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Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village

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    Day 1: Baku - Quba

    Stop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug Azerbaijan
    Khanaliq village

    From Baku, after the breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat.

    It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well.

    Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.


    Pass By: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
    This is one day tour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Your hotel
    • 1x Lunch
    • National Park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 April 2019

    This is becoming a time, 'why don't we go to Azerbaijan for the weekend' my friend Tedi said. 'ok, what are we going to see?' so we arranged a trip to Khinaliq, as the local language is similar to the one my friend speaks in...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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