from 50 AZN / person
The program of the Ashabi-Kahf. Nakhchivan tour includes: Meeting guests at Nakhchivan airport, Pilgrimage to Askhabi-Kahf, lunch at Uzunoba lake, tea party at Lake Batabat, trekking to Nakhchivan physiotherapeutic hospital (DuzDag). Visit to Momine Khatun and the Open Skies Museum, Qızlar Bulagi, excursion to Nakhchivan and others.
Ashabi-Kahf is a sanctuary in the natural cave, between Ilandagh and Nahajir mountains, at 12 km distance from Nakhchivan city. Since ancient times, Ashabi-Kahf has been considered as a sacred place, a kind of altar of people who had faith in the Great God. This sacred place was a place of faith for local people and pilgrims for thousand years. Researches show that Ashabi-Kahf cave mentioned in Holy Koran is in Nakhchivan.
By the task and initiative of Heydar Aliyev, national leader, the renovation works were held in Ashabi-Kahf. An inscription dealing with this was arranged at the entrance of the place of pilgrimage. The inscription says: “The restoration and construction works in the place of pilgrimage were carried out by the task and initiative of Heydar Aliyev, president of the Azerbaijan Republic since 1998”. Later years, as a result of restoration-construction Works, very good conditions were created for the pilgrimages, and a mosque was built for them. Today, the pilgrimages, tourists, and guests from other regions of Azerbaijan and foreign countries visit here.
- 09:30-10:00 Meeting of the guests
- 10:00 Breakfast – in the restaurant Badashqan
- 11:00 “Ashabi-Kahf Pilgrimage”
- 14:00 Lunch – Lake Uzunoba
- 16:00 Batabat – tea-drinking
- 18:00 Nakhichevan Physiotherapeutic Hospital (DuzDag Cave)
- 18:40 Momina Xatın and Open Skies Museum, Qızlar Bulagi (The Virgin Spring)
- 19:00 City tour – Nakhchivankala, burial mound Nuh
- 19:30 departure of guests
Included in the price:
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Guide (in Russian, English, Arabic, Persian)
- Professional photography
- Breakfast in a one-time restaurant
- 1 time dinner on Lake Uzunoba
- 1 tea-party
Not included in the price:
- Air tickets (Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku)