Multiactive from Arkhyz to Dombay

Arkhyz is one of the most picturesque corners of the Western Caucasus. Alpine meadows, snow-capped peaks, rushing rivers and stormy waterfalls will not leave anyone indifferent. But the real jewel of Arkhyz is the alpine lakes, which are distinguished by their rare beauty (there are more than 60 of them). Our route allows you to get acquainted with a number of lakes of the Sofia range. The Sofia Glacier will also leave an unforgettable impression, from under which waterfalls descend from a height of 120 m.

Dombai is a protected part of the Caucasus, where nature turned out to be stronger than civilization. Pine forests, rivers and lakes with crystal clear water, melodious waterfalls and inaccessible mountain peaks — all this is hidden from the gaze of a traveler who is used to choosing familiar trails and visiting popular tourist places.

Location

G. Mineralnye Vody
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Duration
10 Days
9 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 24 Jul
    • 16 – 25 Sep
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    9 nights
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
G. Mineralnye Vody
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Thermal springs
Relax and unwind after a long trip in the pools with warm water
Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Let's see how scientists observe the movement of the heavenly bodies
The amazing nature of the Caucasus
We will walk through the picturesque canyons and climb to the high-altitude waterfalls and lakes
Active leisure
Let's go on exciting adventures and explore the mountain trails
Flying on a cable car
We will take a cable car to the top of Moussa Achitara, which offers a view of the entire Caucasian ridge, Mount Elbrus and Kazbek

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer to Arkhyz resort, thermal springs

    Your journey begins in Mineral Waters. 

    Attention: if you arrive before the start of the tour or stay after the program, we recommend accommodation in Pyatigorsk (you can specify more detailed information when booking).

    Arrival at the airport or at the railway station in Mineralnye Vody before 12:00. Group gathering.

    12:30 Group transfer to Arkhyz without a guide.

    Stop for lunch (on your own).

    On the way, you will visit the Pearl of the Caucasus thermal complex, consisting of 8 pools with hydromassage installations. The water in the pools is of different temperatures: from + 25 to +41 degrees. The complex has changing rooms, showers, hammam, sauna, cafe. The complex has a shop where you can buy disposable slippers, towels, swimsuits.

    An additional fee is an entrance ticket from 550 rubles per person (cash payment on site).

    Accommodation in a hotel in the village of Arkhyz.

    Dinner (on your own).

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  • Day 2 - Dukka Lakes are the pearls of Karachay-Cherkessia
  • Day 3 - Sofia Gorge. Ak-Aira Waterfall
  • Day 4 - Trekking on the Pastukhov rocks. The Observatory
  • Day 5 - Nizhne-Arkhyz settlement. Transfer to Dombay
  • Day 6 - Trekking to the Russian glade and the Chuchkhur waterfalls
  • Day 7 - Trekking in Alibek gorge or Ptysh gorge*
  • Day 8 - Trekking to the Baduk lakes
  • Day 9 - Moussa Achitara Mountain and Devil's Mill Canyon
  • Day 10 - End of the program
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The tour is suitable for active tourists under 65 years of age with good physical fitness, who have no contraindications to active activities in the mountains.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    9 nights
Comfort
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation:

  • in a 4* hotel or a similar level in Arkhyz village (4 nights with breakfast);
  • in a 3* hotel or a similar level in Dombai village (5 nights with breakfast);

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

PlacementDouble room*Single roomAdditional place

Vertical SKI&SPA Resort 4* (Arkhyz village)

"Gold Star" 3* (P. Dombai)

8350011000081000

*When choosing a double room, tell the manager which room is required: with two single beds or one double bed.

"Vertical SKI and SPA Resort" 4* 4 nights

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Vertical Hotel is located in Arkhyz Village. It offers rooms with mountain views and ski storage.

Each room has a wardrobe, and some also have a kitchenette with a microwave. The rooms at the Vertical Hotel are equipped with a TV and a hairdryer.

The Barit Restaurant serves European and Caucasian cuisine. The hotel has a spa complex with a phyto-barrel and a hot tub.

Ski equipment rental is available at the property, as the surrounding area is ideal for skiing. There is also a children's playground.

Dombay is 42 km from the Vertical Hotel.

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«Gold Star» 3* 5 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
10 days 9 nights
Group meets at
G. Mineralnye Vody

Included in price

  • group transfers "airport or railway station Mineralnye Vody – Arkhyz — airport or railway station Mineralnye Vody";
  • transportation and sightseeing services along the route;
  • mountain guide services;
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in Arkhyz and 5 nights in Dombay;
  • access to the hotel's spa during opening hours (Arkhyz);
  • meals according to the tour program: 9 breakfasts at the hotel, 6 lunches (dry rations);
  • entrance tickets to sightseeing sites.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody and back;
  • invitation for foreign citizens – 1500 rubles/person.;
  • cable car in Arkhyz – from 700 rubles;
  • cable car in Dombay – from 2000 rubles;
  • meals not included in the tour program;
  • additional services in hotels (sauna, sauna, billiards, etc.);
  • additional excursions;
  • alcoholic beverages;
  • rent of personal travel equipment;
  • accident insurance;
  • rafting, horseback riding.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • windproof jacket;
  • trekking trousers;
  • trekking boots;
  • thermal underwear;
  • jacket (fleece);
  • gloves and a hat for climbing the cable car;
  • backpack (volume up to 30 liters); 
  • rain cover (raincoat) for body and backpack;
  • sunglasses and cream (SPF50);
  • individual first aid kit;
  • polyurethane foam "seat";
  • thermos;
  • tracking sticks.

To visit the thermal complex:

  • swimsuit;
  • rubber slippers;
  • towel.

Every tourist must have an identity document with him — a passport, for children — a birth certificate.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 931
    15 – 24 Jul 10 days 9 nights
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