Get ready to discover one of the main natural symbols of Arkhyz - the powerful Sofia waterfalls. We will pass through the picturesque Gumbashi pass, understand the traditions of the indigenous peoples of these places, find a miraculous face among the steep cliffs. And then we will trek through the glaciers to the 90-meter stormy streams that carry water to the Sofia River. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 12 hours Children Possible with children How it goes By car 14,000 rubles per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
The wonderful and ancient world of Arkhyz From Kislovodsk we will drive along one of the most beautiful roads in the North Caucasus - through the Gumbashi pass, from where you will have an impressive view of Elbrus. On the way to Arkhyz, I will tell you about the indigenous population of Karachay-Cherkessia: the history, culture and traditions of the peoples inhabiting these lands. You will see a gigantic one - 576 meters in diameter! - radio telescope of the Academy of Sciences. After you will overcome 500 steps, carved on a steep rock, and consider the miraculous Face of Christ, shrouded in secrets: I will open some of them. And then we will visit the memorial complex dedicated to the defenders of the Caucasus during the Great Patriotic War
The route to the Sofia waterfalls In the second part of the journey, you will trek to the highest waterfalls of Arkhyz. From Sofia glade, which is often called the Glacier Farm, in an hour and a half we will reach the waterfalls flowing into the waters of the Sofia River. The path will pass along a stunningly beautiful path through the glaciers: you will be convinced that this route has not in vain become the hallmark of Arkhyz. And standing next to the 90-meter Sofia waterfalls, you will be surprised how tiny people look next to powerful streams
If you still have strength, after the hike we will be able to stop by the village of Romantic, where you will learn about the Arkhyz ski complex.
- The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team
- You should definitely take your passport with you. We also recommend to take comfortable shoes, jackets (windbreakers), a hat from the sun.
- Optionally, we will make a stop at one of the proven cafes, where you can taste local cuisine (paid separately on the spot)
- We will drive a comfortable, but prepared for overcoming off-road, off-road UAZ Patriot SUV
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.