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Janapar Trail -Section 3 - Azokh to Karmir Shuka

From Azokh Village and it's cave, over a mountain on a foot trail to Shekher, then through fields to Karmir Shuka.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 5.9 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  This section of the trail takes you from the village of Azokh, with its hillside cave, over the mountain to the village of Shekher,... more »

Tips:  *Set some time aside to hike up to Azokh Cave. The entrance is nice, and it's an easy hike, but there isn't much to the inside. ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Azokh Highway Junction

You can see the Azokh Cave entrance on the opposite hillside from this point.

2. Azokh Village Square

Good spot to get supplies before heading out on your hike.

3. Water trough

Shortly after departing the village of Azokh, you come across an old water trough.

4. Holy place

There is a small tomb here that locals come to in order to light candles and make sacrifices at. Animal parts hang from trees, and khorovats (BBQ) pits indicate that the place is a popular place for locals to spend time.

5. Start of footpath - ruined house

You'll reach a turnoff at this point, where you transition from the foot trail to a dirt road, right at about the spot there is an old traditional house in ruins below the dirt road.

6. Shekher Village

A small village climbing up the hillside.

7. Turn

When you're heading south to Shekher and Azokh, you take this right. When heading north to Karmir Shuka, make a left turn at this point.

8. Turnoff

You just barely touch the highway and turn back off.

9. Pipe foot bridge

A test of your balance - but no fear, there is a wire to hold onto.

10. Mulberry orchard

In early summer you'll see the mulberries being harvested and can sample a few along the way.

11. Karmir Shuka

Eastern edge of the town of Karmir Shuka (Red Market).