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.
- Avaliable: end of June — end of September
- Duration: 12 days
- Group: from 5 people
- Border permits: -
- 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 1Evening arrival in Krasnodar. Transfer to Kamennomostskiy village.
Day 2Hiking to Hadzhokhskaya gorge and the Mishoko river gorge.
Day 3Hiking to the gorge of the Rufabgo river. Visit Skvoznoy grotto — a pagan cult site of the ancient Adyghes.
Day 4Transfer 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 5Radial 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 6Radial route to Psenodakh Lake.
Day 7Climbing Fisht Mount - the highest point of the Lago-Naki plateau.
Day 8Route 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 9Passage 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 10Route 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 11Walking along the embankment. Visit to the Sochi arboretum.
Day 12Transfer to the airport.
- Invitation for a tourist visa
- English speaking guide
- All transfers
- 3 meals a day
- Entrance ticket to the Caucasus Reserve
- All group equipment rent
- Horse support (horses carrying main load)
- Visiting Kamennomostskiy granite canyon
- Flights to Krasnodar and from Sochi
- Tourist visa
- Individual equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, trekking boots, hiking poles)
- Expenses for souvenirs
- Additional paid services
Price from 1090 €
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