Climbing Mount Elbrus

Who didn't dream to climb the one of the highest peak of the world Elbrus? The summit of Europe and Russia, the western peak of Elbrus is 5642 meters high. To make a dream come true and climb to Elbrus, accompanied by experienced mountain guides, instructors of the Besson team

  • A bright team of professional Guides;
  • We got a serious experience of climbing tours;
  • With own program for climbing;
  • Fitness and Photo tours to Elbrus for wives and children of climbing participants;
  • Amazing friendly company;
  • Beautiful, cozy accommodation on Elbrus;
  • 2 own base camps at the foot of the mountain;
  • The first base camp is in the hotel "Peak of Europe";
  • Second base camp in a mountaineering hut at 3850 meters;
  • Own rental of climbing equipment, clothes and shoes on Elbrus;
  • Youth trained groups;
  • A big desire to realize Your Dream;
SCHEDULE FOR CLIMBING ELBRUS
CLIMBING TO MOUNT ELBRUS FROM THE SOUTH SEASON 2019
PERIOD PRICE (€)
1 APRIL 05.04 - 13.04 755
2 APRIL 13.04 - 21.04 755
 3  APRIL 21.04 - 29.04 755
4 APRILMAY 27.04 - 05.05 755

5
MAY 05.05 - 13.05

755
6 MAY 13.05 - 21.05 755
7 MAY 21.05 - 29.05 755
8 MAY-JUNE 29.05 - 06.06 755
9 JUNE 06.06 - 14.06 755
9.1  JUNE 08.06 - 16.06
755
10   JUNE 15.06 - 23.06  755
11 JULY 22.06 - 30.06 755
12 JUNE-JULY 30.06 - 08.07 755
13 JULY 08.07 - 16.07 755
14 JULY 16.07 - 24.07 755
15 JULY-AUGUST 24.07 - 01.08 755
16 AUGUST 01.08 - 09.08 755
 16.1  AUGUST 04.08 - 12.08 755
17 AUGUST 09.08 - 17.08 755
18 AUGUST 17.08 - 25.08 755
19 AUGUST 20.08 - 28.08          755        
20 AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 28.08 - 05.09 755
21 SEPTEMBER 05.09 - 13.09 755
22 SEPTEMBER 13.09 - 21.09 755
23 SEPTEMBER 21.09 - 29.09 755
24 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 29.09 - 07.10 755
25 OCTOBER 02.10 - 10.10 755
26   OCTOBER 07.10 - 15.10         755         

