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Climbing Elbrus

Climbing ELBRUS

 

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On the roof of Europe STANDARD PROGRAM

Great opportunity to get the overlook of the Great Caucasus from the summit of the European high point (5642m)

Standard program of climbing or ski-touring Elbrus from South, by classical route.

1 day

Arrival to Moscow. Meeting, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels Cosmos ****, "Izmailovo" ***, DBL, BB. Free time. Optional excursion.

2 day

Transfer to the airport "Domodedovo". Flight to Mineralny Vody (S7 1213, at 12.40). Arrival in Mineralny Vody and transfer to the Baksan valley (~4hs). Accommodation is in the hotel "Azau", DBL, BB. Walks.

3 day

Day of acclimatization. After breakfast in the hotel transfer to Cheget (5-20 min), acclimatization ascent of the shoulder of the peak Cheget-bashi (app 3500m, ~4hs with stops for rest and lunch). Transfer back to the hotel.

4 day

Day of acclimatization. After breakfast in the hotel drive to valley Adil-Su. Acclimatization ski-touring or climbing peak Andyrchi, or Kurmychi or to the plateau Kashkatash (3800m) by glacier Kashkatash. Group decide with the guide which route to use depending on weather and snow conditions. Return to the hotel by transport.

5 day

Taking a cable-car for transportation to the station Mir (3500m). Acclimatization walk to the base Bochki (3800m) (Bochki is a iron houses in the view of big tanks for oil, for 4-8 persons) or the place where fired Refuge of 11 stood (2-3 hs of a pleasant walk along the slopes of Elbrus). Overnight at the base Bochki or at the refuge "Diesel Hut" at the place of "Refuge of 11". FB.

6 day

 Acclimatization walk to Pastukhova Rocks (app 4800m, 4-5 hs with stops). Overnight at the base Bochki or "Diesel Hut". FB

7 day

Early morning (at 3-4 o`clock am) start to ascend of the peak Elbrus, its Eastern summit (5621m). If the weather and physical conditions of the members of the group allow climbing Western summit, it is possible to. Descent to the base Bochki or "Diesel Hut". The whole climbing takes approximately 8-9 hours. Overnight is either at the base Bochki or "Diesel Hut" or in the hotel.  

Optional: having the overnight in the tent camp at the altitude of 4200m (near Refuge of 11) or to be transported to the altitude of 4600m by ratruck.

8-9 DAY

Reserve days. During reserve days group is accommodated in the hotel or in the base Bochki and has nice and interesting treks in the valleys of the tributaries of the Baksan river or on the slopes of Elbrus.

 10 DAY

Transfer to the airport Mineralny Vody and flight to Moscow. Meeting in Moscow and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels  Cosmos, "Izmailovo" DBL, BB.

 11 DAY

Transfer to the airport and seeing off.

SEASONS:  APRIL-SEPTEMBER

DATES: ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO\FROM MOSCOW

Prices are given in EUR per pax.

Group of

6

8

10

12

Package price,

1016

888

834

864

Package prices of tour include transport, accommodation, guide(s), cook for high mountain part, cable car tickets, full board in the mountains, border permissions, and Moscow part (accommodation and transfers).

Ask more information by email levmar@tari.ru

 

Additional costs:

1. Flight Moscow-Min Vody-Moscow is not included. At the moment  305 EUR return ticket

2. SGL supplement for the hotel accommodation in Moscow and in Baksan Valley is: 180 EUR per pax. (SGL supplement in Bochki or in Diesel Hut is not possible)

3. Ratruck for luggage Station MIR-Generator, Generator-Station MIR - 200 EUR oneway for the group

4. Ratruck for the group Generator-Pastukhova Rocks - 250 EUR oneway for the group

5. National Park fee - 30 EUR per pax

6. Extra transfer by car in Moscow with assistant - 85 EUR oneway for car with assistant

7. Tips for guide and staff (cooker, additional guides, drivers)

 

Additional programs:

1. Walks, trek tours and climbing in Elbrus region.

2. Ascent of Elbrus from the East (Achkoriakolsky lava flow), and the North (Valley Jilisu with warm Narzan springs and bathes) with or without porters - From the foot of Elbrus by yourself!!!

 

CLIMBING ELBRUS FORM THE  NORTH

Route by the Northern slope of Elbrus is first-climbing route to the East Summit of Elbrus done by kabardinean porter Kilar Khashirov in the frame of the expedition of General Emmanuel in 1829.

North Prielbrusie is not so well known region as South side of it. It is due to lack of roads and infrastructure here. During last one-two years locals start to build here some hotels, start to come to civilization - and thats due to famous mineral springs on the glade Jilisu, known as all-diseases curing water "Narzan". You can bath in the pool with water (gurgling like in jacuzzi) and cure all your sickness.

On the Northern slope of Elbrus there is one hut, not so big, so we should take the tents for accommodation during climbing. Route of climbing is not difficult technically, but long and hard physically. So it is for well trained climbers, having ice, snow technique.

 

1 day

Arrival to Moscow. Meeting, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels Cosmos ****, "Izmailovo", ***, DBL, BB. Free time. Optional excursion.

2 day

Transfer to the airport "Domodedovo". Flight to Mineralny Vody (S7 #1213, at 12.40). Arrival in Mineralny Vody and transfer to the Piatigorsk (25km).  Accommodation in the hotel Piatigorsk or Intourist. Have a nice evening, drinking mineral water for different diseases.

