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Elbrus from the South


Elbrus from the South
  • Cost


    10 days


    Three-four-bed tents, as well as guesthouses / hostels


    Republic Of Kabardino-Balkaria, Elbrus




Elbrus is perhaps the most famous mountain peak in Russia. And this is not by chance, Elbrus is both the highest peak in Russia and at the same time available to people with a low level of training. This peak allows you to make a relatively simple ascent in the highlands.

Climbing Elbrus can be compared to a marathon-14 hours of movement (ascent and descent). But this marathon is worth it, because it can become the most vivid memory in your life.


Day 1

Meeting in Pyatigorsk, transfer to Terskol

Elbrus from the South

Day 2

Acclimatization exit to the waterfall “Maiden spit” (2650 m).-105 picket line

Elbrus from the South

Day 3

Ascent to Garabashi (3700 m) by cable car, ice base 3700 mm.

Elbrus from the South

Day 4

105 Piquet-Terskol

Elbrus from the South

Day 5

Terskol-shelter at an altitude of 4000 m.

Day 6

Acclimatization at an altitude of 4700-5000 m.

Elbrus from the South
Elbrus from the South
Elbrus from the South
Elbrus from the South

Day 7

Day of rest, night of ascent

Day 8

Night ascent to Elbrus

Elbrus from the South

Day 9

Spare day in case of bad weather

Day 10

Transfer from Terskol to Pyatigorsk, on the way at the request of the group you can call at the thermal springs.

What is included in cost:

  • full 3 meals a day (during the rise of lunch is replaced by a snack)
  • tent, group equipment, first aid kit
  • guide service
  • bathhouse (on the last day of the route)
  • satellite phone rental
  • migration registration
  • insurance (2000 p. with the call of the helicopter)

What is not included in the cost:

  • transfer-flights to Pyatigorsk and back
  • single tent, sleeping bag, backpack, Mat (rent – on request)
  • mountaineering special equipment (cats, security system, etc.; when renting-on request);
  • visiting cafes / canteens / restaurants
  • accommodation in hostels / hotels / hotel houses before, during and after the route
  • visa (on request, we provide support)
  • translator (on request-we will provide)
  • a porter for the entire part of the route (on request-we provide)

ATTENTION!!! Essential details:

  1. During the hike the instructor reserves the right to make changes to the route
  2. You need a good physical shape, for a comfortable ascent-high-altitude experience preferably at least 3500 m — this or last season)
  3. To participate in the ascent, you must have climbing equipment. It can be rented in Terskol. When applying, we will calculate the approximate cost of the lease and send you recommendations for self-selection.
  4. We will only be able to book your seat on the trip if you pay 30% in advance. If you cancel your trip more than a month before the start of the tour, the prepayment will be refunded in full. If you cancel your reservation less than a month before the start of the tour, the prepayment will not be refunded
Stop dreaming, let’s go on a hike!