The Mountain Villages
The Mountain Villages
The Mountain Villages
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Day 1: Flight to Baku

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

Day 2: Baku - Gobustan (60 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;
  • 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, who lived thousand years ago, such as hunting, feeding and burial scenes. Visit to the Roman Stone engraved by the Roman soldiers BC. 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 hundred volcanoes with different heights, which make a lunar effect and continuously erupt liquid and mud;
  • Visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque;
  • Dinner at the restaurant;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Baku - Guba - Yukhari Khanagah - Girdah - Daligaya (170 km) (length: 10 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Departure to Guba, the district located in the north of Azerbaijan
  • Arrival in Yukhari Khanagah village (at: 860 m);
  • Tea break and preparation for trekking;
  • Start of the trekking tour;
  • Arrival in Girdah village after 3 km walking (at: 1200 m);
  • Lunch break near Girdah waterfall;
  • Departure to Daligaya village (at: 1740 m);
  • Arrival at villager's house;
  • Dinner;
  • Overnight stay.

Day 4: Daligaya – Sohub – Adur (length 19 km; 9 km of which on foot; maximum height: 2030 m)

  • Wake up early in the morning. Breakfast;
  • Start towards the village of Sohub greeting Daligaya village from another point. Passing through Qarachay Canyon, you reach the Sohub Tower (XI-XII c.), admiring beautiful landscapes.
  • Lunch in Sohub village (at: 1680 m);
  • Free time;
  • Tour to Adur village with the mountain cars (at: 1900 m);
  • Walking in the village;
  • Free time;
  • Dinner;
  • Overnight stay at a villager’s house.

Day 5:  Adur – Haput (length 13 km; maximum height: 2780 m)

  • Wake up early in the morning. Breakfast;
  • Departure to Haput village (height: 1925 m).
  • On the way to Dovshangala Peak (2780 m) you will see valleys, villages and mountain rivers.
  • After passing through the plains and seeing sheep flock, we arrive at a shepherd's tent waiting for us for lunch.
  • Continuation of the journey after the lunch made by a shepherd.
  • Arrival in Haput village;
  • Free time;
  • Dinner;
  • Overnight stay at a villager's house.

Day 6: Haput – Khinalig (length 10 km; maximum height 2500 m)

  • Wake up early in the morning;
  • Breakfast;
  • View of Shahdagh and Qizilqaya plateau;
  • Departure from Haput village to Khinalig village;
  • Free time on the mountain pass;
  • Arrival in Khinalig village (2200 m) in the afternoon. 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;
  • Lunch;
  • Visit to Khinaligh History Museum;
  • Dinner;
  • Overnight stay at a villager’s house.

Day 7: Khinalig – Guba – Baku

  • Breakfast;
  • End of the trekking tour;
  • Departure to Guba with minivan. On the way, view of particular rocks of the mountains;
  • Arrival in Guba;
  • Visit to the Red Town (Krasnaya Sloboda), largest quarter of mountain Jews in Azerbaijan. Visit to the synagogue of 19th century;
  • Lunch at the restaurant;
  • Departure to Baku. On the way, small stop to see the candy-cane mountains in the Khizi district;
  • Arrival in Baku;
  • Dinner at the restaurant;
  • Excursion to the most beautiful viewpoints of Baku city;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Azerbaijan (Baku) – Destination Country

  • Transfer to the airport.