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Trekking Arkhyz - Krasnaya Polyana. Russia

Trekking Arkhyz - Krasnaya Polyana

Feel like a real tourist !!! Sports trekking in the mountainous regions of the Western Caucasus, 1st category of difficulty

Attention! The tour is available only for individual orders in the specified period of time from 1.06 to 29.19.2020.

Tour type:
Hiking and trekking
From North
Number of participants:
From 4 to 12 people
Maximum height:
2886 m
June - September
Start of the program:
Finish program:
Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi)
11 days
400 USD
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Day 1
Arrival in Nevinnomyssk. Accommodation at the Kuban Hotel - 2x, 3x local rooms with private facilities. Acquaintance with the guide. Getting food, group equipment. Excursion to the museum of local lore. Acquaintance with the history of the Stavropol Territory.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer Nevinnomyssk - Arkhyz. Visiting the ski resort "Moonlit Glade". Camp device. Overnight at the mountain river. We learn to set up tents, make a fire and cook in the field.

Day 3
Climb. We wash ourselves in a mountain river. We go to the alpine zone. A dirt road among the alpine meadows leads us to the Atsgora pass - what you need for the first day is not difficult and picturesque. Underfoot there are glades of flowers and clouds. Here is the long-awaited Atsgora pass (1 A, 2886 m). Descent to the Zagedan Lakes. Lakes! Large, small, blue, turquoise. Different, different. And all at our feet.

Day 4
Traverse of the Zagedan ridge. Collection of mountain lakes. Below us are the clouds, peaks and bisser of mountain lakes: emerald, blue, korbunkolovye, deep blue and green. A whole collection of photos and impressions. Each lake is unique - it is a small world, alluring depth and coolness of crystal waters.

Day 5
Easy descent, 16 km from the Abishir-Akhub ridge through the Zagedan pass (1B, 2765 m.) To the village of Damkhurts. We enter the twice specially protected zone: the border zone of the Russian Federation, located within the boundaries of the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve. Formalities with border guards and the Caucasus Nature Reserve. An evening of fun stories

Day 6
Crossing the Damhurz Valley. Wild places. Bears and the thicket. We go to the Kvata pass (1A). The reserved land. Orchids, primrose and forget-me-nots bloom. The trail is surrounded by rhododendrons and juniper. We have fun walking along the valley. An evening of funny stories.

Day 7
Early rise. Kvat pass (2350 m, 1A), transition to the lake Damhorse Lake (10 km). Bonfire. Reflection of stars in the lake. Romance. Camp on the shore. We swim in the lake, sunbathe - real spa treatments, daytime tired goes by itself. We sleep without hind legs, we remember the past day saturated.

Day 8
We are heading to Sochi. We take the Tsyndyshkho pass (2745 m, 1A). We admire the panorama of the Main Caucasus Range, Lake Kardyvach and the glaciers of the Caucasus. Descent to the lake Kardyvach. Overnight on the lake. Water treatments. An evening of scary stories. Kardyvach is a beautiful lake, a tourist mecca, a place much desired by many, so inaccessible that it makes many hike to Lake Kardyvach a dream of all life. It is a great success for us to visit this innermost corner of the Caucasus.

Day 9
Not difficult trekking, descent from the Kardyvach lake to the Engelman glade. Landscapes are changing: the Sinaya river, Engelman glades, the famous royal narzans. Tasting and continuing the path. Good sports work. We admire nature and friends. Last night in tents - we cook borsch on narzan.

Day 10
Descent to the village of Krasnaya Polyana. Mzymta is making noise on the left - hurry to the Black Sea. We are accommodated in a comfortable hotel: a soft bed, a hot shower and a roll for the night - we gain kilograms lost during the trip. Upon request, you can visit the spa, bath and pool! Festive dinner. Fried trout !! Chestnut honey !!!

Day 11
Breakfast. Parting. Departure. New Olympic Highway: rocks, cliffs. Stormy Mzymta is powerful and majestic. Tunnels. The coastal village of Adler. The gentle sea. See you soon!

Arkhyz settlement - Lunnaya Polyana - Atsgora pass (1A, 2886 m) - Zagedan lakes - traverse of the Abeshira-Akhuba ridge - Zagedan pass (1B, 2765 m) - Damkhurts river valley - Kvata pass (1A, 2350 m) - Damhorse lake - Tsyndyshko pass (1A, 2745 m) - Kardyvach lake - Mzymta river valley - Engelmanovy Polyany - Krasnaya Polyana settlement

The cost of a package of services - from 400 US dollars *

* Payment is made in Russian rubles !!!


  • hotel accommodation in the city of Nevinnomyssk, hotel accommodation in the village of Krasnaya Polyana (rooms with private facilities);
  • transfer Nevinnomyssk - Arkhyz
  • excursion to the museum of local lore of the city of Nevinnomyssk
  • excursion to the rock Arkhyz face
  • food on the route
  • group equipment rental
  • guide services
  • insurance

Not included:

  • additional excursions
  • transfers outside the program


Brief information on the area

Nevinnomyssk is a city in the Stavropol Territory of Russia. Forms the urban district of the city of Nevinnomyssk. Large transport hub in southern Russia

Arkhyz (Karach.-Balk. Yirkhyz - mudflow) is a village in Zelenchuksky district of Karachay-Cherkessia. The administrative center of the Arkhyz rural settlement. Located in the Great Zelenchuk basin. The village is located at the bottom of a large hollow and on river terraces (1450-1500 m). Developed tourist and ski area. In recent years, the village has been developing. Ski resorts and camp sites are being built. The area is popular with tourists for the ease of routes and the beauty of the gorges. For many tourists, the biography of the “hiker” began precisely on the slopes of the Arkhyz mountains.

Krasnaya Polyana is an urban-type settlement in the Adler district of the municipality, the resort city of Sochi, Krasnodar Territory. Center of the Krasnaya Polyana settlement district. Venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Alpine skiing center of the Russian Federation.

Requirements for Tour Participants

  • To participate in the tour requires a good physical shape, lack of medical contraindications for mountain hiking
  • Group size from 4 to 12 people
  • Minimum age of participants 12 years
  • Children under 18 years old are allowed on the route only accompanied by adults

 Additional information

  • The host office has the right to change the route according to weather conditions and the condition of the group
  • The price does not include: additional excursions, transfers outside the program, environmental fees, etc., transfer Krasnaya Polyana - Adler.
  • It is possible to provide additional services by prior arrangement: transfer: airport (railway station) - hotel; rental of personal equipment; hotel reservation; recreation organization on the Black Sea

What is included in group public equipment
Tents, main ropes, communications, gas cylinders or gasoline, burners, a first-aid kit, cooking utensils, etc.

Take with you:

  • warm jacket or fleece jacket for the season;
  • ski cap;
  • fleece gloves;
  • waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers;
  • tracksuit;
  • sleeping bag;
  • polyurethane foam mat;
  • trekking shoes;
  • shoe covers (flashlights) on the legs;
  • interchangeable shoes for ford and camp (sneakers);
  • backpack 80-100l;
  • a seater;
  • trekking poles;
  • rain cape on yourself and on a backpack;
  • sun protection: panama, cream, glasses;
  • work gloves;
  • mug, spoon, bowl, knife (KLMN);
  • thermos or flask for water with a total volume of 1 l .;
  • headlamp (spare batteries);
  • individual first-aid kit.
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