Introduction

Lahıc is a pretty, highland village that's locally famous for its Persian-based dialect and traditional coppersmiths. It can feel just a little touristy at weekends when Bakuvians arrive to get photographed in vaguely preposterous sheepskin costumes. But stay a day or two and listen to the melifluous mosques as mists swirl around the part-forested crags and you'll find it a delightful starting point for hiking and meeting locals who, more than in any other village in Azerbaijan, have a smattering of English.