7
Summits
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Duration: 13 Days Country: 7 Summits
Max. Altitude: 5,642m / 18513 ft. Walking Per Day: 4 - 6 Hours
Nature: Hotel + Lodge + Camping Grade:
Best Season: Summer Group Size: 2 - 15 People

Trip Introduction

Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe and one the Seven Summits. This mountain is at elevation of 5642m / 18513 ft. Mt. Elbrus is formed by enormous volcano separating Europe and Asia. Elbrus is located in Russia near the border of Georgia. We will take the southern route, this is the most common route and it offers more facilities such as mountain hut accommodation.
The standard route to the top of Elbrus is long and tiring but is technically easy.  Ascent to the top needs basic mountaineering skills only. However, volatile weather condition makes this ascent more daring trip. There are several other routes as well to the top, it is often said that the northern route to the top lets you view the exquisite sceneries of icy glaciers and green fields on the way to the top.   

The higher altitude are widely covered with snow sheets. There are 22 glaciers around the Mount Elbrus.  There are  You should spend at least of five nights above the base camp to acclimatize for a long summit trek day of nearly 1600m.We will ensure that you will gain lot of climbing skills and acclimatize fully before the actual summit day. The descent of Elbrus takes about 3-6 hours and needs lots of care while descending. We will ensure local guides for this trek.
 

Day

Arrive in Mineral Vody Airport. We will drive you on our private bus to Terskol town which takes around 4 hours. We will stay in the hotel in Baksan. There are twin and triple rooms in the hotel, with toilet and shower. Single accommodation may be available for additional cost in case there are vacant rooms in hotel or if you ordered that in advance.

From the hotel we'll drive 50 km to the Tyrnyauz Gorge. Then we will walk up to the Suaryk Pass, 3210 m. This is quite a simple route with lots of attractive views. We will then descent to the Kyrtyk Valley and do an overnight tent camping.

We will then walk up to the Syltran lake, 3200 m, one of the largest lakes in the Caucasus. We will then descent to the tent camp, 2510 m, on the confluence of the Kyrtyk & Mkiara valleys.

We will trek up to the Kyrtykaush Pass, 3230 m. We will then return back to the camp.

We will cross the glaciated Irik Pass, 3750 m. We will return to spend overnight in a tent camp, 2750 m.

Walk up to the Irikchat Pass, 3660 m. From the pass, it is possible to see the North slope of Elbrus, and a part of its South slope.

This day we’ll descent from the Irik Valley, 1800 m, we will drive to the hotel in the Baksan Valley and stay overnight at Hotel

We will drive 15 min to the Azau station. Wewill  take the cable car/chair lift system up Elbrus and stay in the Huts at 3800 m or 4100 m.

We will then walk to the Pastukhova Rocks at 4800 m for Acclimatisation and then return to the hut.

We begin in the early morning hours to ascend the highest of Elbrus' twin peaks - the West Summit. You carry your day pack with the day's requirements. We return to spend the night at the hut.

Spare day to attempt Elbrus if the weather on the previous day was bad (otherwise return to the hotel).

Return to the hotel. Relax and perhaps enjoy one of the fine walks from the hotel.

Drive to Mineralnye Vody for the flight to your final destination.

Arrival at Mineralyne Vody Airport

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