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Russia: The North Caucasus - From The Black to the Caspian Sea

Highlights:

Overview:

Though Wild Frontiers tours have historically focussed upon the South Caucasus - namely Georgia and Azerbaijan - we are now proud to also offer the chance to explore the remote villages and mountains of the North Caucasus, those once inaccessible republics of the Russian Federation.

On this epic journey of discovery, travelling from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, we’ll pass Europe’s highest mountain Mt. Elbrus (5,642m), discover UNESCO World Heritage sites in Dagestan, marvel at the medieval defence towers of Ingushetia and meet with the region’s incredibly hospitable inhabitants who maintain their struggle to keep their ancient traditions alive amidst a rapidly changing world.

This fascinating hidden world, where the very concept of tourism is still very much in its nascent stages, is just waiting to be discovered by those intrepid enough for the challenge.      

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 10

Tours that fall into this category will often involve remote, unpredictable and long journeys in emerging destinations. They can be incredibly rewarding but are definitely best suited to experienced travellers.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 4

You can typically expect a mixture of accommodation with some nights being spent in comfortable and characterful places, and some in more basic places, homestays or camping, especially where choices are limited.

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 5

These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 9

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.

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