Day 3. Acclimatization hike on Elbrus slopes.

After breakfast we start from the mountain lodge and ride cable lifts. There are two parts of cable lift and one chairlift then. Lifts take us to the Garabashi lift station, the place where The Barrels huts are situated (3800 m). From the Barrels the snow and ice actually begin. It takes us about 1 hour to get to the former Priut-11 hut site (4100 m). Now, the Diesel hut is situated there and some huts nearby. If you feel ok that moment you can go further up to the beginning of Pastukhov rocks (4400 m).
We have to be back to Garabashi station at 3-4 pm to catch the lifts. Lunch in an Azau cafe. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.