This popular tourist destination is located in Kabardino-Balkaria, 55 kilometers from Nalchik, in the Chegem Gorge. The nearest settlements are Nizhny Chegem and Khushto-Syrt.
There are three main waterfalls here:
- Small Chegem waterfall, or Adai-Su (Maiden Spit). Despite the name, this 30-meter waterfall is the most powerful and beautiful of the entire group.
- Waterfall on the Sakal-Tup River. Like the Small Chegemsky waterfall, it looks like a giant trough with water, only of a different shape and much less water here.
- The main Chegemsky waterfall – several waterfalls located next to each other. Part of the water falls in the form of small cascades from a height of 50-60 m, the other oozes from dozens of crevices in the upper part of the rocks of the gorge.
The Adai-Su waterfall stands apart 8.5 kilometers from the other two.
from the parking lot to Adai-Su about 300 meters.
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paths to the Adai-Su waterfall
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Small Chegem waterfall
Small Chegem waterfall, June
The Sakal-Tup waterfall and the Main Chegemsky waterfall are located nearby. The first waterfall is the most beautiful, especially if you're lucky and there are no people there.
The main Chegemsky waterfall personally did not impress me at all – there are too many tourists, cars and traders. Trade stalls and goods hung on the walls of the gorge – very spoil the visual part of this place.
Main Chegem waterfall
Main Chegem waterfalls
The main Chegem waterfalls, June
There is an observation deck, and here is the staircase to it:
entry 50 rubles
there is a steep staircase at the top
Observation deck at the Chegem waterfalls
lunch by the river
lunch for 750 rubles
Chegem waterfalls and trade
Chegem waterfalls, photo 2
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Chegem waterfalls, photo 7
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