Tour Program

Day
1
Baku – Guba – Elik – Haput
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel After the breakfast departure to Guba; Guba is one of the unique places in the World where lives lots of national minorities: Mountain Jew, Lezgins, Tat, Khinalig, Budug, Haput, Griz, Cek etc. Each of them has their own languages and tradition. But Azerbaijan
language unites them. All these villages locates on top of mountains, far from the civilization therefore till today these people keep their culture, tradition, language, life style etc. Guba is very attractive for all travelers because of its nature, people, kitchen etc. After arriving to Guba visiting Red Village – Mountain Jew village – the biggest Jew community out of Israel; this village is also called Jerusalem of Caucasus.

Visiting Juma Mosque (outside); Guba Carpet Weaving Center and Guba Memorial Complex

Driving to Elik village (30 minutes); the village locates on the shore of Elik River. Today here 300 people live in 50 houses.

Lunch at local family. After lunch making preparations and starting to hike to Haput village; Haput is also second biggest national minority in Guba region and they call themselves Herer. Here the people are engaged in sheep breeding and farming. As the winter is severe, most of the villagers take their flocks in October-November and migrate to the low land areas of Azerbaijan. 30-40 families remain in the village during winter months. By the end of the summer, the village is reviving.

Dinner at local family. Overnight in Haput village at local family (it is possible to sleep on the floor, if there are not enough beds at home).

Start Point: 1600 m

End point: 1800 m

Hiking distance: 5 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 hours

Terrain: hilly

Difficulty: medium

Meals
- L D
Accommodation
Local family

Day
2
Haput – Khinalig
Itinerary
Breakfast at the home; leaving the home After the breakfast departure to Khinalig village passing through ancient horse path – Khinalig is ancient Azerbaijan village on top of Grand Caucasus Mountains going back to Caucasus Albanian period. It is the highest settlement in Europe.

Lunch on the way with our reserve. Passing through the Haput – Khinalig Pass on 2500 meter from sea level; after arriving to Khinalig walking in the village; visiting museum, mosque. Dinner at local family Overnight in Khinalig village at local family.

Start Point: 1800 m

End point: 2350 m

Hiking distance: 12 km

Estimated hiking time: 5 hours

Terrain: hilly

Difficulty: medium

Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Local family
Day
3
Khinalig – Galakhudat
Itinerary
Breakfast at the home; leaving the home Start hiking to Galakhudat village approximately 3 hours passing through historical Khinalig – Guba road; the village surrounded by several mountains like castle. Galaykhudat means “King Castle” (Gala – Castle, Khudat – King). After arriving to the village making lunch at local family; walking in the village.

Dinner at local family Overnight in Galakhudat village at local family.

Start Point: 2350 m

End point: 2400 m

Hiking distance: 8 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 hours

Terrain: hilly

Difficulty: medium

Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Local family
Day
4
Galakhudat – Griz
Itinerary
Breakfast at the home; leaving the home After breakfast start hiking to Griz village through historical Khinalig – Guba road approximately 5 hours; there are several springs, waterfall and caves around the village. The village is highly popular with its fascinating waterfall near the village.

Lunch at local family. After lunch 3 km hiking to waterfall near the village.

Dinner at local family. Overnight in Griz village at local family.

Start Point: 2400 m

End point: 2100 m

Hiking distance: 10 km

Estimated hiking time: 5 hours

Terrain: hilly

Difficulty: medium

Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Local family
Day
5
Griz – Laza
Itinerary
Breakfast at the home; leaving the home Start hiking to Laza village passing through historical way on the slopes of Gizilgaya range; The village locate on historical caravan road. The inhabitants of the village are lezgins, engaged in cattle breeding.

Lunch on the way with our reserve. After arriving to Laza village visiting waterfall near the village.

Dinner at local family. Overnight in Laza village at local family.

Start Point: 2100 m

End point: 1850 m

Hiking distance: 15 km

Estimated hiking time: 7 hours

Terrain: hilly

Difficulty: medium

Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Local family
Day
6
Laza – Kuzun
Itinerary
Breakfast at the home; leaving the home Leaving the village: passage to Laza – Kuzun route; our path will be downhill. The village locates on the bank of Gusar River. Nationality of the village is lezgins and engaded in cattle breading. After arriving to the village getting in the transport; Transfer to the restaurant in Gusar region for lunch. After lunch driving to Baku; Due to the flight details free time for shopping. Departure to the airport. End of the program.

Start Point: 1850 m

End point: 1320 m

Hiking distance: 6 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 hours

Terrain: hilly

Difficulty: medium

Meals
B L -
Accommodation
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