Kabardino-Balkaria – is a real wander for those who want to relax, improve health and enjoy the unprecedented beauty created by nature. It is not only a world famous center of mountaineering, skiing and tourism, but also a large recreation center – city-resort “Nalchik”.
Resort “Nalchik” is located in the resort zone Dolinsk, located at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, surrounded by forests and orchards. The city itself is covered by a semicircle of the majestic mountains of the northern foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, resembling “horseshoe”, which gave the name of the city “Nalchik”. Resort “Nalchik” from 1964 is the all-Union health resort and with hospitality welcomes vacationers from all over the country. The resort is represented by 25 health sanatoriums of different profiles. First of all Nalchik is famous for its health sanatoriums.
The resort has 18 mineral springs and wells with a total debit of 12 million liters per day. Mineral waters of resort has different consistence and types. Here some of them :
1. Prielbrusye, Valley of Narzans, “Gili-Su” – carbonated, ferruginous mineral waters.
2. Belorechenskoe field – hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen-thermal mineral water.
3. Aushigerskaya field – nitrogen-thermal water of low salinity.
4. Nalchik (Dolinsk) field – nitrogen-thermal mineral water, sodium chloride mineral water, iodine-bromine mineral water.
Mineral waters have a rare combination of spa types:
- hydrogen sulfide;
- iodine and bromine;
Based on one of the sources of sodium bicarbonate mineral water “Nalchik-1” was built a nationally-known drinking gallery and used for a variety of diseases.
Along with mineral water at the resort “Nalchik” widely used mud from the lake Tambukan, which is located on the border between Kabardino-Balkaria and Stavropol area. Mud of the lake is used in all the resorts of the Caucasian Mineral Waters. It is a dense homogeneous plastic mass of black. Consists dirt from the liquid phase, in which a solution of sodium, calcium, magnesium, magnesium, iron, etc.
The capital of Kabardino-Balkarian republic – Nalchik – is a beautiful city surrounded by parks, mountains, lakes and river Nalchik. Little city in South of Russia, population is 250 thousand people, attracts tourists from all parts of the country.
Kabardino-Balkaria – is a small island paradise, home of the famous Caucasus hospitality. The neighborhood of eternal snow and buried in the thick greenery of gardens, forests and valleys creates an exotic contrast. Nature has generously endowed Kabardino-Balkaria by wealth of unique attractions that anciently famous far beyond the borders of Russia. First of all, it rarely hot and cold mineral springs, used for indoor and outdoor use, rejuvenating and extending life for decades. The capital of the Republic – the resort town of Nalchik – located at 550-555 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Main Caucasus Range. Nalchik resort belongs to protected area and is located in the climatically comfortable place. The valley of resort is semicircle covered mountains and protects this heavenly place from the Caspian and Black Sea winds. The resort is surrounded by a fruit and ornamental gardens and parks.
The hotels and sanatoriums is ideally located amidst the natural splendor of the resort city of Nalchik, in the three-minute walk from the city park. Its shady alleys has 156 species of trees and shrubs. There is a system of flow of artificial reservoirs, lakes, zoo, rides, cafes and restaurants. The cable car connects the park with the top of the surrounding hills. Invigorating climate and gentle charm of the surrounding mountains make the stay in Nalchik attractive all year round.
organized concerts with performers, national folklore dance-groups in park green-theater. Its not far sightseeing tours of the republic – Elbrus area, Chegem waterfalls, blue lakes, hot springs, city tours of Nalchik and cities of the Caucasian Mineral Waters. The excursions give skiing opportunities on ski slope. In the summer, organized diving and training, swimming in lakes and hot springs.