Enjoy nature of West Caucasus mountains. The air here is always fresh and water in rivers is so clean that you can drink it with no filtration. Mezmay is a perfect place to escape from the civilization. From Mezmay you will go to Krasnaya Polyana — Olympic Center in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains. Today Krasnaya Polyana is a popular hiking area.
- Avaliable: June — September
- Duration: 12 days
- Group: from 5 people
- Border permits: a special pass to enter the frontier zone shall be made up to 60 days before the trip.
- Transfer time: 5 hours, 340 km
- Hiking distance: about 100 km
- Accommodation: guest houses (4 nights), hotel 3* (7 nights)
- Flight to: Krasnodar
Day 1Transfer from Krasnodar Airport to Guamka Settlement by van. Walk to Mezmay Settlement in the gorge along the old railway. Accommodation at “Mezmay” guest house.
Day 2Hiking to Kurdzhipsa Gorge. The main landmark of the day: relict box-trees, ancient linden-trees and gigantic lianas climbing up the rocky gorge walls. In the evening – russian bath-house, dinner in local guides’ house.
Day 3Hiking to Universitetsky Waterfall — the highest in the region. Total height is more then 60 meters. Rest near the waterfall, snacks. Then, hiking via Temnolesskaya. Stanitsa to Mezmay Settlement. In the evening – Master-class «Cossack Singing».
Day 4Hiking to Orlinye Rocks and to Guam Range. This day will be devoted to hiking around in beech and hornbeam forests of the Guam Range. Lunch at the observatory.
Day 5Transfer to Krasnaya Polyana. Accommodation at Savva-Hotel, a hotel in the Russian style of the 19th century. (optionally: Krasnaya polyana sightseeing tour).
Day 6Hiking to Keyva Waterfall. Accommodation at Savva-Hotel.
Day 7Hiking to Khmelevskoye Lake.
Day 8Trekking along Aibga Range. The Aibga Ridge is a mountain ridge in the Roza Khutor plateau of the Western Caucasus.
Day 9Hiking to Bzerpinsky Corniche.
Day 10Walk to Polikarya Waterfall. The highest waterfall in Sochi and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in relatively close proximity.
Day 11Hiking to Aishkho Pass.
Day 12Transfer to Sochi Airport. (optionally depending on the time of the flight: Sochi sightseeing guided tour).
- Invitation for a tourist visa
- English speaking guide
- All transfers
- Russian bath-house
- Flights to Krasnodar and return tickets
- Tourist visa
- Additional paid services
Price from 1050
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Caucasus hiking: From Mezmay to Krasnaya polyana
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