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Jeep tour of mountainous Chechnya

5 days
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Chechen Republic

Departure to the southern part of Chechnya, tour of the Argun gorge

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The Argun Gorge.
Departure to the southern part of Chechnya, tour of the Argun gorge.
Part of this excursion takes place along the route, which was important throughout the Soviet Union. The old road leads up the gorge of the swift river Chanty-Argun, then through the mountain passes to Khevsureti, and then to Georgia.
On the way you can admire the beautiful waterfall. Water jets break off over a hanging rock from a height of 10.5 meters.
The road to Itum-Kali is paved through the limestone rocks. It impresses tourists with its grandeur and beauty. The nature is wild, untouched, preserved features of primitive, so part of the route will have to be covered on foot. Please, take comfortable shoes.
You will see a hard-to-reach ancient tower on a steep cliff near the village of Bashin-Kali and the famous Ushkaloy towers in Ushkaloy, which were restored in 2011.
The program also includes the visit of the Museum of Local History. It stores ancient weapons, utensils, household items, tools, which are more than a hundred years old.
For those who wish to visit the apiary and have a lunch with local residents we offer to stay in Nikhaloy (national food, kebab on request).
Cost: from 30 USD.

Lake Kezenoy-Am.
The beautiful lake Kezenoy-Am, which is also called "The Pearl of the Caucasus", is located at the height of 1870 meters above sea level. Kezenoy-Am is the largest high-altitude lake not only in the Chechen Republic, but throughout the North Caucasus. In ancient times, when the mountain collapse blocked the gorges of two small rivers Khorsum and Caukha, below the place of their confluence, beyond a giant dam over 100 km in height, appeared the lake. An Olympic base for the USSR rowing team was placed on the shore of Lake Kezenoy-Am. Lake Kezenoy-Am is located in the Vedeno district of the Chechen Republic, at the border with Dagestan, in a zone of beautiful mountain meadows and mountain steppes. the mountain meadows are especially beautiful during the flowering period. Scientists say that not only water, but also the climate around the wonderful lake Kezenoy-Am, is extremely healthy and healing.
After the visit of the base, we will go to the ancient city "Khoy", which is located just 1.5 kilometers from the lake. These are unique objects of history and culture, where ancient buildings with petroglyphs from the 11th century are preserved, as well as an ancient cemetery with amazing tombstones and buildings.
Cost: from 30 USD.

The Acropolis of the Dead Tsoi-Pede.
It is located 40 km south-west from the village Itum-Kali. Here the glacial river Meshi-Khi flows into the Chanty-Argun River, forming the cape from the north to the south. The cape is completely inaccessible from three sides, and the fourth north side, forming a long pointed isthmus, which is connected with the stone rocks of the foothills of the Kore-Lam ridge. On the territory of the cape, which is a natural fortification, there is a necropolis, which consists of 42 land crypts, somehow miraculously survived after military events in the region.
According to The Forbes magazine, it is one of the seven most inaccessible places on the territory of Russia.
Cost: from 30 USD.

Benoy is the historical homeland of the largest Chechen kinds and the First President of the Chechen Republic, Akhmat-Khadji Kadyrov. There are many attractions in the area, but the sights along the route "Akhki-Tay", which leads with an ornate ribbon through the fairy Benoy forest directly to the mouth of the Yassi River, which is so pure and swift, that, when you touch it, your thoughts become crystal clear, and your body is filled with vivacity and natural energy.
Bright blue water flows under a glass bridge and, smoothing stones, runs into the gorge, on which the gazebos and bridges are built for the guests. You can endlessly admire the waterfalls from this place. Huge tree crowns save these fascinating places from the sun."Shira-Bena" is the place where you can get acquainted with rural life and see a panoramic view of the whole area. These landscapes resemble mountainous Switzerland.
Cost: from 35 USD.

Galanchozhsky area.
Galanchozhsky district is one of the ancient historical Chechen areas, from where, according to legend, the indigenous kinds of Chechen people have come. These kinds form a single Chechen people.
On the territory of the Galanchozhsky district there are monuments of the early and late Middle Ages, which are of historical and spiritual value for the Chechen people. These are ancient battle and residential towers, castles, crypts and the most revered lake "Galanchozh" and "the Stone Army".
Galanchozh Lake is located in the mountainous Chechnya, on the northern side of the Rocky Ridge of Yukerlash, in the upper reaches of the Gekhi river basin. It is located on the right side of the valley of the river Osu-Khi, about 22.5 km south of the village Shalazhi (Urus-Martan district) and 20 km south-west from the village of Kharsenoy (Shatoy district), at the height of 100 meters above the river level and 1,533 meters above sea level. The lake has an almost oval shape with axes of 450 and 380 meters. The area is 10 hectares, the biggest depth in the center of the lake is 31 meters.
The area of the lake is a place where every piece of land is covered with legends. After all, it is here, according to legend, is the homeland of the Chechens.
"The army, turned into stones" – is the place, which belongs to the objects of monuments of the Chechen Republic. According to legend, this army had been going to kidnap a beauty, but turned into stones after the spell of this girl.
Cost: from 40 USD.

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