SEASON 2019

CLIMBING TO ELBRUS FROM THE NORTH TO THE EASTERN TOP


PERIOD   PRICE (€)
1 JULY 02.07 - 09.07 755
2 AUGUST 06.08 - 15.08 755



CLIMBING TO ELBRUS FROM THE EAST TO THE EASTERN TOP

ПЕРИОД   PRICE (€)
1 July 16.07 -26.07 755
2 AUGUST 09.08 - 19.08 755


CLIMBING TO ELBRUS FROM THE WEST 

ПЕРИОД   PRICE (€)
1 JULY - AUGUST
24.07 -01.08
895
2 AUGUST 01.08 - 09.08 895



MINIMUM PRICE OF Mount Elbrus Expedition climb 2019 is 755 €. THE COST OF THE CLIMBING ELBRUS DEPENDS ON THE AMOUNT OF REMAINING PLACES IN THE GROUP AND TIME REMAINING TO THE BEGINNING OF THE TOUR. EARLY BOOKING IS ALWAYS CHEAPER. MIDDLE OF JULY AND AUGUST - USUALLY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE OF THE SEASONAL FLOW OF ELBRUS CLIMBERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND LIMITED AMOUNT OF PLACES.
DETAILS OF PRICING:
*The price for the "Climbing Elbrus" tour depends on several factors:
  • *The date of your booking (early booking a few months before the start of the tour gives you a chance to get the lowest price).
  • *The number of remaining places in the group (in each group of "climbing" only 12 possible places, but if there are less than half of the seats in a certain group - the price starts to rise).
  • *Seasonal vacations (in July and August, prices are usually higher because of the large amount of holidays in the country).
  • *Discounts apply only to early bookings and to participants who are not the first time traveling as a member in our team.
  • *Please, make sure there are free places in the group before you pay for your reservation if only one month left. In this option a group can be already completed.
  • *The market, we always follow the market, and we form for the participants of our teams the most relevant and attractive prices for unforgettable tours in our groups.
Thank you for being with us!
ATTENTION: PARTICIPANTS WHO TRAVEL WITH OUR TEAM ON ELBRUS NOT THE FIRST TIME ARE GETTING 20% TOUR DISCOUNT!
THE PROGRAM OF CLIMBING ELBRUS, WESTERN TOP, ON A CLASSICAL ROUTE FROM THE SOUTH 2019
You are not the only one who dreams to climb the Elbrus, to feel the incredible beauty, power, strength, magic energy of the mountains. To become stronger than your own laziness, to test yourself, your body and spirit for strength. To spend a vacation with unusual, interesting, bright extreme. To feel unforgettable impressions and emotions. The summit of Europe and Russia, the western peak of Elbrus is 5642 meters high, one of the seven Peaks of the World seven continent's. Do you dream about your top, or do you want to test yourself? We will try to do everything possible to make your dream come true, to climb Elbrus accompanied by experienced guides who sincerely love their work.
Day 1
Group meeting at the airport of Mineralnye Vody in the day of the tour beginning at 12 PM near the fountain. A trip to the thermal springs: a bathe in hot mineral waters where you can remove fatigue after the road and spend enjoyable time in the healing pools. We come to the base camp (170 km from the airport - Elbrus settlement). Accommodation in the First Base Camp "Besson travel" is located in the hotel "Peak of Europe", right at the foot of Mount Elbrus. In the evening we have the first organizational daily meeting. After dinner we speak about equipment rental and answer on the other questions. A large rental of equipment and clothes for climbing is located right in the camp. The first night will be in the hotel.
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Day 2
Beginning of the lowest acclimatization. We climb to the mountain Cheget 3050 meters high and enjoy a delightful view of Elbrus. The task is to spend 2 hours at an altitude of 3050 m. Acquaintance with the mountains, description of the route of the Elbrus Mount Expedition, fitting and fixing the equipment. Turn back to the hotel for a meeting and rental. Second night we spend in the first base camp.
Day 3
Acclimatization route to the observatory. Stop on the waterfalls "Girls' braids". Watch and feel an incredible beautiful waterfall at the foot of Elbrus. A great place for a photoshoot. Seasoned people can bathe in the most beautiful mountain waterfall, and make a wonderful dream come true. You can come into the streams, like in a movie. A water wall will be in front of you. We reach a height 3,500 meters along the classical route of the Mount Elbrus Expedition from the South. The panorama of the Caucasian ridge will help to get the necessary adrenaline, providing an inflow of energy. On the way down we pass the canyon "Wolf Gates" and return to the base camp in the village. Than we have a usual meeting afterwards and talk about results of the lower acclimatization phase. Get prepared for the transfer to the second camp, rental of equipment, clothes and shoes for climbing Elbrus. Equipment fitting. Night in the hotel.
Day 4
We get up late and throw sleeping bags, equipment, food and clothes into a mountaineering hut to a height of 3,850 meters. A hut is above the clouds, which is the second base camp "Besson travel". Acquaintance with the terrain, training with an instructor on ice and snow preparation. Self-detainment at a steep slope and proper walking in mountaineering crampons with an ice axe on a glacier. Classes are conducted by:
