One day
Kabardino-Balkaria Republic

The first part of the trip is described hereJeep tour in Cherek-Balkaria canyon

The route passes along the Cherek gorge to its upper reaches, where it continues to the Kara-Su gorge, in the Ushtulu glade.

Tour program



Departure from Nalchik. Having reached by 4 wheel car along the picturesque serpentine to the middle part of the gorge Kara-su, the route continues on foot along the path and leads to the high-altitude lake Tatapastauat (Grandfather’s Lake in Balkarian).

Start of Hike

On the way, we are surrounded on all sides by the mighty snowy peaks of the Main Caucasian Range to the south and the Sugan mountain range from the north. Along the way there will be several easy crossings through mountain rivers.

Lake Tatapastauat

We have lunch on the lake, those who wish can bathe in the purest water, after which we return to the car and go down the road to the narzan spring, the composition of which is favorable for the cardiovascular system and digestion. Then we will head to the nearby river gorge, which people humorously call «Washing Machine». Few places where can be seen such a violent flow of water!

Having looked, and even a little frightened, this natural phenomenon, we go further to the Musuk-Su waterfall, which rushes along the rocks in beautiful braids to the crystal lake-bowl at its base. Here you can settle down for a rest with tea drinking and admiring the wild gorge of Herta adjoining on the other side. We drink tea, and we go to the next majestic waterfall — Zerkli-Su, or Alder in Russian.

Return to Nalchik

After a short journey through the forest, we will see a rocky couloir with a powerful stream cascading down. After we leave for 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.