3 days in remote mountain villages
Quick information about the route
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 the only village near around that its people are Azerbaijani Turks.
Griz is located on 2000 m surrounded in one side steep deep canyon of Gudyalchay on another side steep rocky slopes of Gizilgaya. The people of the village are Giriz belongs to Shahdag branch of Lezgi language group.
Grizdahna - The village is situated at 1270 m above the sea level, at the place where the Qudyal river comes out to the plain from the mountain valleys ("dahna")
Pick up at the hotel
The road from Baku to Quba
Tee break in Qecres village – in the forest
Road to Khinalig village
Hiking to Galaykhudat village (9-10 km)
Dinner and night in Galeykhudat village (if you want in a local house or in a tent)
Hiking to Griz village and Griz waterfall
Dinner and night in local house (or in a tent)