Hike with an overnight up the mountain in Krasnaya Polyana

Hike with an overnight up the mountain in Krasnaya Polyana

Anyone who has ever been to Krasnaya Polyana will confirm that it is simply impossible not to fall in love with her. Fabulous beauty of the mountains, European level, hospitality and excellent service. All this is about Krasnaya Polyana.

If you are wondering whether to come here, you may not even think about it. Definitely worth it. And if you come to Sochi. You should definitely come here at least for a day walk. Believe me, there is something to see at Krasnaya Polyana.


Incredible breathtaking views await you at the observation deck of Krasnaya Polyana (the former Gorki Gorod). Height 2km 200m. And a full 360 ° panoramic view.

From this height you will discover all the beauty of the Caucasus Mountains, the valley of the Mzmyty river. You will see the peaks of the mountains of Abkhazia and Adygea. And in clear weather - the Black Sea.

The cost of lifting the cable car - from 1350 rubles.

Olympic Village

This is perhaps the most popular and photographed place in Krasnaya Polyana. And you should definitely visit it. Mountain Olympic Village is located in the resort area of ​​Rosa Khutor at an elevation of 1 km 170 m.

Take a walk along the famous flag alley. Stop by the cozy bakery for some aromatic coffee. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and Rose Valley from the observation deck. The atmosphere of this place is simply captivating.

And the Rose Valley itself is beautiful. Town hall with clock. Rapid seething river Mzmyta. Neat beautiful Lavender embankment. Everything is just like in Europe. It's so nice and cozy here that you just don't want to leave.


A mystical place charged with powerful energy. Dolmens of Krasnaya Polyana are places of ancient burials. They are from 6 to 8 thousand years old.

The walk to the dolmens will take about an hour. From the center of the village, walk up Zapovednaya Street. You will pass five-story buildings - volunteer houses. Then - past the cottages.

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Do you like active rest? Then the resort of Sochi Krasnaya Polyana is an ideal option at any time of the year! Here you can go skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing in local lakes and visiting unusual places and attractions.

The village of Sochi Krasnaya Polyana is a unique resort in the Krasnodar Territory. The beauty of the area, the mild climate and the many recreational opportunities make this piece of paradise a particularly popular destination for tourists. Krasnaya Polyana is surrounded by the mighty Caucasian mountains, the height of which reaches 3 thousand meters. Their snow caps along with lush greenery of dense forests create a unique landscape, complemented by crystal clear lakes and mountain rivers flowing into the Black Sea.

An addition to the beauties of nature is the mild and salubrious climate of these places. Winters in Krasnaya Polyana are snowy and not too cold - the temperature stays around 0 ° C and does not drop below -10 ° C. Fans of active pastime come here. The peculiarity of the resort is that rest in Krasnaya Polyana will be equally interesting at any time of the year.

Winter vacation in Krasnaya Polyana

The peculiarity of the climate and relief makes these places a luxurious ski resort. Rest in Krasnaya Polyana is comfortable and in no way inferior to similar rest in other countries. Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, winter fishing are the main entertainments offered to holidaymakers in winter in Krasnaya Polyana. Even in the mountains, conditions have been created for extreme lovers! In a word, your winter vacation will be rich in impressions.

Take a walk in Krasnaya Polyana

There are excellent modern ski slopes for both beginners and professionals. Any equipment can be rented, and the instructors will certainly help beginners master the basic skills.

This resort has its own ski school, which accepts kids from the age of two. Also in Krasnaya Polyana there is a special Kindergarten, where you can leave children in the care of experienced qualified instructors and educators. Fly on a paraglider, hot air balloon, helicopter and steam in a Russian bath - Krasnaya Polyana has a lot of opportunities for relaxation. There is a snowboard stadium and a unique alpine bar located at an altitude of 1144 meters above sea level.

There are lakes in the vicinity where you can go fishing. Moreover, tourists will be provided with the necessary gear on the spot, and will also tell about the peculiarities of mountain fishing. The winter holiday season in these places begins in November and lasts until June.

