Life on top of mountains

1 day (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English


There are several villages situtated on top of mountains, above 2000 meters than ocean level. Khinalug is one these villages. Life is different than other villages of Azerbaijan. Khinalug people have their own language, which is belong only them in the World. They have their own traditions, culture, cuisine. life sytle.
Life on top of mountains
Life on top of mountains
Life on top of mountains
Life on top of mountains
  • What is included/excluded

    Professional guide
    Hotel drop-off
    Bottled water
    Coffee and/or Tea

    Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    Food and drinks
  • Departure & Return

    From the front of Old Baku City entrance - in front of Gosha Gala Gapisi.09:00 am
  • What to Expect

    The tour begins at the Entrance Gates of Old Baku (in front of Gosha Gala Gapisi).

    It will take approximately 4 hours to get to Khinalug village on top of the Grand Caucasus Mountains.

    This tour is quite intensive due to large distances covered. On the way to Guba photo stop on Beshbarmag Mountain. Arrival to Guba. 1-hour transfer to Khinalug village along the marvelous mountainous road. Arrival to Khinalug. 

    Acquaintance with life style of local people. Spend time exploring this highest settlement in Azerbaijan surrounded by breathtaking views of Caucasus Mountains. The villagers are historical and ethnic phenomenon. The thing is that they are descendants of ancient Caucasus Albanian nations. Only about 1,000 in number they have managed to preserve their original language, clothes, household, traditions and ceremonials. This small state within Khinalug state even has its own laws and regulations. For example, it has its own original customs office. Khinalug is a unique ethnic group similar to no other living in the world.

    The program in Guba includes visiting places of interest such as Juma Mosque (19th century), Krasnaya Sloboda settlement there. Krasnaya Sloboda is Azerbaijan's mountain Jews settlement. Over the years, they have clung to the broad outlines of their religion. Over the years, they borrowed customs from their amiable Muslim neighbors, but never assimilated. Even as their knowledge of the rituals seeped away, they adhered to the broad outlines of Judaism, faithfully attending Sabbath prayers, scrubbing their homes on Fridays, baking their own matzo on Passover and eschewing pork.
  • 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
    Not wheelchair accessible
    The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    Please take hot clothes with yourself.
    Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
    This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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