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ASCENT OF MT. ELBRUS
(15-day variant, Normal Route from South)

The ascent of Mt. Elbrus by the normal route is a splendid, long, high-altitude climb without any technical difficulties. For the success of the climb mountaineers should be in good physical conditions and well acclimatized. Several easy climbs and treks in the Baksan Valley and its side canyons are very useful for acclimatization and give a good chance to climb the highest peak in Europe.

Period of the programme: June - September

Programme:
day 1 - arrival in Moscow; transfer airport - hotel; night at a hotel
day 2 - breakfast; transfer hotel - airport; flight Moscow - Mineralnye Vody; transfer Mineralnye Vody - Terskol Village (~ 180 km); dinner; night at a hotel
day 3 - breakfast; hike to the Cheget Glade (~ 2100 m); elevating by the Cheget Cableway to the upper station (~ 3050 m); hike up along the ridge or to the top of Mt. Cheget (3410 m); coming back to the hotel; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 4 - breakfast; transfer hotel - Djantugan Alpine Base; hike up to the Green Hotel Bivouac (~ 2400 m) in the upper part of the Adylsu Valley; night in tents
day 5 - ascent of Mt. Viatau (3820 m); night in tents
day 6 - training and ice-climbing on the Bashkara Glacier; night in tents
day 7 - ascent of Mt. Gumachi (3805 m); coming back to the hotel; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 8 - breakfast; rest and preparing for Elbrus climbing; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 9 - breakfast; transfer hotel - Azau Glade; elevating by the Elbrus Cableway to the Garabashi Station (~ 3750 m); hike up to the ruins of the Priyut of 11 Hut (~ 4050 m) and descent to the Garabashi Station; night in tents
day 10 - acclimatization hike up to the Pastukhov Rocks (~ 4700 m) and descent to Camp 4300 m; night in tents
day 11 - ascent of the Western (5642 m) or Eastern (5621 m) summit of Mt. Elbrus and descent to Camp 4300 m; night in tents
day 12 - coming back to the hotel; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 13 - reserve day for the bad weather / breakfast; free time in the Baksan Valley; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 14 - breakfast; transfer Terskol Village - Mineralnye Vody; flight Mineralnye Vody - Moscow; transfer airport - hotel; night at the hotel
day 15 - breakfast; transfer hotel - airport; departure from Moscow

Programme prices: see our trips and expeditions summary

Services and expenses included in the programme price:
- All necessary formalities: Russian visa invitations, registration in Russia, permission to enter the border region, Baksan Valley visit fees and charges
- Transfers airport - hotel in Moscow: 4 transfers
- Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms, breakfasts) in Moscow for 2 nights
- Air tickets Moscow - Mineralnye Vody - Moscow
- Transfers Mineralnye Vody - Terskol Village: 2 transfers
- Local transfers hotel - Djantugan Alpine Base: 2 transfers
- Local transfers hotel - Azau Glade: 2 transfers
- Cheget Cableway: 1 ascent
- Elbrus Cableway: 1 ascent
- Hotel accommodation (double rooms) in Terskol Village for 6 nights
- Hotel meals (hotel restaurant) in Terskol Village: 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
- Bistro meals in the Baksan Valley: 5 lunches
- Mountain guide of Ersh Travels
- Organizing and overhead expenses of Ersh Travels

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