To get here, you have to travel about seven hours from Makhachkala, leaving behind the lands of Kumyks, Azerbaijanis, Lezghins, Rutulians and, finally, the Tsakhurs. The road ends beyond the Tsakhur village Mukhakh. Then a dangerous 15 km path finally leads to Kusur.
In August 2018, the Samur River once again rose a couple of meters and swallowed a piece of this path. To get around the flooded section of the track — tiny, not more than fifty meters — traveler had to climb for several hours along steep mountain slopes. For residents of Kusur, the least accessible settlement of Dagestan, and, perhaps, the entire North Caucasus, it is an ordinar story.