The Chegem Gorge is one of the most popular among tourists and beautiful places in Kabardino-Balkaria. The gorge attracts with its waterfalls, beautiful and narrow gorges, in some places where the mountains are so close together that it can be difficult for two cars to pass. The gorge is located 40 minutes drive from the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria — the city of Nalchik.
In the Chegem Gorge, you can have a good rest and recharge with a lot of positive emotions, see unique landscapes, and enjoy the atmosphere of an off-road route. Here you can see and feel the traditions of the locals, admire the untouched nature, and paragliding.
The panorama is breathtaking and excites the imagination. There is a lot of vegetation around, birds sing, insects chirp, and all this is combined with the incessant sound of water.
El Tu-Bue Village
Then we go to the village of El Tu-Byu, where we will walk around the city of the Dead.
The village is very interesting, once the national poet of the republic Kaysin Kuliev lived here. A monument was erected to him in the center of the village. The village itself is like an open-air museum, where you can see the watchtowers of the ancient highlanders.
The «city of the dead» is bordered by a small stone wall. It has preserved 8 ground keshene (mausoleums). Half of which have a triangular roof, and the other half with a domed roof. Here, fenced with low stone fences, there are family graves. But they don’t have any markings. Being here, willy-nilly, you feel awe. Some of the crypts were destroyed and looted. You can look inside through the windows. Whether there were burials there and where they then disappeared remains a mystery. After all, the windows are very small and it is not easy to pull something big out of there.
Lake Gizhgit is the most beautiful and dangerous lake in Russia. Turquoise pond, green hills around, meadows with bright, colorful flowers. Fabulous place. Fishing and swimming in the lake is not recommended, as factory waste has been poured into it for many years, and it is saturated with harmful elements. But how beautiful it is!
An iron bridge rises above the lake, which attracts curious tourists, extreme sportsmen and climbers.
Shilajit grows near the lake. This folk remedy is known for its medicinal properties.
Return back to Nalchik
|PRICE (for a car)||12’000 rubles per car|
|DEPARTURE TIME||09:00 any day by booking|
|NUMBER OF SEATS||4|
|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.