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Climbing Erydag-Bazarduzu

East Caucasus. Dagestan Russia. Alpine climbing program "Dagestan, climbing Mount Erydag 3925 m and Mount Bazarduzu 4466 m"

Altitude: 4466 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: basic (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE NOT REQUIRED)

Duration: 10 days
Season: June - September
Program price from: 800 Euro

FAQ on the program "Climbing Mount Erydag and Bazarduzu in Dagestan (Russia)"

  • 01.06.20 - 11.06.20Group 6 participants 55000 RUR booking

Mountain climbing program "Climbing Mount Erydag and Mount Bazarduzu" with MCS AlexClimb Guides

Program "Mountain climbing in Dagestan, climbing Mount Erydag and Mount Bazarduzu" is available for the reservation at least 60 day prior the trip - special permission needed for entering the border area.

The climbing program we proudly offer to you below includes acclimatization on a very beautiful and special peak of Erydag - climbing this mountain you can get good physical preparation for the subsequent ascent to the top of higher Mount Bazarduzu, as well as to get a lot of the most vivid and unforgettable emotions from visiting the high mountain plateau of Erydag - with waterfalls, snow fields, rivers and sheer walls of the most difficult mountain face in Dagestan. The program begins and ends in the ancient city of Derbent, where in addition to the most interesting historical excursions, you can fully relax on the sandy beach of the Caspian Sea.

The advantage of the program of two ascents to Erydag and Bazarduzu, in the first place, is a very smooth climb schedule, with successive nightspends in the acclimatization camps, the height difference between which is not more than 600-700 meters. Such acclimatization schedule allows you to prepare easily for climbing as high as 4500 meters, even if you do not have any previous experience in the altitude mountain climbing. The altitude gaining schedule corresponds to the so-called "Acclimatization Saw" - a proven method of acclimatization to the altitudes of 7-8000 meters.

In addition, the location of the acclimatization camps allows you to enjoy incredible views of sunrises and sunsets almost over the entire East Caucasus - the program includes overnight stays at altitudes more than 3000 meters.

The program can also be supplemented with the visits to the historical monuments of Dagestan, acquaintance with the local culture and lifestyle of the population of small mountain villages - in case of early completion of the program, spare days can be used for guided tours of the ruins of ancient villages and getting familiar with the very hospitable local people.

This 10-day program "Climbing  Mount Erydag and Mount Bazarduzu" is designed for people who have no prior experience in mountain climbing and who want to try themselves on the basic difficulty mountain climbing route. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend the Course of general physical preparation and passing MCS AlexClimb Course of Mountain Technique (basic level) before participating in this program.

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work.

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb Russia - Dagestan climbing schedule:

Guided ascent of Mount Bazarduzu (4466 m) by the West Ridge, season 2020
Easy Climb, Basic level

Day 1 - arrival in Makhachkala, transfer to Derbent, hotel accommodation, dinner
Day 2 - 4x4 transfer to the foot of the Mount Erydag (Dagestan) 5 hours, setting up camp 2500, breakfast at the hotel, lunch on the way, dinner - outdoor ration. Overnight in tents on the grass.
Day 3 - Ascent the grassy slopes, altitude gain 700 meters, set up the camp 3200m, spend the night in the tents on the rocks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor rations
Day 4 - Ascent along the rocky and scree slopes to the Selda saddle (3700 m), setting the acclimatization camp, overnight in tents on the rocks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor rations
Day 5 - Ascent of the Mount Yerydag 3925 m, descent to the Base Camp 2500, overnight in tents on the grass. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor rations
Day 6 - Spare day, overnight in tents. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor rations
Day 7 - Walking up to the beginning of the Mount Bazarduzu route, overnight in the camping area of ​​the "Seven Streams" 2900 m, overnight in tents on the grass. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor rations
Day 8 - Setting the high camp 3900 m and the base of the summit dome of Bazardyuzu, overnight in tents on the rocks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor rations
Day 9 - Ascent to the summit of  Mount Bazardyuzu 4466 m, descent to the Kurush village base camp 2500 m, overnight in tents on the grass. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor rations
Day 10 - Departure to Derbent, overnight at the hotel, breakfast, lunch - ration, dinner at the hotel (5 hours)
Day 11 - Departure to Makhachkala

Prices and conditions

The price of the mountain program "Climbing Mount Erydag and Mount Bazarduzu, Russian Federation, Dagestan", season 2020:

800 Euro* - standard group 5-12 participants
980 Euro* - mini group 3-4 participants
1800 Euro - individual program 1-2 participants
* Price per participant

You have to be ready for:

  • 8-9 days of camping life in the field conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 15-20 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -10°C on the altitude higher than 3000 m;

Conditions: Good physical shape, lack of medical contraindications. Passing of the  Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Makhachkala), using the
communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The cost does not include: Russian visa charges*, International and domestic flight expenses** to and from the point of the beginning of the program (Makhachkala),
one day in Moscow if you have long transfer***, obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 12
Guides: 1

*AlexClimb Mountain Climbing School can provide Russian Visa support for you. More information on request.
**AlexClimb Mountain Climbing School can book the flights for you.
***AlexClimb Mountain Climbing School can book hotel for you in Moscow and organize, transfers sightseeing and recreations according to your preferences - basic Moscow package cost is 270 Euro wich inclides pick up and drop off in the airport and one night in the Hotel 3*.

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Russia. Acclimatization in Bezengi valley" can be read in the Offer section

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AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.
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