Mt. Elbrus Expedition 5,642 m (Russia)

8 Days


Mount Elbrus is the highest and most prominent peak in Russia and Europe. It is situated in the western part of the Caucasus and is the highest peak of the Caucasus Mountains. Considered as one of the seven summits, this dormant volcanic mountain rises 5,642 m (18,510 ft) above sea level. There are two summits, one is the West summit and other is East. We, at GAF attempt west summit which is 5,642 m. West summit has mainly two routes. One is the south route and other is the north route. Our itinerary follows the southern route as it is comparatively easier, but still one requires above average physical fitness and experience of going to high altitude.

GAF puts paramount focus on Thorough Preparation, Absolute Safety and Sufficient Acclimatization of  the team. For that purpose, we have chosen Machame route with 6 climbing days which makes it an optimally paced trek with enough acclimatization.

Here’s a link to know about high altitude challenges and how to deal with them.

SCHEDULE:  (GAF has a 9-day itinerary)

(Participants are expected to report at Mineralnye Vody Airport on Day 1)

We also conduct customized special batches for this trek provided the group size is 5 and above.

What is the best season?
April-September is the climbing season but weather is most stable in August compared to any other month.

Expedition Schedule: 10 – 18 August 2022

Expedition Fees – INR 1,40,000 + GST 5%

Important note regarding TCS:
Additional TCS (5% as of now) from every participant will be collected and filed to the income tax department against the PAN of that individual. The same will be displayed in the form 26AS for that particular quarter. So, the total amount after TCS will be as below:

Illustration of the trek cost:
Basic trek cost- Rs. 1,40,000 + 5% GST = Rs. 1,47,000
Amount after TCS- Rs. 1,47,000 + 5% TCS = Rs. 1,54,350


Transfer to Elbrus area (Baksan valley). Hotel at about 2,100m.
Overnight stay in 3* Hotel
(Meals - D)

Cheget peak is located at 3,100 m. A not so challenging, but scenic climb to the Cheget shoulder. View the Baksan valley from the summit. This will be your first acclimatization hike before heading to the base camp.
Overnight stay in 3* Hotel
(Meals - B.L.D)

Today, you will proceed for your second acclimatization hike to Devichi Kossy. You'll come across an observatory on the slope of Terskol peak, 3,125m, and higher up to the Ice Base at 3,550 m.
Overnight stay in 3* Hotel
(Meals - B.L.D)

You will be driven till Azau station from where, you will go tp to Mir station 3,500 m by cable cars. After having some snacks, an acclimatization walk up to Pruitt Hut 11 at 4,050 m will be planned. This hike will be in complete snow. So, you need to wear the required gear before heading to Pruitt Hut 11.
Overnight stay in “Refuge Camp 3,900”
(Meals - B.L.D)

Today, you will go more higher ahead of Pruitt Hut 11 up to Pastukov Rocks at 4,600. After you come back to Refugee Camp, you will be instructed for to pack your rucksack for the summit attempt. You will start from the Refugee late night at around 12.30 - 1.30 AM.
Overnight stay in “Refuge Camp 3,900”
(Meals - B.L.D)

Start late night / early morning from Refugee. It takes around 12-15 hours to summit and return to the Refugee. You need to be super fit to attempt this summit from Refugee.
(There is an option of snow cats which take you to 4,900 m and from there you will have to start your climb (At an extra cost) )
Overnight stay in “Refuge Camp 3,900”
(Meals - B.L.D)

A buffer day for Summit

You will descend till Azay station via cable car and then will be driven to the hotel n Baksan valley.
Overnight stay in 3* Hotel
(Meals - B.L.D)

Yu will start your return journey to Mineralnye Vody airport according to your flight timings.

Cherish these Golden memories for lifetime!

Following is the process of registration:

Step 1>> Fill the online registration form here – Enrollment Form

Step 2>> Booking Amount
Register yourself by paying booking amount Rs. 60,000

Step 3>> Medical Form
Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download

Step 4>>Indemnity Bond
FOR ADULTS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download
FOR MINORS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

Step 5>> Balance payment

Bank Transfer:
Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103

Google Pay
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
UPI: 8668548653@okbizaxis
(Please mention participant’s name and activity name in the remarks section)

Cancellation Policy:

1. If cancellation is made one month or more prior to the trek, we will refund 100% of the paid amount
2. If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the trek, we will refund 50% of the paid amount
3. If the cancellation is made within 15 days prior to the trek, there will be no refund.
4. If the trek gets cancelled due to any any natural calamities like Uttarakhand floods, Nepal Earthquake, Covid-19 pandemic, we will refund the trek fees deducting actual expenses incurred depending on the stage of the trek.

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Mt. Elbrus Expedition 5,642 m (Russia)
  • Russia (Caucasus Mountain Range)
  • 18580
  • Hard
  • Hotel and Hut