Mountain Hiking: A Challenge full of excitement.

On those beautiful days, when people were free to travel, I had a good chance to join a hiking tour. Actually, this was my 1st time attending a mountain hiking. Even the hiking was much harder than I expected, I returned home full of excitement and life long memories.

The route was from Galaykhudat village to Griz village of Guba region, Azerbaijan. The length of the track was 12 km. To be honest, for me it felt much longer. Elevations, steep hills, less oxygen levels made the passage hard. Also, my lack of experience put it's extra pair of coints onto the top.

There was a moment I asked myself: "What the hell am I doing here?!". I turned back and understood that I have to move, because we were between of 2 villages. There was no place to go, except from following the team to destination village.

But trust me, even with all these difficulties for a beginner, at the end of the day, I felt much better and was glad that I joined this tour. In addition to psychological wellbeing, mountain hiking helped to improve my physical health a lot. For many days after, I felt awake, energic and positive.

By the way, the tour was designed by friend of ours, "Mountain Host Azerbaijan" team and was managed by Mursal Gasimov, a very nice person and good professional, (in photo below). He and his team mate made sure that noone stays behind the main group. Good coordination and support during the tour.

So, here are pictures, which will give some glance about those beauties which I was lucky to see. Of course, all these images are a small drop in the ocean of expressions and feelings, which you experience during the trip.

Looking forward to try another mountain hiking when all this rush about COVID19 ends.


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