Travel to Kabardino-Balkaria
Experience the top of Caucasus
Kabardino-Balkaria is the geographical center of the Caucasus, and one of its most visited regions. Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus (5,642 m), stands here, attracting skiers and snowboarders in the winter and rock climbers in the summer. There are lots of natural landmarks around Mount Elbrus, such as glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, mineral water springs and magnificent summits, including the Shkhelda glacier and Ullutau mountain. The local terrain is great for easy to medium difficulty hikes, and the tourist infrastructure has been in place since the Soviet era, which means that there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, chair-lifts, off-road vehicles for travel to far-off gorges, and equipment rental.
Along with the other Adyghe (Circassian) nations, the Kabarda people have lived in the foothills of the North Caucasus and adjacent steppes for thousands of years, trading with the Greeks and the Romans, as well as the Arabs, Persians, and Turks. Kabarda horses were highly valued all across the Middle East. The Adyghes resisted the inclusion of their lands into the Russian Empire for a long time, but in the end, the Circassia fell to the Czarist army, leaving behind small islets of the former Caucasian civilization—present-day Kabarda being one of them.
Our tours to Kabardino-Balkaria
North Caucasus from Sochi to Grozny
Photo tour in the North Caucasus. Lanscapes and reportage
“From Black to Caspian” – Tour the North (Russian) Caucasus
Central Caucasus tour. We’ll be hosted by mountaineers!
Video about Kabardian martial arts
Getting to mountains of Balkaria
The lands around Mount Elbrus are easily accessible compared to other highland regions of the Caucasus. Regular flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg land at the Mineralnye Vody airport, the largest in the North Caucasus. From there, it’s a 2.5 hour drive along an excellent new road to Terskol. The capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik, also has an airport with two regular daily flights from Moscow.
Please, take into consideration, that Kabardino-Balkaria is part of Russian Federation, that is why you’ll have to get Russian visa. You can get information about Russian visa here.
Tailor-made and private tours to Kabardino-Balkaria
You can join one of the groups that we take to Kabardino-Balkaria throughout the tourist season. If the given dates and itineraries don’t fit with your schedule, you have some special preferences or want to travel solely with your own company, we will be happy to organize an individual tour just for you or your group.