Mount Elbrus

(18,510ft/5,642m), Russia

Elbrus Schedule & Prices

2015 Schedule

July 12 - July 26, 2015   Arrive St. Petersburg 7/13. Depart Moscow 7/26 - Open
July 26 - Aug 9, 2015   Arrive St. Petersburg 7/27. Depart Moscow 8/9 - Open

Land Costs
$5,600.00 (Includes Meals and domestic flights)


Payments
$700.00 deposit, due with application
Balance due 120 days prior to departure.


Note: Alpine Ascents offers a 10% discount for those partaking in back-to-back climbs of Mt. Elbrus and Kilimanjaro, two of the seven summits. This combination offers an excellent opportunity to save money and experience two extremely different climbs, while completing two of the seven summits.

The valuation of the Euro has increased prices in the past few years. Unlike most Elbrus guide services, Alpine Ascents includes most of the incidental costs associated with this trip in the expedition price. Our price includes all pick ups and transfers ($100 each); Also Included is the internal R/T flight to Mineral Vody; All excess baggage fees for the Mineral Vody flight will be paid for by Alpine Ascents; Hotels upgraded to 3 stars; Snow Cats used going up the mountain are included in cost; Alpine Ascents has one of our current staff (usually Vernon Tejas) lead every trip along with pre-selected Russian guides; Multiple guides on summit day. We encourage you to compare our offerings to any other guide service.

Land Costs Include
All transportation and lodging in Russia
Guided Tours of both Moscow and St. Petersburg
All group camp supplies, such as tents,
stoves, etc.
All Pick Ups and Transfers ($100 each)
Excess Baggage Fees (You are allowed only 20kg (44lb) for the internal flights in Russia)
All meals and lodging (except last night meal in Moscow)
All group climbing gear
All meals while trekking
All hut fees
Park fees, trekking permits and all tour fees
Guides (including American guides) multiple guides on summit (day-south side only)
Snow Cat transport fees

Land Costs Do Not Include
$25 Wire Transfer Fee (If Applicable)
International airfare USA - St. Petersburg & Moscow - USA
Non-scheduled Airport Shuttles & hotels
Any transfers not on scheduled arrival and departure date
Russian Visas
Alcoholic Beverages and bottled drinks
All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
Personal gear
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Alpine Ascents International
Single Room Supplement (Hotels Only)
For those requesting double room accommodations every effort will be made to pair you with another climber. A Single Room Supplement will apply if a match cannot be made or if there is a last minute cancellation.
Tips and gratuities
All prices and dates subject to change.

Elbrus Cancellation/Refund Policy
Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.
Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 120-days or more prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
50% refunds will be provided 90-119 days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
No refunds will be provided 89-days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.
All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.

Note: Alpine Ascents reserves the right to waive any fees. As we offer personalized service, we will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.


Trip Cancellation Insurance
As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

In brief, Trip Cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with Travelex.


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