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QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

July 6 - 16

Arrival Airport

Mineralnye Vody

Accommodation

Homestays/ tents

Duration

10 Nights

Meals

10 Breakfasts

Group size

12-14

BRIEF ITINERARY :

Meet out team lead

Abhijeet singh, is a climber, Acroyogi, Outdoor Expert, Wilderness First Responder, and adventure photographer.

His Recent summits :

Saser kangri 1(7672m), Manirang(6600m), Bhagirathi 2 (6512m), Shivling(6543m), Koa Rong 2(6187m), Menthosa(6455m), CB13(6264m), Cathedral(6100m), KangYatse 1&2(6400m), Kun(7035m), Pinnacle peak (6955m), Trishul 1(7120m), Toro peak and Deo Tibba (6001m).

Read more about him below

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DAY 01 : Embarking on the Elbrus Odyssey

We will meet everyone at Mineralnye Vody airport before 13:00 or a day earlier. Together with the guides, we will do the briefings, give out all the public equipments (tents, gas, burners, ropes, etc.) and rental (crampons, harnesses, ice axes, etc.) equipment.

Then we will go to the first camp in the village of Terskol, located at the foot of Mount Elbrus, which is located in a pine forest and set up tents. We will have a joint dinner and additional instruction. Overnight with a magnificent view of the Top of Mount Cheget.

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DAY 02 : Conquering Heights at Mount Cheget

Hold on to your hats as we embark on our first acclimatization day! Lightly ascending Mount Cheget at 3000 meters, you'll witness the majesty of Elbrus on one side and the breathtaking Main Caucasus Range on the other. Poles in hand, we'll master walking techniques and acclimate to high-altitude conditions. An exhilarating day concludes with a well-deserved night at our mountain-side haven.

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DAY 03 : Waterfalls and Altitude - Second Acclimatization Day

The acclimatization process continues on the third day. The whole team goes light to the Northern Shelter (altitude 3750 m) .On the way , we will visit the "stone mushrooms" and "moon" fields, after which we return to the camp. To make it easier to carry our backpacks, we make a transfer of some of the things to the assault camp the same day. This is the beauty of this side of the trail, there is so many natural landscape to see. The south side even though offers cottages has more of a history.

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DAY 04 : Ascending to the Heights - Shelter Stay

On the fourth day, another amazing camp site awaits you - getting up and overnight in the "Northern Shelter". Here there is also a training session on walking technique in "crampons" and handling an ice ax. You will sleep at an altitude of 3750 meters, and it will be the most memorable night of your life. The training provided here will be a glimpse of what we train in basic mountaineering course in india.

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DAY 05 : ASCENT : Sky-High Acclimatization

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Rise early to touch the sky! Acclimatization takes us to 4800-5000 meters, a crucial step in unlocking our body's adaptation mechanisms.

As the sun sets, we'll return to our elevated camp, relishing the achievement and preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.

DAY 06 :  D Day Minus 1 - Rest

After training and acclimatization, you need to have a good rest, for which the sixth day is allocated. At the same time, preparations are underway for the ascent: backpacks are packed, equipment is checked, additional instructions are given. At 18.00 everyone will go to an early Bed.

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DAY 07 : The Summit Beckons - Summit Day

The day of ascent awaits you on the seventh day of the expedition. It is necessary to get up at midnight in order to ascend to the top by lunchtime. One hour is allocated in the morning after waking up for preparation , during which you need to have time to eat a hearty meal (as a rule, this is porridge and sweet tea, compote or cocoa). The group goes out in full gear, if necessary in a bundle, in order to minimise any risks. The ascent lasts from 7 to 12 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the speed of the group. On the top, you will feel like the king of the world. The descent will take no more than 4 hours.

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DAY 08 : Bonus Day - Buffer for Greatness

It's time to say goodbye to Elbrus. The descent is along the same route: to the Emmanuel glade and further to the Dzhily-Suu gorge, on the way you can drink narzans and visit several attractions "stone bridge", the Sultan waterfall, narzan "baths", and then you will go to Pyatigorsk.

DAY 09 : Farewell Elbrus - Memories in Descent

Bid adieu to Elbrus with a descent along the Emmanuel glade and the Dzhily-Suu gorge. Sip on narzans, witness the "stone bridge" and Sultan waterfall, adding the perfect finishing touch to our mountain escapade. Homeward bound to Pyatigorsk, we'll hand over rented equipment and certificates, wrapping up an unforgettable journey.

