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Climbing Elbrus South Route

We invite you to climb classic route from the south side of Elbrus. Compared with the northern route, the presence of the cable car allows you to eliminate many hours of transitions and save strength for acclimatization and summit day.

Dates of tours are determined by group requests or by the Individual tours.

Day 1
Arrival to the Mineralnye Vody airport, group transfer to Terskol and hotel accommodation.
Day 2
Acclimatization hike with climbing at Cheget shoulder (3452 m) to panoramic point.
Day 3
Climbing up to Gara-bashi (3750 m), accommodation in cabins. Acclimatization hike to "Priyut 11" ( 4200 m).
Day 4
Acclimatization ascent to the Pastuhov rocks (up to 4800 m). You will learn how to use crampons and how to move properly on a glacier before starting ascent.
Day 5
Rest day and preparation for the ascent. Inspection of the vicinity of the assault camp. For those who wish, the guide will lead an additional lesson on using special climbing equipment and movement in crampons.
Day 6
Summit day. Climbing Elbrus and descending to camp. The climb to top takes 8-10 hours. Descent - 3-4 hours. Overnight at Gara-bashi.
Day 7 | Reserve day
Descent to the Terskol village. Hotel accommodation. Lunch at the cafe. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 8
Transfer to the Mineralnye Vody airport, departure home.


The program can be adjusted, the time of climb starting is indicated approximately and can be changed by guides depending on the weather and other factors.

This tour is designed for 8 days without taking into account the weather conditions. If necessary, participants may be given an extra day to wait out bad weather or for additional acclimatization. In this case, the total duration of the tour may not exceed 9 days.

Choose your Elbrus climbing style

Features Standard+ Individual VIP
Meeting at the Mineralnye Vody airport and transfer for departure home ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Hotel accommodation in Elbrus South side ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
All group transfers to Elbrus and way back ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
High-quality natural food three meals a day and lunch packets ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Accommodation in cabins at Gara-bashi ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Cable car to Elbrus and Cheget ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Use of public equipment (ropes, carabiners, cord loops) ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Safety (registration in Rescue Service, radio, GPS, first aid kit) ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Insurance against an accident with a helicopter evacuation, coverage - 2,000,000 RUB ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Ecological fee of the National Park ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Qualified guides services ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Personal guide ok_icon ok_icon ok_icon
Snowcat or snowmobile services no_icon no_icon ok_icon
Foreigners registration no_icon no_icon ok_icon
Personal climbing equipment rental no_icon no_icon ok_icon
Tour Price, RUB 51500 73500 108000

Have you any questions? Contact us by phone or using the contact form and we will help you make the right choice.