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Janapar Trail 02 - Togh to Azokh

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

10.4 mile 16.8 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,030' 619 m
Descent: -1,933' -589 m
High: 3,964' 1,208 m
Low: 2,075' 632 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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There are two marked trails from Togh to Gtichavank, One is the Janapar Trail and the other is the Gtichavank Loop Trail

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Once you enter Azokh Village there are a couple of markets. You can typically find some good smoked fish in the market as well as other food and supplies.

Runner Notes

Nice trail run with a few steep pitches. From the top the dirt road can be steep in some places.

Description

At the north end of the village, you can head up a road towards the cemetery, where the real trail begins. Ask the villagers for the gerezmanots to find the trailhead. The trail markings begin at 46.9637866,39.5904183, and the actual trail at 46.9622349,39.5905200.

When you are on the hillside above the cemetery, you follow the marked trail along the cemetery fence to the northwest and away from the village. You continue along this clearing for 5 minutes before entering the forest. In the beginning part of the trail, the forest is scrubbier and denser, but it will gradually open up into grand, open forest, with towering beech trees and light green undergrowth. There are only one or two forks on this entire section of the trail, and they are well marked. You'll eventually hit the first road since leaving the village, and that is the road to Gtichavank. You turn left onto that road and head up to Gtichavank monastery, which is only 5 minutes up the road.

After spending time exploring Gtichavank Monastery, you head back down the same road you went up!

Head down the road, past where you originally came onto the road, and the trail markers will eventually turn off onto the right towards the river below. After passing a large field, you'll drop down to cross the river at an old bridge. Continue to follow the trail through this foresty section and you'll cross another old stone bridge. The trail eventually hits the road from the highway to Mets Tegher, where you turn right, and head down to the main North-South highway of Karabakh. At the highway, you cross it and follow the signs and blazes through open fields and then cross the highway a second time just before arriving at Azokh Village.

Flora & Fauna

Beach and other types of trees. Keep an eye out for ticks in the warmer months.

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