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43°20'59.8"N 42°26'43.3"E

Mount Elbrus Expedition

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.
  • Russia
  • 11 Days
  • 18,442 FT
  • Ultimate Difficulty
  • ₹ 140000
    $ 1900*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Expedition

  • Best Time

    June-Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Kislovodsk, Russia

  • Pickup Point

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    Mineralnye Vody (MRV) Airport, Russia

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • Kislovodsk Town
  • High and Low Camps, Mikelchiran Glacier, Lenz Rock
  • Complete cut-off from the pleasures of modern civilization

Overview

Sitting on the irregular terrain of the Caucasian ranges is the mountain Elbrus, which unites the two states of Asia and Europe, by keeping one of its foot on both sides. It is the highest peak in Europe and can be climbed via two trails, first the standard and second the northern. If you are someone who likes detoxing from the busy city life and sit near nature, then the northern route is something you must try as there will be no modern means of food, transportation or track-laying vehicles to assist you during the climb on the asphalted path. This actual path towards the summit peak was mapped many years ago.


The mountain was a volcano that last erupted near 50 AD. The crater could be viewed, once on the summit. It's about 250 meters in diameter and is now extinct, stacked with snow. The ridge is at 14,816 ft, below the summits, Western and Eastern summit (15,230 ft and 18,441 ft respectively). It is considered to be the same mountain where the great God Zeus manacled and punish Prometheus.


You'll be taught walking on the crampons, using ice-axes and reaching the crevasses using ropes during the trek. Day or two will be spent adapting and adjusting to the cold climate of the peak. A contingency day would also be there in case of an emergency like poor weather conditions.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Reach the Mineralyne Vody Airport and from there take some ride to reach Kislovodsk town, where the whole group will gather, through Dzhily-Su. Kislovodsk is known as a spa town in Stavropol Krai, Northern Caucasus Russian region between the Caspian sea and Balck sea. We will prepare for the next day and spend our night at the respective hotel.

Meals : Dinner only
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 2,660 ft.

The next morning we will take a ride to the Mount Elbrus Base Camp, through the lower green foothills of the Caucasus region.  After reaching the base camp, we will go hiking towards the isolated valley so as to acclimatize our bodies. We will come back to the campsite, where we will spend our night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 8,064 ft.

Today, we will spend the entire day hiking and adapting the climate of our surroundings, We will climb upwards and you’ll be able to capture almost after covering 16 feet, the mushrooms. We will continue walking for another 10,128 ft climbing and will again walk down, back to the Base Camp.

Meals : B, L, D
Altitude : 10,128 ft.

We will get a ferry to reach the high camp the next morning. The high camp is at 12,300 ft and during the journey, you’ll be able to see some extremely beautiful views. We will get back to the base camp. It’ll be night by then and we will spend our night again at the Base Camp.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 12,300 ft. at high camp

The next morning we will cross the narrow ravine, climbing towards the high green pastures, reaching the Alpine region, from where we will be able to see the sights of Mt. Elbrus glaciers and downwards at the north, the Caucasus. The last climb of the day will be walking at the side of Mikelchiran Glacier via a rocky moraine and finally cresting down a steep surface and reaching the High Camp where we will stay overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 12,300 ft.

We will go a day hiking to the Lenz Rock and coming back to the high camp. Lenz Rock is 15,200 ft and moderate glacier terrain. You’ll be made to rope up being cautious about the various crevasses that we will come across. We will spend our nights at the high camp. The next day will spend preparing for the Summit Climb the next day and resting.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 15,200 ft.

The next morning we will ascend from the peaceful High Camp region towards the saddle that divides the two summits on the Mountain Elbrus, at the above region of Mikelchiran Glacier. This will be at around 17,700 ft. We will reach the Caucasus ranges, enjoy the amazing sights from the summit and descend back to the high camp. Day nine is allotted in case of an emergency like poor weather.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 18,442 ft.
The next day we will start our journey from the high camp, back to the base camp where we will spend our night. In case we had an extra day to spare and the group agrees, then we can carry on our trekking, spending an extra day climbing towards another summit.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 10,170 ft.

This will be our last day together. We will drive back to the town of Kislovodsk. It is advisable to take rest and spend the night in a hotel at Kislovodsk itself. The next day you can departure early for your hometown.

How To Reach

You will have to fly to Aeroport Mineral'nyye Vody in Russia. We will send a cab to pick you from the airport.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Flights and Transportation to and fro base camp: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. 
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in Russia is the Russian Rouble.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. 

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