Join our new-for-2022 fundraising trek
in Lori, Armenia!

8-day itinerary: June 5–12, 2022
Participation fee: $1,950 USD per person (GBP/EUR/AMD)
5 of 10 places remaining

Join us this June to explore the latest stage of the Transcaucasian Trail in Armenia!

Once again we’re inviting you to join fellow supporters together with our trail designers to hike a brand new stage of the Transcaucasian Trail: a deep exploration of the “Four Gorges of Lori”, in northern Armenia.

This part of the TCT is so new, in fact, that we’re still in the middle of building it!

Work on the trail will continue throughout the spring – and we’re developing multiple route options in the region. Then, in June, we’ll be dropping our tools to take you on a week-long loop of all the new trails in the Debed Canyon, testing out the many ways we might link them up to create the official route of the Transcaucasian Trail across Lori province.

Read on for the full details of this brand new concept for a fundraising trek – and why your participation matters more than ever!


Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Meet in Yerevan, 3hr transfer to Lori & night in hotel
Days 2–6: Full hiking days + 50% guesthouses / 50% camping nights
Day 7: Full-day hike & night in hotel
Day 8: Surprise activity + 3hr transfer to Yerevan

Approx total distance: 90km (53 miles)
Avg daily distance: 15km (9 miles)

I have done a lot of hiking in my time so am qualified to say that this was by far the best group hiking experience I have ever had.

Guy, former fundraising trek participant
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Our Newest Fundraising Trek Departs In Less Than Two Months!

For 2022, we are proud to offer you the one-off opportunity not just to hike some of the newest trails in Armenia – and to do so in the company of the people who designed them – but also to help decide the “official” route of the Transcaucasian Trail across one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes.

Read on to find out why we’re asking for your involvement with this decision, as well as the finer details of the trek itself, and what you can expect from a high-summer hiking adventure in northern Armenia’s most rich and verdant of provinces…

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TCT Fundraising Treks Are More Than Just Hiking Tours.

Some people want to hike alone. Others prefer the company of a group, the expertise of a local guide, and the convenience of a support team. That’s why commercial package tours exist – and there’s no shortage of them.

We offer something a little different.

Okay: a lot different.

How This All Started (And Why It Continues Today)

Back in 2017, after completing Armenia’s first major trail-building project in Dilijan National Park, we were… more than a little proud of what we’d achieved.

In pursuit of the Transcaucasian Trail vision, we’d spent six months mounting the largest professional trail construction effort Armenia had ever seen. We’d created a TCT HQ in Dilijan, brought professional trail designers and crew leaders from the USA to share their expertise, and gathered more than 50 volunteers from Armenia and around the world together in Dilijan.

Then we’d spent the summer living at remote trail camps in the forests and mountains, learning and teaching the skills of sustainable trail work, and getting our hands dirty digging brand new footpaths in one of the country’s best-loved national parks.

Mission accomplished, we naturally wanted to share what we’d created with as many fellow hikers and outdoor lovers as possible. So we strung together a route made up of all the new trails we’d built, created a simple one-week itinerary, and invited members of the Transcaucasian Trail community to join us on a group hike of the first official stage of the TCT in Armenia.

It took just days to fill all 10 places, with a long waiting list of supporters eager to join the next one.

What followed was a week of glorious hiking under clear skies and sunshine among the broadleaf woodlands and limestone cliffs of Dilijan National Park.

We camped in verdant forest glades, crossed frigid rivers, and waded through wildflower meadows. And of course, we got plenty of invites to homemade vodka-drinking marathons with locals. This was Armenia, after all.

Gradually, we began to realise that this was a hiking tour like no other. How often did trail users get to hear the stories of the people who built the trails they were walking on? And how often did the people who built the trails get to share the experiences of the first hikers to use them? The short answer to both of those questions: almost never.

What we had experienced together felt truly special – and totally unrepeatable.

Not just that, but the funds left over from the hikers’ participation fees – which were similar to what they’d have paid for a commercial tour of the same length – meant we could crack on with the next phase of our work.

That was, of course, to repeat our success and build the next section of the Transcaucasian Trail for another new wave of hikers to enjoy.

Since that first fundraising trek, we’ve replayed this model every year, each time pioneering a brand new route and offering our participants a true never-to-be-repeated experience – which itself makes the next season’s new adventures possible.

