• 3 days in remote mountain villages

3 days in remote mountain villages

Price

from 113 USD

Difficulty

Medium

Min Group Size

2

Max Group Size

10

Days

3

Distance

10 km every day

Day 1

Pick up at hotel

Road from Baku to Quba

Tee break in Qecres village – in the forest

Road to Khinalig village

Lunch

Hiking to Galaykhudat villag (9-10 km)

Dinner and night in Galeykhudat village (if you want in local house or in tent)


Khinalug is among the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, with a history spanning over 5,000 years. Because of its high altitude and remoteness, Khinalug managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains.

Khinalug was included on the World Monuments Fund`s 2008 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites due to concern over the building of a road between Khinalug and Guba.

Qaleykhudat is situated 2200+m in the foothills of Gizilgaya Plateau`s steep rocks,a bit away from Khinalug.It is only village near around that its people are azerbaijani turks.


Day 2

Breakfast

Hiking to Griz village and Griz waterfall

Dinner and night in local house (or in tent)


Griz is located on 2000 m surrounded in one side steep deep canyon of Gudyalchay in other side steep rocky slopes of Gizilgaya. The people of the village are Giriz belongs to Shahdag branch of Lezgi language group.