The Janapar Trail leads hikers through Armenia and the Mountainous Republic of Artsakh (formerly known as Nagorno-Karabakh).
Welcome to the Janapar Trail project. The Janapar Trail is a 500km (311 mile) hiking trail taking you past high mountains, over hills and through valleys and canyons, discovering many ancient monasteries and experiencing unbelievable hospitality. Much of the trail is green and forested, and much of it is pristine. Few travelers make it to many of the remote areas the trail takes you to, and you'll likely have the trail to yourself much of the time, or share it with a shepherd, as you are one of the first hikers to discover this area rich in history, culture and nature.
Information and Resources
- Bari Janapar: Introduction and info on hiking the Janapar
- Trail Descriptions: Section by section trail descriptions with maps
- Homestay Directory
- Photo Gallery
- Facebook page, Facebook group (for discussions), or Reddit discussions
- Janapar Online Store
The project has created marked trails, maps, located homestays, and created this website. Please share your questions and feedback with us so we can continuously improve the trail and our data. Please help spread the word about the Janapar Trail! Like and share the Facebook group, share posts, and tag any photos or tweets with #JanaparTrail
Janapar in other languages: Ճանապարհ (Armenian), Джанапар (Russian), ג'נאפאר (Hebrew), Dzianapar (Polish), Džanapar (Czech), Janapar (Italian), Canapar (Turkish), ჯანაპარ (Georgian)
About the Janapar Trail
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the marking of the Janapar Trail. The original trail traversed most of the Mountainous Republic of Artsakh, and over time extended into Armenia. As of 2017 the Janapar Trail is a 311 mile (500km) trail that stretches from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, past Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh (formerly Karabakh), to the town of Hadrut in southern Artsakh. About 200 miles of the trail are in Armenia, with the remainder in Artsakh. Please note that only some of the trail has trail markings, the rest is hiked by following the GPS tracks on smartphones and using maps, while efforts to mark the remainder are ongoing.
The Janapar Trail has been mentioned in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, Atlas Obscura, Yerevan Magazine, Nouvelle d'Arménie, and many other publications.