Tourist Information in Krasnaya Polyana

Tourist Information Office

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...

Tourist Information in Elbrus Area

Elbrus Area National Park Office

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.

Tourist Information in Rostov-on-Don

Tourist Information Centre

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.

Permits in Nalchik


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.

Tourist Information in Elbrus Area

Rescue Service

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.

Immigration in Dombay & Teberda

FMS office

This government office issues border permits; apply at least 60 days in advance.

Medical in Dombay & Teberda

Rescue Service

Emergency help, plus guiding and/or advice on more technical hikes and climbs.