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Krasnodar – pos. Ubinka – dolmen on the Solenoy stream – Mount Sober Bash (735 m) – Papai mountain (818 m) – Pshad waterfalls – Church ridge – rock complex “Monasteries” – Thab city (905 m) – ridge. Bald mountains – Dolmens – waterfalls on the river. Genet – pos. Revival – Gelendzhik
Duration – 9 days.
Kilometers – 78 km
Difficulty – Low
Cost: 12000 rub
Departure place: Krasnodar (until 10:00)
Place of arrival: Novorossiysk (14:00), Tuapse (14:00)
The nearest dates:
not yet on schedule
This route to the Caucasus was conceived as an alternative to traditional May trips to the Crimea. Of course, the mountains of the Caucasus are higher, and in the spring it is still cold there. In May, impassable snow still lies there. But we will not go in the snow. We will go to places where, by the first day, geocintes are blooming, waterfalls are booming, where spring has already truly begun. This is the westernmost part of the Main Caucasian Range, Krasnodar Territory. We are expected to climb the sacred mountain of the Scythians and Circassians Papai (819 m), dozens of picturesque waterfalls on the rivers Genet, Chernaya and Papai, the conquest of the highest point on this route – Mount Thab (905 m). For lovers of archeology and the mysteries of antiquity this trip is best suited: we can see real dolmens, strange structures made of stone slabs, which are considered places of power. The route ends with access to the sea in the area of Gelendzhik.
This is not a difficult route without sharp climb, there are days and radial exits. It is available to any novice tourist.
1 day. Ubinskaya Village – Salty Creek
We meet early in the morning at the Krasnodar bus station (located next to the railway station). We move by bus to the village of Ubinka. We rise upstream of the Ubinka River. On the very first day of the campaign we will see one of the dolmens, of which there are several hundred in the Caucasus.
According to one version, the dolmen served as a funerary monument to the ancient highlanders. Some researchers consider dolmens to be religious buildings. Scientists are looking for answers to questions: how could people, from several thousand years BC, customize slabs weighing from 3 to 70 tons with accuracy to millimeters, move them to the installation site for tens of kilometers? It is believed that dolmens are places of power, energy accumulators, and holes of ideal geometric shape in them play the role of a distributor of energy flows.