Artsakh is known for its magnificent nature, however, in the fall this region becomes especially astonishing. Colorful forests, turbulent rivers, and fresh air give travelers a magical feeling as if the time has stopped and there is no need to rush anywhere. Additionally, fall in Artsakh includes horseback riding and hiking, and of course, a generous harvest of tasty and ecologically pure vegetables and fruits.
The nature of Artsakh is generous and rich. The climate, mainly soft and dry subtropical, allows the inhabitants of the republic to get amazing crops. Fall in these places for sure can be called “gold”.Forests and pastures, yards and vineyards are painted in shades of red, yellow and orange. The summer heat withdraws and the "velvet season" comes with the mild sun, cool evenings and occasional rains. The air temperature is from 21 to 24 degrees heat on average. Autumn in Artsakh is the time for harvesting along with numerous holidays and festivals, which annually attract a vast number of people, both tourists and locals.
By taking part in these events you will not only have the chance to get acquainted with the Artsakh and Armenian culture but also to taste aromatic fruits and enjoy the taste of dishes of original and ancient cuisine.
Another event, which cannot be missed during this period of time is Artsakh Wine Festival. Winemaking and the wine, in general, play a significant role in the Armenian culture, and this festival is a great chance to enjoy the exquisite taste of local wine. The festival is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of October and symbolizes the end of the grape harvest. The event is carried in the magnificent village of Togh in the area of XVI century palace of Melik Yegan.
One of the vivid events is the Harvest Festival, which is held annually, on the second Sunday of October. At the fairs within the framework of the festival, you can purchase as well as taste farm production from more than 200 suppliers and get acquainted with the works of craftsmen.
Here you can truly appreciate the taste of the famous seasonal products of Artsakh, specifically grapes, figs, pomegranate, almonds, and walnuts.
If you are interested in more active types of vocation or if you are more curious about the culture and history, then autumn in Artsakh is the right time for agritourism, horse riding, and hiking. The diversity of the landscapes and historical places in Artsakh will not leave you indifferent. Here you will be able to go horseback riding or hiking to the highest mountains of Artsakh (more than 2000m above sea level). Hiking through steep of indescribable beauty, mountain rivers, and forests, will allow you to see the truly interesting places, created by nature and erected by the hands of a human.
Here you will discover old monasteries and temples, one of the oldest plane trees (genus of trees, lat. Plátanus) in the world, ancient caves where people lived; natural waterfalls and much more. The most suitable destinations for such trips, however not the only ones, are the Hadrut region, Shushi and Karvachar.
Plan your vacation and visit Artsakh this fall. We assure you that this journey will remain not only in your memories but also in your soul.