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Dilijan to Jukhtakvank

Dilijan to Jukhtakvank

5h
7.1 km
2,103 m
1,598 m
Easy

Things to see

UWC Dilijan
Jukhtak Monastery
This hike will take you from the center of Dilijan to the twin churches of Jukhtak Monastery through Dilijan National Park, on a route that’s part of the Transcaucasian Trail (TCT).

As you make your way out of Dilijan on Getapnya Street, take the time to see some local cultural sites, or maybe hit one of several hip new cafes that have popped up in the town center, like Tava, Cafe #2, or Kchuch. The remainder of the route will give you a glimpse at what local life is like. You’ll pass a school, bus shelter, and several vendors selling locally-made products on the side of the road. This hike ends at the Jukhtak Monastery complex. FYI, the churches there are twins, but not identical! One was built in the 12th century and the other was built in the 13th.

How to get there

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Elsa Kaplanian
Such a lovely trail, only 1 hour to reach the top ,where you feel on the top of the world, breathtaking sceneries,wildlife and so much to look around.
Petra Iva
As the most of the trail is on the road, it is not super interesting walking both there and back. We took a taxi (almost) until Jukhtakvank, which was very atmospheric and then from there followed a short circular path (less than 4 km, Medieval Monasteries Trail) to Matosavank. We didn't meet anyone on the way and the forest around monasteries was beautiful. Much nicer than the way back to Dilijan, along the road, although we did meet some nice locals on the way :)

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