7.8 km | 3 hours | Easy
This is one of the easiest, yet most varied, sections on the trail From Father in Heaven to Mother Nature. It can be completed in under three hours and the second half consists largely of a downhill walk into the village of Shgharshik. It is particularly suitable for landscape photography, offering some of the best views of the surrounding villages and mountains.
After a long, mid steep climb you come to a break in the forest with views of Khustup mountain, the main peak being on the far left. After 2.6km, reach this plateau, after which you will walk slightly more than a kilometer. Be sure that you will take proper route: there are three signs (left, straight, straight). From here the decent begins to Shgharshik village.
This segment was first scouted by ARK volunteers with the financial support of Azi Melkonyan