This journey will take place under the motto “Breathtaking”! The Archon Pass will conquer you with clouds at arm's length - this is a place of power in the arms of the mountains. At the historic fortress you will learn about its defenders, the Alans, and you will also visit the highest mountain monastery in Russia. And of course, immerse yourself in the legends of North Ossetia and taste our aromatic pies. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 7 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 15 reviews RUB 8450 per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Nature of indescribable beauty Our path to the south of Vladikavkaz lies high in the mountains - we climb the maximum to 2400 meters. At the first stop, you will admire, without exaggeration, the unique Koltso waterfall, where river water has punched a hole in the rock. Kilometers of changing mountain landscapes - and we are in the Archon Pass. Here the ridges are covered with low clouds to the horizon, and the air can be “eaten with a spoon”. Here you hear the silence and fully imbued with the greatness of the mountains. You will have time for contemplation and photos of this incredible corner of North Ossetia
Mountain fortress and monastery On the way, we will not miss the Dzivgis rock fortress, one of the most powerful structures in the Caucasus. Exploring its ruins, you will imagine how the fortress guarded the Fiagdon Basin. You will learn about the ancient people - the Alans - and their interesting strategic decisions. Another stop is the Alansky Assumption Monastery in the Kurtatinsky Gorge. This is the highest mountainous Orthodox monastery in Russia
Legends, customs and taste of North Ossetia You will see the Uastyrdzhi monument - an echo of ancient legends about the hero George the Victorious. This is the most revered saint by the Ossetians, and therefore he is the first to meet the guests of the Republic passing along the Transcaucasian highway. In 7 hours I will tell you about Ossetian customs and traditions, I will share legends about nature and our holy places. And you will also learn and appreciate the national cuisine - enjoy the Ossetian pies cooked on the wood!
- Food and drinks are charged additionally. You can also take a snack with you.
- The cost is indicated taking into account the departure from Vladikavkaz. The cost when leaving another settlement, please specify in a personal message.
- On the route, only cash is accepted everywhere
- The excursion can also be conducted for a larger number of people (check the details in the message to the guide)
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering an excursion.