In 2019 we followed ancient trails through the cavernous valleys of Vayots Dzor province, raising funds to rebuild critical sections of the trail in the popular Noravank Gorge. The reconstruction work took place just a few weeks later, and the results continue to serve trail users today.

In 2020… well, the less said the better.

But in 2021 we took our team of supporters on a meandering 12-day adventure through the dramatic gorges of Syunik province, following the newly-opened Legends Trail, and topping out at the summit of mighty Mount Khustup.

Later this year we’ll be heading back to Syunik to improve several sections of the route, redesign the “wild camping” experience, and find new ways to partner with local businesses to elevate the next fundraising trek experience in Syunik yet further.

We often get asked to re-run these treks by people who’ve heard about them from past participants. But the truth is that the magic of these experiences is that everyone is having it for the first time – both the hikers who join us from around the world, and the trail-builders and guides who know the trails but have never experienced them as hikers.

When you join this rapidly-approaching group trek in Lori province this June, you’ll be following in the same tradition of intrepid Transcaucasian Trail supporters who embrace the inherent unknowns of our unashamedly experimental hiking adventures.

But that’s not all that’ll make this particular trek memorable.

This time, we’re adding a brand new twist to the proceedings – in which your participation will directly influence the immediate future of the trail itself.

Specifically: we’ll be asking your help to decide exactly which route the Transcaucasian Trail through Lori should take.

Why? Well, this work-in-progress map of the evolving trail network in the region might help illustrate the conundrum:


As you can see, we have a problem.

There are too many amazing trails to choose from to design a single route across Lori.

The Debed, Dzoraget, Pambak and Marts canyons are all packed with ancient, forgotten footpaths between villages and historic monuments. When our team set out to rediscover and map them all out, we discovered a much bigger network than we expected.

With plenty of help from our partners and collaborators, the last three years have seen many of these trails cleared, rebuilt, way-marked and signposted – a massive effort, and one that continues into 2022, with the trail network set to expand once again.

The trouble is, we just can’t decide exactly which of these trails should be knitted together to form the official ‘main route’ of the TCT.

So we’re going to solve this problem by hiking all of them with you, and then asking what you think.

That’s why we’re referring to this new trek as the “Four Gorges of Lori” – and why, for the first time ever, we’ll be conducting it as a loop, finishing up at the end of the week back where we started, having hiked all of the possible route options the TCT might take.

At the end of the trek, we’ll be asking for your feedback on what you’ve experienced. And, based on what you tell us, we’ll make the final call on what the official main route of the Transcaucasian Trail through Lori will be.

Then, with the funds raised from the trek, we’ll send our team straight out to install the infrastructure and signage to make it real.

You’ll return home having achieved far more than simply hiking a stage of the Transcaucasian Trail. You’ll have played a direct part in deciding exactly what that stage should look and feel like – and how future hikers on the TCT will experience it from that point forth.

It’s a something of a marketing cliché to say this is an experience you’ll find nowhere else. But we really do mean it this time.

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So much for the why – what’s the hike actually going to be like?

To us, the thought of Lori in June conjures up images of waist-deep wildflower meadows, dramatic river rapids, vertiginous rock-hewn paths leading into and out of basalt gorges, and a verdant pastoral landscape in full swing: beekeepers tending their hives, herds of free-roaming cattle providing milk for the famous cheeses of the region, and terraced orchards bursting with peaches and nectarines.

These are the impressions that blew away our thru-hiking team in 2021 on their way across the north of Armenia. And it is why we’ve chosen June – in our humble opinion the very best time of year – to discover the nature and culture of this unique corner of the country.

Your Itinerary For The Week

June 5–12th, 2022

The exact route we’ll take will come together as departure date approaches and work on the new trails comes to a close – but it’ll be based on a hit-list of the most spectacular trails, the most unmissable cultural experiences, and hand-picked overnight stays.

As always, our goal with this trek is to combine the three things the Caucasus is most famous for: gravity-defying mountain landscapes, a stunning richness of culture and biodiversity, and some of the most welcoming people on Earth!

Alongside that, you’ll discover what makes the province of Lori special, exploring the monuments that illuminate some of its long and chequered history, as well as seeing first-hand the work of some of the innovators who are reimagining what tourism in the modern-day region could look like.

