You will visit the tower complexes Erzi, Targim and one of the wonders of Russia - the impregnable castle Vovnushki. You will learn about the peculiarities of mountain fortifications and the synthesis of Georgian and Ingush temple architecture. Hear about the Kuro-Arak tribes, the mystical brotherly cauldron, the Ezdel code of rules and the 13 adat of the Ingush. You will taste "chepalgash" with mountain tea and appreciate the breathtaking landscapes! Individual excursion for 1–7 people Duration 9 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 2 reviews RUB 7800 per excursion Price for 1-7 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Towers and defensive complexes of Ingushetia In the Erzi complex, you will learn the history of its name associated with the statuette of the Eagle Suleiman found here (now it is kept in the Hermitage). Get to know the structure of buildings and their purpose. Near the Targim tower - "the battle eyes of the gorge" - I will tell you about the brotherly cauldron, its otherworldly keepers and the way to escape from blood feud. And at the Vovnushki defensive complex, built on sharp ridges of rocks, let's talk about Ingushetia's calling card
Temple of Thaba-Yerdy and the ancient city of Egikhal Further in the program is an interesting religious object, by the example of which we will analyze the synthesis of Georgian and Ingush architecture. You will learn about the construction stages and periods of the temple, dating back to the 8th century. And then go to the city of Egikhal, where we will talk about the Kuro-Arak tribes and the famous burial monument - the Egikal burial ground
Ethnographic notes On the way, I will tell you about Ezdel - a set of unwritten moral and ethical rules of behavior of the Ingush people, which are passed down from generation to generation and cover all spheres of life of every member of society. You will learn about thirteen adats, traditions of hospitality, respect for elders, attitude towards women as wise keepers of the hearth, the intricacies of the wedding ceremony, caring for the younger generation, the spirit of good neighborliness. And as a result, you will understand that the Ingush are worthy heirs of ancient customs
Natural beauty of the region You will discover truly breathtaking mountain landscapes. Climb to the observation deck at the Tsey-Loam Pass (2100 m). See the confluence of the murky Gulai River with the transparent glacial Assa. And from March to October, the program includes a visit to the Lyazhginsky waterfall
Gastronomy of Ingushetia You can taste delicious baked goods "chepalgash" - these are flat cakes made of thin dough on kefir stuffed with potatoes, cottage cheese or cheese with greens, greased on both sides with melted butter. Also, you will be offered a fragrant mutton kebab, the most delicious and juicy in the area. I would also advise you to try mountain tea collected in the mountains of Ingushetia at certain times of the year.
- The price does not include lunch in a cafe and a visit to the Erzi nature reserve - 100 rubles per person, payable upon arrival
- The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering an excursion.