Hiking in Azerbaizan

A delightfully rewarding hike links Xinaliq to Laza in 10 to 12 hours. Two routes are possible, around the base of Mt Sahdag or past the fire-vent and over a shoulder of dramatically crag-topped Qizilqaya. A local guide (around around Manat 30 per day) is particularly important for the latter, as fog can descend suddenly even on an apparently clear day, totally hiding the path.Since a new army/customs post was built across the valley from Xinaliq, some travellers have reported soldiers preventing hikers from exploring the nearby valleys including the route to Laza. To avoid problems ask your guide to forewarn the military post before you set off.

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