Mount Bazardüzü (or Bazardüzü Dağ), which literally translates "Marketplace Mountain" is named for the flat lands below, where Dagestani, Persian and Azerbaijani people would meet to trade. It is the highest point in the Republic of Azerbaijan, situated in the eastern part of the Greater Caucasus mountains on the border of the Russian federal republic of Dagestan, and the highest point east of the Mt. Kazbek (5047m) in Georgia.
What is included/excluded
3 nights accommodation
Camp arrangement, cooking
Overnight and dinner in the village
Walkie-talkie (10km coverage area)
Coffee and/or Tea
Mountain equipment for personal use
Departure & Return
What to Expect
There are two approaches, one from the northeast and one from the southwest. From the northeast climbs can start from either Khinalig (or Xınılıq) or Laza (the small town in the region of Qusar) which is slightly north west of Khinalig. The mountain is not technical and involves some light glacier travel, scree fields and scrambling.
14.00 Departure from Baku
20.00 In the Khinalig village2100 m, Overnight in a rural house, acclimatization dinner - national food, preparation for the next day, rest.
06.00 Waking up.
07.00 Moving by the four wheel drive car through Shah yaylag plateau to the bottom of Bazarduzu mount 2800 m - 30 km. After take 1.5-2 hour trekking to the Base Camp of Bazarduzu 3200 m. On the way you will have to cross the river several times. The distance is 3 km, the altitude difference is 400 m.
In the base camp. Camp arrangement, dinner, preparation for climbing, rest, overnight in tents, acclimatization.
04.00 Waking up
05.00 Start climbing with south slopes of mountain. After 7-8 hours we will be at the summit.
The altitude difference will be 1400 m.
13.00 At the summit. After short break we will turn back.
18.00 In the base camp
07.00 Waking up
08.00 Leaving base camp. Trek to the car and drive back to the Khinalig.
11.00 In the village. Lunch in the village and returning to Baku.
The schedule depends on the speed of the group and bad weather possibility is not considered. In case of bad weather we can stay max. 1 day on mountains and there will be additional cost.
• THE EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED:
• Trekking poles
• Sleeping bag
• Sleeping pad
• Ice axe
• 9mm rope, length – 30 m.
• Windproof and waterproof jacket, clothing.
• Kitchenware personal use
We need customer`s gear and equipment list (sleeping bags, trekking poles, etc.). Above listed items are required. We can provide missing items for rent.
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 within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers