Mount Elbrus Climb – RMH Base Camp

Russian Mountain Holidays is the one and only company in Mount Elbrus guiding industry that fully owns its own hotel chain – “Skazka Lodge” and its own Base Camp at the very base foot of Mount Elbrus in Terskol village.

BASE CAMP - 2,150 M / 7,053 FT


The RMH Skazka Lodge

On all our signature Mount Elbrus climbing trips, we accommodate our guests in our own hotels – Skazka Lodge. RMH’s eco-hotel “Skazka Lodge” is fully built of Siberian pine wood in the classic Canadian ski lodge style and is located in the very best location in the area in Terskol village at the foot of Mount Cheget and in just 5 minutes drive to the very foot of Mount Elbrus. The acclimatization trek to Mount Cheget (where we go on Day 3 of the climb) starts right from the doors of Skazka Lodge. The hotel is located in its own fenced area (2.5 hectares) of a pine forest, on the bank of the river Donguzorun. This is a quiet and calm place where you can enjoy a comfortable and safe stay surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks in the very heart of the Great Caucasus Range.


Skazka Lodge includes 2 hotel buildings; a Russian traditional wood-burning bath, and a dry sauna with ice-cold glacier water pool.


At Skazka Lodge we provide private room accommodation for each guest on our Mount Elbrus Climb trips for your maximum relaxing experience and best sleep.


For couples, families, or close friends, we are happy to provide accommodation in our family rooms upon request.



  • 2 Hotel Buildings – 19 rooms; capacity: 42 guests
  • Private Grand Villa; capacity: 6 guests
  • Russian traditional wood-burning bath
  • Dry sauna with ice-cold glacier water pool
  • Luggage storage services
  • Laundry services
  • Private Airport transfer services
  • Private parking under video surveillance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Trout fishing
  • Fire place & picnic areas
  • Souvenir shop


The Mineralnye Vody (MRV) Airport is the starting point for your RMH adventure. Upon arrival we will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall of the MRV Airport and we’ll be bringing you straight to the Skazka Lodge on our private group transfer. Same for the way back after the climb. Private transfers to your specific time are always available upon request. Please, keep in mind, it’s a 2,5 hour drive from the airport to the lodge.


$500 USD per day. Booking upon prior request.

Skazka Grand Villa

If you are travelling as one group of friends or with your family and prefer to stay together in a separate private building – our luxury Skazka Grand Villa is a perfect place. This is a separate building with a large hall and big floor-to-roof panoramic windows with magnificent views of the mountains, two separate bedrooms with large double beds, its own lounge bar, a dinning area, and everything possible for your maximum comfort and relaxing experience.


Here you can spend cozy evenings all together, listening to your music and enjoying magnificent sunsets from a large 135 sq. m. outdoor terrace overlooking the mountains.


Skazka Grand Villa will bring your Mount Elbrus climbing experience to a whole different level of comfort. If you are traveling with your family but they are not planning to climb Elbrus with you, at Skazka Grand Villa they will spend a wonderful time waiting for you while you are up there climbing to the top of Europe.


Accommodation at the Skazka Grand Villa is paid separately and is not included in the price of our standard Mount Elbrus climb packages.



  • Private Grand Villa; capacity: 6-8 guests
  • Total area inside – 135 sq. m.
  • 2 separate bedrooms with large double beds
  • bar-lounge
  • dining area
  • A large hall with big floor-to-roof panoramic windows
  • Large 135 sq. m. outdoor terrace
  • Private parking under video surveillance
  • Free Wi-Fi

HIGH CAMP - 3,850 M / 12,631 FT