Ozero Malaya Ritsa in Abkhazia

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Озеро малая Рица

Mountain lake small Ritsa is the younger brother of big lake Ritsa, located in five kilometers from it at an altitude of 1235 meters above sea level, above approximately 360 meters. Its size compared to a large lake much more modest, only 530 at 290 meters and reaches a depth of 76 metres. The lake does not fall into any one river, and the water comes from melting glaciers in the spring mountains, and precipitation. Around the lake there is no infrastructure, and only natural beauty, fascinating for its views of the mountains.

The small lake and its surroundings are very beautiful, many tourists even considered to be even more beautiful than the large lake Ritsa. With all this, it is very rarely visited by tourists because it is accessible only on foot, and from it remains only interesting, and of course, cleaner and pervozdanna. The trail passes through beautiful old-growth forest, and made available to every tourist, without special training, you only need a good physical form, good shoes, and should bring drinking water. To overcome on the ascent will have almost 360 meters, which will take about a half hour in one direction and slightly less in reverse. This time does not fit in a standard excursions on the lake, so going to a small Ritz should only be if you come here by car or with a private guide. The whole route is better to lay for 4 hours.

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💵 Entrance fee / cost of tickets: access to the lake is free, but entrance to the territory of the Ritsa national reserve will be charged a conservation fee for CPR: adult – 350 roubles; children 8-12 years – 150 rubles; children under 8 years stay free of charge

🚶 How to get there: the lake small Ritsa is located five kilometers from a large lake Ritsa (Lake small Ritsa on the map). To reach it, you must first get to the lake, leave vehicles in the Parking lot at the beginning of the lake, and then continue walking. The lake is a path with no branches, and in places marked by arrows, so get lost it is difficult, but a compass or a Navigator will not interfere. The beginning of the trail indicated on our map (the entrance to the trail on the map).

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Panorama of lake Small Ritsa

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Masyanya 14 July, 2019
The taste and color,as they say,but the diversity of vegetation is significantly more than in the Crimea,for example.
Also for those who are planning a vacation with kids-there is a sandy beach Mocha(dial pictures through Google),it can be reached by trolleybus No. 2 and minibus.They offer as everywhere else,however,water rides,there are cafes,sezlong,awnings, and more. ...
nausla 14 July, 2019
It's all in comparison.
For those who have been in many countries, there is nothing outstanding there.
Well, that's OK, we have a field of comparison is much broader. ...
Goras 14 July, 2019
Been in Abkhazia for a very long time. Everything was fine. Gagra - all a dream. After the Crimea - it was a shock for me personally. The beauty is indescribable. The air is so... words can not betray. And the market is generally a separate conversation about the smell. Bay leaf and spices. But it is not Intrusive. The sea was also great. Stayed at the campsite, as it was in the car with the trailer.
Recently viewed photos of Gagra, Sukhumi - no, I don't want to go there. ...
admin July 15, 2019
I.e. nature is ? Interesting approach :THINK . However, with our Sochi a big difference in diversity is not seen, and you that's why Crimea decided to compare. And photos of resorts with a variety of vegetation again no...... :( ...
ShowRest.com Jul 17, 2019
Was in Abkhazia in 2015, traveled by car with Russian numbers. Given the fact that I previously had read "horror stories" from the forums about Abkhazia, and plus are a motorist who is trying not to violate traffic rules, then after passing the border (stood for 30 minutes on a weekday in late August), I went strictly by the signs... but given the fact that it is not on the road is not clear the situation with the characters, and frankly all the trouble, it is not clear WHERE the town BEGINS, where it ENDS. So drove everywhere 40km per hour, away from sin. Saw a lot of stopped cars at the posts of traffic police workers, and they were all with the Russian numbers. All would be nothing if it were not sharp konstrastom with the ABKHAZ, they have to go 140 on an opposite through the double solid and honk friend gaytsy is normal, the feeling that there are all kin to each other, go on Abkhazian rooms, consider the rules for you do not write. Really a bunch of times cars overtaking into oncoming traffic where double continuous (and this is when there was a restriction 90).
Some people gave advice, you are here for the night don't get up, then the machine Park we have hot molodesh, glass hit, can steal things... thank you damn, of course I understand that good namereniyami, I normally could not sleep, the whole trip stressful...
Apogee was a trip to new Athos monastery before climbing the mountain is a sign of a white circle, travel is limited... stopped, went to ask a local which way, everywhere I read that on a car ride, and women are on the market in a voice they say Yes, you go that way, I do not care what the sign is all go, don't worry, we're not check gaytsov no, you go darling. One is said, did not believe, went further when he heard the same thing 6 times, and I saw the cars there, heaps ...
admin 17 July, 2019

Was not until 2018, in Abkhazia, and after reading your post it seemed to me that the situation on the roads became better. Problems with the signs of the start/end of settlements have not noticed, and in General the roads are good, just I hate these ugly bumps when 90 need to sharply reduce the speed to 20 :suicide . And with Parking trouble at old: a stranger should not be put where it is possible locally to pay Parking, and all this in the open right under the noses of cops. ...
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 sea...it's just a thrill. clean, unlike the dirty Anapa. Going to visit the country again this year. Many do not have time to look...

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