Digorsky Gorge is a land of pristine nature and ancient architecture, a gathering point for climbers and one of the most beautiful places in all of North Ossetia. We will visit the lakes and weterfalls, see the ancestral towers, fortresses and sanctuaries of the Digorians.
Digoria is a magical land of untouched beauty and natural splendor. This is the most beautiful corner of the Caucasus, where its chamomile soul peeps through the silver strings of transparent waterfalls and cold bulks of gray-haired glaciers. There is everything here to amuse the imagination, please the spirit and strengthen the body: high mountain peaks, wide valleys, deep caves, icy rivers and life-giving springs.
Glade Porog Neba (sky threshold)
Waterfall Three sisters
Three powerful water streams are very impressive both from afar and near, striking tourists with their grandeur. The waterfalls are located close to each other, literally 200 meters separate them. They originate from the Taimazi glacier and flow into the Tanadon River. The power of the streams has carved a winding path in the stones over the years and created many recesses and ledges.
The middle waterfall is the most powerful and beautiful. It is near it that all the strength and power of the elements are felt. Nearby is a small cave, which offers a magnificent panoramic view. The waterfalls are majestic and beautiful. In cloudy weather, when the tops of the mountains are not visible, it seems that the water is falling directly from the sky. On a sunny day, the landscape is especially beautiful due to the surrounding forest and vegetation.
Next, we will walk through the village of Fasnal and see the ruins of the Belgian factory.
The village looks no different from other mountain villages, but it is famous for the fact that in the 19th century the Belgian mining and processing factory functioned here. And already in those distant times the factory had electricity and sewerage. Today the factory is badly damaged, but they say that it was once a huge building with a glass roof!
Galiat Ghost Village
Galiat is an amazing and mysterious medieval settlement. Who and why built fancy houses here, and then abandoned them. The buildings are arranged in tiers. The cunning architecture of the city is surprising – the roof of one house is a yard for another. These are original residential multi-storey buildings of the 10th century. Each such house belonged to one large family, clan.
The largest family tower of Ossetia is located here, it consisted of 4 floors. The lower floor housed livestock, people lived on two floors, and the fourth served for defense. In times of wars and raids, men took turns on duty here and controlled the territory.
The settlement is located in a lowland, surrounded by hills that protect it from all sides. The village seems to be hidden among the mountains.
An interesting attraction of Galiat are ancient drawings-writings – petroglyphs. Their main mystery lies in the fact that historians cannot decipher the information depicted on them.
Archaeologists claim that Galiat was a wealthy city. In the 10th century, water supply and sewerage were already laid here. The local rich made money by selling livestock. The Silk Road ran through Galiat, which also had a positive impact on the well-being of the city and local residents.
Return to Nalchik
After a day full of emotions we set off for Nalchik.
|PRICE for a car||14’000 rubles per car|
|DEPARTURE TIME||08:00 from city Nalchik|
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||
You must have with you: ✓ Passport, ✓ Snack, ✓ Sports shoes, ✓ Rain clothes
Attention! The route passes through the border conrol area of the Russian Federation. For foreign citizens and citizens of the CIS countries, it is necessary to issue a border pass/permit with the submission of documents 45 days before the start of the tour.
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.