Village of Zakan
The village of Zakan is located 250 km from Stavropol and Krasnodar. In the settlement of Kurdzhinovo asphalt paved road turns into a mountain soil road that runs for 50 km. The whole way you go along the Big Laba river through a woody gorge that passes by the housing estates of Asian and Rozhkao.
80 % of this area’s population is comprised of the Russians. At the 47-th km of your route, there is a bridge, where, turning left, the mountain road leads to the Damhurtz recreation center and then further to Zagedan and Pkhiya communities followed by Sour Springs. Turning right at the bridge, the road stretches along the banks of the Zakan river and in 3 km it brings you to the haven of Zakan, placed on a scenic sun lit glade which extends creating a valley in upper lands of Zakan at the height of 1350 m. Here the road ends.
From this spot, magnificent views of Peak Zakan, highland passes of Umpyrsky and Lugansky are revealed to your sight. There are several small headwater tributaries and rather abounding in water the Imeretinka river flow into the valley. More than thirty lakes and plenty of falls are scattered all over the slopes of the surrounding mountains.
This area boasts the most remarkable sights in the region as the second largest lake in the Western Caucasus Lake Bezmolvie (Silence), the largest in the Western Caucasus, 40 meter high Imeretinsky Falls , the Twelve Lakes Valley , Peak Zakan topped with the Orthodox Cross consecrated by His Eminence Feofanom, Sour springs, caves, Lugansky natural saline soils, archeological excavations of ancient settlements and Mountain Tsahvoa, the highest point of Krasnodar Region at the height of 3346 m above sea level.
Zakan Campsite is available for rent to enjoy peaceful rest and fishing during tour-free time. Comforting rest away from the civilization.
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