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Janapar Trail -Section 6 - Karintak to Shushi

Hike from Karintak's lush river valley, past a surreal waterfall and stunning canyon to the fortified city of Shushi.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 4.4 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  This is Day 6 along the Janapar Trail. This section takes you from the historic and aptly named village of Karintak ("under the ... more »

Tips:  * Bring a bathing suit if it's hot, you may want to jump into the Karkar river!

* Just follow the blue signs as you follow this well ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Foot Bridge

Small but sturdy foot bridge across the Karkar.

2. Zontik Waterfall

A surreal mossy waterfall known as Zontik (umbrella) will stun you with its beauty. There's a picturesque wooden bridge which will test your balance under slippery conditions, and a refreshing pool below.

All of this is located along the Karkar River, deep under the cliffs of the Karkar Canyon.

3. Ruins of Hunot Village

The village of Hunot was so deep in the Karkar Canyon that a road could never be built to it. The residents abandoned the village in Soviet times, preferring to live in more connected places, but ruins of the old stone structures still exist, and you'll be thankful for the solid old stone bridge you'll cross to get over the Karkar River.

4. Cave

This cave has a nice view of the sheer cliffs of the Karkar Canyon, but unfortunately the cows enjoy the cliffs often enough that the earthy smell will keep you from resting there - unless perhaps it rains.

5. View of the Karkar Canyon

The sheer vertical cliffs of the Karkar Canyon are skirted with lush forest. The view from above is quite impressive, and keeps changing as you hike. You'll appreciate how much you've climbed in elevation when you get to the top.

6. Field of Wildflowers

A great variety of wildflowers and insects can be found in this field in the Springtime.

7. Shushi - Fortified City

This historical fortified city has a lot to see. The first thing you'll notice are all the ruins, but then you'll notice the churches, mosques, city walls, museums and other historical structures the town has to offer a visitor.