  • - Instructor Vladimir Kondrashov, the first guide. Master of Sports, champion of Russia in mountaineering;
  • - Instructor Evgeny Kheraskov, the first guide. Candidate Master of Sports in mountaineering;
  • - Instructor Igor Besson, the first guide, the organizer of the team "Besson travel".
The first night in a hut at an altitude of 3850 m.
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Day 5
Acclimatization route to the "Pastukhov Rocks". The height of the lower edge of the Pastukhov rocks is 4570 meters, the upper edge is 4700 meters. The task is to spend 1.5-2 hours at an altitude of 4700 meters, to fix the top phase of the acclimatization. We master the technique of correct movement in mountaineering crampons and technique of the speed downhill.
The second night we spend in a mountain hut, which is the second base camp.
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Day 6
The day of relax, the body recovery before the mountain's peak storming. If desired, you can go down to the first Base Camp, take a shower, recover your strength before the summit of Elbrus.
The successful location of the second base camp allows you to make an operational descent and ascent on a modern cable car, in cabins with an amazing view from windows.
On the porch of the hut there are unbelievable views of the Caucasian Range. If you are lucky with the weather, you can see unforgettable sunrises, fiery sunsets, the milky way with the naked eye. You can see starfalls in August and September. Just make a wish while standing at the foot of the summit of the European continent with a breathtaking view.
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Day 7
Climbing to the Western summit of Elbrus with a height of 5,642 meters (Highest point of Europe and Russia), The main day in the tour. Beginning of the climbing peak near 2-3 AM. Ascent and descent takes from 10 to 14 hours. Return to the second base camp will take approximately 15 hours. We collect our stuff and get down by the cable car to the hotel. Than return equipment for hire. For participants who still have energy we have a festive dinner at the "Rakhat" or in the Base camp with open air barbecue. Rewarding climbers with Brand Certificates with outstanding badges for climbing Elbrus.
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Day 8
A "spare" day in case of bad weather. If the climb to Elbrus was successful - we get a rest. Feel free to: ride horses, visit the waterfall "Chuchhur", the "Narzanov's" glade and visit the famous V.S.Vysotsky's alpinist museum. The hotel has a sauna with a small swimming pool. Also there are famous restaurants with National kitchen and trout fishing nearby. Enjoy by walking across the souvenir market, Cheget and Azau glade.
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Day 9
Enjoy your breakfast in the morning. Than you will be taken to the airport of the city of Mineralnye Vody by minibus. Take photos on beautiful road of Baksansky canyon, say thankful "bye" to the mountains. The estimated time of arrival at the airport is at 12 PM.
Our First Base Camp is located in the hotel "Peak of Europe" in the village of Elbrus.
There is a separate block inside the camp: the boys' room is shared up to 10 people. The girls' rooms are double. We have a several double rooms. Also a room for instructors, a large meeting room, dining room, kitchen and shower rooms. In the complex there is also a sauna, a small swimming pool, billiards, an open air barbecue, free secure parking.
In the first base camp there is also a rental of climbing equipment, clothes and shoes for Mount Elbrus Expedition. We got everything a big group need in our rental center. Any equipment you need is available. There is always a time for rental after meetings. In the form that you fill out when booking a tour, there is an item in which you can specify in advance what equipment and clothes you need to rent. Every day the program includes local routes to waterfalls, hot springs, mountain passes, glaciers, mineral healing water, "Shelter 11", "Pastukhov Rocks", and group returns to the camp in evening for the night.
Our Second Base Camp is at an altitude of 3850 meters.
You spend 3 nights in the second base camp. It is a special mountaineering hut above the clouds, near the "Shelter of the Eleven" and the Shelter "Barrels" 3700.
There is also a room for boys, a girls' room and a kitchen inside the hut.
The temperature in the hut during the day is about +15, but it can drop to +5 at night.
Expedition to Elbrus was appointed from the second base camp.
PRICE OF THE TOUR "CLIMBING ELBRUS" INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation at the modern hotel "Peak of Europe" Elbrus settlement, First Base Camp.
