Welcome to Central Caucasus

But the statistics speak nothing of the savage beauty of these mountains, where smooth green foothills morph with brutal assertiveness into a virtually impenetrable wall of rock spires, glaciers and daunting cliffs rising hundreds of metres into the air.

The Greater Caucasus mountains are an adventure lover’s playground. The two places most visited by foreigners for wonderful skiing, hiking and climbing are Dombay and Elbrus, but you can also organise some awesome adventures in Arkhyz and Nalchik.

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Central Caucasus in detail