Newly launched for 2021, this dramatic 150km stage of the Transcaucasian Trail weaves through the remote southern Syunik province of Armenia, stretching from Goris to Shishkert via Tatev, Kapan, and the summit of the mighty Mount Khustup.
Self-sufficient thru-hikers will find plentiful wild-camping opportunities, giving you flexibility in terms of your schedule and level of challenge. For those wishing to spend their nights indoors, guesthouse accommodation is available in many villages along or near the route.
Much of our suggested route through Syunik overlaps with the regional long-distance Legends Trail, developed between 2018 and 2021 by our friends at People In Need Armenia and ARK Armenia with the financial support of the European Union. Many thanks to the volunteers, both local and international, whose hard work in 2019 and 2020 resulted in the improvement of many additional parts of the route. Yet more stages and several side routes have been built, maintained and signposted by our friends at Trails For Change and Barev Trails.
For detailed trail notes and information please visit the Transcaucasian Trail website.
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