Tour to Nagorno Karabakh

GandzasarNagorno-Karabakh is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus, lying between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur and covering the southeastern range of the Lesser Caucasus mountains. The region is mostly mountainous and forested.

Nagorno-Karabakh is known for its mountainous beauty and cultural richness. Ancient monasteries and churches are found throughout the country. Karabakh hospitality is well documented in the region. Don’t be surprised to find yourself eating a family meal in a local village with numerous oghi (homemade mulberry vodka) toasts.

In the ancient Armenian walled-city of Shushi, you can wander the streets and gaze at the majestic Ghazanchetsots Cathedral. Ghazanchetsots Cathedral was built between 1868 and 1887 and has a facade of white limestone. During your  visit you should not miss the ancient Gandzasar Monastery, which sits on a mountain offering panoramic views. It is located near the town of Vank of the Mardakert district of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, in the very heart of Artsakh’s historical province of Khachen. For long a symbol of Artsakh’s Armenian statehood, the word “Gandzasar” is translated from Armenian as “Treasure-Mountain” (with “gandz” meaning “treasure” and “sar” meaning “mountain”). And it is a treasure indeed.Scheherazade

There are several Tourist/Souvenir Stores within Stepanakert. A great idea is to buy a Rug made in Karabakh, they are known for their Ancient rugs, it is said that many people in the region and bordering countries learnt rug making from the Ancient Armenian of Karakagh.

If you plan to travel to Karabakh from Yerevan, our company can provide cars that also can be driven into NKR – given that you are comfortable with the rather crazy Armenian traffic.

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