Khinalig - the village in the clouds - in Baku - LikeALocal Guide

Khinalig - the village in the clouds

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37 USD

Our journey will take place through picturesque gorges and swollen rivers, forests to Khinalig – one of the highest, most remote and isolated villages in Azerbaijan, also called Caucasian Machu Picchu.

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • English
.. and a great day with our guide Nurlan. Everything went very smooth. Nurlan was responsive on WhatsApp the moment I contacted him, and helped me to put a plan together for the day.

Pick-up from the hotel was punctual, and we had an approx 3 hours drive into the mountains where we changed into a Lada and then continued to a mountain village. From there, we hiked to another village. The hike itself is about 10 km and not very strenuous as you stay at the the same altitude level (2200m). Views were breathtaking. At the end of the trip we had a lunch in a local farmhouse and then walked back to the car, and drove back into Baku. Nurlan was knowledgeable about the environment and shared many interesting insights.

All in all, a perfect day, and highly recommended!
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Highlights

  • Visit the most outstanding mountain village of Azerbaijan
  • Fall into a gastronomic satisfaction
  • Be a part of the local life of mountain people

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Description

Our transportation and guide will be waiting for you to start our journey to Guba’s Galakhudat-Khinalig hike. Guba region is in the northeast of Azerbaijan while Khinalig and Galakhudat villages are one of the most outstanding and remotely located villages of this area and entire Azerbaijan, which located 2,287 and 2132 meters above the sea level respectively.

It will take around 2 hours until we will arrive to Guba’s designated place where we will switch to the 4x4 (four-wheel drive) cars and enjoy the next 1 to 1.5 hours to the Galakhudat village by viewing breathtaking views of the amazing Greater Caucasus mountain range.

Let’s go for an amazing Galakhudat-Khinalig hike. It will take around 3 hours to reach Khinalig village which is one of the oldest and highest settlements in whole Azerbaijan. Local family will host us, and we will have a lunch prepared with traditional Caucasian mountain recipe. All products used in preparation of the food is locally and organically grown. Family is also vegetarian friendly so please advise us in advance.

From now on our 4x4 fleet will be waiting us here to take us first to Guba where we will switch to our transport to Baku.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Lunch

Meeting point

We can pick you up from your address in the city center

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

K
Beautiful hike...
.. and a great day with our guide Nurlan. Everything went very smooth. Nurlan was responsive on WhatsApp the moment I contacted him, and helped me to put a plan together for the day.

Pick-up from the hotel was punctual, and we had an approx 3 hours drive into the mountains where we changed into a Lada and then continued to a mountain village. From there, we hiked to another village. The hike itself is about 10 km and not very strenuous as you stay at the the same altitude level (2200m). Views were breathtaking. At the end of the trip we had a lunch in a local farmhouse and then walked back to the car, and drove back into Baku. Nurlan was knowledgeable about the environment and shared many interesting insights.

All in all, a perfect day, and highly recommended!
A
The Best trekking
The trekking was so great. We made over 8km. We had great care. Everything was fine. I totally recommend tours with BagBaku

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Tour operated by: Bag Baku Tour