3 day

After early breakfast drive to the start point of the route via Kislovodsk. Approximately 160 km by ground road by off-road truck or jeeps, appr 6 hours - and we are on the glade Jilisu. Fixing the base camp. Walks in surroundings, bathing in the pools with Narzan. Dinner in the camp

4 day

Acclimatization day. Walks to the plateau Irakhisirt under Elbrus, walk to the Emmanuel's Stone, hiking to the summit Surkh (3080m). Lunch pack during walks and dinner in the camp

5 day

After early breakfast acclimatization walk to the Northern Hut (3750m), taking some luggage for next days. Return to the base camp. Lunch-pack for acclimatization and dinner in the camp

6 day

After breakfast climbing to moraine above Northern Hut and fixing the high-mountain camp. Lunch pack and dinner in the camp. Overnight in the camp.

7 day

Taking all tents and luggage and climbing to the Lents's Rocks (apr 4780m). Fixing the camp. Acclimatization climbing over Lents's Rocks, to the altitude 5000-5100m. Lunch pack and dinner and overnight in the camp.

8 DAY

Rest day. Descent to the glade Jilisu, rest on the grass and return to the camp at the Lents's Rocks. Lunch packs and dinner in the camp. (This day can be as reserved for bad weather, additional acclimatization in the camp, so on).

9 DAY

Summit day. Early morning (appr at 03.00) preparation for climbing the top. Start climbing at 04.00 to the Saddle between two summits of Elbrus. Climbing West (5642m) or East (5624m) summits of Elbrus.

Descent by South slope to the Baksan Valley. There are some variants, depending on time - descent to the Valley and overnight in the hotel, or descent to the "Diesel Hut (4050m) and overnight in the hut.

Members of team, who did not reach the summit this day can spend the night in the camp on Lents's Rocks and try again, or descent to the glade Jilisu by the ascent route with next transportation to Piatigorsk.

10 DAY

Reserve day for bad weather.

11 DAY

Rest day in the Baksan valley. Optional excursion to Chegem Valley with visit waterfalls and/or ancient pre-Moslem times burial grounds and watchtowers. Overnight in the hotel in Baksan valley

12 DAY

Transfer to the airport and seeing off. Flight to Moscow by S7 #1214 at 15.00. Arriving in Moscow. Meeting with guide and transfer to the hotel Cosmos or Izmailovo. Overnight.

13 DAY

Transfer to the aiport and flight home.

 

SEASONS:  APRIL-SEPTEMBER

DATES: ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO\FROM MOSCOW

Prices are given in EUR per pax.

Group of

6

8

10

12

Package price,

1116

988

934

964

Package prices of tour include transport, accommodation, guide, cooker for high mountain part, cable car tickets, full board in the mountains, border permissions, and Moscow part (accommodation and transfers).

Flight Moscow-Min Vody-Moscow is not included. At the moment 305 EUR

Additionally - National Park Fee - 30 EUR per pax.

Ask more information by email levmar@tari.ru

 

CLIMBING ELBRUS FORM THE  EAST

by Achkoriakosly lava flow

1 day

Arrival to Moscow. Meeting, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels Cosmos ****, "Izmailovo", ***, DBL, BB. Free time. Optional excursion.

2 day

Transfer to the airport "Domodedovo". Flight to Mineralny Vody (#1213, at 12.40). Arrival in Mineralny Vody and transfer to the Baksan valley (~4hs). Accommodation is in the hotel "Azau", DBL, FB. Walks.

3 day

Transfer to the settlement Elbrus (20 km down of Baksan river) and start of trek to the pass Irikchat. This day we go along river and canyon of river Irik to the junction with its tributary Irikchat (appr 12 km, 3000m). Camp.

4 day

Continue trek to the pass Irikchat (8 km, 3850m) from which we can enjoy the great view of Eastern Ridge Achkoriakolsky Lawa Flow and crater.  And then via snow field to the campsite "Zamok" ("Castle") on the lower part of the ridge. Camp.

5 day

Acclimatization walk to the crater. Camp at "Zamok"

6 day

Climbing with all equipment to the crater and making a camp "Crater" (4800m).

7 day

Climbing over the crater to the campsite "Under the Top" (appr 5500m). If lucky and weather and health conditions allow you can conquer the summit and start the descent. Great opportunity to have a night on the top of the summit and watch the sunrise from the roof of the world! or on the saddle between to heads of Elbrus

8 DAY

If you have a camp "Under the top" you can reach the summit early morning (appr 20 min from the campsite) and observe surroundings from the roof of  the world. Great moment of your life! Descent to the saddle and further to the cable station "Mir". Taking a cable car to the station cable station "Azau" in the Baksan valley. End of adventures.

9-10 days

Reserve days. You can spend them to wait good weather. But if you lucky and weather conditions  allow you to climb the top according to plans you can have an additional nights on the slope of great Elbrus or have a walks in Elbrus region and Baksan tributary valleys.

 11 DAY

Transfer to the airport Mineralny Vody and flight to Moscow. Meeting in Moscow and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation is in the hotels  Cosmos, "Izmailovo", DBL, BB.

 12 DAY

Transfer to the airport and seeing off.

Prices of such tour could be discussed for each group, because some different variants are possible (additional days for trekking, visit valley Jilisu on the North, etc.).

Ask more information by email levmar@tari.ru 

 

3. Ski tour in March and May - proposed dates 15.03-27.03 and 24.04-30.05. The same itinerary, but we offer a ski tour instead of climbing. During reserve days you may have nice and interesting skiing down the slopes of Cheget and Elbrus.