Sunday 5th June: Meet in Yerevan, 3-hour transfer to Lori & night in hotel

We’ll meet in the morning at our office in Yerevan for a tour of the Transcaucasian Trail HQ. From here, we’ll load up the minibus and make our way north to Lori province, stopping en route for lunch at a local eatery. We’ll spend the night at a hotel in the heart of the Debed Canyon and enjoy a pre-hike feast before departure the following morning.

Monday 6th–Saturday 11th June: Average 15km (9mi) hikes & nights in B&Bs or campsites

The core of the experience is, of course, the hiking! We’ll spend six full days exploring the four gorges – the Debed, Marts, Pambak and Dzoraget – around which Lori’s new trail network is strung.

Daily distances will vary, but the average will be approximately 15km (9 miles), passing through varied terrain, from rocky paths carved into the gorge-sides, all the way up to the spectacular mountain ridges overlooking the valleys below. We’ll carry personal items, packed lunches, and other supplies in our day-packs, with our overnight bags shuttled between destinations by our 4×4-equipped support crew.

At night, we’ll split our evenings between local guesthouses and a selection of secret “wild camping” locations in remote and hard-to-reach beauty spots. On these nights, your camping gear will be brought to the campsites ahead of time, basic sanitation facilities will be set up, and the support crew will serve your dinner al fresco as the sun goes down.

On the final day of hiking, we’ll arrive back at our starting point, having completed a loop of the four gorges of Lori and experienced all the possible routes Transcaucasian Trail thru-hikers might use on their way across the province – and then we’ll celebrate together with a well-earned final dinner.

Sunday 12th June: Surprise experience + 3-hour transfer to Yerevan

After a lazy breakfast, we’ve got something special in store for you to round off the week’s adventures. We don’t want to spoil the surprise, so let’s just say it takes the theme of exploring a mighty river canyon to it’s natural conclusion!

We’ll make our way back to Yerevan after lunch, stopping to visit a couple of cultural sites along the way. We’ll be back in the capital in the late afternoon in time for check-in at your hotel of choice and to say our final goodbyes.

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A Few Of The Highlights That Await You

Lori province is traditionally known for being home to two of Armenia’s most-loved monasteries: Sanahin and Haghpat.

Both are featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Reaching them on foot means you’ll get the chance to explore these sites outside of peak visiting hours – and in the tranquil atmosphere their devout designers no doubt intended.

Our trek will also take us to several lesser-known historic churches only accessible by foot.

These include the gorge-side edifice of Kobayr with its shared Georgian and Armenian provenance; the sprawling monastic complex of Hnevank, named for the Greek heritage to be found scattered throughout Lori; and the forested ruins of St Grigor Bardzrakash monastery, best known to Armenians as one of the locations in the Soviet-era film Gikor.

Your visits to these ancient sites will be interspersed with some of the modern cultural curiosities we’ve hand-picked to include on this trek.

You’ll visit the house-museum of the much-loved children’s author Hovhannes Tumanyan (who incidentally wrote the story of Gikor). We’ll take you on a tour of the C.O.A.F. Smart Center, a cutting-edge educational campus serving the children of surrounding villages, and one of our partners in developing trail tourism in the region.

And we’ll drop in at what we believe is Armenia’s only matchbox label museum in the tiny industrial town of Tumanyan, featuring thousands of historic matchbox labels from the USSR and beyond. Weird? Yes. Worth visiting? Absolutely.

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This experience really is available nowhere else…

Perhaps the aspect of our treks that our participants most often praise is the blend of genuinely new adventures, careful behind-the-scenes coordination, and the insights you get by hiking alongside people deeply involved in trail work in Armenia.

When you join this (or any other) TCT fundraising trek, all of the mundanities of organising a multi-day hike are already taken care of by our expert logistics team, who’ll shadow our progress in a support vehicle, carrying all of our overnight bags and supplies, setting up overnight arrangements in advance, and being on hand in the case of emergency.

This leaves you free to feel the spirit of the Transcaucasian Trail via an eye-opening walk through simply stunning natural and cultural landscapes, infused with the heartfelt hospitality so deeply embedded in the spirit of the Caucasian peoples.

…and we really can make this invitation only once.

This is the first and last time we’ll be running a fundraising trek that takes in all of the trails of the Four Gorges of Lori.

