Climb Elbrus, Russia

Climb the Elbrus (5642m), the highest mountain in Europe, is now an accessible ascent with a Mountain Guide.

From: € 1.350

Located in the Russian part of the Caucasus for many years it was forgotten, now it is an accessible and interesting ascent.

Thanks to the travel facilities of airlines and the opening of this region to active tourism, it has become the target for many mountaineers.

Located in the Russian republic of Kabardino Balkaria it receives the name in this republic, of the Mangitau, which means “The summit above thousands of mountains”. In this mountainous region of the Caucasus there are more than 160 summits that exceed 4,000 meters and 8 above 5,000.

On July 22, 1829, the Caucasian Illar Khashirov, head of a Russian scientific-military expedition, arrived at the pass that separates the two summits from the massif. Thirty-nine years later, a member of a British expedition, Douglas Frehfield, reached the 5,626-meter East Summit.

The main summit was raised for the first time, by a British expedition led by F. Crauford Grove, during the month of July of the year 1874.

In 9 days of expedition we can reach the west summit of Elbrus.

If the acclimatization of the group is good, the correct rate of ascent and the weather conditions allow it, we will also have the possibility of ascending to the 5,626-meter East summit the same day.


More Detalls

Day 1:

Flight Hometown – Moscow – Mineralnye Vody.
Transfer of 4 hours to the village of Terksol in the Baksam valley. Hotel stay at 2,300 meters.

Hotel ** (C).

Day 2:

Acclimatization at the Cheget summit of 3,600m or in the observatory area.
We will walk to the summit of the Cheget of 3,600 meters high, with a drop of 1,100 meters in 4 hours. From this summit we will have for the first time the summit of Elbrus in front of us. Back to the hotel. Hotel (D, A, C).

Day 3:

Ascent to the Prijut Hut at 4,200m.
After breakfast we will go up by cable car to the top station of Mir at 3,500m and with a small chairlift to Gara Bashi or Barrels Camp at 3780. We will start walking up to 4,200m where there is the Prijut refuge. We will climb 420 meters of unevenness in 3 hours. We will return to the Barrels field to spend the night in a comfortable cabin.

Mountain hut (D, A, C).

Day 4:

Acclimatization to Pastukhov rocks.
After breakfast we will go up to the Pastukhov rocks at 4,800 meters. It will be about 1000 meters in 5 hours, to return to spend the night in the refuge.

Mountain hut (D, A, C).

Day 5:

Rest day.
Relaxing day to end our acclimatization.

Mountain hut (D, A, C).

Day 6:

Elbrus Summit.
Day of attack on the summit. We will have breakfast at 3 in the morning to be able to leave at 4. The hours of ascension to the highest summit in Europe, is approximately from 6 to 10 hours and about 4 to 6 down, being able to reach the refuge between 15.00 and 18.00. It is recommended to take a “ratrac” to carry out the first part of the ascent (not included in the price). 1100 meters up and 1850 meters down!

Mountain hut (D, A, C).

Day 7:

Reserve day.
Reservation day, and in case of bad weather it will be the day destined for the summit, or descent to the town of Azau, to spend the night at the hotel.

Mountain hut (D, A, C).

Day 8:

Following the normal program, we will go to the city of Pyatigorsk, if we do not make the descent to the town of Azau, to spend the night at the hotel.

Hotel (D).

Day 9:

Flight to Hometown.
Return to Mineralnye Vody to fly to Moscow and Hometown.


Legend: D: breakfast, A: lunch, C: dinner

DAYS: 9 days (the programs are customizable and the number of days can be adapted)

You can also adjust a custom route.


August 28. Propose date


Best season: from June to September. Ask for a date.

from 1 to 10 people 

From € 1.350 per person.

Nº people Price

per person

3 pax 1.850€
4 pax 1.725 €
5 pax 1.650 €
6 pax 1.575 €
7 pax 1.550 €
8 pax 1.500 €
9 pax 1.450 €
10 pax 1.350 €
  • Prices per person and VAT included.
  • Final prices may vary according to the price of €, US $ and local currency.
  • Based on double or triple room; individual supplement: € 200.

Included in the price:

  • All transportation from the airport and all private ground transportation.
  • A UIAGM High Mountain Guide, and a local English-speaking Guide for the summit day, or for every day from 7 pax.
  • Chairlifts up and down when necessary
  • Meals, shops and hotels as detailed in the itinerary (D = breakfast, A = lunch, C = dinner).
  • The processing of the entry visa to Russia and the processing of the purchase of the plane ticket.
  • High mountain first aid kit.

The service excludes:

  • Does not include airplane flights.
  • Entry visa in Russia (about € 60)
  • Personal mountain equipment, crampons, ice ax, etc.
  • Mandatory medical insurance for entry to Russia.
  • Travel insurance
  • Safe for the activity.
  • Diets not expressly mentioned in the program
  • Expenses related to an early return for health or other urgent reasons.
  • Items not mentioned in the “Includes” section.
  • Tips (Optional).

Category: Expedition on foot
Mountaineering level: Hard

We adapt the difficulty of the tours to the group level.

We have realized that many times you needlessly pay for insurance that you already have or do not want to pay.

We do not include insurance on our trips; what we do is help you assess what insurance you need in each type of activity and how far you want them to cover your activity.
For each trip we will jointly study what insurance you have already served and which we have to expand or cover: to ensure the cancellation of the flight or the entire trip, in many cases it is advisable an international medical insurance, and a rescue and repatriation insurance It may be essential on some occasions.

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