Caucasus

Trekking to the Black Sea through the Caucasus Mountains

This route has an ancient history. In the old days it was a part of the Great Silk Road it used to be the shortest and safest way to the Black sea via the mountains. Trekking with horse accompaniment is the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views and unique nature of the North-West Caucasus mountains travelling light. Passing the Lago-Naki plateau we will cross the subalpine and alpine climatic zones, tropics and subtropics. Alpine meadows, relic forests and boxwoods have been preserved here in the wild.


Highlights:

- Variety of plants and landscapes 

- Сanyons, mountains and relic forests

- The first tea plantation in Russia

  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: end of June — end of September
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: no needed
Languages: English German French
  • Transfer time: 2,5 hours, 160 km
  • Trekking distance: 116 km
  • Trekking time: about 6-7 hours per day
  • Elevation gain: 2340 m
  • Accommodation: hotel (3 nights), tents (6 nights), guesthouse (1 night)
  • Flight to: Krasnodar
Day 1
Evening arrival in Krasnodar. Transfer to Kamennomostskiy village.
Day 2
Hiking to Hadzhokhskaya gorge and the Mishoko river gorge.
Day 3
Hiking to the gorge of the Rufabgo river. Visit Skvoznoy grotto — a pagan cult site of the ancient Adyghes.
Day 4
Transfer from Kamennomostskiy village to Lago-Naki plateau. Loading of the gear and basic cargo on the horses. Trekking to Uzurub pass (Instructor‘s pass).
Day 5
Radial route: climbing to the top of Oshten.Trekking to the Fisht shelter. Mount Fisht is one of the most beautiful and famous peaks in the Western Caucasus.
Day 6
Radial route to Psenodakh Lake.
Day 7
Climbing Fisht Mount - the highest point of the Lago-Naki plateau.
Day 8
Route to Malyi Fisht glacier, climbing Khrustalnaya Mount. Passage to the Circassian balagans shelter. On the way visiting a small obelisk in the form of five-pointed star in memory of soldiers of the great Patriotic War.
Day 9
Passage to Babuk-Aul shelter. A long and steep descent named “Merry descent" by the tourists. After descending we will cross the Shahke river via the suspension bridge leading to the Babuk-Aul shelter.
Day 10
Route to Solokh-Aul village (hike and by car). Visiting the Museum of Russian Tea. Transfer to Sochi. Celebration of the successful completion of the route.
Day 11
Walking along the embankment. Visit to the Sochi arboretum.
Day 12
Transfer to the airport.
Included
  • Invitation for a tourist visa
  • English speaking guide
  • All transfers
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Entrance ticket to the Caucasus Reserve
  • All group equipment rent
  • Horse support (horses carrying main load)
  • Visiting Kamennomostskiy granite canyon
Not included
  • Flights to Krasnodar and from Sochi
  • Tourist visa
  • Individual equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, trekking boots, hiking poles)
  • Expenses for souvenirs
  • Additional paid services
Price for request
Options Per (persons / group) Price
Russian bath-house Per person for request
Rafting Per person for request
Canyoning Per person for request
Sochi sightseeing tour Per person for request
Hotel accommodation in Sochi Per person for request
Moscow excursion tour Per person for request
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