Excursions from Elbrus

Excursions from Elbrus


Available June 1 through September 30 = 5 nights/5 days

Pricing Structure

  • $1,310/person for 3-6 passengers
  • $1,180/person for 7-14 passengers (10% off)
  • $1,050/person for 15+ passengers (20% off)

Holiday Type



Tour Itinerary

  • Arrival Day: Airport pick-up, Dolina Kavkaza hotel check-in, Registration
  • Day 1: Dzhily-Su hiking and sightseeing, Kabardian cultural exchange
  • Day 2: Mountain pass transfer to Dombay, Gondola to mountaintop, Grand Hotel
  • Day 3: Karachay cultural exchange lunch, Visit 10th century churches, Greek Khasaut stay
  • Day 4: Museum tour, Old Arkhyz- Capital of Alan Empire, Arkhyz resort stay
  • Day 5: Kislovodsk souvenir shopping, Airport transfer


Most will agree that one month of holiday is better than one week, but who really has a month of vacation to tour the North Caucasus? Fortunately for you, EE has customized a way to see much of the republic of Karachay-Cherkessia in only five days! True “high”lights such as Mount Elbrus and Arkhyz and Dombay resorts are included, and our guides will also reveal some hidden gems that you’ve likely never heard about.

When was the last time your friends referenced the mysterious Alan Empire or the civilization between the seas? Have you glimpsed 10th Century church ruins sheltered and buffeted against time by the sides of the mountains they sit upon? Are you able to imagine a modern-day culture that relies upon vast springs of natural mineral waters for good health and disease treatment and prevention? All of this can be discovered in one North Caucasus’ republic!

Despite the vast historical and cultural treasures, the most valuable finds in Karachay-Cherkessia are its inhabitants. Kabardians near the Valley of Springs and Karachay near Greek Khasaut are eager to display their time-honored traditions of hospitality and respect for you – their guests – through the cultural exchanges that our guides facilitate. You may not be able to see everything in one week, but this still may be the most fulfilling vacation of your life!

Included in this tour

  • Planning consultation including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Recommended flight schedules
    • Airport information
    • Step-by-step visa application guide
    • Seasonal advice
    • Local expertise
  • Airport transfer within the North Caucasus
  • Transport to all included tour locations
  • Registration in Russia
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Three meals daily (excepting travel days to/from tour)
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • An EE selected and approved guide/translator
  • Cultural exchange/local talent cost (when applicable)

Not included in this tour

  • Airfare (approx. $1500)
  • Travel insurance (approx. $3/day per person, including travel days)
  • Visa to Russia (approx. $425/person, 3-year, multi-entry for US citizens)
  • Meals on travel days to/from tour
  • Tips for guides/translators (approx. $10/day for the group)
  • Tips for drivers/servers (according to service provided)