Elbrus Tour Map
Normal Route Map
Elbrus East Map
Elbrus via Kupol
Round Elbrus Tour
Round Elbrus Tour, 4458m.
The easiest route round the Elbrus massif takes from 8 to 10 days and involves
several glaciated and crevassed trekking passes. Starting from Baksan village
the Kirtyk Valley is followed to Kirtykaush Pass, 3242m, and down to the Malka
river and the Jilasu mineral springs near the 40m Sultan waterfall. The Malka
is followed, then over Buruntash Pass, 3072m, to Khurzuk village at 1315m. From
here the Ullu-Kam river is followed to Khotiutau Pass, 3456m. The Azau Glacier
and then river are then descended to return to Terskol and the Baksan Valley.
There is no hut system on the route and tents must be carried.