After shopping in Kefe for the rest of the 19th, I'll need the party to make some provisions for spending the night in the market town. Sofia can let the new camel handler make provisions for herself and show up for the first day of the month starting tomorrow, the 20th, before you leave. The camel can then be left in the stable of the camel seller and she can arrive there with the dawn, with yourselves, to pack the camel with whatever things you'll want. That will manage Sofia's knowledge deficit decently ~ and you can pay the handler next on the 20th of June.
Let's see, she needs a name. We'll make her Polish, a rational choice for a Catholic in the area, heralding from Lwow, by the name of Marciana Wojik, 22 years old, 5'9, 154 lbs., stats withheld for the moment, not combat trained and without experience for the present. Marciana is anxious to get out of Tartary, where you are presently, and out of the Ottoman Empire generally. She has had many dealings with half-orcs and they get along. She knows the way to Or-Kapi, where the Crimean Peninsula connects to the Dneiper country to the north, thus getting you on your way to the north shore. She's a little unclear as to your motives for moving through the forest as you plan, but her's is not to question why.
Gawddamn, I just found this page! And that led to me searching for the Principality of Feodoro, getting me here. Mangup-Kale is way to the west, at the other end of the range, but of course we can find our own cave-city, can't we?
Let's suppose you hear about these cave cities from the common room stories that go around the inn, how they were cleaned out in the late 15th century by the Ottomans, at least as far as anyone knows. There are tales that some of the inhabitants of these cities took to retreating completely underground, that they are now white-skinned humanoids that do not see the sun but who still have untold riches collected from the days when Tartar emperors ruled the Crimea, perhaps even objects left to them by the Mongols. There might be anything in the depths of unknown tunnels up in those hills!
Anyway, I will leave you with this to mull over, while I go find a name for the two 7 hexes that you wanted to visit. I stumbled across the cave cities looking for a gazatteer of the mountains.