The Ultimate Guide To Hiking the Caucasus Mountains- The Transcaucuses Trail

The Ultimate Guide To Hiking the Caucasus Mountains- The Transcaucuses Trail

The Caucasus Mountains divide and connect isolated communities and house Europe’s largest peak. Previously, the only way to experience the mesmerising landscapes, diversity of ancient cultures, traditions and languages was to follow shepherd or Old Soviet trails. The revolutionary Transcaucasian Trail project will change this forever.

 A Melting Pot of Cultures and Traditions

The Caucasus Mountains connect the Black and Caspian Seas with sharp peaks and haphazard undulations stretching towards the horizon. Not only does the range straddle Southern Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, but its inhabitants are ancient and diverse. Believed to be named by the Ancient Greeks and mentioned by Herodotus, more than 50 ethnic groups and even more languages call the region home today.

Isolated communities developed their own cultures and traditions. Mountain ranges create the perfect barrier for isolated groups to thrive. The tribes were notorious for being fiercely independent and resistant as waves of superpowers from the Mongols to the Russians swept through. Today, the region spans several countries and Republics. Most were impossible to reach eluding previous conquerors.

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