Explore the Trail

Everything You Need to Plan and Prepare for Your Hike on the Transcaucasian Trail


When complete, the Transcaucasian Trail will span 3,000 kilometers with two intersecting trails connecting three countries. While the finished trail is still a few years away, more than 1,500 kilometers of the trail are currently hikeable in Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.

Whether you’re looking for a day hike, thru-hike, or any distance in between, we’ve got you covered. Come discover the beauty, traditions, and history of the Caucasus!

Prepare for the Trail: Packing Lists, Trail Etiquette, and More

Whether you’re new to the Caucasus or call them home, a veteran thru-hiker or setting out on your first day hike, each trail has its own rewards and challenges. The Transcaucasian Trail will take you through remote villages, diverse ecosystems, high mountain passes, and wild river valleys.

Please note that the trail network is in active development. If you’re used to hiking clear trails and relying solely on blazes to find your way, many sections of the TCT offer much more of a challenge. Each section contains more details about the trail conditions you should expect. Make sure you’re prepared for your hike so you can enjoy it!

For independent hikers, our written trail guides, interactive maps and downloadable GPS data will give you all the information you need to follow sections of the TCT without the need of a guide.

As of 2022, Armenia can be thru-hiked in full. We also recommend a number of multi-day section hikes in Dilijan National Park, the Gegham Mountains, Vayots Dzor province, and Syunik province.

In Georgia, you can hike the Upper Svaneti and Imereti-Racha stages. The thru-hiking route is still evolving, but if you wish to attempt a thru-hike, you can join our Trailblazers program to get access to routes that are in progress.

In Azerbaijan,  you can hike between the Sheki to Zagatala and Guba to Gusar districts. The TCT is in active development, but due to the preliminary nature of the route and challenges with obtaining relevant permissions, attempting a thru-hike is not advised.

Interested in thru-hiking the TCT? Learn more about our Trailblazers program! 

Discover the Caucasus: Environmental and Cultural Notes

TCT Trail Status, end of 2023. Solid lines are developed routes; dotted lines are proposed and/or in development.
TCT Trail Status, end of 2023. Solid lines are developed routes; dotted lines are proposed and/or in development.