Gtichavank (Armenian: Գտչավանք) is a 13th-century Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the district of Hadrut (historical country of Dizak) of the Republic of Artsakh named after the historical Armenian Kingdom of Artsakh. formerly known as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Remains of the monastery may be reached by hikers via theJanapar Trail. a long distance trail that runs from Vardenis in Armenia to Hadrut in Artsakh.[1] Another trail leading to this popular monastery is the Gtichavank Loop Trail which starts in Togh Village. In 2018 the trail was cleared of over grown vegetation and marked with Red and White painted blazes by Trails For Change NGO. From the monastery you can continue down the Gtichavank Loop Trail or take the Janapar Trail down to Togh Village. From the Monastery you can either take the unmarked trail behind the Monastery back to Togh Village or the Janapar Trail.

AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
LocationTogh, Hadrut Province,
Republic of Artsakh Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (de facto);
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (de jure);
Gtichavank is located in Republic of Artsakh
Shown within Republic of Artsakh
Geographic coordinates39°35′37″N 46°56′31″E / 39.593547°N 46.941944°ECoordinates: 39°35′37″N 46°56′31″E / 39.593547°N 46.941944°E

See also


  1. ^ Janapar Wikipedia article

External links

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