Tours to Nagorno Karabakh are offered to people who dream of drinking water from a spring, sitting in the shade of a hundred-year-old tree and gazing at the hills stretching to the horizon.
Armadventure day trip to Nagorno Karabakh will give an opportunity to touch the warm stones of an ancient monastery at sunset, spend an evening at the table laid in the fresh air. Time to travel to Nagorno Karabakh when the meadows in the mountains are covered with flowers and the locals prepare flat breads “zhingyalov hats” with fresh greens. Note that you can travel to Nagorno Karabakh only from Armenia.
Travel to Nagorno Karabakh: lost and found country
The capital of Artsakh is Stepanakert. The road from Yerevan is not fast, about 6 hours. The symbol of Artsakh is the Tatik and Papik monument (We and our mountains) on the top of a hill at the entrance to the city. People also call Grandfather and Grandmother. The monument is present on the emblem of the city and country and on the coins of Armenia and Artsakh.
Armadventure offers tours to Nagorno Karabakh to explore the mountain valleys of Karvachar, to climb even higher along the Tartar River to the abandoned mineral water resort Istisu and swim in the thermal spring. You’d definitely visit valley of the Zuar River, to the “wild” hot springs.
What places of interest can you see if you make a trip to Nagorno Karabakh?
Another interesting place that Armadventure recommend to visit is gorge Dzhrdduz, which is located near Shushi city.
Near the gorge, there are great views of Stepanakert and the valley. There is a local geological museum in Shushi: more than 385 exhibits in collection of museum. All the exhibits are rocks and minerals from 48 countries, including Artsakh.
Museum of the Karabakh carpet is another interesting cultural place of interest. Most of the historic buildings of Shushi are in a state of neglect, but the cobbled streets, mansions with verandas and arches, lush gardens create a romantic setting. One of symbols and main attraction of Shushi is the Cathedral of Saint Christ the Savior.
This church is known for the Big Wedding that took place on October 16, 2008, in Artsakh: out of 687 couples, 550 got married here, and the rest got married in the Gandzasar Monastery. The pearl of Artsakh is Gandzasar Monastery.