RUSSIA SPECIFIC FAQs

1) What is the payment schedule if I want to book this trip?

ANS: Bookings close by May 20th

2) What would be the group size and approximate age group of co-travellers?

ANS: We will be about 10 people

3) Would we need transit visa to fly via Moscow to Mineralnye Vody ?

ANS: No. Your immigration will happen here only .

5) How much do you think would be the approximate for rent equipment?

ANS: Click here to see the list and price for rent.

6) Is visa included ?

ANS: Yes. We do the visas too.

7 ) What are the chances of my visa rejection ?

ANS: It usually doesn't get rejected considering our relation with Russia. If rejected, we will refund your trip amount. No question asked.

8 ) What are the cancellation policy ?

ANS: Cancellation policy :

Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.

Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge.

Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival, there will be 50% cancellation charge.

Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges.

Note :You will not get the Visa charges back once it’s applied

SLOTS AVAILABLE :

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Lead by

Abhijeet singh

Abhijeet is a climber, Acroyogi, Outdoor Expert, Wilderness First Responder, and adventure photographer. He was one of the two protagonists in the ice climbing documentary film The Fall, and was awarded Rex Karmaveer Chakra in 2019 for his extensive documentation work in Indian adventure space.


In last 9 years, he has been on mountaineering expeditions on Saser kangri 1(7672m), Manirang(6600m), Bhagirathi 2 (6512m), Shivling(6543m), Koa Rong 2(6187m), Menthosa(6455m), CB13(6264m), Cathedral(6100m), KangYatse 1&2(6400m), Kun(7035m), Pinnacle peak (6955m), Trishul 1(7120m), Toro peak and Deo Tibba (6001m).


Combining his learnings and experiences in mountain climbing, picking selective modules from the various courses he undertook, and adding extensive theory with outdoor sessions, he designed and launched Mountain Strong in 2018, which he conducts twice a year for beginners, trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Photo credits : https://www.instagram.com/abhijeet_sing/

GROUP TRIP DATES:

FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION :

COST ( excluding 5% GST )

USD 1399 / person ( With Visa )

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You are loosing 1000 INR by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets 1000 INR off each while you book together )


HOW TO BLOCK A SLOT ?

Step 1 : Block the slot

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 10,000 INR for this trip either by UPI , credit card/ EMI or by Bank transfer.

Be Proud Of You. A Trip Is Gift To Self. When Was The Last Time You Gifted Yourself ?

Step 2 : Refer 2 people to get a Discount

You are loosing 1000 INR by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets 1000 INR off each while you book together )

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE INCLUSIONS ?

1. Lodging

2. All Transportation

3. All Meals on the trek

4.Visa

5.One group transfer from airport

6.Trained outdoor leaders

7.Permits

8.Certificate of summit

9.Ski lift for luggage transfer

WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS ?
  • Mineral Water or any other room service
  • Cost of any Extra Day
  • Flight tickets to MRV and back to home city
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary
  • Government tax (GST) and Payment gateway charges ( Credit card/ EMI option )
DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY ?
  • Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge 
  • Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge 
  • Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 50% cancellation charge 
  • Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges 



Note that the cancellation charge is on the trip amount. All this has been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂


WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING ?
  • *Mandatory : Original ID Proof
  • You need to bring your voters ID / Passport (with at least 6 months validity remaining) for getting the permit along with 2 passport size photographs.
  • Clothes : 2 Fleece jacket , 3 Synthetic / cotton pants ,4 Full sleeves tees , Sunhat , Woollen head-scarf/ muffler ,Towel , 2 pair of thermals , 1 down jacket ( zero degree equivalent ), Water proof jacket or poncho.

  • Shoes & socks: High ankle shoes , cotton socks

  • Skin care essentials : Sunglasses with UV protection ,Lip balm Cold cream, Sunscreen lotioniv)Other accessories : LED Torch/ headlamps (If already bought)



I AM COMING SOLO. IS THAT A PROBLEM ?

Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn't matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn't gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.

YOUR ITINERARY LOOKS DIFFICULT FOR ME. CAN I DO IT ?

Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren't sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.

For trips,

I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don't worry, We are there :).

For treks,

you can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.

  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3-3.5 km , then you can go ahead with an easy trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3.5-4 km , then you can go ahead with an moderate trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 4-5 km , then you can go ahead with an difficult trek

If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.

WHAT ARE TRIPS LIKE ?

Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .

For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.

We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.

I HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT THIS COMPANY BEFORE, WHERE CAN I READ MORE ?

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