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Trekking - Mount Elbrus - the Top of Europe - 5642 m

Trekking in Russia

The following itinerary is a working guide only and might be a subject to change due to local conditions, weather and governmental restrictions

Day 1

Arrive in Mineralnye Vody. Transfer to Baksan Valley, hotel.

Day 2

Acclimatisation walk to the Cheget Peak, 3404m. Magnificent viewpoints over Elbrus. Hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Azau station. Cable ways up to 3800m. Acclimatisation walk up to 4400m. Night at the mountain hut at 3800m.

Day 4

Acclimatisation walk to Pastukhova Rocks, 4800m. Return to the hut.

Day 5

Attempt on Elbrus.

Day 6

Spare day to attempt on Elbrus*.

Day 7

Descend by cable ways and drive back to the hotel in Baksan Valley. Hotel.

Day 8

Drive to Mineralnye Vody airport for the flight home.

* If Elbrus is climbed on day 5 we will descend to the hotel and some valley walks will be organized.

Food: Included
Transfer: Included
Country: Russia
Airport: Mineralnye Vody (flying via Moscow)
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Russia
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): No
Guide Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Geographic Bureau
Min group size: 6
Max group size: 12
Duration: 8
Provided Accommodation: Hotel
Included in service: Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy; Mountain hut - common rooms; group transfers as per itinerary; English-speaking guide; Assistant guides on Elbrus Summit day. Our guide/client ratio on the Summit day is 1/3; All food in Elbrus area; Cook in the mountain huts; Group cooking equipment; Group climbing equipment; Elbrus cable ways; All the necessary permits; OVIR registration; Russian entry visa support.
Not included in Service: Flights; Individual airport transfers; Personal equipment; Visa fee.
Equipment to bring: Crampons, ice-axe, walking poles, appropritate clothes (detailed list & instructinos will be send after booking)
Recommended Season:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Guaranteed departure dates: 25.06.2016; 16.07.2016; 06.08.2016
Remarks: Private groups and individual trips are always possible.
Terms and Conditions: We require a 10% non-refundable deposit to be paid upon booking. The rest of the balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure.
Listing created Oct 15, 2015

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