Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village

Cultural & Theme Tours in Quba

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During this tour we will visit north area of Azerbaijan.First stop will be in Quba city - one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. Unique nature, nice climate and gorgeous air -all this you will find in Quba.Then our rout heading 60 up in the mountains -   to the unique place “ Xinaliq", "Khinalug"; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains
ItineraryDay 1: Baku - QubaStop At: Afurdzhi Falls, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz RegionQuba cityFirst stop will be in Quba city – one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. Unique nature, nice climate and gorgeous air – all this you will find in Quba. We will make in Quba itself and Jewish settlement across Quba – Red Sloboda.Afurdja waterfallAfter lunch we will drive to a Afrudja waterfall – dropping from the 90 meter high, the waterfall one of the biggest in Azerbaijan. Back to Quba, accommodation in a hotel and you will have a free time to walk around this old cityDuration: 8 hoursStop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz RegionKhanaliq villageNext morning, right after breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat.It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well.Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountainsDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Quba-Khinaliq-BakuPass By: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz RegionKhanaliq villageNext morning, right after breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat.It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well.Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountainsNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 1x Lunch
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Afurdzhi Falls
  • Entry/Admission - State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Itinerary

Day 1: Baku - Quba Stop At: Afurdzhi Falls, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz Region Quba city First stop will be in Quba city – one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. Unique nature, nice climate and gorgeous air – all this you will find in Quba. We will make in Quba itself and Jewish settlement across Quba – Red Sloboda. Afurdja waterfall After lunch we will drive to a Afrudja waterfall – dropping from the 90 meter high, the waterfall one of the biggest in Azerbaijan. Back to Quba, accommodation in a hotel and you will have a free time to walk around this old city Duration: 8 hours Stop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz Region Khanaliq village Next morning, right after breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat. It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well. Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Quba-Khinaliq-Baku Pass By: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz Region Khanaliq village Next morning, right after breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat. It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well. Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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