Stage 6: Dilijan to Jukhtakvank
Part of the Transcaucasian Trail route through Dilijan National Park, Armenia.
Status: Open & Marked
Starting in the centre of Dilijan, make for the NW corner of the traffic island, next to the Mimino statue and drinking fountain outside the souvenir shop and information centre. Follow the Vanadzor road away from the roundabout and take the first left, so you are walking along the sidewalk parallel to the river with the river on your left. Follow this boulevard for 900m, then cross the pedestrian footbridge on your left. Turn right off the bridge and continue 430m along the riverside with the river on your right.
Re-cross the river on a second footbridge. Cross the road and continue straight, away from the river and past the school on your right. Round the corner to the right at the end of this street and continue up to the main Vanadzor road. Make a sharp hairpin left on this road.
Follow the sidewalk along the main road for 1.3km. Cross the road at the junction by the bus shelter. Continue on the opposite sidewalk for a further 650m to the junction with Abovyan Street. You’ll see several signs for Jukhtakvank. Turn right at this junction and follow the broken asphalt road for 2.7km to reach the trailhead for Jukhtakvank.
Follow the dirt road up to the right. After 400m, the main TCT route branches off and right up a narrow footpath into the forest. Continue another 250m up and to the left on the dirt road to find the Jukhtakvank twin churches.
TCT Dilijan National Park
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