We may well organise fundraising treks across this province in the future. But they’ll look very different to this one. As a reminder, after the trek is over, you’ll be invited to help us collectively determine what the official Transcaucasian Trail across Lori province will be. The map of the TCT will literally change as a result of your participation.

This opportunity is also limited to a maximum of 10 team members.

There’s a reason for this: we’ve found 10 to be the optimal number of people (along with two guides) to ensure the group is able to tackle the inherent challenges of a multi-day hike together, and can genuinely share in a sense of collective achievement at the end of the trek.

More than 10 and it begins to feel like an exercise in people management. We don’t want that – even if bigger groups would help us raise more funds – and we’re pretty sure you don’t either.

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Fee for participation:

$1,950 USD per person

(See this in GBP / EUR / AMD)

Includes 1-year membership of the Transcaucasian Trail Association.

Already a paid annual member of the TCTA? Did you know your fee counts towards your place on this trek? Find out more

We have just 5 spots left on a first-come, first-served basis.

We’re truly excited to be able to offer this unique experience, and we genuinely wish we could make it more widely available. But, for the reasons explained above, we can’t. That’s why we’re putting all our efforts into making this trek as eye-opening and memorable as it can possibly be.

When you sign up to join us on this trek, you’re trusting us to deliver on our promises. For us, this is far more than a fundraising tool: it’s genuinely a joy to share our work with you in this way. We hope you’ll feel this passion throughout your time with us.

Register now to secure your place on the team.

Filling in this short application form will put you in line for one of the remaining spots. Depending on your response, we may get back to you with additional questions to ensure this experience is right for you. If you’re accepted, your spot(s) will be held for 15 days. We’ll ask you to make a deposit of 50% of the total participation fee to secure your place. You’re under no obligation to commit before this point – we simply ask you to let us know so we can open up your slot to somebody else.

If you prefer not to use the online form, you can contact our coordination team directly on [email protected].

What happens after I register?

This is an registration form, not a payment form, and using it neither obliges you to take part in the trek nor guarantees you a place! We first want to make sure that you’re fully informed about the experience and that your expectations match what we’re offering. Our fundraising trek coordinator may respond to your message by email to go over the details of the trek and ask you a few more questions relating to your level of hiking experience and fitness. Once we meet the minimum number of participants, we’ll ask you to make a 50% deposit to secure your place on the team, with the remaining 50% balance due 30 days before the departure date. We’ll be in further contact with you before you arrive in Armenia, and we’ll always be on hand to answer any questions you may have during that time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if the trek has to be cancelled at the last minute due to Covid 19-related concerns?

Travel isn’t quite as simple as it used to be – but we’re still doing everything within our power to ensure that things go as planned, and that you can register for this trek with as little risk as possible.

So. if changing circumstances due to COVID-19 make it unviable for us to operate this trek, we pledge to refund in full any deposit payments you’ve made. You can alternatively request your deposit be kept on account towards any future TCT fundraising trek in Armenia.

Why isn’t there a detailed, day-by-day itinerary yet?

As mentioned in the description above, we’re still physically working on the trail network in Lori in coordination with a number of partner organisations. There’s every chance that as you read these words, a crew of trail-builders is out there clearing, repairing and signposting the trails we’ll walk on. We want to wait for this work to be complete before deciding upon the fine details of the route we’ll take. This information will be shared with you before departure so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

I’m a solo traveller/a couple/younger/older – is this also for me?

We actually receive a lot of concerned-sounding enquiries from people who are worried about their age, or about joining a group of strangers.

The short answer here is that you’ll probably find yourself in good company!

We would estimate that about half of our participants are retired (or semi-retired) hikers and trekkers with far more experience than they might openly admit to. There’s also usually an equal mix of couples (or pairs) and solo participants.

It rarely takes long for the group to find common ground. Indeed, it’s already there: we’re all hikers, we’re all supporters of the Transcaucasian Trail, and we all chose to join this trek over all the other ways we might have spent these days of our lives!

I’ve never done a multi-day hike before – can I still join?

We need to be honest: if you’ve never hiked for several days in a row before, and especially if you’ve no experience of travel outside the developed world, it’s unlikely that this experience is going to be as enjoyable as it should be, either for you or for the group you’re joining.

