Valley of seven lakes in Abkhazia

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Valley of Seven lakes in Abkhazia is a beautiful plateau at an altitude of over 2000 meters, which is several beautiful mountain lakes. In fact, there are more than seven, and depending on the time of year comes to 14. Lake formed by melt water from mountain snowcaps and rain. Arriving in the valley on a mountain trail through Alpine meadows and still pristine nature, you will see spectacular views of lakes, mountains and the ridge of the Caucasus mountains. The view here is wonderful and definitely worth it to get here. The whole valley stretched for 3 kilometers, and to see all the lakes have to go through it all as part of the lakes hidden behind the hill. Usually, however, tourist groups are limited to inspecting only the first part. The water in the lakes cold to swim, only the most "hardy".

Вид долину семи озер, Абхазия View of the valley

The height at which the valley is around 2,200 metres and a ridge extending from one side along it – 2400 meters. Along with the lake Mzy, Valley of seven lakes – another great high-mountain natural attraction of Abkhazia, which can be visited by any tourist without special training and equipment is required only in good physical shape, because walking to rise up. Although this is not necessary since the locals at the end of the road offer a ride to the lakes on horseback. Just do not think that the hike to the lakes is an easy walk, as did Hiking in the mountains along the mountain paths, which takes almost the whole day. Should dress warmly, because even in summer it's cold in here. Mandatory good Hiking shoes, hat, water bottle. It will not hurt to bring a raincoat.

🕐 Time of work: round the clock, to visit the best route in the daytime, in the morning or early in the morning, from may to October. Keep in mind that the route is quite lengthy, and it is better not to go in the second half of the day, otherwise you can not manage to get back before dark

💵 Entrance fee / tickets cost: road and trail run through the Ritsa national Park, at the entrance in which you need to pay conservation fee: adults – 350 rubles, children 8-12 years – 150 rubles, children under 8 years stay free of charge. Payment is made at the entrance to the Park at the checkpoint. Tour price is from 1800 rubles/person. it Also offers tours for a full day cost from 2000 rubles.

🚶 How to reach: the valley of seven lakes is at a distance of 75 kilometers from Gagra, 68 kilometers of which passes through satisfactory asphalt road and the remaining seven will have to walk (valley of seven lakes on the map). You can get here by private transport or tour (from 2000 rubles per person gathering of the full group). UAZ you got almost to the pass Pyv, whence on foot to the valley about four miles away, but there you go have a walk.

If you get on your transport, you should go on the road to lake Ritsa, and after 11 more kilometres on asphalt to the soil road which is only 200 meters to the tourist center "of Aadhar". Then, depending on the terrain of your car it will either have to leave it on the ground, or you can drive further up to the pass Pyv. You can also leave the car under supervision in the camp of "Aadhar", stayed the night, to the morning will go. The Hiking route is not complicated, takes about 2-4 hours one way, but you have to go up and down. It is also proposed to follow the route on horseback for an additional fee of $ 1000.

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Panorama of the valley of seven lakes

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Alexander the Warrior July 29, 2019
Hello! Who like to arrive with a link to the border with Abkhazia and after. It is more profitable to take? And is it possible at Adler airport to purchase a SIM card for use in Abkhazia? Thanks in advance) ...
admin 30 July, 2019

No matter any of the two operators take, there is no difference. About airport can't tell always by car went. Only one note: immediately after crossing the border of the Russian SIM cards do not use, communications from America will cost, damn it. ...
Lelik.o77 4 August, 2019
Now stationed in Abkhazia under the New Athos, the village of Primorsko. Came here ( on their own, without a vehicle)to receive medical treatment. Crossed the border in 20 minutes, without personal inspection. 10 minutes of hydrogen sulfide, the source of healing mud. Highly recommend for joints and blood purification. What about respect, do not worry, here all have wifi. The SIM card put in airplane mode using 5 km after the border. The money is not removed... spoke calmly by telephone immediately after crossing the border( like a house). A lot of minibuses, the fare is cheap. Before Athos was 200 RUB., 1 hour 20 mins with a breeze. All Abkhazians are very friendly, always ready to help and give. If you do not stay in a hotel, very cheap. The private sector 350-500 RUB 2-bed room per day. You can negotiate with food. The food they serve is phenomenal! All a good journey. ...
aaaaal 6 August, 2019
Was in Abkhazia last year. Experience the best! the food is delicious, the people are friendly (contrary to rumors). And the's just a thrill. clean, unlike the dirty Anapa. Going to visit the country again this year. Many do not have time to look...
Mitya August 31, 2019
And I on the contrary came in. Last year went 40 thousand left there 3 weeks. I liked everything. It is clear that the service is not developed yet, but I try and it is captivating. ...
Chester September 8, 2019
Last year there 8 times dangled from Adler. To rent a house there was. Pros - sea, nature, sparsely populated, the nostalgia for the Soviet Union, the sights. Minus all the abandoned, bus, driving on the road dangerous, there are few shops, pretty boring. There was a bad incident in Sukhumi with local security forces in plain clothes, passed the house of Moscow, and I caught up with the car, it stopped me abses - took me for zakladka drugs:(, found a common language, even before the station was taken, on the transfer in Psou on this day, our border guards at the exit for no reason at all asked where I'm from (town of Abkhazia).
In my opinion the best location in Pitsunda, where Sands (fishery) and in Athens, they say there are still musra, but haven't been there yet. There are many stray dogs (lying crushed on the road and walk along the beaches), cows walk on the track, a lot of wine and chacha. Syringes on beaches. Turkish radio stations are audible. Breathe irregularly to Turkey. Echoes of war, all monuments and obelisks. Exotic still the same. But, in my opinion there mentally and spiritual people. And more freedom - there are no such restrictions in Russia, border crosses, as if a stone from his shoulders. Will go there again. For extreme relaxation. ...
Romantik November 20, 2019
Was in Abkhazia more than once. Although it was a long time ago. Me and the family arranged everything: sea, nature, air, attitude. I want to go back. ...
nausla 20 November, 2019
And judging by the old town square on your avatar, more like Prague.)) ...
Skyler 21 November, 2019

That's a hundred percent agree, I was there last time three years ago and apparently nothing has changed in that time. And greatly surprised the locals - had rented a house from private owners, so all the toilets and kitchen on the street, absolutely no comforts of home, but all in the hand of smartphones and all chatyatsya somewhere :lol: :lol: so amused by this fact :lol: ...
Swallow December 9, 2019
All I was thinking about Abkhazia, but after listening to friends - so you shouldn't go at all. As they say there are no special conditions, infrastructure, nothing. I do not know. At least in principle, we have in Sochi is not perfect everywhere, but it is still heart isn't in it yet. ...