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Day 1: Airport – Baku

  • Pick up at the airport by the local guide; Transfer to the hotel (25 km); Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Baku – Absheron (120 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Visit to the panoramic site, the highest point of Baku called the Alley of Martyrs (Upland Park during Soviet times). Here you can admire the beautiful bay of Baku which resembles that of Naples, the city with which it is twinned;
  • Visit to the famous old city, passing in front of the elegant buildings of early 20th century built by wealthy Azerbaijani oil magnates. In the old city, visit to the several historical monuments, Shirvanshahs Palace, caravanserais, the remains of St. Bartholomew church, the old Hammam, the famous Maiden Tower and ancient mosques;
  • Second breakfast inside the walls of the old city;
  • Visit to Absheron peninsula. Arrival at Atashgah – fire temple in Surakhani village, religious worship place of Zoroastrians;
  • Visit to Yanardag (burning mountain), one of the wonderful natural beauties of Azerbaijan;
  • Return to Baku. Visit to beautiful Cultural Center designed by Zaha Hadid (*entrance fee is not included). The architecture of the building is impressive and futuristic;
  • Visit to magnificent Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. The building reminds a rolled carpet;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Baku – Guba – Khinalig – Haput (220 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Departure to Guba, located in the north of Azerbaijan;
  • On the way, short stop to see the candy-cane mountains in Khizi district;
  • Arrival in Guba;
  • Visit to Red Town (Krasnaya Sloboda), the largest quarter of mountain Jews in Azerbaijan, who moved there within 6 days in 1744. Visit to the synagogue of 19th century;
  • Lunch at the restaurant;
  • Departure to Khinalig village. Khinalig is one of the most remote and highest villages in the Caucasus, offering an impressive visit every time. With its inaccessibility, unique language, architectural appearance and particular culture, the village attracts tourists and travelers. Visit to Khinalig History Museum. Start with the cars in Haput village;
  • Dinner;
  • Overnight stay at a villager’s house.

Day 4: Haput – Goynohur

  • Preparation for trekking. You will not see a tree or a bathroom in 3 days. Climb with the mountain off-road cars. From a certain point on, you will go on foot towards Goynohur. There are two mountain lakes located in 3300 meters above the sea level. The basin of bigger lake is about 350 m;
  • Lunch in summer pasture;
  • Arrival at Goynohur Lake passing through the pastures. Tents are pitched near Goynohur;
  • Dinner by the fire;
  • Overnight stay in the tents.

Day 5: Goynohur – Babadagh

  • Wake up early in the morning. Breakfast. Preparation for departure. On this day you will see one of the highest mountains of Azerbaijan;
  • Tea break in the pasture;
  • Departure to mountain lake called Goturnohur, close to Babadagh. The lake is mainly fed by rain water and melted ice water. It is located at 3100 meters above sea level. Garachay river (in Guba district) takes its origin from Goturnohur lake. You can have lunch near the lake;
  • Free time;
  • Start towards Babadagh. Its peak is between Ismayilli and Guba districts. There are three great rivers - Girdimanchay, Velvelechay and Garachay;
  • We reach at the slope of Babadag and pitch the tents;
  • Dinner by the fire;
  • Overnight stay in the tents.

Day 6: Babadagh – Lahij

  • Wake up early in the morning. Preparation for departure.
  • We will begin climbing to the peak of Babadagh mountain;
  • Free time at the top;
  • Lunch break;
  • Departure to Lahij village. It is in the territory of Ismayilli district. Visit to Qurbangah, a sacred place for locals to sacrifice sheep to God;
  • Tea break and departure to Lahij village by GAZ 66 (a Soviet vehicle);
  • Free time;
  • Dinner and overnight stay in the guest house.

Day 7: Lahij – Ismayilli – Shamakhi – Gobustan – Baku (230 km)

  • Wake up early in the morning. Breakfast;
  • Walking in Lahij village. It is a small village at the foot of the mountains and famous for copper processing;
  • After the walking, we depart to Baku. On the way, stop in Shamakhi district, once the capital of the Shirvanshahs State. Visit to the oldest mosque of Azerbaijan and the Diri Baba Mausoleum built between the rocks in 1402;
  • Lunch;
  • Departure to Gobustan, protected area 60 km from Baku. It is the UNESCO heritage site, where there are more than 7000 rock paintings. Visit to the contemporary museum where there are explanations with the help of modern technology, as well as photos, videos, samples of the engraved stones. Acquaintance with the daily life of primitives, such as hunting, feeding and burial scenes. Visit to the Roman Stone engraved by the Roman soldiers. Continue to the rocks where there are several samples of rock art;
  • Visit to the mud volcanoes, one of the natural beauties of Azerbaijan. There are more than a hudred volcanoes with different heights, which make a lunar effect;
  • Arrival in Baku;
  • Visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque;
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport