Elbrus Area attractions

Top Choice Mountain in Elbrus Area

Mt Elbrus

The two peaks of Mt Elbrus – the western at 5642m and eastern at 5621m – bulge nearly 1000m above anything else in the vicinity. This volcanic cone has upper slopes reputedly coated in ice up to 200m thick; numerous…
Mountain in Elbrus Area

Mt Cheget

Expert skiers relish the moguls, steeps and glades offered by this ski area on the south side of the Baksan Valley. The piste occupies the lower reaches of 3461m Mt Cheget (Mt Donguz-Orunbashi).
Museum in Elbrus Area

Vladimir Vysotsky Alpine Museum

This small but interesting museum, 7km east of Cheget, is named after the Soviet-era singer-songwriter and actor Vladimir Vysotsky, who was a great fan of the Elbrus region. The museum's exhibits aren't exclusively …
Lake in Elbrus Area

Donguz-Orunkel Lake

From the top of Cheget’s lower chairlift, it’s about a one-hour walk around the side of the mountain to this lake. Check conditions before starting off (snow cover on the ground is likely until July) and enquire as …
Observatory in Elbrus Area


You'll spot this observatory from the Elbrus cable cars, but you can also hike here along a steep track from Terskol. It's a popular route for those preparing to summit Elbrus as they acclimatise to the higher altit…