8 days / 7 nights
Continuance
Elbrus area, Kabardino-Balkaria
Place
Snowshoeing
Activities

Tour Program

1

Day 1: Arrival Day

We meet our tourists at the airports or at the railway stations of Mineralnye Vody or Nalchik, we provide a transfer to the hotel. Next, we introduce the guide and equipment checking and rental.

2

Day 2: Terskol valley

Our path will start from the village of Terskol. From the Mosque we will start our route in the Terskol gorge. We reach a fork in the road and then go to the right, to the bridge over the river of the same name. Then we will go on snowshoes up the gorge. We are going for the hill “Dinosaur”, a halt on it and a small snack. 2 hours behind, 1 hour ahead. Then our path will go towards the Terskol waterfall. Then descend along the same route.

3

Day 3: station Azau-station Mir

On the third day, we are going for a snowshoe climb from the Azau glade to the Mir station along the ski slope. After 1 hour from the start of the journey, we will make a stop at the hut to rest. We still have 1.5-2 hours of climbing ahead of us. At the Krugozor station, we rest in a cafe, we can have a bite to eat and recuperate. We are going for a fascinating 2-3 hour walk to Mir station. At the station, we will rest in a cafe, recuperate and go down to the Aau station by cable car (extra cost).

 

4

Day 4: alp center Shkhelda-glacier Shkhelda

Today we will go by car from our hotel to the Adyl-su gorge, get to the border post and then go on foot to the Shkhelda camp. Within 30 minutes we will walk along the path to the first avalanche cone, then for an hour on snowshoes we will climb to the sites. Here we organize rest and a small snack. Ahead of us is the crossing of the river and access to the incredibly beautiful Shkheldinsky glacier. We will walk along the majestic glacier for 1.5-2 hours to the fork of the gorge. The way back will be the same as the ascent.

5

Day 5: alp camp Jantugan – glade Green Hotel

Today we have to go along the bed of the Adylsu river from the camp Dzhantugan to the moraine. Along the river we will go to the bridge over the river. Then we will pass through a wide valley and arrive at the Green Hotel. The route will take approximately 2 hours. Here we will rest. Ahead is another 1 hour of travel past the houses of glaciologists to the Dzhankuat glacier. Here we will organize another halt for rest and begin to descend back.

6

Day 6: Ullu-tau camp

By car, we will drive up till the lift in the Adyr-su gorge. Further, the road is only for special vehicles, so we will go by Ural or GAZ-66 directly to the Ullutau camp. We will stay in a hut and walk around the area for 1.5-2 hours.

7

Day 7: Ullu-tau camp

Our goal is to go from the camp to the border post and climb up the gorge to the Mestian hut. The route will take 3-4 hours. Then we will return back to the camp and begin the descent to the hotel.

8

Day 8 – Departure

We provide our tourists with a transfer to the airport or railway station of Mineralnye Vody or Nalchik.

 

*The tour can be realized with a group from 4 pax.

Tour price includes:
hotel accommodation 3* (double/twin occupancy, standard rooms)
breakfasts and dinners at the hotel
Qualified guide-instructor;
Snowshoe and trekking pole rental;
All program transport services;
transfers (to/from airport).

Additional costs:
lunches and snacks, cable-ways, personal equipment rental.

For accommodation we offer Hotel Laguna. The hotel is located in the center of the resort area of the glade Cheget, in a cozy place, just a 5-minute walk from the cable-ways. Standard rooms with all conveniences. The rooms have a TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, toilet, shower, personal hygiene products.

PRICE 45’000 rubles per person
DEPARTURE TIME any day by booking
DURATION 8 days / 7 nights
AMOUNT IN THE GROUP from 4 pax
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Hotel accommodation for 6 nights in twin rooms
Hut accommodation in Ullu-tau camp for 1 night
Breakfasts and dinners in the hotel
Transport services all along the routes
Professional Guide
Snowshoes and trekking poles rental
ADDITIONALLY PAID
Personal equipment rent Lunches Cable-ways and lifts
You must have all gear enumerated in equipment list.
Important to know! If weather conditions are unfavorable for the tour, then changes to the planned route are possible, including the day and time of departure.

Booking

    The request is not a tour booking and does not impose any obligations on you. Our specialist will contact you and provide detailed information about the tour.

    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)
    T-shirt
    Hiking pants, light
    Socks
    Flip flops
    Hat, gloves
    Waterproof clothing and/or raincoat
    baseball cap for trekking (with protective brim covering the neck from the sun).
    Fleece cap.
    Balaclava
    Thermal underwear.
    Fleece 2 pcs (thin and thicker)
    Fleece gloves.
    Trekking socks (medium and thick) 2-3 pairs.

    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)
    Jacket Gore-Tex or any other membrane
    Pants Gore-Tex or any other membrane
    Ski gloves
    Alpine sunglasses (protection 3-4)
    Ski mask
    Backpack 30-40 l.
    Thermos 0.5-1 l.

    Safety & Personal Care
    Sunglasses
    Toilet paper
    Shoe dryers
    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)
    Torch
    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)

    SERVICES
    Transfer airport (railway station) Nalchik/Minvody – airport
    Hotel accommodation 6 nights (breakfast, dinner)
    Hut accommodation in Ullu-tau 1 night (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    Qualified guide-instructor
    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 45 000 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.
    • Balaclava
    • 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.

      The request is not a tour booking and does not impose any obligations on you. Our specialist will contact you and provide detailed information about the tour.