Summer vacation in Krasnaya Polyana

In addition to the abundance of entertainment in the winter, Krasnaya Polyana offers no less interesting activities in the summer. In the vicinity of the resort there are many attractions, interesting and unusual places. They can be visited as part of excursions. For example, the Akhshtyrskaya cave, which goes deep into the rock.

Anyone who has ever been to Krasnaya Polyana will confirm that one simply cannot help falling in love with her. Fabulous beauty of the mountains, European level, hospitality and excellent service. All this is about Krasnaya Polyana.

I thought for a long time and still decided to write a post about how we went to the mountains for the night. We walked not far and for a short time, but still it was my first trek with an overnight stay in the mountains. Yes, the very purpose of the campaign was not trivial: these days - from 10 to 20 August - the Earth flew through the Perseid meteor shower.

The Perseid Stream is one of the most popular meteor showers. In general, he visits us annually in August, and usually its peak falls on August 12-14. The Perseids are particles of the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which approaches our planet about 1 time in 135 years. The last time this happened was in December 1992. However, the Earth passes through its luxurious tail every year. Then we observe a gorgeous starfall. At their peak, the Perseids show up to 100 meteors per hour. This is quite a lot, however, on the territory of Russia, as a rule, no more than 60 meteors per hour are visible, or about 1 meteor per minute.

So we decided to go to the mountains, admire the shooting stars and make wishes. After all, there, in the mountains, there is no interference in the form of illumination from night electric lighting, which does not allow admiring the starry sky in settlements. Well, in general, the idea of ​​wandering in the mountains at sunset, sitting by the fire with songs with a guitar, many people liked.

Mountains at night: photo report of the hike

Our hike begins with music!

What to take with you on the hike

Honestly, I'm not a hiker. Yes, I have a sleeping bag and a tent. But all this comes in handy to me a maxim a couple of times a year, when my husband and I went out into nature in our native Bashkiria. On longer trips, we prefer to spend the night in a comfortable environment. in hotels. You can shower me with rotten tomatoes, but spending the night in a tent does not allow you to sleep properly ...

So every camping trip for me is an unforgettable adventure. This is when you need to get together very thoughtfully and NOT FORGET ANYTHING. This is what I want to talk about now. Since this topic is of great interest to many tourists who come to Krasnaya Polyana and understand that they want to go hiking in the mountains. Why there is such a desire, and what other consequences are there from visiting these places in the summer - read in my article about 7 reasons why you do not need to go to Krasnaya Polyana to rest in the summer.

So, to go camping with an overnight stay, you need a tent, sleeping bag and backpack. Tents and sleeping bags can be rented here:

Also, for a hike, you will probably need the following: a tourist foam mat, plastic or metal dishes, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, a forehead flashlight (well, oh-oh-very useful thing), mosquito/midge repellent (there are not so many of them in the mountains, but there are), a first aid kit (to treat bruises, abrasions, to facilitate digestion, etc.), a raincoat. And guitar)))

It is advisable to have good trekking shoes (but if not, regular sneakers will do), a supply of dry clothes and a hat. And don't think that if you go to the mountains in August, you won't need warm clothes. It will be necessary. At around 2000 meters above sea level, it will be cool even during the day - + 23 ... + 25 degrees. And as soon as the sun falls behind the mountain, it will be completely cool. It is better to dress in layers: T-shirt, fleece, light jacket. And then, when the temperature changes, you can use this number of layers of clothing to adjust the desired level of heating. Oh, how bent!

In general, first we had to decide on the number of required tents and food supplies. As for the food, they decided this: they chipped in for meat and vegetables, and everyone took the rest for himself. In the fresh air you want to eat almost all the time. Therefore, the amount of edible stock is limited only by the size of your backpack. By the way, my warm clothes and photo and video equipment barely fit into my modest Outventure Discovery backpack of 25 liters. There is almost no room left for food. But for this I have a 35 liter thermo bag, which perfectly fit all my provisions, and even some of the common products were put into storage)))

Hello everyone! I will continue my story about the rest in Sochi with a description of the Krasnaya Polyana resort.

