By some definitions Xınalıq (2335m) is Europe’s highest village. Its upper half retains many ancient stone houses that form distinctively austere stepped terraces up a steep highland ridge. And the whole scene is often magically wrapped in spooky clouds that part sporadically to reveal 360-degree views of the surrounding Caucasus.
Apart from examining the one-room museum and gazing at the hypnotic views, the main attraction is meeting and staying with Xınalıq’s hardy shepherd folk who have their own language (Ketsh) and still live much of their lives on horseback. Bring warm clothes – nights can be icy cold.
What is included/excludedAir-conditioned vehicle
Professional Tour Guide
Departure & ReturnTraveler pickup is offered
Pick up details will be provide you day before and you will meet with your tour guide and will start the amazing tour to Guba !
- Heydar Aliyev Intl Airport, Baku Azerbaijan
What to ExpectItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Baku, Baku, Absheron Region
Pick up from Hotel .
Stop At: Besh Barmag Mountain, Siyazan Azerbaijan
Besh Barmag mountain in Azerbaijan, called due to its similarity with five fingers of the hand
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Qechresh, Azerbaijan
Tea break at Qecresh forest
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug Azerbaijan
This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 metres above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
Duration: 3 hours
Hotel PickupHotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Cancellation PolicyFor a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Additional infoConfirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate