General

Escape the crowds of Baku and join our one day hiking tour to Chiraggala Fortress.

Chirag-Gala or Çiraq Qala (“light” or “lamp”) is an early medieval time fortress in Quba region of Azerbaijan. During the 5th Century, Atilla the Hun, made several raids to Sassanids and passed through the Caucasus. The Sassanids built long defence wall called “Gilgilchay wall” to protect the region safe from the raids of Huns and other northern tribes. Built in an altitude of 1230 meters, Chirag Gala was one of the defence structures within this wall. In fact, the fortress served until 1800s and finished its career as an outpost of Quba Khanate. Today, only the ruins of the fortress has survived, but it is still one of the most impressive ancient fortresses of Azerbaijan. Hiking to Chiraggala Fortress is one of the MUST DO things in Azerbaijan. during the hiking you will explore the historical fortress and surroundings, also will see the breathtaking view of Caucasian Mountains.

TOUR PLAN

  • 07:00 | Pick up from the hotel/ accommodation
  • 07:30 -10:00 | Driving Baku –Siyazan- Galaalti village
  • 10:00 -12:30m | Hiking to Galaalti – Chiraggala castle
  • 12:30 – 13:30 |  Lunch break
  • 13:30 – 15:30 | Chiraggala castle – Galaalti
  • 16:00 – 18:00 | Tea break, rest and entertainment time
  • 18:00 – 20:30 | Soon after, driving from Galaalti – Baku

About the hiking to Chiraggala Fortress:

  • Min altitude: 415
  • Max altitude: 1200
  • Distance of the hiking: 6 km
  • Difficulty of the hiking: moderate

CLOTHING during the hiking to Chiraggala Fortress:

  • Warm, waterproof, comfortable clothing
  • Backbag (20-30 litre)
  • Hiking boots (waterproof)
  • Sunglasses, hat or beanie, socks (one extra)
  • Water bottle

Want to explore more? See our other day tours or send us your custom tour plan.

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