Arkhyz means «Beautiful Lady» in the Karachay-Balkar language and after our trip it made lot of sense to me.
This «Beautiful Lady» lives 3 hours from the Min Vody Airport. The road is long, the access is hard but it is worth seeing her and all the gifts “she” offers you.
“She” offers you the generosity of the locals. I swear the devotion of Mahmoud - our local guide almost made me uncomfortable but never mind it’s in the culture, so don’t refuse presents, traditional meals and legendary stories…
“She” offers you a pure Mineral water. Yes, sometimes Russians drink water and a really pure one. It is pulled from 150 meters water castles to offer all the minerals of the earth and allows to cure many diseases. The plant offers drinking water to many organizations, offices and common people all over Russia.
“She” offers you the warmness of her climate in summer. Excursions on horses along the river, fishing trout and friendly BBQs will be the program. In summer “Arkhyz” also invites you to the song festival which is held from 5-9 May every year. People from all the country come here to find new friends and enjoy “live” music, playing the guitar, sitting by the fire on a warm summer evening…
And after such an active day oil barrel procedures and sauna will give you the sense of relief.
“She” offers you the opportunity to join the Olympic Games resort of Krasnaya Polyana after 2 days walking through the National Park of Teberda and admiring beautiful nature you can never forget…
“She” offers you a trip in the sky with the 4th biggest Observatory of Russia. It is used by scientists and researchers of the Russian National Institute but you have the chance to visit it in the weekends.
“She” is not always the same. The infrastructure is being greatly developed with the construction of hotels, apartments, roads and chairlifts.
“She” offers you adrenaline with Winter Sports. For the moment you just climb the mountain by yourself or with your helicopter to discover this huge Freeride Area. In 2018 funiculars, chairlifts and gondola will drop you to the top (3000m) to reach a 265 km slopes area.
Thank you Arkhyz for the emotions you procured me, I was so pleased to meet you and I am sure I will see you again.
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