Pyatigorsk, Russia

Explore Dagestan & Chechnya

Experience the North Caucasus with your heart


Joining this trip is a perfect way to explore the two most famous destinations in the North Caucasus mountains – Republics of Chechnya and Dagestan. You have a whole week to enjoy magnificent mountains and nature. You visit small rustic villages and amazing historically important 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 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:         expected in 2021

Places left:

Price p.P.:   45’000 RUB

[approx. 660 EUR]

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.

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

In the morning we go to the famous huge Kazenoy-Am lake situated high in the mountains, it’s a must-see destination in Chechnya. We have lunch at the lake with the guide. We can’t go further without visiting Khoy village – a restored from ruins ancient settlement with a tower. From there we go straight to Dagestan Republic by a picturesque road surrounded by mountains. We have tasty home-made dinner in an ethnic guest house in Botlikh, Dagestan, and overnight there.

  • Highlights: Kazenoy Am lake, Khoy village, Botlikh village
  • Bus: 4-5 hours
  • Height: 1800 m. 
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: guesthouse

After breakfast we have time to walk around this old rustic village – Botlikh. Then we leave it for Makhachkala – the administrative centre of Dagestan and the biggest city in the North Caucasus. The city is situated on the Caspian sea. We have some lunch, walk around the city and along the seaside. We have a really nice dinner in an unusual local ethnic restaurant-museum. Overnight in Makhachkala.

  • Highlights: Botlikh village, Makhachkala city
  • 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 Sulakskiy 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 a situated on a rock Untsukul village with picturesque reservoir views and amazing sunsets. This time,  we have shashlik (Caucasian variant of grilled meat) for dinner and overnight there .

  • Highlights: Sulakskiy canyon, Untsukul village
  • 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.

  • Highlights: Gamsutl ghost village, ancient village Chokh, Makhachkala
  • 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
  • Single supplement – on request.


  • Accomodation: 3 nights in hotels and 2 nights in guesthouses (double room);
  • Transport: mini-bus or car with air conditioning
  • Meals: dinner on day 1, three meals per day on days 2-5
  • All activities and entrance fees listed in the programme;
  • Guidance: all days in English;
  •  Free airport pick-up and drop-off – on request

Not included

Meals not mentioned above;
Travel insurance;
Personal expences;
Tips – optional.

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