  • (5 Nights) In the Hotel: the boys' room is shared. The girls' rooms are separate. Equipment and clothes rental, large living room with kitchen, ashing machine, several showers, a sauna with a small pool, a games room (billiards, tennis, hockey), free of charge. WiFi, barbecue in the yard, free of charge secure parking.
  • Nights in the Alpinist Hut "Besson travel", shelter at an altitude of 3850 meters, which is the Second Base Camp (3-4 Nights).
  • Transfer from Mineralnye Vody airport to Elbrus Mountain and back (170 km one way).
  • Medical special insurance (trekking in the mountains).
  • A trip to the thermal springs, where we bath in therapeutic mineral water, including the fee for entrance tickets to the springs.
  • The entrance fee to the "National Park Prielbruse".
  • Acclimatization ascents according to the program of the tour: the waterfall "Devichye Kosy", the Observatory, Cheget Mountain and the rocks "Pastukhova", accompanied by guides.
  • Mountain Guides' service. Guides and instructors, for the whole tour, including climbing and the western summit of Elbrus 5642m.
  • Classes with an instructor on ice and snow preparation. Self-detention on the slope and proper walking in crampons with ice axe and trekking poles on the glacier.
  • Organization of radio communication and navigation. Also the cost includes registration in the secure service of the Ministry for Emergency Situations on the route.
  • Group equipment.
  • Company Certificate of Ascent in the end of the expedition.
  • An unforgettable, cheerful, enthusiastic company and a team who loves everything they do.
  • Everyone can get a photo and video report from the trip in the original size, see the samples on this website and our Facebook group.
  • *You get a special price for full meals (8 days): breakfasts and dinners for 65 €. Paid after arrival for the whole tour, not included in the price.
POSSIBLE MONEY EXPENSES (NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE):
  • Official Invitation letter for the Russian Tourist Visa (Visa support). 45 €.
    We email it to you immediately after we got your deposit payment and a scanned copy of your passport ID.
  • Railway ticket to Mineralnye Vody airport and back (price depends on the season).
  • Plane ticket to Mineralnye Vody airport in both directions 90 -220 €. The price depends on the dates, check the prices on the airlines' websites.
    The earlier you buy - the cheaper it costs.
  • Full meals for 8 days 65 € for the whole tour, read more about meals here.
  • Descent from Cheget Mountain by cable car on the second day of the program (5 €).
  • One time lift on the Southern slope of Elbrus to an altitude of 3850 meters. The transfer of equipment and stuff to the hut, which is the second base camp (20 €).
  • Souvenirs ... depends how much you want! Price starts from 2 € and up to infinity ... until the place in the backpack will allow.
  • Rental of equipment and clothes on Elbrus. Equipment rental usually costs 75-125 € if you got your own clothes partly. Here you can calculate it in details.
  • At the request of the whole group we can use a Snowcat (a self-propelled machine capable of dropping the group to a height of 4700-5000 meters during the summit) from the hut 3850 meters to the upper edge of "Pastukhov Rocks"(4700 m) on the night of the summit. The price is about 70 €, depends how many people in the group. It goes up to 1km on height and saves about 3 hours of sleep and walk. It can be ordered only at the request of the whole group and also raises to an altitude of 5100 meters (about 140 € per person).
  • At your request you can live in separate luxury hotel rooms (surcharge 145 €) or standard class (85 €).
EXAMPLE TOTAL IN EURO:
Climbing tour - about 755 (depends on dates).
Tickets to Min Waters 90-175 €
Meals 67 €
Cableway 25 €
Rental 75-125 € if there is no your own clothes.
Snowcat 70-100 €(if requested).
ACCOMMODATION SURCHARGE:
HALF-SUITE ROOM +85 € to the cost of the tour;
SUITE ROOM +145 € to the cost of the tour.
ATTENTION: PARTICIPANTS WHO TRAVEL WITH OUR TEAM ON ELBRUS NOT THE FIRST TIME ARE GETTING  20% TOUR DISCOUNT!

To book a tour of the Ascent to Elbrus from the South: it is necessary to fill in the application form in the documents of the group ASCENT ELLBRUS and send the Application to the team leader in contact with Anastasia Moshnikova or  Igor Besson with the personal document attached to the contact. The answer is always during the working day.

Or book on the site by clicking the BOOK button and filling in the questionnaire.

Within three days after completing the form, you will be sent details for payment of the reservation

WELCOME TO US!
You will have an unforgettable climb to the top of Europe and an active holiday accompanied by professional mountain guides. A real test of yourself for strength. Magic landscapes, views, a lot of bright impressions and incredible emotions! Memorable pictures, many new friends! Beautiful, young and bright people from your new friendly team called ... however, you have to choose the name of the team, because "how you name a ship - this way it floats."
We are waiting for you on Elbrus in search of new emotions.
YOUR DREAMS - OUR WINGS.