6 days Artsakh Adventure hiking on the Janapar Trail with Trails For Change NGO
Along the way you will see magnificent scenery, incredible historical points of interest and meet some of the friendliest people on earth!
The hike is a total of 40 miles (65 km) in the Republic of Artsakh (formerly known as Nagorno Karabakh) This is a very mountainous region with lush green forests.
The participation fee for the ride is $1200 which includes accommodations during the event, in-country transportation (Armenia and Artsakh), food and other details (see below for full list). Each participant may pay this fee or set up a campaign fundraiser. (we will assist to set up the fundraiser on a crowdfunding site)
The funds raised will cover expenses for the trip and the remainder will go toward improvements on the Janapar Trail and other trails in Artsakh. Not only do you get an awesome adventure but you also get to help us do something very positive.
Our fundraiser in 2018 helped us complete much-needed signage, blazing, reroutes, brushwork and other maintenance on the trail.
Our goals for 2019 are as follows:
Reroute a steep unsustainable segment of the trail near Kolatak Village
Bench cut a segment of the trail above Zuar. This segment is currently a cross country route and is difficult to follow.
Clear and mark a jeep track above Zuar that connect Zuar Village to the Janapar Trail. This trail will provide a loop option from Zuar Village and the hot springs.
There are other trails in the Gtichavank/Togh/Azokh areas that can provide other hiking opportunities but are very overgrown with brush at this time and need work.
Create a trail map of the Janapar Trail and other trails in the region.
June 17 - Day 1. 9:00 am Pick up Visas for Artsakh in Yerevan then drive to Nor Manashid stopping at Lake Sevan on the way
June 18 - Day 2. Start hike from Nor Manashid to Zuar Village 20 KM. Stay in Zuar Village
June 19 - Day 3. Kolatak to Badara 17 KM. Stay in Shushi
June 20 - Day 4. Shushi to Karintak 10KM. Enjoy the Canyon then back to Shushi to visit the Geological, History, Carpet and Money Museums. Stay in Shushi
June 21 - Day 5. Sargsashen Canyon 8 KM, Azokh Cave 1.5 KM and Gtichavank Loop Trail 8.2 KM. Visit the Meliks Palace stay the night at Petros’ Guesthouse near Karmir Shuka
June 22 - Day 6. Return drive to Yerevan. Stopping at the very famous Noravank Monastery and Wine testing at Areni Wine House.
Guide services on and off the trail.
Overnights in home stays and Hotel in Artsakh.
Meals Gear storage in Yerevan
The price does NOT include.
Airfare to Armenia
Visa for Artsakh ($8 dollars if you need one)
For more information on this trip see the past blog post at the following link:
If interested in participating or more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.