Before my trip to Sochi, I could not imagine the difference between Krasnaya Polyana and Rosa Khutor. It seemed to me that these are two names of the same place with reference to the Olympics. Then “Gorki Gorod”, “Gazprom” appeared on the hearing and I was completely confused. I looked at the photos of the resort on the Internet and did not understand what and where it was.

Strictly speaking, Krasnaya Polyana is a village in the mountains at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level. The village itself is located on a plateau, the Mzymta river flows nearby, the settlement is surrounded by mountain peaks on all sides. At the moment, there are three ski resorts in Krasnaya Polyana (Rosa Khutor, Gazprom, Gorki Gorod) and one (Alpika-Service) is closed for reconstruction. By and large, all this infrastructure is generalized and called Krasnaya Polyana, although to be precise, Krasnaya Polyana is just a settlement.

In short, if you ask a Sochi taxi driver to take you to Krasnaya Polyana, he will definitely take you to Krasnaya Polyana)), but at the entrance he will definitely specify exactly where you need to go.

I attach a diagram of Krasnaya Polyana from Google maps, where I have marked the main points for greater clarity. The flat picture does not show the location of mountain clusters, so below I will give a more complete description.

Esto-Sadok Resort (Gorki Gorod) - description, infrastructure

Esto-Sadok, the territory of the Gorki Gorod ski resort, is located right behind the Krasnaya Polyana village. All resort facilities are located to the right of the highway (if you are driving from Sochi). There are also cafes and hotels on the left, but they seem to exist on their own. There is a barrier at the entrance to the resort, as well as at the exit.

The Gorki Gorod resort is divided into two levels - 540 and 960 meters. When booking a hotel or apartment, be sure to pay attention to this. All the action takes place at the lower level of 540 meters. There are many cafes, restaurants and shops, a large shopping center with a Perekrestok supermarket, a food court and a Gorki water park, the Mountain Carousel cable car, a playground, bicycle rental and much more.

We lived in an apartment in Gorki Gorod 540 and were satisfied.

The town's central pedestrian street is very reminiscent of Europe. I have often caught myself thinking this and have heard similar responses from other guests of Gorki Gorod. The Vremena Goda embankment is located at some distance, it is more deserted, but at the same time and more peaceful.

Summer lifts, hiking, walking trails, beautiful views, waterfalls, rhododendrons, light extreme and panoramic restaurant

Krasnaya Polyana (former Gorki-Gorod and former Gornaya Karusel) is one of the three resorts ... Krasnaya Polyana. Why did they make this mess with the naming, I have no answer to this question. In any case, in general, Krasnaya Polyana still has three separate resorts: 1) Gazprom, 2) Rosa-Khutor, 3) Krasnaya Polyana (which until recently we remembered as Gorki-Gorod, and before that - as Gornaya Karusel).

All three resorts have their own lifts, their own ski passes (although Medvedev has stamped his foot many times and demanded to combine ski passes) and their own peculiarities both in winter and in summer.

View of Polyana-540

In this article we will tell you what to do in the summer at the resort, which is now called Krasnaya Polyana (former Gorki-Gorod and Gornaya Karusel).

Summer lifts: admire the beauty and breathe in the fresh mountain air

In the summer, there are two types of ski lift tickets at Krasnaya Polyana resort.

Telecabin "Relic Forest"

One ticket - "Polyana-960". It simply lifts you from the lower station of Polyana-540 to the middle main part of the mountain resort Polyana-960. There you can:

  • live in mountain hotels and apartments,
  • sit in a restaurant,
  • take a walk along the walking trails “Health Trail” and “Polyana- 960 ”,
  • walk the difficult route to the Polikarya waterfall,
  • cuddle husky in the husky park,
  • go down the bike trail from Polyana- 960 to Polyana-540.
Black Pyramid

The second ticket for Panorama Krasnaya Polyana allows skiing on all ski lifts that are open in summer. What can you see and visit with it?

  • The ropeway network “Krasnaya Polyana” . “Eastern Forest” . “Start of the Champion” . “Polykarya Waterfall” will lead you to the walking park “Polykarya Waterfall”.
  • A string of TV cabins “Krasnaya Polyana” . “Relict Forest” . “Top” will take you to the upper station of the Vershina-2200 resort.

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