from 1300 USD
high-altitude, technical mountaineering
Mineralnye Vody (MVR airport)
on request, season: June – September
Mount Dumala (4557 м m) is situated in Bezengi region – the valley surrounded by 6 five-thousands.
Dumala climb is medium difficult. Thousands of people climb Elbrus every year, and only a few go to other peaks in Caucasus. Climbing requires experience, endurance, right tactics and good acclimatization. With our professional, UIA GM certified guides everything is possible! What are you waiting for?
Welcome to Bezengi Valley which is called “Russian Himalayas”.
Climbing Dumala is a great way to discover the authentic part of Caucasus mountains, make an exceptionally beautiful journey to the land of the highest mountains in Europe!
This program includes technical training, acclimatization, Dumala climb.
You can combine this climb with Elbrus!
Attention! According to the weather conditions, depending on the training and physical condition of the participants the program can be changed !
Day 1. Arriving to Mineralnye Vody airport (MRV).
We will meet you at the exit of arrival zone. Transfer to Bezengi Base Camp (2200 m., 5-6 hours) where you will have dinner and spend a night in Base Camp. You can choose basic accommodation or authentic Balkar tower or you can spend time in oriental saklya mini-hotel.
Day 2: Acclimatization and Ice training (3200m.)
Acclimatization day. We go trekking to “Popovskie Nochevki” camp (2800 m, 3-4 hours). Here we will refresh our skills of glacier walking with ice axe and crampons, ice climbing, belaying and rappelling. Dinner. Self-cooking. Overnight at Camp “Popvskie Nochevki”
Day 3: Ascent to Camp “Teply Ygol”(3400m).
Ascent to Camp “Teply Ygol” (3400m, 3-4 hours). !). “Teply Ygol” is translated as a “Warm Corner”. although it is not as warm as you would prefer it to be, it is surrounded with mountains and beautiful landscapes. There you will meet the mountain goats (like bighorns) that live here. They are not afraid of people and can come very close to the Camp (they are completely not dangerous for humans!). Night in tents. Self-cooking.
Day 4: Dumala saddle climb and overnight(4000m.)
Ascent to the saddle between Ural Peak and Dumala Peak (4000m,5-6 hours). This is remote and picturesque place for tents. Fantastic landscapes, especially in the evening while you will enjoy your meal. Overnight in tents. Self cooking.
Day 5: Dumala climb (4682m)
Acclimatization and training climb to Dumala peak (4682 m., 6-8 hours). Dumala is an interesting and challenging climb. For many climbers this ascent is the ultimate goal of the journey, but for us it is just the beginning! Descent to Camp “Teply Ygol” (3400m). Overnight in tents. Self cooking.
Day 6: Descent to Bezengi Base Camp (2200m.)
Descent to Bezengi Base Camp (2200 m). Rest, prepare for Dykh-Tau climbing. Dinner.
Day 7: Rest \ Reserv day.
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Mineralnye Vody airport (MRV) (5-6 hours) and departure.
1300 USD in a group of 2
1900 USD in a group of 1
Attention! Border zone permit needed!
When you confirm the tour, our manager will send you a list of documents for border zone permit.
Attention! You must confirm the tour and send all documents required at least 2.5 months before your arrival in Russia
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