Welcome to the Janapar Trail project. Unfortunately, due to the 44 days of war in 2020, much of the trail is not in a hikeable state, and obtaining a tourist visa has become much more difficult for many passport holders. If you are able to enter Artsakh/Karabakh, it is now only possible to hike the Stepanakert to Badara to Kolotak to Gandzasar sections of the trail.
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 unforgettable 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: The original list of homestays (verified and unverified)
Foursquare Homestay List: Verified Homestays list on Foursquare where you can leave comments
Thru-Hike Finishers List
The Janapar Trail Project is a volunteer-based organization whose goal is to develop the hiking potential of Artsakh and support the touristic development of the region. 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 Trail blogs in other languages:
[ Džanapar (Czech)]
[ Ճանապարհ (Armenian)]
[ Джанапар (Russian)]
[ Janapar (Italian)]
[ Canapar (Turkish)]
[ ჯანაპარ (Georgian)]
About the Janapar Trail
Founded in 2007, the Janapar Trail trail traverses most of the mountainous Republic of Artsakh, and connects to Armenia.
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.