One day
Kabardino-Balkaria Republic

The first part of the trip is described hereJeep tour to Abay-Su waterfall

The Shaurtu glacier is located in the upper reaches of the Chegem Gorge and it is from it that the Chegem River originates. Shaurtu Glacier basis is centuries-old ice, which shimmers with different colors: blue, gray, purple, white, and so on. This is one of the oldest glaciers in the Caucasus.

On 4wheel car we leave Nalchik and we go to the Chegem canyon till camp site Chegem. Passports and permits are required at the border control outpost!

Further we go along the mountain road. On the way, stop at the Abay-Su waterfall. The beautiful and noisy Abay-Su waterfall seems to erupt from the depths of the rock, falling from a vertical wall. Flying 72 meters, it enters the lake. This is the highest waterfall in Kabardino-Balkaria that does not have cascades. It is not one powerful stream, but a large number of streams that either connect or break on rocky ledges. You can enjoy the beauty of falling water endlessly.

A good trail leads from the camp site to the Shaurtu glacier. We leave the camp site first along a dirt road leading through the forest, which will lead us to two parallel rivers — Tyuturgu and Shaurtu. There are bridges across the rivers. Immediately after the second bridge, the trail splits in two, we turn left and up into the Shaurtu gorge. The trail goes through the forest, in some places through dense thickets and steep but short rocky climbs. Soon the forest turns into a bush, and then the trail goes out into the open. There will always be a river on the left in the direction of travel. Yes, and the glacier will be visible ahead, surrounded by snow-covered mighty peaks. When approaching the glacier, the terrain will become a little more rugged, but not for long.
Before the glacier contemplation, lunch, and back.

Tour program



Departure from Nalchik at 7:00. Moving to the Chegem Gorge.

Abai-Su Waterfall

Stop at Abai-Su Waterfall.

Driving till camp site Chegem


Shaurtu glacier

The beginning of the hiking route to the Shaurtu glacier, on the way we contemplate Mount Tekhtengen.

Base camp Chegem

Return to base camp, snack.

Return to Nalchik

PRICE 4’000 rubles per person
DURATION 10-12 hours
Transport services all along the way
Route guide accompany
Trekking poles
Professional guide (optional) Lunch and snacks
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.


    The request is not a tour booking and does not impose any obligations on you. Our specialist will contact you and provide detailed information about the tour.

    List of personal trekking equipment

    Clothes and shoes
    Cap / panama hat
    Jacket (air temperature early in the morning and late in the evening +8…+12 С)
    Lightweight shirt with long sleeves (protects against burning of the arms and neck)
    Hiking pants
    Trekking shoes and/or thick-soled sneakers
    Flip flops
    Hat, gloves
    Waterproof clothing and/or raincoat
    Trekking poles (reduce stress on the knees). If you have problems with your knees, joints and excess weight, you MUST have trekking poles (you can rent for free from us)

    Equipment and personal items
    Passport / birth certificate of the child (original documents — not a copy!)
    Closed packaging for documents
    Plastic bottle 0.5 l (for drinking water on the route)
    Mug, spoon, knife (for lunch in the mountains ffor tea, a non-breakable mug)
    Backpack for walking (20-25 liters). In the backpack — personal belongings of the tourist and public products for lunch, which are issued by the instructor (400-600 gr)

    Safety & Personal Care
    Toilet paper
    Shoe dryers
    Sunscreen, hygienic lipstick
    Individual first aid kit. Mandatory: elastic bandage, plaster.
    Personal care products

      The request is not a tour booking and does not impose any obligations on you. Our specialist will contact you and provide detailed information about the tour.