Karachay – Cherkessia
The Republic of Karachay – Cherkessia located in the center of the North Caucasus Caucasus is a paradise for hikers !
It is named after its two main ethnic groups : Karachay and Tcherkess people. The first ones are Turkic people living mostly in the mountains and the second are Circassians living in the lowlands. There are also Russians, Nogays and Abazas populating the republic.
Popular among Russian tourists, КЧР (K-Tch-R) as it it often spelt in Russian is an off beaten track destination for foreigners : Lots of hiking possibilities and plenty of history to discover !
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