Khinalug or Khinalugh (Azerbaijani: Xınalıq) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period; high up in the mountains of Azerbaijan. This region should not be confused with modern-day Albania in south-eastern Europe. Azerbaijan ( English; Azərbaycan officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan Respublikası is the largest and most populous country in the South It is located just north of Quba (which is two hours from Baku) in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Baku (Bakı sometimes known as Baqy, Baky, Baki or Bakü, is the capital the largest city and the largest port of Azerbaijan Khinalyg is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the top highest in Caucasus, the weather changes dramatically during summer and winter ranging from −20 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius. Khinalug has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people has its own unique language, Xynalyq, belonging to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well. Khinalug or Khinalugh ( Azerbaijani: Xınalıq; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, and Khynalyk The Northeast Caucasian languages, also called East Caucasian, Caspian, Nakho-Dagestanian, or Dagestanian, are a family of Languages Furthermore, although citizens of Azerbaijan, they are considered to be a different ethnicity.
Because of its dramatic location, spectacular scenery and relative isolation, the village is considered one of Azerbaijan's premiere destinations for hikers and adventure travellers in such travel guides as Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet Publications (usually known as Lonely Planet or LP) is one of the largest travel Guidebook publishers in the world
On 7 October 2006, the Azerbaijani president announced plans to modernize the educational buildings, infrastructure, govermential buildings and other resources of Khinalyg. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 
Khinalug is amongst the most ancient and still active places in the world, the history of Khinalug is 5,000 years old. Before the conversion to Christianity of Caucasian Albania in the 3rd century, and Islam in the 7th century, the people of Khinalug were followers of the prophet Zoroaster, who established Zoroastrianism. Zoroaster ( Latinized from Greek variants) or Zarathushtra (from Avestan Zaraθuštra) also referred to as Zartosht (زرتشت Zoroastrianism (ˌzɔroʊˈæstriəˌnɪzəm is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinalug it managed to survive and withstand many invasions and therefore many historical sites in Khinalug are still intact and are considered as holy places for Zoroastrianism. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th century mosque, a 15th century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountains. Like Yanar Dag there used to be a natural occurring of eternal flames that was once a Zoroastrian holy site. Yanar Dag ( Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ) translated as " Fire Mountain " is an ancient and visually stunning fire which blazes continuously on a hillside Zoroastrianism (ˌzɔroʊˈæstriəˌnɪzəm is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings There are also many ancient holy caves of early humans.
Khinalug needs support. The unique original ethnoculture and unique language together means Ketsh Khalkh of Azerbaijan. Khinalug language requires more detailed research. Archeologic researches also will help to give answers to many questions. To find and keep in a protogenic kind sources is the main task.
The village of Khinalug was included on the World Monuments Fund's 2008 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites due to concern over the building of a road between Khinalug and Guga. The World Monuments Fund (WMF is a New York -based private Non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic Architecture and The listing is not intended to criticize potential tourist and commercial activity in the village; rather it is intended as a warning that new development should not come at the cost of the site's essential, historic character.
A villager from Khinalug
Road to Khinalug Village
Road to Khinalug Village
People from Khinalug
People of Khinalug
People of Khinalug
Located at a height of 3700m
Mountains of Khinalug
Panorama of Khinalug