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Extreme Elbrus

Extreme Elbrus

ALL INCLUSIVE

Available July 1 through August 31 = 6 days/6 nights

Pricing Structure

  • $1,530/person for 3-6 passengers
  • $1,375/person for 7-14 passengers (10% off)
  • $1,225/person for 15+ passengers (20% off)

Holiday Type

Alpine Climbing

Difficulty


Tour Itinerary

  • Arrival Day: Airport pick-up, Cheget hotel check-in, Registration
  • Day 1: Brunch, Equipment rental, Acclimatization hike, Cheget stay
  • Day 2: Gondola to Barrels, Acclimatization hike on Elbrus, Mountain accomodations
  • Day 3: Summit preparation, Acclimatization hike, Mountain accomodations
  • Day 4: Summit preparation, Acclimatization hike, Mountain accomodations
  • Day 5: Snow Cat, Summit & Descent, Equipment return, Celebration meal, Cheget stay
  • Day 6: Rest Day/Spare Summit Day*, Airport Transfer

Description

Our signature excursion offers nothing less than the summit of Mt. Elbrus as its reward. Mount Elbrus is the crown jewel of the North Caucasus and Europe’s highest peak at 5,642 meters – and you have the chance to stand on the top of it! This isn’t a matter of experience or how good your snow suit looks – it’s a matter of divine favor and our joint determination. EE will accompany you on this prepared pathway (southern approach, typically rated at Category 2A) to the top, but it’s not going to be easy. Nothing worth doing ever is!

For four days you’ll acclimatize with EE’s team of local mountain guides, and on the fifth day, weather-permitting, you’ll summit. For the part of this spiritual journey that demands physical preparation, focus your efforts on developing cardiovascular endurance. Our guides will do everything possible to help you, and we’ve included the cost of a Snow Cat in our tour package to jump start your ascent on summit day.

A celebration dinner awaits every brave soul who attempts to summit Mount Elbrus, and we eagerly await hearing stories of mountain heroics from those who make the top. If for some reason you’re unable to summit and you want to try again, then we’ll let you embed in one of our future climbs at no cost to you (beyond visa costs and the airfare to come back). Since Mount Elbrus has twin peaks, EE thinks two for the price of one only seems fair!


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
  • Rental for all necessary alpine gear (snow boots, crampons, poles, harness/rope)
  • Three meals daily (excepting travel days to/from tour)
  • Unlimited clean water
  • Transport of all luggage (Tourists only carry daypacks)
  • An EE selected and approved guide/translator
  • Cultural exchange/local talent cost (when applicable)
  • ONE summit attempt (additional summit attempts are an additional $240/person)

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
  • Additional rental of alpine equipment (available at base)
  • Tips for guides/translators (approx. $10/day for the group)
  • Tips for drivers/servers (according to service provided)
  • Additional summit attempts (beyond ONE)