Pyatigorsk, Russia
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Elbrus Expedition

Description

Being the highest peak of Europe, Mt Elbrus is still one of the easiest to access and we invite you to try it out! We don’t promise it’ll be easy and smooth but our expert guides will provide you with all the necessary knowledge and methods to make it possible. During this 8-days journey you’ll have all spectrum of emotions, weather conditions, and types of hikes. Regardless of the outcome, you’ll have a lifetime experience which you’ll never forget! Don’t be scared just go for it!

Is this trip for me?

Since we go to the top using the northern path there’s no way to shorten your hike: no cable cars or snow cats. It’s just pure 10-15-hours ascent. Therefore, to join this expedition we expect you to be experienced in multiple-day hikes with backpacks. It’s also highly recommended that you start preparing for this journey a few months before you go: sports training, getting the equipment, and the rest. 

Requirements

Age: 18+
Russian Visa
Equipment: download as PDF

Physical rating
5/5
Service level
3/5

Group size: 3-7 people

Dates #1:    03.07. – 10.07.2020

Dates #2:    14.08. – 21.08.2020

Places left: on request

Price p.P.:   76’000 RUB

[approx. 1100 EUR]
5% discount for the first 3 registrations 

What does your tour coordinator say?

There’s a lot of information available about Elbrus hike which is sometimes quite controversial or superficial. We make sure that you know everything about the hike and finally get to the top!

Kseniia

Full itinerary

DAY 1 - Pyatigorsk - Dzhili-Su Valley

We expect you to come to Pyatigorsk one day earlier so that in the evening before departure you could do the final preparations and packing (hostel is included). In the morning we go strait to the Elbrus area, the valley called Dzhili-Su. 

  • Bus ride: 85 km, 3-4 hours
  • Hike #1: 3 km, 2 hours. Narzan valley Dzhili-Su (2350m) – camp #1 “Silver Spring” (2550 m)
  • Hike #2: 9 km, 4 hours. Acclimatization hike, camp #1 “Silver Spring” (2550 m) – plateau “Stone mushrooms” (3200 m) – return to camp #1 “Silver Spring”.
  • Meals included: lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: camping (tent)
DAY 2 - Acclimatization hike

On this day we carry half of our supplies to a base camp #2

  • Hike: 16 km, 7-8 hours. Camp #1 “Silver Spring” (2550 m) – Camp #2 “Northern Shelter” (3750 m) – Camp #1 “Silver Spring” (2550 m).
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: camping (tent)
DAY 3 - Move to base camp #2
  • Hike: 8 km, 5-6 hours. Camp #1 “Silver Spring” (2550 m) – Camp #2 “Northern Shelter” (3750m)
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: camping (tent)
DAY 4 - Acclimatization day

Acclimatization hike to a glacier

  • Hike: 6 km, 5-6 hours. Camp #2 “Northern Shelter” (3750 m) – Lenz Rocks (4800 m) – Camp #2 “Northern Shelter” (3750 m)
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: camping (tent)
DAY 5 - Resting day

We have a rest and prepare for the summit

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: mountain hut
DAY 6 - Summit day

We leave Camp#2 at midnight for the highest peak of Elbrus.

  • Hike: 10 km, 12-15 hours. Camp #2 “Northern Shelter” (3750m) – western peak of Elbrus (5642 m) – Camp #2 “Northern Shelter” (3750 m)
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: camping (tent)
DAY 7 - Returning to Pyatigorsk

Descending to the Base Camp #1. Return to Pyatigorsk.

  • Hike: 11 km, 5 hours. Camp #2 “Northern Shelter” (3750m) – Narzan valley Dzhili-Su (2350m)
  • Bus ride: 85 km, 3-4 hours. Dzhili-Su – Pyatigorsk
  • Meals included: breakfast
  • Overnight: camping (tent)
DAY 8

Reserve day in case of bad weather on the summit day

Tour impressions

Details

! The expedition is challenging a lot as physically as mentally. Therefore, we expect people to be experienced in multiple-day hikes with backpacks.

! Reserve 8 days for the hike itself and possibly 1-2 days prior it for having short hikes in the area. It is proved to be very helpful especially if your usual environment doesn’t have mountains or high hills. 

! Some of the gear is possible to rent locally. Please, let us know about it in advance. 

Do you still have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us and also have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.