Mystique Beshbarmaq mountain. The dull scenery north of Baku gets an unexpectedly abrupt and dramatic boost with the looming silhouette of 520m Beshbarmaq Dash (Five Finger Mountain). This mystical peak brandishes a rocky fistful of phallic crags atop a super- steep grassy ridge top. It’s well worth climbing to the summit, not just for the fabulous Caspian views, but also to observe first hand Azerbaijan’s unique take on ‘Islam’. Crowds of locals come here seeking good fortune, a child, or the answer to their problems using a mixture of prayer, sacrifice, chanting and very animist kissing of rocks.
Tour program 10:00-10:30 Pick up in the hotel 10:30-12:00 – road to Beshbarmaq 12:00- 12:30 – hiking up to the top of Beshbarmaq 12:30-14:30 –walking around top of BeshBarmaq. Visiting uphill lake 14:30-19:00 – transfer back to the hotel 15:30-17:30 – lunch on a way to Baku. Lamb barbeque, various local food, sweets, tea.