|Mt.ELBRUS, 5642 m
Climb 8 days Baksan valley, Cheget, Elbrus
From time immemorial the majestic Elbrus attracts many people. Locals named it Mangitau - the mount of thousand mount heights. As an extinct volcano, it is built up from granits, gneisses and volcano rocks - tuffs and diabases.
Mt.Elbrus is of two tops: the West is the highest top of 5642m and the East top is of 5621m. Today the usual way for climbing is from the South. It is by car from Terskol village to Azau ski station 2440m, then with ski lifts to Garabashi = Barrels huts 3700m. From there, using a snowcat to Pastukhov Rock 4650m, you climb higher with crampons to the top.
Program (2008, May-June-July-August-September):
Quotation in ? per person for the trip:
||Arrival in Moscow. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide you will be transferred to the hotel. Your first night in Moscow. Optional – bus tour “Moscow at night”.
||Izmailovo or Bega
||Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport to meet your flight to Mineralnye Vody, Transfer to Terskol, Baidaevo. Hotel Elba installation 2000m. Accommodation in a DBL room.
||HB (breakfast+ dinner)|
||Transfer to Cheget 2050m chair-lift to 3050m, climb to peak Cheget 3600m, descent to Cheget. Transfer to Elba hotel.
||Transfer to Azau station 2440m, Lift to Mir station 3500m. Acclimatization hike to Priut 11 4050m. Descent to Elba hotel.
||Transfer to Azau station 2440m, Lift to Barrels Hut 3708m.
||Acclimatization hike to Pastukov rocks 4600-5000m.
||Summit day Mt.Elbrus 5642m. (Option: Using Snowcat to Pastukov rocks, ab. 4650m)
||Spare day for Summit. Descent to Baksan Valley. Elba hotel.
||Transfer to airport Min. Vody. Departure to Moscow. Arrival in Moscow and transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight in the hotel.
||Check-out from the hotel. Today we will have the whole day to explore the major highlights of Moscow. After visit to the Red Square and Kremlin, a short bus tour around Moscow is waiting for us. In the evening you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.
||Izmailovo or Bega
Single room supplement Elba hotel: 64?
Single room supplement Izmailovo or Bega hotel: 112?
• All necessary transfers required for carrying out the trip
• Accommodation according with the program: Izmailovo or Bega hotel in Moscow (3*, DBL), Elba hotel (3*) Barrels hut (3*).
• Breakfasts in Moscow, Full board in Mt. Elbrus region
• Your Group Leader / GHM, free of charge (off the paid pax number)
• Mountain guide.
• Cook (for Barrels).
• Necessary formality (visa support, passport registration, border permit).
• National Park fee
• Flights to / from MinVody airport
• Unexpected preliminary evacuation cost
• Personal expenses
• Visa costs
Quotation without Your Group Leader / GHM:
Individual trip is 2160 ?
Attention!: Hotels at Baksan valley (as Elba, Itkol, Volfram, Nakra, Chiran) may be changed (according to your request and possibility); they are of the same level and price.
Barrels refuge, 3708m may be changed for Diezel Priut hut, 4050m (according to your request, or if occupied on the unforeseen circumstances; sometimes it may arrive, even if it is already booked). If so the common food and equipment will be brought to Priut for our charge.
Day 8 Option: If earlier descent to the Baksan valley - transfer to Piatygorsk city, Intourist hotel installation. City visits. Extra 24? per person.