Winter Caucasian antidepressant

During the 5 days of our trip, we will see the most iconic places of Chechnya and Dagestan. We will make our way from the megalopolis in Grozny to the abandoned mountain villages of Dagestan. 

Let's be impressed by the luxurious mosque in a Shawl, the only high-tech mosque in Russia in Argun, and then our journey will continue in mysterious and contrasting Dagestan. There will be a lot of mountains, several mountain passes and waterfalls, high-altitude reservoirs and delicious national food.

Location

Russia, Chechen Republic, Grozny
from
US$ 676
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
Book the tour
No need to pay now
Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 11 – 15 Dec
    • 25 – 29 Dec
    • 8 – 12 Jan, 2025
    • 22 – 26 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    3 nights
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Chechen Republic, Grozny
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
Or text us in messengers

Tour highlights

Gastronomic delight
Delicious national food and picnics are waiting for us among the stunning landscapes
Boat trip
Let's admire the turquoise waters of Sulak from aboard a speedboat
Following in the footsteps of the artists
We will visit a real open-air museum, the surroundings of which inspired Aivazovsky and other artists
Mosque "Pride of Muslims"
Let's marvel at the largest Muslim prayer building in the European part of Eurasia
Immersion in culture
We will visit a Caucasian family in one of the mountain villages, get acquainted with everyday life and traditions
Trekking up the mountain
We will go up to the abandoned mountain village of Gamsutl, which is located in a remote place

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. City tour of Grozny

    Meeting at the airport in Grozny until 12:00.

    Check-in at the Nokhcho Star Hotel (alternative to Central City, Dona).

    13:30 Lunch.

    14:30 City tour:

    • The Heart of Chechnya Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world. It is not only a place of worship for all professing Islam, but also one of the main attractions of the Chechen capital;
    • Grozny City is a complex of high—rise buildings in Grozny, located in the city center;
    • The Flower Park, popularly known as the "Park of Wonders" and the "Park of Lovers", is one of the most popular places in Grozny. 

    18:30 Departure to Argun.

    • Visit to the unique mosque built in the high-tech style — "Mother's Heart". It is the first mosque in Russia, made in an ultramodern form;
    • visit to the Mosque "Pride of Muslims" — the largest mosque in Europe. White marble, hand-painted in gilt, an 8-meter chandelier in the shape of a lotus, the beauty of the lights amaze the imagination.

    22:00 Return to the hotel.

    Meals: lunch. Breakfast and dinner are at your own expense. 

    1 more photos
  • Day 2 - Chirkeyskaya hydroelectric power station, Sulak Canyon
  • Day 3 - Gunib Mountain village, Gamsutl
  • Day 4 - Hunzah. Tobot and Itlatlar Waterfalls
  • Day 5 - Goor, Kahib. Departure
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
  • Guest House
    3 nights
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel and guest houses.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

PlacementCost
2-bed accommodation (dbl, twin)59 900
1-bed accommodation (single)67 900
Children under 10 years old with additional and basic accommodation54 000

In the absence of a couple to move in, the tourist pays an additional fee for single accommodation. Single occupancy in guest houses means living in a separate room with shared facilities (bathroom).

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

"Swallow" 1 night

In the ancient village of Zubutli, Kazbekov district, I am glad to welcome you to the guest house. Its windows offer a magnificent view of the Sulak Canyon! The guest house has all the conditions for a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy free coffee and local tea. The 2-storey building can accommodate up to 30 people at a time. The special pride of the owner is the garden, where peaches, kiwis and pomegranates grow.

3 more photos
"Goor" 1 night
"Hunzah" 1 night
"Nokhcho Star" or "Dona" or 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Chechen Republic, Grozny

Included in price

  • accommodation according to the program;
  • meals (half board, according to the program): breakfasts, lunches;
  • transfer along the route;
  • guide services.

Paid extra

  • air or railway ticket to Grozny and back from Makhachkala;
  • meals: dinners, breakfast on the first day;
  • boating and descent to Zabutli village (the cost depends on the number of people);
  • ascent to Gamsutl village by jeep;
  • additional expenses.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
Which flights are better to fly on?
Cancellation of booking

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 676
    11 – 15 Dec 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 676
    25 – 29 Dec 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 676
    8 – 12 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 676
    22 – 26 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
from
US$ 676
Submit request