In the new season we are opening Snowshoeing Tours. This type of outdoor activity, which became very popular in Europe many years ago, has now come to the Elbrus region.
Do you like mountains and go to mountain tracks? You have a unique opportunity to extend the mountain season and go on an unforgettable journey through the snowy mountains. Do you love mountains in winter but don’t ski?
You have a great opportunity to walk where there is a lot of snow, wildlife and silence. Are you eager to visit the mountains in winter, but don’t have the equipment? You have a great opportunity to fulfill your dream. You don’t need anything special for snowshoeing! Even snowshoes, they will be at the box office! Snowshoes are more budgetary, do not require special shoes, their rental will be cheaper than skis and boots.
And finally, snowshoeing, in comparison with alpine skiing or ski-touring, does not require any special skills or special physical preparation, but it makes it possible to combine a payload on a very large muscle group with a pleasant contemplation of mountain peaks.
Our routes are adapted to different skill levels of participants.
All routes are divided into 3 categories according to difficulty:
simple — «S»
medium difficulty — «M»
difficult — «D»
Simple — «S» These are routes on not difficult terrain and have a duration of 2 to 4 hours. Usually close to populated areas (optimal for those who want to take a break from skiing or who come for the weekend).
Medium difficulty — «M» Routes on a simple relief and long (4-6 hours), with inclined relief elements.
Difficult — «D» (very difficult — D*). Long (6-9 hours), sections of medium steepness, steep sections of relief. Additional equipment required: crampons, ice ax, rope, harness.
We offer exclusive tours to the most beautiful places :
Routes and trails
Together with KavkazSkiTur you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful gorges of Kabardino-Balkaria and Elbrus area: Terskol, Cheget, Kogutai, Syltran, Adyr-su and Adyl-su. Live in mountain huts, walk on glaciers, climb passes and peaks.
Terskol village :
|March 15 — March 30||vill. Terskol – Azau station||S|
|March 15 — April 15||station «Azau» — St. Krugozor||M|
|March 15 — April 30||st. «Krugozor» — St. «Mir»||D|
|March 15 — May 15||st. «Garabashi» (new) — Shelter 11||M|
|March 15 — April 15||Terskol village — gorge Terskol||S|
|March 15 — April 30||Cheget peak||M|
|April 01 — April 30||vill. Terskol — pass «Soldier»||D*|
|April 01 — April 30||vill. Terskol — waterfall «Girl’s braids» — 105 pickets — glacier «Garabashi» — st. «Mir»||D|
Adyl-su Gorge :
|April 01 — April 30||camp Shkhelda — glacier Shkhelda||M|
|April 01 — April 30||camp Shkhelda — «German overnight stays»||D|
|April 01 — April 30||camp «Dzhantugan» — glade «Green Hotel»||M|
|April 01 — April 30||camp «Dzhantugan» — glacier «Dzhankuat» — a plateau under the pass of Trapezia||D|
Adyr-su Gorge :
|April 01 — April 30||camp «Ullutau» — Mestian hut||M|
Syltran Gorge :
|April 01 — April 30||Syltran Lake||D|
|April 01 — April 30||Mukal Peak||D*|
Polyana Narzanov :
|April 01 — April 30||Kakhiani Peak||D*|
List of personal trekking equipment
Clothes and shoes
Cap / panama hat
Jacket, windproof coat, light.
Lightweight shirt with long sleeves (protects against burning of the arms and neck)
Hiking pants, light
Waterproof clothing and/or raincoat
baseball cap for trekking (with protective brim covering the neck from the sun).
Fleece 2 pcs (thin and thicker)
Trekking socks (medium and thick) 2-3 pairs.
Snowshoes (rental included)
Trekking telescopic poles with large rings (rental included)
Gaiters (worn over boots and prevent snow from getting inside the boots)
Jacket Gore-Tex or any other membrane
Pants Gore-Tex or any other membrane
Alpine sunglasses (protection 3-4)
Backpack 30-40 l.
Thermos 0.5-1 l.
Safety & Personal Care
Sunscreen and lipstick (Prot 50).
Individual first aid kit. Mandatory: elastic bandage, plaster.
Personal care products
Plastic bottle 0.5 l (for drinking water on the route)
Mug, spoon, knife (for lunch in the mountains for tea, a non-breakable mug)
Backpack for walking (20-25 liters). In the backpack — personal belongings of the tourist and public products for lunch, which are issued by the instructor (400-600 gr)
|Transfer airport (railway station) Nalchik/Minvody — airport|
|Hotel accommodation 7 nights (breakfast, dinner)|
|Snowshoe and trekking pole rental|
|Intra-route transport services|
|Resort fees, Elbrus National Park, Border permit, Visa support|
|Lunches and snacks|
|Cable-ways to Elbrus and Cheget|
|Additional personal equipment|
|COST||38 000 Rubles|
Required equipment :
- Snowshoes (rental included)
- Trekking telescopic poles with large rings (rental included)
- Trekking boots*
- Gaiters (worn over boots and prevent snow from getting inside the boots)*
- baseball cap for trekking (with protective brim covering the neck from the sun).
- Fleece cap.
- Jacket Gore-Tex or any other membrane.*
- The windproof coat, light.
- Thermal underwear.
- Fleece 2 pcs (thin and thicker)
- Pants Gortex or any other membrane.*
- Fleece gloves.
- Ski gloves.*
- Alpine sunglasses (protection 3-4).*
- Ski mask*
- Sun cream and lipstick (Prot 50).
- Trekking socks (medium and thick) 2-3 pairs.
- Backpack 30-40 l.*
- Thermos 0.5-1 l.*
- Individual first aid kit.
*Equipment can be rented on the spot for an additional fee.