There are many trails around the world you might choose to follow as a first-time trekker which will provide far more in terms of the safety nets that’ll help you learn what’s involved and how it feels to travel in this way. Hiking in the Caucasus is fairly unforgiving by comparison, and so we generally don’t accept team members who we don’t feel have the background of relevant experience to take the inherent challenges in their stride.

I’m an introvert/extrovert and I’m slightly concerned about the group trek format – what do you suggest?

We totally understand the importance of managing your energy levels according to your personality traits and those of your fellow group members.

One of the ways we create space for this is by having two guides accompany the group at all times; one taking the lead and the other bringing up the rear. This allows team members to “spread out” along the route during stages of the hike, so you can socialise or take some down-time according to your needs.

Evenings are generally a communal occasion, with shared meals and time to rest and recuperate. All the same, if you prefer to retire early, that’s absolutely fine, and for solo travellers we offer single instead of shared rooms at guesthouses for a small supplement.

What exactly is included for the price?

For the $1,950 USD fee, you’ll receive all of the services and inclusions as detailed above, including all transport, luggage transfers, meals (including lunches), and accommodation, as well as the company of two guides for the duration of your trek.

Not included are items of a personal nature (e.g. phone credit), trail snacks, visas or applicable fees, international flights, accommodation in Yerevan, personal travel insurance, tips to guesthouses or any other services, or any personal hiking/camping equipment.

How does prior membership of TCTA affect the price?

If you are a paid annual member of TCTA at the time of signing up (including membership gained as a result of a previous donation to the TCTA), your membership fee will be discounted against the 50% deposit payment, so you’ll pay $875 USD instead of $975 USD, or the equivalent in Euros or Armenian drams.

If you are not a member, you will acquire TCTA membership for one year from the date of paying the deposit, including all the benefits of membership, with no obligation to renew.

How do I secure a place on the team?

Get in touch as soon as possible, using the registration form, to inform us of your interest! We’ll send you an intake questionnaire to ensure that your expectations will be met by the kind of experience we’re offering. If all is well, then once we meet the minimum number of participants, we’ll ask you to pay a deposit of $975 USD ($875 for paid TCTA members) within 15 days of the payment request in order to secure your place. The balance of $975 USD will be due 30 days before departure (further details will be included as part of your pre-trip information pack).

How does payment work, and where does my money go?

Both the deposit and balance payments can be made online by debit/credit card, or by international bank transfer, directly to our local NGO in Armenia. As mentioned above, your deposit is considered a charitable donation for tax purposes, and is distributed among local projects that support our goals. The final balance payment covers the direct costs of running the trek.

Card payments can be made in US Dollars, Euros, or Armenian Drams (AMD). Armenian Dram (AMD) is our preferred currency as it incurs fewer bank fees. The final payment amount will be converted from US Dollars into other currencies at the rate published by the Central Bank of Armenia on the date the payment is requested. If you prefer to make payments by international bank transfer, please contact us for the requisites.

What level of fitness and experience do I need to be?

We’ll be hiking up to 20km per day, with a daily elevation gain/loss of 300-1,200m (900-4,000ft) and a maximum elevation of 2,500m (8,200ft). In other words, you must be fit and conditioned to regular long days of walking in steep terrain and on rough tracks and trails. You must also be comfortable camping in a wild location with basic, temporary facilities, and with setting up your own tent and camping equipment.

Is any equipment provided? If not, what do I need to bring?

We’ll take care of all meals, including when we’re camping. We’ll also provide ingredients for packed lunches, which you will be able to choose from before the start of each day’s hike. All team members are expected to bring their own personal hiking/camping equipment with them. Click here to download a full packing list (PDF).

What is the weather going to be like?

Lori in June is generally warm, clear and sunny, with the possibility of occasional thunderstorms, and cooler temperatures at night. Expect a mixture of dry and pleasant days on the trail together with sudden rain! Most of the route is at moderate elevations, where severe wind and exposure is unlikely to be a problem, but you should still pack for poor weather, including good boots and full waterproofs.

I want to book my flights – when should I aim to arrive and depart in Yerevan?

On Sunday 5th June, we ask you to make your way to central Yerevan by 10:00, so we suggest arriving the previous day in order to rest, orient yourself, and ensure a timely rendezvous.

If you wish to depart on the final transfer day to Yerevan (Sunday 12th June), we will aim to arrive in Yerevan city centre by 17:00, so any flight departing after 20:00 is suggested – it may be preferable to stay an additional night in Yerevan and depart the following day.

