NORTHERN REGION

The Guba-Khachmaz region is located in the north-east of Azerbaijan. Travelling to this region, you will have the opportunity to enjoy kicking back and relaxing in some of the most picturesque places of Azerbaijan. You can take a tour of the Chyrag-gala fortress, visit the high mountain village of Khinalig, the population of which represents a unique and separate ethnographic group, and if you are a winter sports enthusiast, visit the state-of-the-art ski resort near Shahdag mountain.

 

Guba

Due to its convenient and easily accessible location and comprehensive infrastructure, the Guba region is one of Azerbaijan’s favorite tourist destinations.   Visitors have long chosen Gechresh as a place to relax in the shady woods, Tangaalti Gorge where the river carries the Velvelichai’s stormy waters and the famous Afurdzhi waterfall, listed in the Monuments of Azerbaijani Nature List.

The district has a unique mountain village known as Khinalig, located at an altitude of 2100-2200 meters above sea level. The population of the village is a separate ethnographic group, with its own language, customs and culture. A unique place and well worth a visit.

Guba is famous for its apples which have long become its symbol. There are more than 40 different varieties of apples grown here. 

Gusar

Gusar is often called the “Northern Gates” of Azerbaijan – and with good reason – as it borders with the Republic of Dagestan in the Russian Federation. 

Four out of the nine climatic zones existing in the Republic are present across the territory of Gusar district. The year-round Shahdag tourist complex has become a highlight in the district and is very popular.  Functioning as an ultra-modern a ski resort in winter and a recreational resort in summer, it lies in the foothills of the stunning Caucasus Mountains. 

Khachmaz

Khachmaz district is located in the north-west of the country and covers the greater part of the Samur–Davachi lowlands. In the north, the district borders with the Russian Federation.

Khachmaz district is famous for its coastal resort area – Nabran.

Khachmaz has a rich flora and fauna. There are good conditions for hunting and fishing in this area. Samur-Yalama National Park is also located here.

 

Khinalig

The village is located at an altitude of 2100-2200 meters above sea level. They say that this area is associated with Noah. According to legend, when Noah saw this tall and flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark. There are about 380 houses that are between 200-300 years old. Since the slopes here are very steep, the houses are built very close to each other. The roof of one house is the courtyard for the one located above. 

The locals are one of the Albanian tribes and they speak a completely original language. Khinalig village is known not only for its ancient traditions, but also for the fact that Bigfoot has been seen there... Watch out!