Trekking in Ingushetia

Special offer! If you make an advance payment of 20-25% before 30.06.2024, a 10% discount is valid for arrivals from August 11, and a 5% discount is valid for arrivals from September 15 and October 06. The cost of the stay is indicated without taking into account the discount.

Trekking in Ingushetia is a delightful trip to the land of towers and high mountains with trekking in the Dzheyrakh gorge. 

This canyon has the highest concentration of attractions: there are more than 160 ancient tower complexes, three waterfalls, and unique sanctuaries hidden from prying eyes high in the mountains.

A tour to Ingushetia is not only exciting, but also safe, because there is a Russian border post near the Georgian border, vigilantly guarding the peace of the country's guests and local residents. If you are tired of the noise of the city, you want peace and quiet, then trekking in Ingushetia will bring untold pleasure and leave only the best memories!

Location

Russia, Stavropol Territory, Mineralnye Vody
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US$ 619
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 13 Jul
    • 11 – 17 Aug
    • 15 – 21 Sep
    • 6 – 12 Oct
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 14 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Stavropol Territory, Mineralnye Vody
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Geduko Thermal springs
Take a dip in thermal water, which cleanses the human body, relieves stress, rejuvenates and gives a boost of energy!
Ancient tower complexes and fortresses
We will visit the most famous sights of this amazing region
Waterfalls
Let's admire the pearl jets, rapidly falling from a great height, filling the surroundings with freshness and ringing noise!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Geduko thermal springs, Jeyrakh gorge, Armkhi resort

    11:00-11:30 (Moscow time) – gathering of the group at the railway station of Mineralnye Vody (near the main entrance from the city) and at the airport of Mineralnye Vody (near the main entrance).

    Transfer by bus to Ingushetia (260 km, about 4 hours).

    From Mineralnye Vody, a comfortable minibus starts towards the fabulous land where the builders of towers lived in ancient times. 

    On the way, the group will stop at the Geduco thermal springs. The water temperature in the springs reaches about 30 degrees Celsius.

    The mineral water that fills the pools of the complex comes from the bowels of the Earth, so bathing in it is pleasant, useful, enjoyable and energizing.

    !! Bathing accessories (swimsuit, towel, slippers, hair clip) should be put in a separate bag in advance and taken with you to the bus cabin.

    In the evening, the group will arrive at the Armhi resort and settle in a cozy hotel.

    The active part of the route: 2 km.

  • Day 2 - Furtoug waterfall, Furtoug Fortress, Beini Fortress
  • Day 3 - Salginsky gorge, Magoy-Jel tower, Lyalakh, Hani, Gu, Salgi tower complexes
  • Day 4 - Table Mountain, Myat-Seli Temple
  • Day 5 - Terra Incognita. Erzi Tower Complex, Tsey-Loam Pass, Egikal Towers, Assinsky Canyon, Eka-Chozhinsky Waterfall, Thaba-Yerdy Sanctuary, Vnushki Towers
  • Day 6 - Lyazhginsky Waterfall, Falkhan and Metskhal tower complex
  • Day 7 - Departure from Ingushetia
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The route is trekking. Trekking is walking through mountainous (rugged) terrain. This type of outdoor activity involves daily climbing and dropping heights (ascents and descents).

The route passes through forest trails, dirt roads, alpine meadows, large and small stones. The routes will have an altitude difference of 350 to 630 m per day. 

On one day of the route, the altitude difference will be 930 m. Climbing up 350-630 m is about like climbing 110-210 floors.

The route runs at an altitude of 950-2500 m.

Route length: 66.5 km.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Upscale

The tour involves accommodation in one of the hotels, guest houses or buildings of the Armkhi hotel complex: double, triple rooms, room amenities.

  • check-in on April 21-27, 2024 - accommodation in the Chaika building;
  • The rest of the tour dates in 2024 include accommodation in the main building of the Armkhi.

Single occupancy in a hotel room is possible — an additional payment of 13,000 rubles for the entire period of rest on the dates of April 21-27, 18,000 rubles on other dates.

Children's discount for tourists up to and including 14 years of age is 20%.

Travel dates

Cost

without a promotion

April 21 - April 27, 202450900
April 28 - May 04, 202458000
May 05 - May 11, 202458000
June 09 - June 15, 202458000
July 07 - July 13, 202458000
August 11 - August 17, 202458000
September 15 - September 21, 202458000
October 06 - October 12, 202458000
Armkhi Hotel 3* 6 nights

Armkhi Ingushetia Hotel with direct access to the ski slopes located in the village of Armkhi. 

It offers a restaurant, a shared lounge and a garden. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool. There is a permanent reception and currency exchange on site. Guests can cook in the shared kitchen.

Each room has a balcony with city views. All rooms at the Armkhi Ingushetia Hotel have a private bathroom.

Some rooms have a seating area. Bed linen is provided.

A continental breakfast is served daily at the Armkhi Ingushetia Hotel.

This 3-star hotel offers a sauna (sauna and swimming pool at the hotel for an additional fee). A children's playground is available on site.

Stepantsminda Village is 18 km away, while Vladikavkaz is 31 km away. Vladikavkaz Airport is 57 km from Armkhi Ingushetia Hotel.

