Charming Arkhyz. Trekking tour

The mountain and climatic resort of Arkhyz is on a first-class trip to Karachay-Cherkessia! 

In one tour you will make hiking trips to Mount Sofia, to the Sofia Waterfalls and the Seven-colored Lake, to the Dukka Lakes and to the rocks and Lake Orlyonok. 

And you will also go rafting on a mountain river and take a horse ride through the most beautiful places of Arkhyz!

Location

Mineral Waters
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US$ 977
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 Jul – 3 Aug
    • 3 – 10 Aug
    • 10 – 17 Aug
    • 17 – 24 Aug
    • 24 – 31 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Mineral Waters
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

A break from the hustle and bustle of the city
We will visit the beautiful all-season mountain and climatic resort of Arkhyz
Horse riding
You will go up on horseback to the Alan Watchtower, the keeper of centuries—old history
Active leisure
We will walk through picturesque canyons, climb to high-altitude waterfalls and lakes
Rafting on a mountain river
Rafting on the Bolshoy Zelenchuk River awaits us, which will give unforgettable emotions and a frenzied release of adrenaline into the blood
Inspiration of the Caucasus
We will get a charge of vivacity, health, youth for the whole year ahead

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Mineral Waters. Transfer to the village Arkhyz

    Your adventure will begin with your arrival in Mineralnye Vody. 

    • 12:00 Gathering of the group at the railway station in Mineralnye Vody and at the airport in Mineralnye Vody.
    • 18:00 Gathering of the group at the railway station in Mineralnye Vody and at the airport in Mineralnye Vody.

    Upon arrival, you will be met by a professional driver who will take you to the village. Arkhyz (travel time 3.5-4 hours). 

    If you catch the transfer at 12:00, then you will arrive in the village of Arkhyz in the late afternoon. 

    After checking in at the hotel and having dinner, you will have time to walk around the village, taste local dishes and buy souvenirs at the market. 

    On the transfer at 18:00, your planned arrival in the village will be late in the evening.

    A delicious dinner and a cozy room will be waiting for you. 

    Have a good rest before a busy and unforgettable week! 

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  • Day 2 - Sofia waterfalls. Sofia Valley
  • Day 3 - The Bolshaya Dukka River. Seven-colored Lake
  • Day 4 - Sofia Lakes (from July), until July — Lake Orlenok or Lake Belkau
  • Day 5 - The Malaya Dukka River. Dukka Lakes
  • Day 6 - To the Bottomless Lake
  • Day 7 - Rafting and horseback riding
  • Day 8 - Transfer to Mineralnye Vody. Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

Good physical fitness and endurance are required for this tour.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel in 2-/3- local rooms with all amenities in Arkhyz village.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 17,500 rubles for the entire period of the tour.

The possible accommodation options are listed below. It can be replaced with similar ones.

"Romantic" or "The Crown" or 7 nights
"Romantic"

The Romantic Hotel complex is located in the Arkhyz Valley (altitude 1,650 m above sea level), near the Main Caucasian Ridge. It combines two comfortable buildings on the territory of the all-season mountain resort "Arkhyz". Each room has a TV, a refrigerator, a bathroom equipped with a shower cabin, a walk-in shower, a hairdryer, a set of towels and a set of cosmetics, free WI-FI.

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Another option
"The Crown"

The Korona Country Hotel is located in the village of Arkhyz. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and ski storage are at guests' disposal.

Rooms of various categories are available for accommodation. Each room has comfortable beds, a wardrobe, a kettle, a TV with digital TV, a bathroom with a shower. The windows offer stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding nature.

The hotel serves a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner can be ordered from the menu.

The nearest airport is in Mineralnye Vody (162 km). 

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Another option
"Mountain Rose"

Gornaya Rosa Hotel is located in the village of Arkhyz, a short drive from the Molochnaya Doroga Ski Lift. Car parking, internet access, airport shuttle (additional charge), terrace, shared lounge, luggage storage, laundry, sauna, garden, board games, tour desk are at guests' disposal. The reception is open 24 hours a day.

The apartments include everything for a comfortable stay: a soft bed, bed linen, towels, a socket by the bed, a wardrobe, a dressing room, a plasma TV, a seating area, a private toilet and a bathtub equipped with personal hygiene products. The rooms are cleaned daily.

Breakfast is served every morning. On the territory of the hotel there is a bar with soft drinks and a restaurant serving European cuisine, it is possible to order dietary dishes.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding, skiing, cycling and fishing. Sochi International Airport is 109 km away, and the bus station is 600 meters away.

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Another option
«Allure»

The family-run tourist hotel "Allure Lodge" is located on the banks of the Arkhyz River at the foot of the picturesque mountains of the Greater Caucasus.

In a well-maintained protected area there are 37 houses and cottages of various comfort levels, with a capacity of two to six guests, 7 rooms of the four-star category. Private parking is available.

Guests can taste authentic cuisine at the Moonlight Restaurant, as well as relax in the gazebos with a barbecue area.

Among the activities there is a heated swimming pool, a playground and a room, a mini-football field, a volleyball court. Guests can rent ski equipment, go to the Russian sauna and plunge into the font. And also catch trout in the local pond. Mineralnye Vody Airport is 170.1 km away, and Cherkessk Train Station is 105 km away. A cable car and a ski run are within walking distance.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Mineral Waters

Included in price

  • transfer Mineralnye Vody — Arkhyz — Mineralnye Vody;
  • accommodation in hotels in 2-/3- local rooms with all amenities;
  • meals according to the program (breakfasts and dinners, picnics on the routes);
  • guide services;
  • transportation services on the route;
  • environmental fees of nature reserves;
  • entrance tickets to cultural and recreation facilities according to the tour program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody and back;
  • private transfer;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • excursions not included in the tour program;
  • entrance tickets to cultural and recreation facilities outside the tour program;
  • single occupancy — 17,500 rubles for the entire period of the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • swimwear and outfits for photo shoots;
  • personal first aid kit and insect bites (if necessary);
  • waterproof windproof jacket and trousers;
  • a raincoat (preferably not a disposable one) or a membrane jacket;
  • Sunglasses and cream: the sun is very active in the mountains;
  • track suit;
  • trekking boots with tread, or sneakers like "Salomon Speed Cross" (sneakers for running without tread are categorically not suitable). Shoes must be worn out, not new;
  • trekking poles (if you don't have them, you can take ski poles);
  • a backpack and a "seat".
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 977
    27 Jul – 3 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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    3 – 10 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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    10 – 17 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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    17 – 24 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 977
    24 – 31 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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