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Village in Quba to Xınalıq


By some definitions Xınalıq (2335m) is Europe’s highest village. Its upper half retains many ancient stone houses that form distinctively austere stepped terraces up a steep highland ridge. And the whole scene is of…
Picnic Area in Quba to Xınalıq


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 Çaygoșan, where there …
Village in Quba to Xınalıq


The minuscule village of Cek (pronounced 'Jek') is a handful of farmsteads around a rocky knob that protrudes from a sweep of grassy mountainside. There's no shop or accommodation infrastructure, but as a viewpoint …