Hotel accommodation in double and triple rooms, in-room amenities, Wi-Fi. Towels are provided. There is no hair dryer.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 14 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Stavropol Territory, Mineralnye Vody

Included in price

  • road crossings along the route;
  • accommodation in one of the hotels, guest houses or buildings of the Armkhi hotel complex: double, triple rooms;
  • three meals a day. Buffet breakfasts (day 2-7), lunches (day 2-6) in the form of dry rations in the mountains (sausage, cheese, tea, cookies, chocolate, sweets), dinners (day 1-6);
  • entrance tickets to the thermal springs;
  • entrance tickets to the Erzya Nature Reserve;
  • group equipment rental: boilers, gas burners (for making tea for lunch in the mountains in the period June-August), a group first aid kit;
  • the services of an instructor-guide.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody and back;
  • lunch during the transfer on the 1st day;
  • sauna and swimming pool at the hotel;
  • if necessary, an additional payment for single accommodation in a hotel room from 13,000 rubles. for the entire period of rest;
  • insurance (optional).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

The list of equipment for tours from April 20 to May 10 and from October 25 to November 15:

The air temperature during this period:

  • early morning and evening +1...+5C;
  • in the afternoon +7...+13C.

If the winter was snowy, in May we will still walk on snow in the gorges.

At the end of October, the first snow may already fall in the gorges. In this case, you should have insulated trekking shoes.

Check with the instructor for up-to-date information about the weather in Ingushetia and the presence of snow in the gorges a week before the tour.

We draw your attention to the rules of choosing clothes for the trip: in the Caucasus, you can wear trousers and T-shirts. Shorts and T-shirts should not be taken for a trip to the Caucasus.

  • Hat, gloves
  • Jacket. The air temperature in the gorges in the early morning and evening is +1...+5C, in the afternoon +7...+13C.
  • Fleece. We recommend taking 2 fleeces: one for walking on the route (it gets a hiking smell quickly enough), the second clean and fresh fleece for walking in the hotel.
  • T-shirt
  • Thermal underwear
  • Buff. Protects the neck from burning, can be used as a headdress or scarf.
  • Warm running trousers
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Trekking shoes up to the ankle and above
  • Flip-flops (for walking in a hotel)
  • Swimsuit
  • For girls on request: dress for a photo shoot on the background of mountains =))
  • Waterproof clothing or raincoat from the middle of the thigh and below
  • Trekking poles. Sticks significantly reduce the load on the knees. Physically strong and healthy tourists are recommended to have sticks with them. Tourists who have problems with knees, joints and overweight must have trekking poles.
  • If necessary, the club provides trekking poles for rent.
  • Passport / birth certificate of the child. It is mandatory to have the original documents (not a copy).
  • Camera/video camera and charger. In several gorges along the route that enter the border zone, it is forbidden to use a quadcopter for filming.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, razor)
  • Hairbrush
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermos flask (volume 0.5-0.75 l)
  • Toilet paper (useful during the day, on the route)
  • Mug, spoon, plate. In the mountains, tourists drink tea from a mug that comes with a thermos or take a separate mug. The plate is useful to put sliced and small foods (vegetables, cheese, olives, etc.) into it during lunch. The mug and plate should be non-breakable.
  • Wet wipes
  • Thread, needle
  • Backpack for walking (volume 25-35 liters). The backpack contains the tourist's personal belongings (fleece, raincoat, thermos, etc.), as well as public products for lunch, which are issued by the instructor (the weight of the products is 400-600 grams).
  • Podpopnik
  • Shoe Dryers
  • Sunscreen, hygienic lipstick
  • Headlamp (for trips in September, October). The daylight hours become shorter in autumn, so sometimes a flashlight can be useful on the route in the evening.
  • Cash
  • Individual first aid kit. Required: elastic bandage, patch.

 

The list of equipment for tours from May 11 to October 25:

  • Hat, gloves
  • Cap / panama hat
  • Jacket. The air temperature in the early morning and late evening is +8...+12C.
  • Fleece. We recommend taking 2 fleeces: one for walking on the route (it gets a hiking smell quickly enough), the second clean and fresh fleece for walking in the hotel.
  • T-shirt
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt. The shirt will protect your arms and neck from burning.
  • Buff. Protects the neck from burning, can be used as a headdress.
  • Running trousers
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Trekking shoes up to the ankle and above
  • Flip-flops (for walking in a hotel)
  • Swimsuit
  • For girls on request: dress for a photo shoot on the background of mountains =))
  • Waterproof clothing or raincoat from the middle of the thigh and below
  • Trekking poles. Sticks significantly reduce the load on the knees. Physically strong and healthy tourists are recommended to have sticks with them. Tourists who have problems with knees, joints and overweight must have trekking poles.
  • If necessary, the club provides trekking poles for rent.
  • Passport / birth certificate of the child. It is mandatory to have the original documents (not a copy).
  • Camera/video camera and charger. In several gorges along the route that enter the border zone, it is forbidden to use a quadcopter for filming.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, razor)
  • Hairbrush
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermos flask (volume 0.5-0.75)
  • 0.5L plastic bottle (for drinking water on the route)
  • Toilet paper (useful during the day, on the route)
  • Mug, spoon, plate. In the mountains, tourists drink tea from a mug that comes with a thermos or take a separate mug. The plate is useful to put chopped and small products (vegetables, cheese, olives, etc.) into it during lunch. The mug and plate should be non-breakable.
  • Wet wipes
  • Thread, needle
  • Backpack for walking (volume 20-25 liters). The backpack contains the tourist's personal belongings (fleece, raincoat, water bottle, etc.), as well as public products for lunch, which are issued by the instructor (the weight of the products is 400-600 grams).
  • Podpopnik
  • Shoe Dryers
  • Sunscreen, hygienic lipstick
  • Cash
  • Individual first aid kit. Required: elastic bandage, patch.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 652
    7 – 13 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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    11 – 17 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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    15 – 21 Sep 7 days 6 nights
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    6 – 12 Oct 7 days 6 nights
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