Welcome to Xınalıq


In future, foreign visitors to Xınalıq might be charged AZN4 ‘entry charge’ to the controversial Şahdağ National Park.

Hiking to Laza (full day) or to ateşgah, a small ever-burning natural fire-vent (two hours), is currently forbidden. For a short, legal hike try following the village water pipe part-way up the northern slopes of Qizilqaya. For a multiday walk head east to Alpan (two or three days) via Qalay Xudat, Qriz, Susay and Long Forest (http://longforest.az/eng). Four daily buses link Alpan to Quba.

Charming Xeyraddin Gabbarov usually works in Quba but comes from Xınalıq, speaks fluent English and for a relatively modest profit can organise tailor-made visits.


Top experiences in Xınalıq

Xınalıq activities

$70.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Guba Khinalug Group Tour

Tour program: • Pickup from hotel • Stop-point at "Beshbarmag Dag" area: Atop a super-steep grassy ridge, Beshbarmag Dag is a distinctive split crag whose mystical crown of phallic rocks at­tracts (mostly female) pilgrims. • The road to Guba region: On the road we will see more cities like Khizi, Siyazan, Shabran while going to Guba. • Khinalug Village: The most beautiful and interesting village of Azerbaijan, located on the Lesser Caucasus mountains. Amid sheepy Caucasian foothills and dra­matic canyons lie Azerbaijan’s grandest mountain panoramas and its most fasci­nating villages. The fabled ancient village of Xınalıq is an unforgettable rustic getaway but the beau­tiful route from Quba is an attraction in itself. The road starts out through wood­lands past a string of barbecue cafes, then navigates several canyons before emerging above the tree line into an almost deserted upland valley. • Visit to Khinalug Museum* • To be hosted in a local house in Khinalug Village, Lunch* • Free Time • Back to Baku, drop-off to hotelIncluded: Pickup from hotel, transportation, tour guide, drop-off to hotel or to city center.* No entrance fee for the museum in Khinalug.* The Lunch is appx. 7-8 USD per person.

$226.67 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Tours & Hotel & All Transfers in 4 Days

DAY 1: ARRIVAL to BAKU- Meeting in Airport Baku. Transfer to hostel.- BAKU CITY TOURIcheri Sheher - the Old City BakuHighland Park (Dagustu Park), which commands a breathtaking panorama of Baku.Flame towers, Şahidlər XiyabaniBaku National Boulevard, the longest boulevard in the worldCarpet MuseumFountains Square- Overnight at hostelDAY 2: DAY TRIP BAKU Gobustan - The most popular day trip from Baku takes visitors to the petroglyph reserve above the Unesco-listed Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve protects thousands of stick-figure stone engravings dating back up to 12,000 years. Mud Volcanoes - a whole family of ‘geologically flatulent’ little conical mounds that gurgle, ooze, spit and sometimes erupt with thick, cold, grey mud. Ateshgah (Suraxani Fire Temple) - "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship. Yanar Dagh: Burning Mountain is considered as “eternal fire” and fulfills the trip with unique and interesting experience. In the 13th century Marco Polo mentioned numerous natural-gas flames spurting spontaneously from the Absheron Peninsula. The only one burning today is Yanar Dagh. DAY 3: GUBA KHINALUG TOURPickup from hotelStop-point at "Beshbarmag Dag" area: Atop a super-steep grassy ridge, Beshbarmag Dag is a distinctive split crag whose mystical crown of phallic rocks at­tracts (mostly female) pilgrims.Khinalug Village: The most beautiful and interesting village of Azerbaijan, located on the Lesser Caucasus mountains. Amid sheepy Caucasian foothills and dra­matic canyons lie Azerbaijan’s grandest mountain panoramas and its most fasci­nating villages. The fabled ancient village of Xınalıq is an unforgettable rustic getaway but the beau­tiful route from Quba is an attraction in itself. The road starts out through wood­lands past a string of barbecue cafes, then navigates several canyons before emerging above the tree line into an almost deserted upland valley.Visit to Khinalug MuseumTo be hosted in a local house in Khinalug Village, LunchFree TimeBack to Baku, drop-off to hostelDAY 4: TRANSFER to AIRPORT- Breakfast at the hostel- Transfer to the airport, DepartureIncluded:All entrance fees,All transportations,3 night accommodation with breakfast in a hostel in Old City Baku.Excluded:CateringYour personal expenditures

$71 Day Trips & Excursions

Guba & Khinaliq Group Tour

Guba & Khinalug Tour SchedulePick up from HotelTo see the beautiful Khizi region (Xizi) and its mountains and landscape. On the road we will have a chance to see the City of Sumgait, the famous Chemical Industry and second biggest City of Azerbaijan Republic.  Sumgait had one of the famous Chemical Industry in Soviet UnionBeshbarmag Dag (“five fingered mountains”) Tour to Guba region. On the road we will see more cities like, Siyazan, Shabran while going to Guba city.Lunch. Delicious Azerbaijani foods at Traditional Restaurant in Qecresh ForestVisit to Khinalig village (Khinalug, Xinaliq), the most beautiful and interesting village of Azerbaijan, located on the Lesser Caucasus mountains. On the road to stop to drink tea with local sweets of Guba region.Come back to Baku

$61 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Guba & Khinaliq Tour

Places to see in GUBA KHINALUG TOUR:Beshbarmag Dag (“five fingered mountains”) – Atop a super-steep grassy ridge, Beshbarmag Dag is a distinctive split crag whose mystical crown of phallic rocks at­tracts (mostly female) pilgrims.Quba CityRoad to KihanalugChaygoshan – One of the most dramatic stretches of the Quba–Xınalıq road starts when it enters a deep, narrow canyon at around Km 34.5. It emerges over 2km later at an uninhabited grassy picnic spot called Chaygoshan, where there are two seasonal tea places in an achingly beautiful valley. A small bridge across the river at Km 37 leads 4km up a very rocky track to the spooky village of Qriz.Qalay-Xudat – For an appealing but easy, permit-free round-trip hike from Xınalıq following the Quba road back 8km to Km 48.5, climbing up the side lane to the at­tractive little village of Qalay Xudat, then following the unpaved upper track back to Xınalıq high above the valley.Xinalug

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