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Janapar Trail -Section 4 - Karmir Shuka to Avetaranots

From Karmir Shuka to the massive 2,000 year old plane tree, and on to Avetaranots village with a minor palace ruins.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 10.4 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  Starting in the busy town of Karmir Shuka (Red Market) you head up the hill to a huge 2,000 year old Plane tree. With 44 square... more »

Tips:  * Watch for leeches if you swim under the waterfall.

* You'll have to cross a stream or two where you may get your feet wet. Have... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Tnjri - giant 2,000 year old Plane tree

This 2,000 year old Plane tree, locally known as Tnjri or Chinari is 27 meters around the trunk. The huge hollow cavern inside forms a large 44 square meter (about 500 square foot) room.

2. Spring - water trough

A spring off of the road where people come by for a break.

3. Waterfall

Nice little waterfall with a pool below. Climbing above the fall is nice as well. Be careful if you swim in the pool though - there are leeches!

4. Mulberry vodka homestill

When mulberries are in season, this little distillery will be producing a never-ending supply of Karabakh's famous mulberry vodka (tuti oghi). Go down to check it out and you'll be hard pressed to leave without taking a shot or two.

General market price for this sort of vodka is about 3,000 drams ($7.50 US) a liter. I don't know if these guys... More

5. Melik's house

In the village of Avetaranots is an old Melik's house, or minor palace. Not an impressive structure, but an interesting bit of the local history.