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Khinalig - Gleykhudat 1 day tour provided by Outdoor Caucasus

Khinalig - Gleykhudat 1 day tour

Khinalig - Gleykhudat 1 day tour
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About
Galeykhudat village situated 2200+ m. İn the foothills of Gizilgaya plateau `s steep rocks, a bit away from Guba – Khinalig road/ The village has saved its antiquity. It is the only village near around that its people are azerbaijani turks.    Khinalig is situated in 2200+m. Altitude in Gudialchai valley surrounded by Tufandag 4191 m.  The people of the village is Khinalig or Ketish as themselves say.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67170P13
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transfer
  • Lunch
  • Guides
  • Insurance
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • ·
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Heydar Aliyev Intl Airport, Baku Azerbaijan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transfer
  • Lunch
  • Guides
  • Insurance
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • ·
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Heydar Aliyev Intl Airport, Baku Azerbaijan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Xinaliq
    Khinalug
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sascha L
2 contributions
Daytour to the caucasus - MUST DO!
Oct. 2021
If you stay in Baku and like to experience the beautiful nature this is definitely the tour to do! And Outdoor Caucasus is defenitely the company to choose!

Our guide Turlan and driver Jamil picked us up at our Baku hotel around 9am. The drive to the mountains takes 3-4 hours. Nevertheless as our friendly and competent guide gave us numerous interesting information the time passed quickly.

As you leave glamorous Baku you drive through the suburbs, pass along smaller settelments and farms in the arid landscape. Reaching the small city of Quoba you turn towards the mountains and finally find yourself in the middle of a breathtaking scenery. The peaks here reach over 3000m, just short grasses and occasional shrubs grow here.
Khinalig is the starting point of a 2-3h hike, which although it offers stunning views and experience of nature is easy to accomplish. It ends at Gleykhudat with admittance to the house of a local family and a good tasting homecooked lunch. What a difference between the modern life in Baku and these isolated villages. After a short hike back to the car it‘s another 3h back to Baku, reaching it around 9pm.Just expect driving in Azerbaijan to be a bit wilder than probably at your home.

Great thanks to Turlan and Jamil!

To repeat myself: a definite must do tour!
Written 26 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

manseeingtheearth
Miami, FL16 contributions
Easily the absolute best tour I’ve ever been on!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
I can’t overstate the phenomenal experience we had on this tour. Nurlan and Jamal from Outdoor Caucuses provided us with what is without a doubt the best tour I have been on in almost 30 years of traveling around the world. Their natural charisma, knowledge and wonderfully amiable and good natured manner was the perfect fit for two guys in a very foreign country who had trepidations about touring Azerbaijan. What we thought might be a dreadful experience turned out to be one of the happiest experiences ever. I understand how hyperbolic I might sound, but there’s no other honest way to extoll the phenomenal experience Nurlan and Jamal provided us. And having one man solely in charge of driving and the other dedicated to talking and explaining everything added a sense of safety. Nurlan provided all the confidence we needed to make the 6 mile trek to Galakhudat towards the top and enjoy an authentic home cooked meal. From their gentle and easy-going friendliness to the food they provided us to their dedication to our safety, sightseeing enjoyment and their professionalism, we wish we never had to have different tour guides anywhere in the world. Yes, the scenery and cultural experience are breathtaking, but Nurlan and Jamal were truly the engine that made everything an unforgettable life experience. We want to come back! Please don’t just take my word for it.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Khalifa
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates16 contributions
Best Hiking trip
Nurlan was an amazing and professional and friendly guide. The ride to the mountain was rocky if someone has motion sickness, you need to pack your meds. Otherwise, every minute was worth it! The views, the hike, the people! Everything was perfect! One of our favorite hikes worldwide.
Written 12 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Peterchen12
Thanks a lot for warm words. You did this trip better. Welcome again!
Written 18 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ffahhad
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia9 contributions
Thanks!
The hike was quite nice it required some effort but it was amazing!

