Artsakh is a country of hidden treasures, high-altitude monasteries, where you can sometimes be reached only on foot along the paths, through alpine meadows, climbing to the high-mountain peaks, passing through the sparkling mountain lakes under the sunlight. Here on the way you will meet drinking mountain springs, incredible landscapes, bottomless canyons and waterfalls.On the road, you can make unique pictures, collect wild flowers, watch birds and feel the spirit of Artsakh mountains.
And if you take a tent with you, then at night you will open an incredible star observatory in the open air. In Artsakh, the path “Janapar Trail” also operates, which is divided into one-day sites and passes through towns and villages where you can stay overnight. The route starts in the south of the city of Hadrout through the settlements of Togh, Azokh, Karmir Shouka, Avetaranots, Karin Tak to Shoushi city and further to Stepanakert. The journey takes about one week. The route Janapar runs along the sights and landmarks, one of which is the canyon of Hunot, a tourist's dream. Located at a depth of 300 meters inside the rock, Hunot conceals clean springs, historical sights, steep cliffs and real masterpieces of nature, including the famous Umbrella waterfall. To facilitate the journey, the trail is marked with special index signs that will help you navigate the terrain. The northern route of the Janapar Trail starts from Stepanakert and leads through the settlements of Patara, Kolatak, Gandzasar, Vaghuhas, Dadivank, Zоuar, Karvachar, Tsar and ends in the town of Vardenis, Armenia. This section of the road is less marked compared to the southern route. On this path, the ViewRanger app will help you, which contains all sections of the route from Hadrout to Vardenis.
In the way, it is recommended to use GPS with the downloaded tracks, and have topographic maps posted on the website of the trail (hyperlink to the website). On the territory of the republic there is a hot line of the Artsakh information center “Tourist Friend” to help the tourist. In Artsakh you can feel yourself alone with nature and become a part of it.