Our Hiking tour in Guba are interesting opportunity not only to explore the local mountain villages and their inhabitants, get acquainted with their unique language, traditions, mode of life, but also to visit the places with preserved virgin nature, to test yourself by going up the steep mountain paths, see amazing beautiful scenery, learn what is real Azerbaijan hospitality. During the trip you can visit such places as Khinalug, Kalaykhudat, Griz villages, Gur-gur waterfall and more...
What is included/excluded
Accommodation included: 1 night
Hiking the professional english speaking guide
Snacks & Bottled water
4x4 off road vehicle
A private guide and vehicle ensure a personalized experience
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - MestDergah
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup time and location to be agreed 24 hours prior to the tour start date.
What to Expect
Day 1: Khinalug - Galaykudat Tour
Stop At: Qechresh, Azerbaijan
On the way to Khinalug village we will stopover at the beautiful Qechresh Forest - one of the most visited forest, road cuts through the trees and offering panoramic way to enjoy. You will have a chance for the pictures inside of the Qecresh forest.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Quba, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz Region
Red settlement is located across the Qudiyalçay River (or Kudyal River) from the larger town of Quba. It is the primary settlement of Azerbaijan's population of highland, or mountain Jews who make up the population of approximately 4,000. The most widely spoken language in Red town is Juhuri. Red town is considered to be the world's last surviving shtetl. The settlement is sometimes referred to as the Red Town or the Red Village, possibly because of the red tiling used on many of the roofs. Other sources attribute the name to the protected status the town received during the Soviet period, when it was shielded from persecution during World War II.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Khinalug, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz Region
Finally, you’ll head up to Khinalug which is not only one of the world’s oldest inhabited regions (dating back to more than 5000 years) but also one of the Europe’s highest settlements at an altitude of over 2,350 meters. This picturesque village has a population of not more than 2000 people.In the Khinalug you will be invited to the one local house to drink tea and eat the local pastries. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinalig it managed to survive and with stand many invasions. Also there are very beautiful sceneries on the hiking track.After moderate hiking, in the view of mountains we will set our picnic with local people.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: MestDergah, Quba-Xinaliq yolu 25km, Quba 4000, Azerbaijan
After the Khinalig Village you will visit to Mastargah Waterfall. This waterfall is not big. Anyway, you can visit and take some pictures on there. In waterfall area - they have restaurant, if you want you can eat some meals or you can do tea break.
Duration: 30 minutes
• Lunch: Lunch - Rural meals and tea
• Dinner: Dinner at the village house
Accommodation included: Overnight at the village house
Day 2: Galaykhudat - Griz village tour
Stop At: Kalaykhudat, Azerbaijan
After eating good breakfast with local family at the village, we will begin continue to our hiking trip with Kalaykhudat village. We will hike from Khinalug village to Kalaykhudat village (8 km). Galaykhudat and Griz villages are one of the most remote villages in the country. These village are located in Great caucasus mountains. Each of three villages population belongs to a different ethnic group.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Giriz, Azerbaijan
Afterwards continue hiking to Giriz Village, on the way stop at Gurgur waterfall. The village is highly popular with its fascinating waterfall.This mountain village is located in the foothills of the Ag dagh Mountain, and on the cost of the Gudyalchay River. Griz is known with the most snow falling place in the rural settlements of Azerbaijan.Then heading to Giriz. In the village visit local family and learn about languages and cultures of mountainous people.Meanwhile you will taste local cuisine of people. After finishing the hiking tour you will come back to Baku
Duration: 2 hours
• Breakfast: Breakfast at the village house
• Lunch: Lunch - Rural meals and tea
No accommodation included on this day.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
This experience requires good weather condition. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Note: Many of our Active itineraries are built for the first-time active traveller and offer a more relaxed – but still active – experience. You don’t have to be a high-endurance athlete, just someone who’s in good, healthy shape.
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate