Welcome to Laza & Shahdag Ski-Area


Encircled by soaring mountains with grass-clad slopes and ribbon waterfalls cascading over perilous cliff edges, Laza's setting is remarkably impressive. The tiny village is diffuse and its houses somewhat banal, but a rocky pinnacle beside the metal-roofed little mosque adds foreground for photos of the mind-blowing panorama.

Just beyond Laza, exploration is hindered by the strict visiting requirements of Shahdag National Park.


Top experiences in Laza & Shahdag Ski-Area

Laza & Shahdag Ski-Area activities

$900 Kid Friendly

Azerbaijan in 9 days

ItineraryDay 1: Transfer from airport and free timeStop At: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron RegionTransfer from airportCheck-in in the hotelFree timeDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Welcome dinner to our guestsAccommodation included: Overnight in Baku in 4 stars hotelDay 2: Gobustan, Mud volcanoes and Baku Old cityStop At: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron Region09:00 - breakfast10:00 trips startsWe will visit Gobustan, Mud volcanoes, Baku Old city, Baku Boulvard and Highland parkDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Baku in 4 stars hotelDay 3: Guba - Khinalig tripStop At: Shahdag Mountain Resort, Qusar, Guba-Khachmaz Region08:00 breakfast in the hotel09:00 depart to GubaWe will check-in Shahdag Hotel Guba or another.We will visit Beshbarmag mountain(pass through), Khinalig, Qosha-Minare waterfall, go through amazing forestsDuration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Shahdag Hotel Guba or anotherDay 4: Guba - Laza tripStop At: Laza Waterfalls, Laza, Guba-Khachmaz Region09:30 - breakfast10:30 - checkout from hotel and go to Laza tripWe will visit Laza village, Shahdag mountain and Laza waterfalls.After 5-6 hours we will departure to ShamakhyDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Shamakhy in 4 stars hotelDay 5: Shamakhy and Lahij tripStop At: Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan Region09:00 - breakfast10:00 - Go to Shamakhy and Lahij tripWe will visit Diribaba mosque, astrophysical observatory, Lahij, will spend some time on Sakitgol lakeDuration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Shamakhy in 4 stars hotelDay 6: Gabala tripStop At: Gabaland, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala Region08:30 - breakfast09:30 - Go to Gabala tripWe will visit best places of Gabala:Tufandag summer-winter mountain resortNohurlake7 beauties waterfallDuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in ShamakhyDay 7: Sheki tripStop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki, Shaki-Zaqatala Region08:00 - breakfast09:00 - Go to Sheki tripWe will first checkin in the hotel in ShekiThen we will visit Sheki Khans Palace, Carvansaray and Albanian templesWill taste national Sheki meal - PitiDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in ShekiDay 8: Yanardag and Ateshgah tripStop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku, Absheron Region08:00 breakfast09:00 checkout from hotel and departure to BakuAt approximately 14:00 in Baku and check-in in the hotelThen we will visit Ateshgah temple and YanardagDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in BakuDay 9: Departure to airportStop At: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron Region09 am breakfast in the hotelTill 12 am checkout from hotelTransfer to airportDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$115 Day Trips & Excursions

Gabala-Mucuq waterfall

Hiking to Mucuq Waterfall 15 km northerner Gabala you can find an amazing waterfall – Mucuq. Located up in the mountain, with the height 54 meter Mucuq waterfall is a true wonder of Azerbaijan. As there is no common road there Mucuq waterfall is not mutilated by civilization. This is unique places with no crowd around you. To reach waterfall first you will use a old Soviet Army truck or horses. Hiking also can be providedSchedule • 09:00 – 10:30 – transfer to Laza village • 10:30 – 11:30 – road by truck • 11:30 - 12:30 – hiking • 12:30 – 13:00 – visiting waterfall, photo session • 13:00 – 14:00 – picnic • 14:00 – 17:00 – hiking around waterfall (horse riding around waterfa). Depends on a weather • 17:00 -18:00 -transfer to hotelPrice include • Private car (Mercedes Vito, GAZ-66) • Private guide • Barbeque meat • Local guide

$1010 Multi-day & Extended Tours

FROM FIRE TO ICE

Day 1 • Arrival in Baku  • Check in at the hotel (from 14:00) • Overnight in the hotel Day 2 • Breakfast in the hotel • City tour in Baku.Visiting the monumental, historical and architectural landmarks of the city • Lunch • Trip to The Ancient Zoroastrian Temple Ateshgah–Fire Temple.The Temple of Eternal Fire- Ateshgah- is an authentic Azerbaijani exotic.This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets. The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th-18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs • Dinner and free time • Night in hotel Day 3 • Road with bus from Baku to Quba • City tour in Quba.Here you will enjoy not only authentic Quba carpets but also lots of historical sights: old mosques,the Palace (House) of the Quba Khan,medieval baths and a fortress • Road with bus (45 km) to Khinalug village • Night in the locals house in Khinalug village Day 4 • Breakfast • Khinalug tour.Khinalug is among the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, with a history spanning over 5,000 years. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains. • Lunch • Walking to Qaleykhudat village (6-7 km). Qaleykhudat is situated 2200+m in the foothills of Gizilgaya Plateau`s steep rocks,a bit away from Khinalug • Dinner • Night in locals house in Qalakhudat village Day 5 • Breakfast • Walking to Qiriz village (8-9 km). Giriz is located on 2000 m surrounded in one side steep deep canyon of Gudyalchay in other side steep rocky slopes of Gizilgaya. • Lunch ·Walking around of village and free time ·Dinner and night in locals house. Day 6 • Watching sunrise on the top of Mastargah mountain • Breakfast • Walking to Laza village (20-21 km), Lunch on the road. Laza village is at 1600+ m altitude, between the Shahdag plateau and the Gizilgaya plateau,in the Gusarchai river valley. • Night in locals house Day 7 • Breakfast • Walking to Laza waterfalls • Lunch • Walking to Kuzun village (6-7km) (Depends on weather). Kuzun village is at 1300+ m altitude, in the Gusarchai river valley. Road to Baku (200 km with bus) ·Dinner ·Night in the hotel Day 8 • Breakfast in the hotel • Free time • Check-out from the hotel and Departure