visit the mountain villageof Khinalig
One of Azerbaijan’s top ethno-tourism spots, the picturesque village of Khinalig is located at over 2,000 metres and is said to be connected to the story of Noah, who some believe dropped anchor here during the Great Flood. Due to the steep terrain, the village’s 380 houses – many between 200-300 years old – are built very close together, with each roof doubling up as the courtyard for the house above. As descendants of one of the ancient Caucasian Albanian tribes, the locals speak a completely unique language. Travelling here will allow you to discover an intriguing local culture while experiencing the full majesty of the Caucasus Mountains.