by tourists and climbers. You will pass through the picturesque gorge with seltzer mineral springs and beautiful waterfalls. The route follow through the wilderness Elbrus: majestic peaks, untouched nature, pine and beech forests, wild rivers. There is no cableway and snow groomers!

In one place along the way, you will try some local cuisine (traditional cheese, mutton and legendary national drink ayran).

Elbrus Mountain Summit from the east is not suitable for beginners. Alpine experience for this tour is required.

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All routes Elbrus:

- South

- North

- West

Important details 

  • Mountain trekking experience is desirable, but not mandatory.

  • The group from 3 to 12 people.

  • The program begins and ends in Mineralnye Vody.

  • The program is not final and can be adjusted depending on weather conditions, status of members and other circumstances.

  • Weather: on the eastern slopes of Elbrus Mountain (alt. 2500 m.) during summer air temperature from +10°C to +25°C, Spring and Autumn from 0°C to +20°C. On altitude 3800 m. summer air temperature from -5º to +20°C.

  • You booking tour by 15% deposit. In case of refusal to travel no later than one month before the start of the tour, no refund, but remains in your «account» to pay for future adventures throughout the year.

  • Three times meals a day for the period of staying alpine zone: breakfast, dinner, and lunch box for the daytime (sandwiches, dried fruit, biscuits, chocolates). On the summit day we will give you special assault kit supply.

  • Night in the tents during all tour.

  • In case of life danger of the participants, the guide have the right to decide on the descent down the group and cancel the summit.

  • According to the program guide and assisting guides work with groups of 4 or more people.

  • This program is potentially dangerous to the health and life of any of the participants. Guides will provide you with the necessary security, provided you comply with safety regulations.

  • Before summit Elbrus group will registered in the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Contact with rescue team we can all over the route.

    Information about purchasing tickets

    The meeting of group will take place in Mineralnye Vody on the first day of the program first half of the day. It is necessary to arrive before 12:00 local time. You can take your back ticket, on the last day after 15:00 local time.

Day by day description

Day 1. Meeting of the group in Mineralnye Vody. Transfer to the Elbrus Village. Ascent by the Irik River valley till alt. 2400 m. Safety briefing. Night in a tents.

Day 2. Long hiking by the valley of Irikchat River. Visiting place along the way, for trying some local cuisine (traditional cheese, mutton and legendary national drink ayran). Night in the tents (alt. 3200 m.).

Day 3. Hiking to the Irikchat Pass (1B rate alt. 3667 m.). Night in the tents under the pass.

Day 4. Climbing skills training. Location: Irikchat Glaier. Hiking to the Achkelyakolsky Lava Slope (alt. 4000 m.). Night in the tents near the lake.

Day 5. Hiking to the base camp (so called upper overnight) on Achkelyakolsky Lava Slope (alt. 4500 m.). Hiking to the icy crater. Night in the tents.

Day 6. Acclimatize hiking to the lava slope till alt. 5000 m. Descent. Night in a base camp in the tents (alt. 4500 m.).

Day 7. Summit day. Early wake up time and start. Average time for the summit 12-14 hours. Night in a base camp in the tents.

Day 8. Extra day for bad weather.

Day 9. Descent to the valley of Irikchat River. Night in the tents (alt. 3200 m.).

Day 10. Descent to Elbrus Village. Rest. Sauna. Briefing.

Day 11. Early morning transfer to Mineralnye Vody.

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