From the top of the mountain, you hike down an old, virtually unused Soviet road to the Zuar area, where there's a village to overnight in, and hotsprings nearby.
This and old eroded Soviet jeep track that's almost unused, going though virtually uninhabited mountainous regions brings you down to the Zuar area. When you reach the river and cross, you can head upriver (south) to the Zuar hotsprings, or downriver (north) to the village of Zuar.
IMPORTANT ANDZAVNER HOMESTAY INFORMATION:
The Poghosyan homestay in Andzavner is a little crude, but okay. Since it is the only option and requires a little explanation, we will write about it right here in the trail description. It is located in a house in the ruins of a village, and is the only inhabited house. At least one member of the family is always around somewhere, but may not arrive home until night. There is one room that is simple, remodeled and should be clean. There are at least 5 comfortable cots with very warm military sleeping bags, and sheets to insert inside of them that are changed for each guest. There are tea and coffees and a stove which you are free to help yourself to on the small gas camping-style stove. There may also be a couple of food basics you can use (like kasha), but really at this point it is better to bring your own food supplies. This is a situation that is being worked out, and suggestions for easy cooking dry foods are welcome. There should be no expectation of a meal being prepared or available for you!
There is a wood fired heater, the bathroom is an outhouse, and there is no hot shower yet, but there is running cold water outdoors.
Despite these very basic conditions, we have suggested a sleeping-only price of 5,000 dram (just about $10) a night, which may seem relatively high, but is necessary for the following reason. The sheet washing requires sending the sheets back down to the village of Vank and back up each time they are to be cleaned. Also, there is simply no other family available to host, so we really want to make sure there is a real incentive for the family to continue to host, or this connection on the trail will be lost. They are also giving up the one renovated room in their entire house for this. For all these reasons, we hope the 5,000 dram per night will be acceptable for guests for sleeping only - any food would be a bit extra. The Poghosyan family has been very friendly and cooperative - it is us who have suggested this price - and we believe they will use the income to continue improving conditions for future hikers.