Gusar

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Azerbaijan’s ‘northern gates’ promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountains scenery home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages and tasty Lezgi cuisine.

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Skiing, mountaineering and much besides

Gusar is all about the stunning mountains that dominate this north-eastern region which borders with Russia. In winter, head to Azerbaijan’s first ski resort, the Shahdag Mountain Resort, which is named after the iconic 4,243-metre-high Mt Shahdag located in the Shahdag National Park – a vast protected area spanning multiple regions of the country. Near the ski resort is the charming village of Laza, which is surrounded by breathtaking scenery promising hours or days of enjoyable hikes, especially in summer. Much of the local population are Lezgis, an ancient people of the Caucasus Mountains with some unique national dishes that you can try throughout the region.

 

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INTERESTING FACT #1

Azerbaijan’s highest peak, the 4,466-metre (14,652 ft) high Mount Bazarduzu is located in the Gusar region.  

INTERESTING FACT #2

The majority of the local population are Lezgis, the largest of Azerbaijan’s many ethnic minority groups. 

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what to doin Gusar

Enjoy winter and summer adventures at Shahdag
Enjoy winter and summer adventures at Shahdag
Outdoor Activities

Enjoy winter and summer adventures at Shahdag

This is the perfect place to enjoy at any time of the year. Come in... More

Sample Lezgi cuisine
Sample Lezgi cuisine
Food, drinks and nightlife

Sample Lezgi cuisine

A perfect place to enjoy at any time of the year; winter is for those... More

Stroll through time in central Gusar
Stroll through time in central Gusar
Family holidays

Stroll through time in central Gusar

Discover a peaceful old city highlighted by a few colourful old cottages reminiscent of a... More

Need a great gift? Buy some ‘jorab’ socks
Need a great gift? Buy some ‘jorab’ socks
Arts, culture and heritage

Need a great gift? Buy some ‘jorab’ socks

Visit the bazaar in Gusar to buy a symbolic product of the Lezgi people –... More

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