The tour guide was funny and spoke good english. He also took us to a traditional house and made us try traditional Azerbaijani food.
Written 4 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JLK2011
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg839 contributions
Fabulous way to enjoy the amazing Azerbaijan mountains
May 2019 • Friends
Our driver Nurlan and guide Sakit could not have been kinder to 2 50+ ladies on this 13 our trip, loaning me a cagoole and gaiters, buying us snacks, and answering our endless questions. Nurlan's driving is to be highly praised, as it is a long drive, partly on winding roads. Hiking was fabulous - we saw golden eagles, mountain meadows, and the 3 mountain villages of Cek, Xinaliq and Qalaxudat. In addition to a lovely coffee stop opposite FiveFinger Mountain, we had a delicious cooked lunch in Qalaxudat, with tea, fresh local produce and the best bread imaginable. The scenery is wonderful, and the hiking manageable, though I could feel the altitude. On a practical note, make sure you wear appropriate shoes, as it is muddy at the start. The weather can be very changeable, so layers are practical - and you will need warm clothes.
Written 3 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris
5 contributions
Best day trip from Baku
Recently we booked a day trip with Outdoor Caucasus as we wanted to hike in the mountains. As it was at really short notice we were very thankful that Nurlan could confirm. It turned out to be a great experience and fantastic day with our guide Elvin and Ilga the driver.
The hike from the highest mountain village to another was breathtaking. The level of the hike was just right ( thanks Elvin!) and the views of the Caucasus, sheep, eagles, flowers were just awesome. I was glad that we had booked a private tour though as this way it was all the time just the three of us and nothing else than the pure sound of nature. Elvin stopped wherever we wanted. Whether it was just for taking another picture or to take a short rest. We just didn’t want to leave and arrived an hour late in Baku.
Thanks so much guys. Great job from all. Highly recommended.
Written 26 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Babar W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
paradise - other world
Aug. 2018
it was very unique place and scenery was perfect you feel like as you are in other world, loved it too much
Written 1 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

estephens
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Do not miss this opportunity!
Jun. 2018 • Solo
I spent 3 days in Baku on a solo trip without venturing outside of the city and elected, on the very last day, to take a hike. I came across this listing on TripAdvisor though I booked directly through Tural, the guide (and this saved me over 100 USD and ensured that the people doing the hard work were actually the ones compensated) by finding his number on the website (+994 55 233 85 88). Tural was fast to respond by Whatsapp and picked me up the very next day at 8am.

After a 3hour drive which in itself was incredible – the roads leading up the mountains are something to experience in themselves – we stopped to pick up some traditional Azeri 'fast food.' Delicious and made on the spot, the meat and cheese-filled breads provided the necessary sustenance to start the hike, which began in the highest living village in Europe and Asia. Located at 2,200m it was unlike any village I had seen before. Tucked away at the height of a mountain and only accessible as of 2 years ago.

The hike itself was magical. MAGICAL. Serene, bucolic, paradisiacal. The views, spectacular. All made even more perfect by Tural, my guide, who was funny, kind, friendly and informative.

I took this trip in summer (late June 2018) and the mountainsides were covered in wildflowers, the smell of the air fresh and clean, while the mountaintops in the distance still boasted snow-shrouded peaks. I was unprepared – I had sneakers only, no hiking shoes, sports clothes, but no backpack – and this turned out to be just fine. Tural carried my spare jacket and sunscreen, as well as the water. Lots of water is needed on this hike, but if you travel during summer months, the water coming down from streams is some of the crispest you'll ever taste, so bring a reusable bottle! My jacket wasn't needed, as it was hot, and a hat and sunglasses turned out to be essential.

My fitness levels being moderate, I was worried about the ascent. However, the hike wasn't steep, but rather was a horizontal trip around the side of the mountain – also a life saver since the elevation makes the air quite thin, and you can feel it! The hike culminated at another village where I had delicious, traditional Azeri food prepared by a family of village residents.

The short walk down from the village led to a beer garden where I finished off the day with a beer with my guides. I could not be happier about my decision to go on this trip and tipped 50% of the total price – an amount I still don't think covers my satisfaction with Tural, Nurlan, and Outdoor Caucuses.

This trip was perfect.
Written 18 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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