Day 1: Flight to Mineralnye Vody. Meet at the airport and 3,5 hours bus ride up the Baksan Valley to the Mt Elbrus area. Accommodation at the hotel on the Cheget Glade.
Day 2: Acclimatization hike to the Terskol peak (3100m). We will see very close view of Mt EIbrus. On the way we pass the wonderful waterfall and observatory. Return and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Acclimatization ascent up to the Cheget Mountain 3460m, 4 hours. Return and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Ski lifts from the Azau Station (at 2350m) up to the Garabashi Station (3800m). Get places at the Garabashi (Barrel) huts just near to the ski lift station. Acclimatization hike up to 4100m. Return to overnight at the Barrel huts.
Day 5: Acclimatization hike to the Pastukhovo Rocks up to 4800m, 3,5-4 hours. Retun to the Barrel huts.
Day 6: Rest day before the climb of Mount Elbrus.
Day 7: Summit day. Leave the huts in the very early morning (about 2-3am) to climb the highest - west peak of Mount Elbrus, 5642m. 9-10 hours walking up. Return to the huts to overnight.
Day 8: Reserve day to climb Elbrus (or descent to the hotel in the valley).
Day 9: Return to the hotel in the valley. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 10: Bus journey to the Mineralnye Vody airport. Departure