Cheberloy canyon Chechnya

The canyon was home to the Cheberloi people of Chechnya (part of the Nakh people) until the 1944 Chechen deportation.

Vedensky, Chechnya

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”.

Makazhoy Nakh tower Cheberloy clan Chechnya Kazenoyam North Caucasus people

Caucasus mountains Vedensky Chechnya landscape road to Kezenoyam lake

Caucasus mountains river Vedensky Chechnya landscapes

Chechnya mountains Caucasus mountains river to Kezenoyam Vedensky

Caucasian goats river Vedensky Chechnya mountains

North Caucasus mountains Vedensky Chechnya landscape

Mountain road Chechnya Caucasus mountains

Mountain road Chechnya Caucasus mountains

Caucasus mountains Vedensky Chechnya landscapes 1

Caucasus mountains road to Kezenoyam lake Chechnya mountains Caucasus landscapes

Caucasus mountains Vedensky Dargo village Chechnya landscapes

Soldiers near Karachoy

Soldiers near Karachoy

Mountain road between Kharachoy - Kazenoyam lake

Mountain road between Kharachoy – Kazenoyam lake

 

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.

road Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus

Kharachoy Chechnya landscapes North Caucasus

Kharachoy Chechnya North Caucasus

Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus mountains

Karachoy village Chechnya landscape Caucasus mountains

Kharachoy watchtower Chechnya North Caucasus

Kharachoy watchtower

Caucasus mountains Kharachoy village Chechnya

North Caucasus mountains Kharachoy mosque village Chechnya landscapes

Caucasus mountains view over Kharachoy village Chechnya mountains

Caucasus mountains view over Kharachoy village Chechnya

Caucasus mountains Kharachoy mosque Chechnya North Caucasus

Abrekov Zelimkhan monument

Abrekov Zelimkhan monument

Abrekov Zelimkhan monument

Abrekov Zelimkhan monument

Abrekov Zelimkhan monument in Kharachoy Chechnya

chechen girls Kharachoy Chechnya North Caucasus people

watchtower Kharachoy Caucasus mountains Chechnya North Caucasus

mountain road Kharachoy Chechnya North Caucasus mountains

mountain road Caucasus mountains Kharachoy Chechnya North Caucasus

mountain road Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus landscapes

Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus

view Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus mountains

Caucasus mountains Kharachoy village Chechnya landscapes North Caucasus

Caucasus mountains Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus

Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus people chechens

Caucasus mountains Kharachoy river Chechnya North Caucasus

Caucasus mountains view over Kharachoy Chechnya North Caucasus

North Caucasus mountains Kharachoy village Chechnya North Caucasus

road to Kezenoy-am lake, Caucasus mountains

road to Kezenoy-am lake, Caucasus mountains

Caucasus mountains Vedensky Chechnya road to Kezenoyam lake

Caucasus mountains Vedensky Chechnya landscapes road to Kezenoyam lake

river flowing into Kezenoyam lake Chechnya mountains Caucasus landscapes

River Kovkhi falling to lake Kezenoy-Am

River Kovkhi falling into Kezenoy-Am lake

Caucasus mountains Vedensky Chechnya landscapes Kezenoyam lake

Kezenoy-am lake

Kezenoy-am lake

North Caucasus mountains Vedensky Chechnya landscapes Kezenoyam lake

 

Shkhara mountain and Ushguli – Svaneti, Georgia

Dombay, Karachay-Cherkessia

Lake Ritsa, Abkhazia/ Georgia

Murudzhu lake, Karachay–Cherkessia (Western Caucasus mountains)

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.