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  • 8-day Elbrus Tours




  • Standard public 8 day Elbrus Tour

    The climb of Mt. Elbrus is long and strenuous. It is not technically difficult but usually requires crampons, and sometimes ice-axes. No previous experience or climbing skills required - our guides provide necessary basic crampons, rope and ice-axe technique lessons during acclimatization hikes.


    Scheduled public 8-day (7-night) Mt. Elbrus tours in 2017 year:

    These standard tours are regular guaranteed departure tours. No matter if you come with a group of friends or travel alone - everybody is welcome to join a tour and a tour will be run for the same price if at least one person singes up.

    Standard itinerary starts from Mineralnye Vody airport and ends in Mineralnye Vody airport (MinVody).

    You can come to MinVody independently In this case you have to inform us about your arrival in Mineralnye Vody flight details. Our guide will meet you at the airport.

    If you come via Moscow you can order services in Moscow from us. We offer hotel accommodations, transportation, excursions and in some cases flight tickets Moscow-MinVody-Moscow.

    About our service besides the tour program see at Additional Service page.

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    2017 year season Dates and Prices.

    The dates of departure and prices are GUARANTEED. The tour will be run according to published dates, itinerary, services and price even for one person. If you sign up you can be sure you go.

    Period
    Dates (season 2017)
    Package cost - from Mineralnye Vody airport to Mineralnye Vody airport.

    Status:
    people
    in group / tried / success


    The prices are fixed in Russian Rubles, may be paid in US dollars or in Euro according to the Central Bank of Russia current exchange rate on the date of payment.
    The prices in Euro and USD below are calculated according to 27 May, 2017 exchange rates.
    USD/RUB: 56.0701
    EUR/RUB: 63.0116
    Russian Rubles
    (RUB)
    fixed permanent price
    U.S. dollars
    (USD)
    calculated today's price
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    (EUR)
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    #1 May 19 - May 26, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    7 / 7 / 0
    heavy snowfalls
    #2 May 26 - June 02, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    running
    #3 June 02 - June 09, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #4 June 09 - June 16, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #5

    June 16 - June 23, 2017


    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #6 June 23 - June 30, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #7 June 30 - July 07, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #8 July 07 - July 14, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #9 July 14 - July 21, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #10 July 21 - July 28, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #11 July 28 - Aug. 04, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #12 Aug. 04 - Aug. 11, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #13 Aug. 11 - Aug. 18, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #14 Aug. 18 - Aug. 25, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #15 Aug. 25 - Sept. 01, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #16 Sept. 01 - Sept. 08, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #17 Sept. 08 - Sept. 15, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble
    #18 Sept. 15 - Sept. 22, 2017
    60000 RUB

    1070 USD

    952 EUR
    availble

    Itinerary of Standard 8-day Mt. Elbrus climb.

    Day 1. (Friday):
    Meeting in Mineralnye Vody airport.
    Group transportation (4 hrs. by bus) to our mountain hotel in the Elbrus area.
    Dinner at hotel.
    Overnight stay in the hotel, 2100 m. above sea level.
    (more info about day 1)

    Day 2. (Saturday):
    Breakfast at hotel.
    Acclimatization ascent of Cheget Mountain, 3450 m.
    Lifts, lunch and dinner are included.
    Overnight stay in the hotel.
    (more info about day 2)

    Day 3. (Sunday):
    Breakfast at hotel (Full board from now until we are back to hotel after summit).
    Transportation to lifts.
    Lifts.
    Acclimatization hike.
    Overnight stay in the Barrels huts (3800 m) on the slopes of Elbrus.
    (more info about day 3)

    Day 4. (Monday):
    Acclimatization hike.
    Full board. Overnight stay at the huts.
    (more info about day 4)

    Day 5. (Tuesday):
    Summit day. Leave base camp about 3 am for the climb of Elbrus' west summit, 5642 m.
    Descend to base camp.
    Full board. Overnight stay at the huts.
    (more info about day 5)

    Day 6. (Wednesday):
    Reserve day for climbing Elbrus (in case of bad weather) or descent to the Baksan valley.
    Overnight either at hotel or huts.
    - Full board if at huts.
    - If at hotel - lunch, dinner (a party at local cafe) is included.
    (more info about day 6)

    Day 7. (Thursday):
    - If we are at huts: Descend to the Baksan valley.
    - If we returned on day 6: Breakfast at hotel, a hike or shopping around or any activity on your own.
    Lunch, dinner.
    Overnight stay in the hotel.
    (more info about day 7)

    Day 8.(Friday):
    Breakfast.
    Group transportation to Mineralnye Vody airport.
    (more info about day 8)

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    Cost of the tour package includes:
    Baksan valley: 'Semerka' hotel or similar, shared twin or triple room. - Full board.
    Base camp: The Barrels huts. - Full board.
    Group transportation from airport to hotel.
    Group transportation from hotel to airport.
    Transfer in Elbrus area from hotel to lifts and back.
    Lifts: for Mt. Cheget hike and for Elbrus
    All necessary paperwork: visa support, permits and registrations.
    Guide(s). One guide for the group throughout the tour. One mountain guide for 2-3 people for the summit attempt (1/3 guide/client ratio).
    One summit attempt with guides (more about this)
    Group equipment (ropes, ice screws etc)

    Land cost of the tour does not include.
    Transfers not included in the program.
    Riding snow-cat (Ratrak, a vehicle transporting people along the snow slopes).
    Single occupancy supplement (+3000 Rubles, on request).
    Personal equipment (such as sleeping bag, boots, crampons etc)
    Service (guide, cook) in case of additional climb (more about this)

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    Conditions, deposit, cancellations and refund policy:

    There are two parts. The Elbrus part and additional service part (if you ordered that).

    For the Elbrus part (MinVody-MinVody program).

    - We require a deposit of 5000 Rubles per person (Currency Calculator) before we actually accept your booking and send visa support to you. Normally we send visa support shortly after receiving a deposit but we can delay visa support sending if you ask for this. After visa support was sent the cancellation fee is 5000 Rubles per person i.e. the deposit for the Caucasus (Elbrus) tour is non refundable. However you can use these money as a prepayment in case you order any tour from us in future.
    - The remaining amount must be paid before the tour starts either in advance by bank or cash transfer or in cash to our rep in the Caucasus right upon arrival in the mountain hotel.
    - After the tour starts there will be no refund for any unutilized service.
    - We do not cancel a tour if at least one person signs up and the price will stay same even if you are the only one customer on the tour. If you sign up and pay you can be sure that you go. That is our real advantage over competitors.
    - You do not really loose your deposit if you cancel. If you order a tour from us one day even in a couple of years we will count these money as your prepayment.

    For city services and airtickets if you order additional service.

    - Normally we do not require full payment for additional services and airtickets in advance. You can pay for them when you pay the balance for the entire tour. However sometimes some services (such as airtickets) may require payment soon after the confirmation to keep their cost. In that case we will inform you about terms of payment.

    - You can cancel hotel reservations 3 business days in advance without penalty. There will be no refund you you cancel later than 3 business days in advance.
    - You can cancel excursions and transportation in Moscow 1 business day in advance without penalty. There will be no refund you you cancel later than 1 business day in advance.
    - The refund for airtickets if you cancel the flight will be according to the airline rules, depending on the airline which runs that flight. They retain from 5 to 25 percent iif you cancel in advance and up to 50% in case you miss the flight.

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