On the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, at an altitude of 2000 m. above the sea level is located one of the oldest settlements in Azerbaijan - a unique village of Khinalig.
Why is it so unique?
Besides its picturesque location, the village is literally separated from the world and maintained its own culture, customs and even language, which does not belong to any group of languages. About two thousand residents of the village have their own traditions, designs for carpets and clothes, little-known archaeological sites of the Middle Ages - all this will allow you to touch the settlement which five thousand years old and replenish your treasury of unique places of our planet.
Climbing the mountain Khinalig (3713 m)
Program of the tour
• Departure from Baku to Guba (170 km)
• In Guba change to off-road cars and travel 60 km to the village of Khinalig. The night can be spent in tents on the banks of the river Gudyalchay or in houses of local residents (the height of 2100m)
• Walking around, acclimatization
Early in the morning we go away along the northern slope of the mountain Khinalig through three transitions we go to the north-east edge of a mountain and along the ridge to the peak. The path goes first on highlands mountainous Alpine meadows, then the stony path. The descent can be done by the northwest ridge in Khinalig. Overnight in tents or bungalow.