"Visit the mountaineers" Chechnya - Dagestan. – Road.Travel

"Visit the mountaineers" Chechnya - Dagestan.

Road Trip Route. Visit mountain villages, Learn stories and secrets from the highlanders..

It is here, in Chechnya and Dagestan, in ancient mountain villages that the most beautiful and good customs, home museums, centuries-old books and subtleties of national cuisine have been preserved to this day. Traditions are passed down from generation to generation not in words but in deeds, friendly hospitality loves forever, and nature does not let go of bright emotions for a second. We want to take pictures of every corner of this magnificent land. [Organization of accommodation, sightseeing and meals.](https://getinrussia.ru)

Uninhabited Nature, History and Culture, Active Leisure. From: Grozny

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Arrival in Grozny

Arrival in Grozny further a small sightseeing tour of the city with a visit to the observation deck. Evening trip to the neighboring town Argun to the square with mosque.


**Grozny** is a city in the North Caucasus located on the banks of the Sunzha River, the capital of the Chechen Republic. It is one of the largest cities in the region. [Car Rentals] [http://autoprokat-grozny.ru] ** Hotel room and dinner** **It is possible to organize an additional program if you wish.

Day 2: A day in the Chechen Republic

We will spend this day completely in the territory of the Chechen Republic and will reach the mountainous lake Kazenoiam, which is clean, blue and very cold.

Ushkaloi towers

There are three main versions of the towers' purpose: **Ushkaloi towers** were the border between the Shatoi and Chantii societies of Chechnya, and the towers collected tolls and signals of an impending enemy. The combat tower was used to guard the road, they were heavily fortified and without the use of assault equipment they could only be taken under a long siege. The tradition of tower construction has always existed in the Caucasus, which proves the significance of the family, in this case the Chechen Taipa.

Sharoi settlement

Once upon a time, an early mediaeval fortress consisting of defensive and dwelling towers was a part of the Chechen guard system of the 12th-14th centuries. After numerous wars and deportations, 2 medieval towers and a number of restored ones have been preserved in their original form.

Dai village

**Dai** - a village in Shatoysky district of the Chechen Republic. The administrative centre of the Dai rural settlement. **Organize a hearty ethno dinner in Dai village of the second half of the 17th century with treats of national cuisine **

Cesenoyam Lake

**Kazenoy-Am** is located on the border of the Vedensky district of the Chechen Republic and the Botlikhsky district of Dagestan. It is believed that the lake was formed by the earthquake, although there are people who support the version about the meteorite fall. It is one of the most beautiful mountainous lakes in the North Caucasus and the South of Russia. The water in Lake Kezenoy-Am is blue and surprisingly clear. ** Accommodation and dinner at the rest house. **

Day 3: Dagestani hospitality

For a start, we will climb a plateau that will offer an incredible view of the first regions of Dagestan. A winding mountain path, through a juniper grove, we will soon descend into the ancient village of Ansalta, which dates back to the 9th and 10th centuries. Later, on our way to the Andi Koisu gorge, the village of Rakhata will open. After an educational walk, we will stop at the neighbouring village of the district centre of Bottlich. We'll stay overnight in the ancient village of Gunib.

Ansalta aul

**Ansalta aul**, dating back to the 9th-10th centuries, is divided into avals (districts) and its population is divided into tukhums (clan communities).

Rakhat village

We will visit the ancient artel of 1927, which produced a real national costume of any highlander - burka and pope. Since ancient times burka was more than just a costume for a highlander. It was worn by shepherds, going to the mountains for the summer season, wars, elders and just all men. It withstands frost to -50, hot heat and heavy rain. The secret is kept in a special method of production, multistage and painstaking. The burka and papa are made exclusively by women's hands, probably that's why in the Soviet period the artel was called "March 8". We will see all the stages of production, production is fully authentic, there is no new equipment or other machines, everything is handmade by craftsmen. Those who wish will be able to buy souvenirs in the form of local products at the production price.

district centre of Bottlich

**Botlikh** has long been famous as a large trading village in Western Dagestan, and according to some sources its history dates back to the 6th century. Here let's have a look at a small homely cafe for lunch.

village of Gunib

In addition to the rich history, fresh mountain air, unusual views and peculiar placement of houses (right on the mountain with the rise) these places are famous for their inhabitants. **Gunib village** is famous for its scientists, writers, astronauts and other prominent figures. ** Accommodation for bed and dinner at the recreation center. **

Day 4: Completion of Route

The first half of the day will take place in an incredible gorge, colorful and embossed. After about an hour we will stop in the village. After leaving the cars, everyone can take a walk to Salta underground waterfall with the cave lake. At the end of the valley on a hill rises the village of Balkhar, a famous center of folk art ceramics. From Balkhar, we will be leaving for the airport. On the way we will spend about 3-4 hours, first on the mountain paths, through the auls, and then on an asphalt road.

Saltinsky waterfall

**Salta Falls** - one of the most bizarre waterfalls in Russia. In rainy weather it impresses with its powerful downward stream, and in sunny weather - a bewitching game of light in the canyon. The light reflected from the water and the smooth walls of the canyon many times, colors the underground space in different shades.

Balkhar village

** Balkhar village** is a famous center of folk art ceramics. The ancestral heritage of patterns and shapes is transmitted in every product. Whole works of art come out of the hands of masters. Figurines of animals, sculptures, elements of decor and everyday life, jars from them according to ancient drawings and many other things. Here we will have a look at a small private workshop for a master class, and then a real home dinner.


Car Rental Completion