Day 1. Arrive in Mineralnye Vody airport.. Bus trip to the Baksan valley (4,5 h).
Check in to the Volfram hotel (or Esen Htl-enother comfortable privat hotel). Dinner.
Day 2 - Today we will have acclimatization hikes in the Terskol valley.
There is a magnificient view of Mt. EIbrus.
Ascent along the Terskol river through meadows (5 hours). Return to the hotel for a lunch.
Day 3 - Acclimatization hike to Cheget peak (3400 m) will take us about 5 hours.
It is so nice to relax at the "Ai" cafe (2750m.) where you can appreciate a panoramic view
of the Baksan valley and the twin summits of Mt. EIbrus.
Ascent of the Mt.Cheget top and then return to the hotel for a lunch.
Day 4 - After breakfast we'll have 15 minutes drive to the cable-car station Azau.
Take two trams and a chairlift up to the Karabashi lift station (3750m).
Check into the Barrels Refuge. The same day we'll do an acclimatization
hike to 4200m(where Priutt 11 Refuge was situated). Overnight in Barrels.
Day 5 - Early start for acclimatization hike to the Pastukhov Rocks (4800m).
From everywhere on the slopes of Elbrus a panorama of the Central Caucasus spreads out
before us. Overnight in Barrels.
Day 6 - Today we will make an attempt to reach the main target of the trip -
summit of Mt. EIbrus. We have to start very early before dawn.
Using headlamps we make our way to Pastukhov Rocks where we stop for a short rest and
some drinks. After the saddle (5300m) is reached, the summit climb itself will start
The reward is to stand on top of the highest mountain in Europe. Descent to the Barrels Refuge.
Day 7 - Descend to the Volfram hotel.Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 8 - Drive to Mineralnye Vody. Fly to Moscow.
The programm might be correct -it depends on weather or health condition of participants.