Hike from Arkhyz to Dombai

An amazingly beautiful route passes through the territory of the reserve in the border zone, near the border with Abkhazia, at an altitude of 2000-3200 m above sea level.

During the hike, you will plunge into the world of untouched nature. You will be surrounded by majestic mountains and rock formations, from which white ribbons of waterfalls break off. You will be able to swim in a transparent mountain river, drink delicious water from crystal streams, and admire the amazing colors of the Kara-Kaya glacier. And the views from the passes will not leave anyone indifferent!

After the end of the active part of the route, you will visit the village of Dombai, where you can buy souvenirs, sit in a cafe with a glass of mulled wine, and taste dishes of Caucasian cuisine.

Location

Nevinnomyssk
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US$ 394
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 10 – 18 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    5 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Group meet at
Nevinnomyssk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Amazing animal world
Argali – mountain goats are found in the mountains, yaks and bison graze on the slopes, fresh bear tracks are not uncommon
Privacy with nature 
Let's look at the bright stars after spending nights in nature
A break from civilization
You can swim in a clear mountain river, drink delicious water from crystal streams

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Nevinnomyssk — Arkhyz — Watchtower Mountain

    Arrival in Nevinnomyssk, transfer to Arkhyz, accommodation at the campsite in rooms for 2-4 people.

    A walk to the Watchtower Mountain.

    Lunch and dinner at the campsite.

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  • Day 2 - Backpacking up the valley of the Kyzgych River
  • Day 3 - Chegordali Pass — Maruha River Valley
  • Day 4 - Marukha River Valley — Kara-Kel Lake — "Bear's Mouth" tract
  • Day 5 - Kara-Kaya Severny Pass — Aksaut River
  • Day 6 - Alibek Pass. Half-day
  • Day 7 - Alibek — Dombai — Teberda Pass
  • Day 8 - Reserve day
  • Day 9 - Departure
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

Tourists do not need to have special skills, however, day crossings of up to 25 km over rough terrain, movement through moraines, snowfields, elevation differences of more than 1000 m will require good physical fitness and endurance.

Length: 100 km on foot.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    5 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in two- and three-person tents, at a campsite and in a hotel.

Tent camp 5 nights

Accommodation in double and triple tents.

The hotel is on the way 2 nights
Camp site 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Nevinnomyssk

Included in price

  • all domestic transport;
  • overnight stays at the campsite and in the hotel;
  • three meals a day on the active part of the route;
  • equipment rental (tents, campfire and gas equipment, insurance in the mountains);
  • instructor service on the route;
  • payment for visiting the reserve.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Nevinnomyssk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • rent a backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, equipment for rent;
  • delivery of equipment and food to the gathering place of the group (for nonresident tourists).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Passport;
  • Backpack 70-90 liters (rental);
  • Waterproof backpack cover (rental);
  • Tourist rug (rental);
  • Sleeping bag in a compression bag (rental);
  • Trekking boots;
  • Shoe covers;
  • Replacement shoes (sneakers, sandals);
  • Waterproof jacket;
  • Running pants;
  • Fleece jacket (polara);
  • A warm vest or down jacket;
  • Fleece Hat;
  • Thermal underwear;
  • Fleece Gloves;
  • Light shorts or trousers;
  • A hat or a baseball cap;
  • 3 pairs of socks;
  • 2-3 sets of underwear;
  • Swimsuit/swimming trunks;
  • Personal hygiene items;
  • KLMN (mug, spoon, bowl, knife);
  • Sunglasses (protection factor 2-3);
  • Sunscreen (30-50 units);
  • Individual first aid kit;
  • Headlamp with a set of spare batteries;
  • Trekking poles(rental);
  • A 1-1.5l plastic water bottle.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 394
    10 – 18 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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