I have special dietary requirements – can these be catered for?

Vegetarians and vegans can be catered for. We suggest bringing personal trail snacks if you have any other special dietary requirements, including nut allergies. These meal requirements can be provided for only if we know in advance and within reason considering the rural location.

I read that on many of the nights we’ll be in guesthouses and homestays. What should I expect?

Guesthouses in Armenia are of a simple and basic nature, usually with shared bathroom facilities. Shared rooms generally accommodate two or three people in single beds; sometimes more. Expect hostel-style conditions in most rural locations. A hearty dinner and breakfast should always be expected!

In the hotels at the start and end of the trip, we will do our best to accommodate solo group members in single rooms, although this cannot be guaranteed. For a small supplement we can also arrange single rooms at guesthouses during the trek.

What should I expect from the camping nights?

Since full-service campsites are yet to be developed along this route, we will set up temporary camps where necessary (2–3 nights total and never more than one night in a row) and provide you with essential facilities. Clean drinking water, hand-washing facilities and a basic outdoor toilet will be available, but don’t expect a shower on these nights – unless you fancy jumping into a nearby river!

How many other hikers will there be?

We’re accepting a maximum of 10 supporters for this trek, not including the two guides, in order to keep the experience unique and personal. The minimum number of participants we’ll need to operate the trek is four.

When will the details hiking itinerary be finalised?

The dates and the general route will remain as advertised. Because the trail network is still under development, specific daily routes and distances will depend on what work is done between now and June, and thus the status of the trail network by the time the trek begins.

Depending on weather and on the availability of accommodation, exact routes taken and overnight accommodation options may vary from any published itineraries, for reasons of practicality and safety. We will also have arrangements in place for any additional transport the trek leaders deem necessary for a safe and enjoyable trip.

Can the Lori fundraising hike be combined with other adventures in the region?

Yes! We can recommend several operators to create and coordinate other adventure and cultural experiences in Armenia and the Caucasus, in order to make the most of your visit to the region. Or why not consider combining this with one of our other group treks?

Are there any safety or security risks I should be aware of in Armenia?

We suggest you check the UK FCO website or the equivalent travel advice from your home country for comprehensive information and guidance on travel in Armenia.

What kind of travel insurance will I need?

Personal travel insurance is mandatory for each individual to cover any accidents and emergencies. Your policy must include trekking up to 2,500m altitude. Please be aware of the possible dangers of this type of travel (e.g. limited medical facilities in some areas, mountain travel, non standard accommodation with limited electricity and water), and that conditions can mean a greater risk of discomfort, sickness, theft, natural disaster, etc. We will ask you for your policy number and the 24-hour medical emergency contact number of the insurers so that in the event of a medical emergency we may be able to contact the insurers on your behalf. We would also advise you to buy cancellation insurance as soon as the booking is made to protect your deposit.

What happens if the trek has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances?

We will do everything possible to deliver the experience as detailed here and to make sure that you enjoy your time on the TCT as much as possible, even in the case of unexpected circumstances. However, we cannot always provide the planned service in the the case of unavoidable events or beyond our control, including Force Majeure. In the case of Force Majeure, this means that we will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way. These can include, for example, war, threat of war, riot, civil disobedience or strike, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, acts of god, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, technical or maintenance problems with transport providers, closure of airports or any unforeseeable or unavoidable event beyond our control. This is standard practice in the terms and conditions of organised treks such as this, and should be covered by your personal travel insurance.

I’d prefer to hire camping equipment rather than bring my own. Is this possible?

We can arrange tent hire on your behalf at an additional cost of $100 USD per two-person tent. This additional cost may be split with other interested group members. We can also arrange hire of camping mattresses; please mention this in your enquiry if you are interested. For reasons of health and safety you must supply your own sleeping bag.

Will I be able to charge my phone/camera/other device? How about internet access?

WiFi is available is some guesthouses, as well as 220–240V mains electricity (with European-style sockets) in all guesthouses. If you wish, you may bring your own power packs to charge phones and other devices. Mobile data is available in many areas via the purchase of a local SIM card and data package, but reception cannot always be guaranteed.

Is this experience available anywhere else?

No – this is an exclusive offer to supporters of the Transcaucasian Trail who wish to explore the region with the TCT team members themselves, and at the same time help raise funds to support our future work.