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ELBRUS ECONOMY PACKAGE FOR THE SOUTH SIDE OF MOUNT ELBRUS

Elbrus Economy Package is our service-package for people who do not want to follow our Elbrus programmes and who prefer self-organized and independent travels.

For trekking and mountaineering in the Elbrus area foreign tourists must have Russian visas, migration cards that they obtain on their arrival in Russia, a local police registration that must be done within 3 days on their arrival in the Baksan Valley, a permission to enter the border region and a permission to enter the Elbrus National Park and to climb Mount Elbrus.

It is impossible to do a police registration ahead because it is necessary to have originals of passports, visas and migration cards for that. Also, it is impossible to do such registration on Saturdays and Sundays. This means that tourists have to spend at least one day at a hotel on their arrival in the Baksan Valley. Normally, on their way back tourists leave the Baksan Valley in the morning and spend a night at a hotel at the end of their programme. That is why our Elbrus Economy Package includes two nights at a hotel in Terskol Village there - at the beginning and at the end of the programme.

A way from Mineralnye Vody Airport to the Baksan Valley is long enough (~ 180 km) but this way has not a good public transport system. To have no problems (with local police, local people, etc) on this way it is better to use our transfers because our managers or guides always accompany our clients or groups on the way. That is why our Elbrus Economy Package includes two transfers from and to Mineralnye Vody.

Elbrus Economy Package (South side) prices: see our trips and expeditions summary

Services and expenses included in the price of Elbrus Economy Package (South side):
- Visa support (a visa invitation letter with a confirmation about receiving foreign tourists and a tourist voucher)
- Police (OVIR) registration
- Permission to enter the border region
- Elbrus National Park visit fees and charges
- Transfers Mineralnye Vody - Terskol Village and Terskol Village - Mineralnye Vody: 2 transfers
- Hotel accommodation (double rooms) in Terskol Village for 2 nights
- Hotel meals (hotel restaurant) in Terskol Village: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Support on the spot (help and consultations) by an English-speaking manager of Ersh Travels

If it is necessary for tourists we can provide some additional services on the spot with a help of our manager: local transfers of any kind, extra nights at the hotel in the Baksan Valley, hut accommodation on Mt. Elbrus, a mountain guide for an ascent of Mt. Elbrus, a guide for hiking in the Baksan Valley, renting mountaineering and camping equipment, gas cartridges, etc. But we can guarantee only the services that will be booked and paid ahead.

ELBRUS ECONOMY PACKAGE FOR THE NORTH SIDE OF MOUNT ELBRUS

The normal climbing route to Mt. Elbrus from the North side starts from Base Camp located on the Emmanuel Glade (~ 2500 m). It takes about 6 hours for reaching the place of Base Camp from the town of Pyatigorsk that is located not far from the airport of Mineralnye Vody (~ 1 hour). It is necessary to use 4WD vehicles and to leave Pyatigorsk early enough because the road to Base Camp is very long and not good, also, it is necessary to cross the Kyzylkol River not far from Base Camp. Such transfers from Pyatigorsk to the Emmanuel Glade and back are very expensive, that is why our Elbrus Economy Package prices for the North side are higher than for the South side.

Elbrus Economy Package (North side) prices: see our trips and expeditions summary

Services and expenses included in the price of Elbrus Economy Package (North side):
- Visa support (a visa invitation letter with a confirmation about receiving foreign tourists and a tourist voucher)
- Police (OVIR) registration
- Elbrus National Park visit fees and charges
- Transfers Mineralnye Vody - Pyatigorsk and Pyatigorsk - Mineralnye Vody: 2 transfers
- Transfers Pyatigorsk - Emmanuel Glade and Emmanuel Glade - Pyatigorsk: 2 transfers
- Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms) in Pyatigorsk for 2 nights
- Hotel meals (hotel restaurant) in Pyatigorsk: 2 breakfasts
- Support on the spot by an English-speaking manager of Ersh Travels

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