Janapar Trail 02 - Togh to Azokh
ElevationAscent: 2,030' 619 m
Descent: -1,933' -589 m
High: 3,964' 1,208 m
Low: 2,075' 632 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
“There are two marked trails from Togh to Gtichavank, One is the Janapar Trail and the other is the Gtichavank Loop Trail”— Trails For Change NGO
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.
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