The Karmadon Gorge is comfortably located in the Greater Caucasus mountain range. The Genaldon River flows on its territory, at the top is the Kolka glacier. There are healing springs on the left slope. On the right slope there is a large forest with a large number of raspberry bushes. Wolves, bears, wild boars, roe deer live here. One of the most beautiful landscapes can be seen in the Karmadon Gorge. Previously, hundreds of tourists from all regions came here, but after the tragedy of 2002, excursions here were suspended. A powerful mudflow descended from the mountains at a frantic speed, washing away everything in its path. As a result, the development of tourism infrastructure here was suspended. And in vain, because this place deserves special attention.
Monument to Uastirdzhi
This is one of the main attractions of North Ossetia. The monument is located in the Alagir Gorge, carved right into the rock. A beautiful, huge, majestic monument that cannot be overlooked.
Uastirdzhi is a real historical figure. Tall, stately, strong mountaineer, with a gray beard, who loves stormy feasts and military campaigns. The real Ossetian soul is brave, dashing, powerful. Uastirdzhi was identified with the patron of Ossetia, George the Victorious. He is considered the patron of men, warriors, travelers.
Women cannot be on the territory of the sanctuaries, even the name of Uastirdzhi cannot be pronounced. In each sanctuary there is a table, as a symbol of feasts, on which it is customary to leave water and simple food.
Dzivgis rock fortress
The caves were built from natural cuts in the rock, which were formed from water and wind. The fortifications are made of stones. The whole structure looks from the side like a part of the rock, as if merged into a single whole, so you can’t see it right away. Inside the caves are lined with stones fastened with a strong mortar. All entrances in the rock are made at different heights, in a chaotic manner. Some of the caves are so large that up to 100 people can fit in them.
From the height of the fortress, an amazing view opens up, you can admire the almost untouched nature and be filled with inspiration.
Kurt and Tag Tower
To date, in Ossetia, more than 100 surnames come from the brothers Kurt and Tag.
Under the influence of time, the tower began to collapse, as if moving down the mountain, and could completely collapse at any moment. But they carried out construction work and strengthened the tower. In the future, it is planned to restore the entire complex and make an open-air museum.
A green hill completely strewn with white crypts plus a half-ruined watchtower — this is the view that travelers have. According to legend, the watchtower is designed to guard the souls buried here. It is said that in the past, people were afraid of this place, and it was believed that anyone who went there would never return alive.
Today, for the City of the Dead, the biggest danger is tourists. It is visited by hundreds of travelers. This open-air museum has no security, and sometimes negligent tourists manage to steal a skull or bones from the crypts. But this is not an artificial imitation, these are real human remains.
Karmadon Gorge (tunnel)
Monument to the film crew of Sergei Bodrov
|PRICE for a car||16’000 rubles per car|
|NUMBER OF SEATS||4|
|DEPARTURE TIME||08:00 from city Nalchik|
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||
|You must have: ✓ Passport, ✓ Snack, ✓ Sports shoes, ✓ Rain clothes
Important to know! If weather conditions are unfavorable for the tour, then changes to the planned route are possible, including the day and time of departure.