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Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village

2 days (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

During this tour we will visit north area of Azerbaijan.

First stop will be in Quba city - one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. Unique nature, nice climate and gorgeous air -all this you will find in Quba.

Then our rout heading 60 up in the mountains -   to the unique place “ Xinaliq", "Khinalug"; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. 

Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village
  • What is included/excluded

    1x Lunch
    National Park fees
    Bottled water
    Snacks
    Driver/guide
    Local guide
    Professional art historian guide
    Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    Entry/Admission - State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig

    Excluded
    Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered

    10:00 AM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Baku - Quba

    Stop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug Azerbaijan
    Khanaliq village

    From Baku, after the breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat.

    It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well.

    Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: THIS IS ONE DAY TOUR!

    Pass By: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
    This is one day tour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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