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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 2013 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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    2013 year season Dates.

    The dates of departure and prices are GUARANTEED. The tour will be run if at least one person signed up for the period.

    The 'high' (more expensive) period is NOT the better period for visiting regarding chances for better weather but only the period of higher demand.

    In 2013 season we decided to make some services 'optional' in our 8 day package to offer more flexibility to our customers.
    Here below are the minimal package prices and full package prices. One can request the full package as before or reserve the minimal package and add any optional services either initially or on the spot.


     

    Period
    Dates (season 2013)
    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 20 September, 2017 exchange rates.
    USD/RUB: 57.7706
    EUR/RUB: 68.6950
    Russian Rubles
    (RUB)
    U.S. dollars
    (USD)
    Euro
    (EUR)
    #1 May 17 - May 24, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    7 / 7 / 6
    clear, windy
    #2 May 24 - May 31, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    5 / 4 / 4
    clear, windy
    #3 May 31 - June 07, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    1 / 1 / 1
    clear, windy
    #4 June 07 - June 14, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    10 / 10 / 9
    visibility 150 m, wind
    #5 June 14 - June 21, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    6 / 5 / 5
    bad weather, strong wind, snow, visibility 10 m
    #6

    June 21 - June 28, 2013

    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    2 / 2 / 1
    clear, windy
    #7 June 28 - July 05, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    3 / 3 / 3
    snowfall, wind
    #8 July 05 - July 12, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    10 / 10 / 10
    clear, windy
    #9 July 12 - July 19, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    10 / 10 / 9
    very bad weather
    gale-force wind
    visibility 10 meters
    #10 July 19 - July 26, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    8 / 7 / 4
    very bad weather
    gale-force wind
    snowfall
    visibility 30 meters
    #11 July 26 - Aug. 02, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    10 / 10 / 0
    changeable weather
    avalance danger above the Saddle
    #12 Aug. 02 - Aug. 09, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    4 / 4 / 4
    clear, windy
    #13 Aug. 09 - Aug. 16, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    7 / 7 / 7
    clear, windy
    #14 Aug. 16 - Aug. 23, 2013
    min. package 29500 RUB

    full package 34800 RUB
    511 USD

    602 USD
    429 EUR

    507 EUR
    10 / 10 / 10
    clear, windy
    #15 Aug. 23 - Aug. 30, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    16 / 14 / 12
    changeable weather, windy
    #16 Aug. 30 - Sept. 06, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    3 / 3 / 0
    bad weather, snowfall, too deep fresh snow
    # 17 Sept. 06 - Sept. 13, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    15 / 15 / 15
    clear, windy
    #18 Sept. 13 - Sept. 20, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    3 / 3 / 2
    changeable weather, windy
    #19 Sept. 20 - Sept. 27, 2013
    min. package 27200 RUB

    full package 32500 RUB
    471 USD

    563 USD
    396 EUR

    473 EUR
    sale closed

    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 (optional).
    Dinner at hotel (optional).
    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 optional.
    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 (optional).
    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 (lifts are optional).
    Overnight either at hotel or huts.
    - Full board if at huts.
    - If at hotel - lunch is optional, 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 are optional.
    Overnight stay in the hotel.
    (more info about day 7)

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

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    Cost of the 'MINIMAL' tour package includes:
    Baksan valley: 'Semerka' hotel or similar, shared twin or triple room. Breakfasts only. Dinner (a party at cafe) on day 6 or 7.
    Base camp: The Barrels huts. - Full board.
    Transfer in Elbrus area from hotel to lifts and back.
    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)

    Optional 'package' services (all these services are already included into the FULL Package):
    - Group transportation from airport to hotel (+1300 Rubles, one way)
    - Group transportation from hotel to airport (+ 850 Rubles, one way).
    - All dinners while staying at hotel (+750 Rubles)
    - All lunches (at cafes after hikes) while staying at hotel (+1200 Rubles).
    - Lifts: for Mt.Cheget hike on day 1 and for Elbrus (+ 1200 Rubles).

    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 (on request).
    Personal equipment (such as sleeping bag, boots, crampons etc)
    Service (guide, cook) in case of additional climb (mopilg10out 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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