Mt. Tufandag Climb (4191m)

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4 Days
Availability : 02 June - 31 October 2019
Baku
Khinaliq
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15
Tour Details
  • Tufandag lies on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, just 4 km north of Qabala.
  • It’s recommended to make your reservation at least 15 days before the start of the tour.
  • It is necessary to send passport copy to our email address right after the booking completed. 
  • The tour operator has the right to change the dates of the tour or cancel the tour in case of occurrence of extraordinary (force majeure) circumstances, such as bad weather conditions, natural or social disasters and other emergencies. 
  • In a case of any change or cancellation of the event, the organizers shall inform participants accordingly as soon as possible.

Price Includes

  • Airport Transfer (round trip)
  • Accommodation (2 nights 4* hotel in Baku (DBL room), 1 night camp included sleeping bag)
  • Transportation (Minibus, mountain car/4x4)
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Receiving a permission to enter the Shahdag National park.
  • Shahdag National Park entrance fee
  • Receiving a permission from the State Border Service
  • Receiving a permission from Ministry of Emergency Situation (MES)
  • Photo shooting
  • Tent and sleeping bag

Required equipments

  • Backpack (15 liters and more)
  • Water and wind-proof clothing (cortex)
  • Warm clothing (polar)
  • Comfortable shoes to walk in nature
  • Additional clothing
  • Personal items (tooth-brush, towels, thermos, a set of spoons, napkins etc.)

Tour Highlights

  • Khinaliq village
  • Shahdag National Park
  • Shahyaylaq
  • Ancient cemetery
  • Gudyalchay river
  • Tufandag Summit – altitude 4191m.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Baku, Azerbaijan

Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel
Check-in at Central Park Hotel 4* in the city center
Free day (Optional city excursion will be provided with extra charge).
Overnight at the hotel

Day 2Baku - Guba / Khinaliq - Shahdag National Park

Check out from the hotel
We are leaving Baku for Guba (short break on the road – 15 min.)
Arrival in Khinaliq, before the lunch we spend time exploring this highest settlement in Azerbaijan surrounded by breathtaking views of Caucasus Mountains. The hypnotic views and the main attraction is meeting Khınalıq’s hardy shepherd folk who have their own language (Ketsh) and still live much of their lives on horseback. Bring warm clothes – nights can be icy cold. Khinaliq is Azerbaijan’s highest mountain village, approximately 2,250 metres above sea level. Khinaliq is in a stunning location not far from Shahdag, Azerbaijan’s highest peak, in the southeast ridge of the Caucasus Mountains.
Lunch at a village house and preparation
Entrany at Shahdag National Park
Khinaliq – Shahyaylaq – Tufandag way
Note: Drive to Shahyaylaq from Khinaliq by 4X4 vehicles
To set up camp at the altitude of 3000 m
Rest and free time
Overnight

Day 3Shahyaylaq - Mt. Tufandag (4191 m) Climbing

05:00 Waking Up
Start trekking to the Summit
Trekking to the summit is not very difficult; does not require technical climbing routes, we’re hiking close to 6 hours.
Tufandag is a 4620 m mountain peak near Kurush, Dagestan, Russia, it ranks as the 3rd highest mountain in Azerbaijan.
Rest and have lunch time
Hiking back to camp
Camp – Shahyaylaq – Khinaliq way
Dinner at village house in Khinaliq
23:00 Arrival in Baku, check-in at the hotel
Overnight

Day 4Departure from Baku

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport

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