Backpacking to Sulphureous Springs in the heart of Smaller Caucasus mountains
TOURS / Hiking & Alpinism - click to view
Day 1 Ц Leaving Baku for Guba region towards the gorge of Velvelichay river. Stop at Afurdja village and short excursion to Afurdja waterfall. Returning to cars and keeping further along earth-road to Utugchay river gorge. Leaving cars and hiking along the river bed to sulphureous springs. Overnight in tents.
Day 2 Ц Descent to Gilgilchay river gorge, fixing a base camp. Swimming in sulphureous springs Ц stone bathes carved in the rocks.
Day 3 - Exploring caves, observing the flight of griffon vulture (Cyps fulvus), rest.
Day 4 Ц Descent to Dakhna village located in Giligchay river canyon and further ascent to the lakes of Nohurlar. Overnignt in the tents pitched on the shores of the lake.
Day 5 Ц Crossing along the mountain range to ancient Chirag-Gala fortress. From there we hike down the Gala-Alty resort place and stay there overnight in the tents.
Day 6 Ц return to Baku.