ASCENT OF MT. ELBRUS NORTH ROUTE 5642 m

elbrus northASCENT OF MT. ELBRUS NORTH ROUTE 5642 m
(12- and 10-day variants, Normal Route from North)

The normal climbing route to Mount Elbrus from the North has the same technical difficulty as from the South but the North side of Elbrus is less comfortable for tourists and climbers because there are no hotels, shops, ski-lifts, snow-ploughs, etc there. Also, the North side route takes more time for approaching. That is why an ascent of Elbrus from the North requires more days than from the South.

The normal climbing route from the North starts from Base Camp located on the Emmanuel Glade (~ 2500 m). It takes about 6 hours for reaching the place of Base Camp from the town of Pyatigorsk that is located not far from the airport of Mineralnye Vody. It is necessary to use 4WD vehicles and to leave Pyatigorsk early enough because the road to Base Camp is very long and not good, also, it is necessary to cross the Kyzylkol River not far from Base Camp.

Period of the programme: July – September

Programme for 12 days from Moscow to Moscow: 
day 1 – arrival in Moscow; transfer airport – hotel; night at a hotel
day 2 – breakfast; transfer hotel – airport; flight Moscow – Mineralnye Vody; transfer Mineralnye Vody – Pyatigorsk (~ 1 hour); night at a hotel
day 3 – breakfast; transfer Pyatigorsk – Base Camp (~ 2500 m) on the Emmanuel Glade (~ 6 hours); lunch; dinner; night in tents of Base Camp
day 4 – breakfast; trekking in the area of the Emmanuel Glade; lunch; dinner; night in tents of Base Camp
day 5 – breakfast; hike up to Camp 3800 m; night in tents
day 6 – acclimatization hike up to the Lenz Rocks (~ 4800 m) and descent to Camp 3800 m; night in tents
day 7 – rest day; night in tents
day 8 – ascent of the Eastern (5621 m) or Western (5642 m) summit of Mt. Elbrus and descent to Camp 3800 m; night in tents
day 9 – reserve day for the bad weather; night in tents
day 10 – coming down to Base Camp; transfer Emmanuel Glade – Pyatigorsk; night at the hotel
day 11 – breakfast; transfer Pyatigorsk – Mineralnye Vody; flight Mineralnye Vody – Moscow; transfer airport – hotel; night at the hotel
day 12 – breakfast; transfer hotel – airport; departure from Moscow

Services and expenses included in the programme price: 
– All necessary formalities: Russian visa invitations, registration in Russia, Elbrus National Park visit fees and charges
– Transfers airport – hotel and hotel – airport in Moscow: 4 transfers
– Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms, breakfasts) in Moscow for 2 nights
– Air tickets Moscow – Mineralnye Vody – Moscow
– Transfers Mineralnye Vody – Pyatigorsk and Pyatigorsk – Mineralnye Vody: 2 transfers
– Local transfers Pyatigorsk – Base Camp and Base Camp – Pyatigorsk: 2 transfers
– Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms, breakfasts) in Pyatigorsk for 2 nights
– Tent accommodation at Base Camp (2 pax in a tent) for 2 nights
– Meals in Base Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 2 days
– Mountain guide of Fii Activ

 

Programme for 10 days from Mineralnye Vody to Mineralnye Vody: 
day 1 – arrival in Mineralnye Vody; transfer Mineralnye Vody – Pyatigorsk (~ 1 hour); night at a hotel
day 2 – breakfast; transfer Pyatigorsk – Base Camp (~ 2500 m) on the Emmanuel Glade (~ 6 hours); lunch; dinner; night in tents of Base Camp
day 3 – breakfast; trekking in the area of the Emmanuel Glade; lunch; dinner; night in tents of Base Camp
day 4 – breakfast; hike up to Camp 3800 m; night in tents
day 5 – acclimatization hike up to the Lenz Rocks (~ 4800 m) and descent to Camp 3800 m; night in tents
day 6 – rest day; night in tents
day 7 – ascent of the Eastern (5621 m) or Western (5642 m) summit of Mt. Elbrus and descent to Camp 3800 m; night in tents
day 8 – reserve day for the bad weather; night in tents
day 9 – coming down to Base Camp; transfer Emmanuel Glade – Pyatigorsk; night at the hotel
day 10 – breakfast; transfer Pyatigorsk – Mineralnye Vody; departure from Mineralnye Vody

Services and expenses included in the programme price: 
– All necessary formalities: Russian visa invitations, registration in Russia, Elbrus National Park visit fees and charges
– Transfers Mineralnye Vody – Pyatigorsk and Pyatigorsk – Mineralnye Vody: 2 transfers
– Local transfers Pyatigorsk – Base Camp and Base Camp – Pyatigorsk: 2 transfers
– Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms, breakfasts) in Pyatigorsk for 2 nights
– Tent accommodation at Base Camp (2 pax in a tent) for 2 nights
– Meals in Base Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 2 days
– Mountain guide of Fii Activ

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