The helpful staff in this tourist information office, to the right of the Gorki Gorod ski lifts, speak English and German. They can organise hiking and other activities in the summer months. Ski-hire shops abound at…
If your tour guide or company hasn't arranged your permit for climbing Elbrus, then this is where you should go to get one. It's also possible to buy the permits from park rangers if you are stopped on the mountain.
Right next to Gorky Park, this info centre is staffed with well-informed, English-speaking staff who are eager to answer questions and show off their town.
You can secure border permits here, but the wait time is 60 days. It’s easier to do so in advance through a travel agent in the Elbrus area.
Check in here before setting out for hikes. Look for the letters ‘МЧС' on a fence near the Bayramuk cafe, a block west of the mosque.
This government office issues border permits; apply at least 60 days in advance.
Emergency help, plus guiding and/or advice on more technical hikes and climbs.
Efficient air and train ticketing agency.
Currency exchange and ATM.
There are ATMs here, too