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Mount Elbrus Trek

DURATION

10 days

ACCOMMODATION

eg. Tent or Hotel

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
rating red
Long, strenuous and technical trekking at high altitude

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LOCATION

Europe

MEETING POINT

London or Min Vody Airport

When you book onto one of our trips you will receive a login to the Vamoos app. This will provide you with all the information you need including countdowns, weather, itineraries, documentation and advice for your trip. Click here for more info

Why spend your summer in bathers on the beach when you could don your thermals, pick up your axe and trudge uphill for days on end? How about joining us on a Mount Elbrus trek

The tallest peak in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, we reckon Mount Elbrus doesn’t quite get the press it deserves. 

Maybe it’s Russia’s unflattering political stereotypes or the mountain’s below-freezing temperatures that put travellers off. 

But politics and bikinis aside, the people and peaks in this interesting and beautiful country really ought to be experienced first-hand. And if you’re on a mission to become a true mountaineer? Elbrus needs a spot on your Bucket List. 

Only question is, are you ready to rope up and open your eyes to the breath-taking beauty that lies within Russia’s borders? 

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Mount Elbrus Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: DEPART UK AND FLY TO MOSCOW

    DEPART UK AND FLY TO MOSCOW

    Depart from the UK and make way to Min Vody Airport via Moscow.

  • Day 2: TRANSFER TO BAKSAN VALLEY

    TRANSFER TO BAKSAN VALLEY

    Drive to the hotel about 3.5 hours in Baksan Valley near Elbrus at the altitude of 2100m. After checking in and getting settled, theres a free afternoon to explore your new surroundings.

  • Day 3: Acclimatisation Walk

    Acclimatisation Walk

    Acclimatisation walk in the Terskol Valley up to the Observatory, 3100m, ca. 4hrs walking up, providing very close and magnificent view of Mt. Elbrus. On the way we pass the wonderful waterfall, called “The Virgin’s Hair”. Return back to the hotel.

  • Day 4: WALK TO MOUNT CHEGET

    WALK TO MOUNT CHEGET

    Walk to the Mount Cheget spur up to 3100m – a magnificent viewpoint over Elbrus. About 4 hours walking up. Return to the hotel (it is possible to use a chair lift for getting down).

  • Day 5: CLIMBING THE ICE BASE

    CLIMBING THE ICE BASE

    Transfer to Terskol, climb the Ice Base, 3550m, descent to Terskol. Transfer to hotel.

  • Day 6: TREK TO THE PRIUT HUT

    TREK TO THE PRIUT HUT

    We take the cable car up to the Mir station, 3500m, then the chair lift up to Garabashi station, 3800m. Accommodation in the Barrels hut. Acclimatisation walk to the Priut hut at 4100m, ca. Overnight in the Barrels hut.

  • Day 7: ACCLIMATISATION WALK TO PASTUKHOVA ROCKS

    ACCLIMATISATION WALK TO PASTUKHOVA ROCKS

    Acclimatisation walk to Pastukhova Rocks up to 4700m, ca. 3 hours walking up. Return to the hut.

  • Day 8: Summit Day!!

    Summit Day!!

    Summit day. 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.

  • Day 9: Buffer day

    Buffer day

    Spare day to attempt Elbrus if the weather on the previous day was bad. Overnight in the hut.

  • Day 10: Valley walks or more relaxing

    Valley walks or more relaxing

    Transfer to hotel and relax

  • Day 11: Departure Day

    Departure Day

    Free day to explore before transferring for an overnight flight back from Min Vody.

  • Day 12: ARRIVE BACK IN UK

    ARRIVE BACK IN UK Depart Min Vody and land back in the UK.

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  • Day 5

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  • Day 6

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  • Day 7

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  • Day 8

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  • Day 9

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  • Day 10

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  • Day 11

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  • Day 12

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