Ozero Malaya Ritsa in Abkhazia
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 / ticket price: 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).