The austere silhouettes of mountains, dangerous passes and mysterious ancient traditions - all this is North Ossetia, perhaps one of the most unexplored regions of Russia. On your journey you will see two spectacular gorges that will give you an idea of the landscape riches of the region. And also get acquainted with the legends and facts about the ancient tombs and battle towers of Dargavs. Individual excursion for 1–4 people Duration 4 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 5 reviews RUB 5500 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Ossetian gorges: the power of the elements and the beauty of nature The journey will begin with Karmadon gorge, one of the most striking landscapes in the region, notorious for the collapse of the Kolka glacier in 2002. I will tell you what the scale of the disaster was when the gorge was covered with a 200-meter layer of rocks and ice in 20 minutes. I will show from afar the glacier itself and the place where, according to the assumptions of the rescuers, the film crew Sergei Bodrova was hiding. And a little later you will drive along Kakhtisar pass in Koban gorge, where you will see steep descents, stunning natural landscapes and walk to a wonderful Koban waterfall
Dargavs - the city of the dead “Defender of the Gorge” is the name of the valley where the famous historical and archaeological monument in the open air is located. You will find out how many names she has and why one of them is Solar. Hear many legends associated with mysterious crypt houses. I will tell you about the funeral rituals of the Ossetians and other peoples of the Caucasus from the 14th to the 19th century. I will also explain how the ancient battle towers were built, and I will share the legends about the Tower of the Bloodline
☕ On the way, I will treat you to freshly brewed coffee or tea with mountain herbs, and I will dilute the sometimes dark stories with stories about the Ossetian hospitality culture and traditions of the feast. As a result, you will have a three-dimensional idea of our distinctive land.
- Additional costs: visiting the city of the dead 100 rubles / person
- Take a snack with you - there will be no places on the route where you could stop for lunch
Start of the excursion by appointment. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.