The most hospitable mountains of Russia. Winter Tour

A nine-day guided tour along the route awaits you: North Ossetia — Ingushetia — Chechnya — Dagestan with professional guides and qualified drivers.

An unforgettable trip to the Digor Gorge will allow you to explore ancient sanctuaries and crypts, find stones with petroglyphs, medieval defensive complexes and hear about Ossetian traditions, epic and culture.

Location

Russia, Republic of North Ossetia — Alania, Vladikavkaz
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 15 Mar, 2025
    • 14 – 22 Mar, 2025
    • 21 – 29 Mar, 2025
    • 28 Mar – 5 Apr, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of North Ossetia — Alania, Vladikavkaz
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Sulak Canyon
We will see a miracle that is compared to the famous Grand Canyon of Colorado, the deepest canyon in Europe
Snow-white Juma Mosque
We will visit one of the largest mosques in Europe in the very center of Makhachkala
Dagestan Machu Picchu
Rocky mountains, man-made terraces and the traditional architecture of the abandoned village of Gamsutl will immerse us in the special atmosphere of the way of life of the highlanders

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting and gathering of the group

    Arrival in Vladikavkaz.

    Accommodation in hotels.

    At 16:00, a sightseeing walking tour of Vladikavkaz — iconic places and the centuries-old history of the city.

    At 19:30-21:30 Alan evening show program in ethno-national style with dinner and tasting (extra charge, book in advance).

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  • Day 2 - A program to choose from
  • Day 3 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky – Karmadonskoye – Dargavs
  • Day 4 - Mountain Digoria: Zadalesk — Makhchesk — Uallagkom
  • Day 5 - Chechnya: Grozny and Argun Gorge
  • Day 6 - Grozny — Makhachkala — Izberbash
  • Day 7 - Izberbash — Gamsutl — Chokh — Karadakh gorge — Izberbash
  • Day 8 - Izberbash — ekranoplan Lun — Derbent — Izberbash
  • Day 9 - Izberbash — Sulak Canyon, Dubki — Yantarnoye — Makhachkala Airport
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

The ascent to Gamsutl involves a drop-off by car and a walking route. In the parking lot, local residents provide drop-off services on mountain transport (UAZ, Niva). You can drive by car for about 1.5 km, and at this moment the steepest part of the climb is overcome. The cost of the service is 100-200 rubles / person in one direction. From the car stop, the path to the end of the route will be 1.8 km, the height difference is 1450-1670 m.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels / tourist complexes in Vladikavkaz / Grozny / Izberbash.

The cost of the tour per room, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

PlacementRoom categoryPrice validity period

Dbl

Two-month

Twin

Two-month

Single

One

Triple*

The third

DBL+CH

2bz+1b

Breakfast

Breakfast

Kadgaron Hotel 3* — Tiynalla 3* — Ocean 3*standard08.03.2024-04.04.202410833010833071730160500154700Sw. table
Gost. Vladikavkaz 3* (comfort) — Tiynalla 3* — Ocean 3*standard08.03.2024-04.04.202411890011890081100171990164400Sw. table
Planeta Lux 3* Hotel — Tiynalla 3* — Ocean 3*standard08.03.2024-04.04.202411363011363073500165800156550Sw. table

Triple — DBL/TWN + add. a bed or sofa, or three separate beds (depending on the hotel's facilities).

DBL+CH — large double bed+ extra. a bed or sofa for a child (7-12 years old).

DBL — large double bed

TWN — two single beds.

Vladikavkaz Hotel or Planeta Lux Hotel or 4 nights
Vladikavkaz Hotel

It is located in the center of Vladikavkaz, a 2-minute walk from the Terek River and the Kosta Khetagurov Park. It offers free Wi-Fi. The hotel's restaurant serves European and Caucasian cuisine. Local cafes, bars and restaurants are a 10-minute walk away. Vladikavkaz Train Station is 3 km away, and Vladikavkaz Airport is 25 km away.

In the room: There is a minibar and a private bathroom with a bathtub, free toiletries and towels. Some rooms have a view of the river. Other facilities include a desk.

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Another option
Planeta Lux Hotel

Planeta Lux Hotel is located in a historic building in the center of Vladikavkaz, a 5-minute walk from Spartak Stadium and Komsomolsky Park. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The bright rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Free toiletries are provided in the bathroom.

There is a restaurant on site.

Vladikavkaz Train Station is a 10-minute walk from Planeta Lux Hotel. Vladikavkaz Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Another option
The Kadgaron Hotel

It is located in the center of Vladikavkaz. It offers a restaurant, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. At Kadgaron Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a terrace, a bar, a nightclub, meeting facilities and a ticket office. The city Park and the Terek River embankment are a 15-minute walk away.

In the room: cable TV and a refrigerator, some rooms have a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The rooms offer mountain views.

The Ocean Hotel 3 nights
Tiynala Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of North Ossetia — Alania, Vladikavkaz

Included in price

  • group transfers from Vladikavkaz airport and railway station to hotels on the first day of the tour to all flights/trains upon arrival before 14:00;
  • group transfer to the airport and railway station of Makhachkala upon departure on the final day of the tour for flights/trains later than 18:00;
  • accommodation in hotels / tourist complexes according to the tour program in Vladikavkaz/Grozny (Shawls)/Izberbashe (Kaspiysk);
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 8 lunches/picnic lunch along the tour route;
  • entrance tickets to the objects of visits according to the excursion program, environmental fees of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Vladikavkaz and back from Makhachkala;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tseysky gorge - 500 rubles.;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program, resort fee;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and railway station, as well as any individual transport service.

Book in advance, the number of seats is limited:

  • Alan evening show program in ethno-national style with dinner and tasting:
    • adult — 2,200 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 16 years of age — 1,800 rubles/person.;
    • children's menu up to 8 years old — 800 rubles/person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Travel clothes should be, first of all, comfortable. Please take with you what you usually wear for hiking and recreation. When planning a visit to protected areas and mountain gorges, sneakers with durable and non-slippery soles are best suited.

Regardless of the predicted weather conditions, it is necessary to take several warm clothes, several pairs of replacement shoes, and rain clothes on the trip; they will be useful in case of a cold snap. 

Sun hats, cream, sunglasses. Sunglasses are a must-have attribute in the mountains regardless when you travel in winter or summer. Clothing that covers the shoulders and arms during the daytime hours of active sun.

When visiting shrines, you will need appropriate clothing. In the mosque, women need to wear clothes that will cover the whole body, only the face and hands remain open, trousers are also not allowed. It is enough for men to wear trousers and a shirt with sleeves to visit the mosque.

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  • from US$ 616
    7 – 15 Mar, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • from US$ 616
    14 – 22 Mar, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • from US$ 616
    21 – 29 Mar, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • from US$ 616
    28 Mar – 5 Apr, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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