pay a visit to a Lezgi village

The natural beauty of the village of Hil charms everyone who sees it. The residents of this remote village in the heart of the mountains have preserved a traditional way of life up to now. A visit here will acquaint you with the culture and customs of the locals.

pay a visitto a Lezgi village

The Lezgis say: “What’s the point of a house where smoke doesn’t come from the chimney or where a guest doesn’t step across the doorstep?” You can discover the ancient and rich culture of the hospitable Lezgi people in the village of Hil in the Gusar region. The residents of this village, located in the heart of the mountains, carefully preserve their distinct culture and way of life. One of the most beautiful old traditions is Mel, a type of collective unpaid labour similar to the subbotnik. Having learnt about the interesting and colourful local customs, heard local melodies and tried traditional Lezgi dishes in a village house, you’ll feel less like a guest and more like a native resident!

For reservations and more information:

Contact the director of the House of Folklore, Hizamat Pashayev

Tel.: +99450 423 0699

pay a visit | to a Lezgi village
USEFUL INFORMATION

weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
3.3°C
Average:
3 – 7.5°C / 37.4–45.5°F

Feel temperature

Current:
3.6°C
Average:
-1.5 – 7.1°C / 29.3–44.8°F

Wind

Current:
  • Partly sunny
  • WNW
  • speed 13 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • All year round

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