The beautiful mountain villages of Tlyaratinsky district, Dagestan – near Georgia and Azerbaijan’s borders.
The canyon was home to the Cheberloi people of Chechnya (part of the Nakh people) until the 1944 Chechen deportation.
Vedensky district is situated in the southeast of Chechnya. In Vedensky you can find “the pearl of Caucasus” – Kezenoy-am lake (Blue lake), the biggest lake in North Caucasus. On the way to Kezenoy-am there are several old settlements – Karachoy, ancient Khoi, Kazenoy fortress, Makazhoy the old land of Cheberloy clans – ” the land of mountain-dwellers”.
Kharachoy village is one of the main stopovers on the way to Kezenoy-am lake. It is an old ancestral village and place of birth of Abrekov Zelimkhan. Like every old village, it had its own watchtower which was destroyed during the 1990’s wars . A symbolical tower was rebuilt in 2012.
The village was in the way of intense fighting during the 1st and 2nd Russian war but it was spared from destruction.
Murudzhu lake is a deep blue lake, situated in Karachayevsk district of Karachay–Cherkessia.
The lake is found at altitude of 2.800 meters in Teberdinsky Nature Reserve of the Great Caucasus mountains, not far from Dombay resort.