Pyatigorsk, Russia

Explore Dagestan & Chechnya


This trip is built for travellers who want to explore the two most famous destinations – Republics of Chechnya and Dagestan. You have a whole week to enjoy magnificent mountains and nature. You visit small villages hidden from the human eye and amazing historical places. You can learn traditional dances, cook with locals, have dinner with their families and talk to them in a quiet friendly atmosphere about life and customs. You have enough time to relax and discover.

Is this trip for me?

This is one of our most relaxed and comfortable tours – the best choice for history-and-culture lovers. You will stay at cosy houses of hospitable locals and and try out local home-made food. There will be one pretty difficult part – 2 hours walk to the top of a mountain where Gamsutl ghost village is situated (1500m above the sea level).


Age: 18+
Russian Visa
Equipment: no special equipment is needed

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Group size: 5-12 people

Chech Dag tour 4x3

Dates:         15.06. – 19.06.2020

Places left: 12

Price p.P.:   42’000 RUB

[approx. 620 EUR]
5% discount for the first 5 registrations (5 left)

What does your tour coordinator say?

I visit these two republics when I want to run away from a big city noise and enjoy a simple life in a small village surrounded by historical monuments, picturesque mountains and hospitable locals. This area is perfect for reflecting and enjoying old traditions of locals that they have been preserving for many generations.


Full itinerary


The trip starts in Grozny, Chechen Republic. We meet you at your hotel and after check-in, we take you for a walk across the city with the local English speaking guide. In the evening we have tasty dinner at a restaurant, so that you can get to know your team better and make friends. Overnight in Grozny.

  • Walking: 2-3 hours
  • Meals included: dinner
  • Overnight: hotel

In the morning we visit the local ethnographic chechen museum Dondi-Yurt and talk to its owner Adam Satuyev. Then we go to the famous Kazenoy-Am lake high in the mountains, it’s a must-see destination in Chechnya. After that, you will visit the ancient village Khoy and climb up an old tower. We have lunch at the lake with the guide. From the lake we drive you to Dagestan Republic by a picturesque road among mountains. We overnight in Botlikh village – it’s on Dagestanian territory. Dinner in an ethnic guest house in Botlikh, Dagestan.

  • Bus: 4 hours
  • Walking: 4 – 5 hours
  • Height: 1800 m. 
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: guesthouse in an ethinc style

After breakfast you will have time to walk around Botlikh. Then we leave it for Makhachkala (Dagestan). We have lunch in an unusual local ethnic café-museum. Walk around the city and along the seaside. Dinner. Overnight at a hotel in Makhachkala.

  • Bus: 2 hours
  • Walking: 4 – 5 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel

We leave Makhachkala in the morning. Trip to the world-famous Sulaksky canyon (80km from Makhachkala) – the second deepest in the world. Lunch – traditional grilled trout at a restaurant on Sulak river. After that we go to Untsukul village with picturesque reservoir and amazing sunsets. This time,  we have shashlik (Caucasian variant of grilled meat) for dinner. Overnight in Untsukul.

  • Bus ride: 4 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: local guesthouse

After tasty breakfast, we depart from Untsukul  to Gamsutl in the early morning. There we have a 2 hours slow walk to a neighbouring ancient village Gamsutl. It is situated on the top of a big hill, the road up there is very picturesque. Our lunch is a tasty picnic up the hill. Then we go to Chokh (15 minutes by car). Chokh is a beautiful small village, there you visit an old house-museum and meet its owner.  We have our last tasty dinner in a cafe in Chokh and exchange contacts and emotions after this amazing week-long trip. We return to Makhachkala late in the evening and overnight there.

  • Bus ride: 4 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel

Tour impressions


  • You will need comfortable shoes for hike up to Ghamsutl village
  • The weather in this period of time is changeable. It’s mainly warm (+18 to +25°C) but sometimes rainy. So, don’t forget your jackets
  • You will probably need sunglasses and light sunscreen as we will visit some places that are situated high in the mountains

Do you still have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us and also have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.