Immersion in Russian Caucasus

Price upon request

4 Days

Elbrus snow
Terskol mountain
Elbus Mountain view

What you will do

Head to southern Russia for a nature getaway in the region known as the Russian Caucasus. Between thermal springs and mountains, you admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and set off to attack the famous Mount Elbrus.

What's included

Stay

Food

Transport

Your itinerary

Day 1
Pyatigorsk

 

Welcome to Russian Caucasus!

Your guide and your driver meet you at the airport…

Arrival at Mineralnye Vody in the morning. Your guide and your driver meet you at the airport and take you to Pyatigorsk (24km). Installation at the hotel and lunch at the hotel.

Departure with your guide for a city tour of Pyatigorsk: you will discover the must-sees of this famous spa resort in the Russian Caucasus, such as the Flower Garden, the Lermontov House-Museum, the impressive Proval lake and the Machouk mountain (which you climb by cable car).

Dinner in a restaurant in town. You take a tour of the thermal baths before reaching the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Terskol mountain

 

Pyatigorsk – Terskol

Transfer to Terskol…

Breakfast at the hotel early in the morning.

Transfer to Terskol (3 hours drive) by transport. On the road, you make a stop to discover the Narzan Valley famous for its orange water enriched with more than 20 minerals and salts, coming from underground lakes.

Arrival in Terskol, installation at the hotel. Breakfast.

You then set off with your guide for a hike in the Terskol Gorge (3-4 hours): you will admire green and mountainous landscapes as far as the eye can see.

Return to the hotel at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Elbus Mountain view

 

Terskol

You set off with your guide for a trekking…

Breakfast at the hotel.

This day is meant to acclimatize you to the altitude. You set off with your guide for a trekking at the foot of a waterfall at an altitude of 2,800m (5-6 hour walk). The more altitude you gain, the more breathtaking landscapes you get to see. Mount Elbrus is just a stone’s throw away. Picnic lunch.

After lunch, you reach the Observatory at an altitude of 3000m. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama that you will never tire of admiring.

Return to the hotel at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Elbrus snow

 

Mount Elbrus 

Return to the Azaou plateau…

Breakfast at the hotel early in the morning.

You need to be acclimatized to altitude. Transfer to the Azaou plateau by transport. Cable car ride to Mount Elbrouz at an altitude of 3,847m. Once up there, and if you feel able, it is possible to continue the ascent on foot to the “Priut 11” refuge at 4,100m above sea level (note: the ascent can be canceled if bad weather conditions).

Return to the Azaou plateau by cable car. Lunch in a cafe.

Transfer to Mineralnye Vody airport by public transport (4 hours drive). Dinner in the form of a picnic. Return flight.

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General terms and conditions
  •  30% deposit upon reservation
  • Balance payment one month before departure
  • The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons 
  • Non-binding pictures 
Cancellation Policy
  • If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 
  • Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price
  • Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %
  • Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %
  • If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount
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