Day 1: Arrive in Moscow, transfer to hotel
Day 2: City tour of Moscow - See the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's, the GUM. We'll travel through the beautiful and efficient Moscow subway. According to most, the "public" subway was constructed to hide the more extensive secret KGB subway that hides under the city. It's also a great day to reunite with lost luggage and missed flights.
Day 3: Fly to Mineralniye Vody (1 1/2 hours) mini van ride to Terskol, at the base of Elbrus (4 hours)
Day 4: Acclimatization hike
Day 5: Ride cable car to Krugazor Hut on mountain, 3100meters, Acclimatization hike up the mountain, sleep at Krugazol
Day 6: Ride cable car and chair lift to Barrel huts, 3800 meters. Hike to Priyut 11, then sleep in the famous barrels
Day 7: Move to Priyut 11, 4000 meters, hike to Pastuhova Rocks, 4600 meters, sleep in Priyut 11
Day 8-11: Summit days!
Day 12: Descend mountain to Terskol, overnight in hotel
Day 13: Drive from Terskol to Mineralniye Vody, fly from Mineralniye Vody to Moscow. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14: Fly home from Moscow
- All accomodations in Russia
- Transfers to and from all airports (assuming group travel)
- Guided city tour of Moscow
- All meals on the mountain
- All meals in Terskol (at the base of the mountain)
- Breakfasts in Moscow
- A local Russian climbing guide
- An American climbing guide from the Outdoor Adventure Club
Also see tour packages in:
Europe Russia Outdoor: Mountain Ranger Mountain/Rock Climbing
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