9.2 km | 3 hours | Easy
This segment of the trail links the villages of Tandzaver and Antarashat. It is one of the easiest sections because it has a moderate climb through the shade of the forest before a steady downhill walk into the final destination.
Upon exiting the forest, you reach a stretch of open fields, some used as farm land. Here the path loops around up the hill to the right before descending into the valley on the opposite side of the gorge.
Following this you reenter the forest for another 30 minutes before reaching Antarashat. The name of the village translates literally as ‘big forest’. West from Antarashat in the valley of the river, there is a large wild forest with animals, including bears, wolves, wild cats and boars.
Next to the signpost signifying the end of the trail is a guesthouse run by Roman Harutyunyan. There is room to accommodate up to 15 people. It costs 10 Euro/person/night. Dinner and breakfast are also served for 7 and 3 euros respectively. Space for tent will be 5 euros.
It is necessary to contact at least one day in advance. Roman can be contacted by phone (098009150)
He is also able to give a tour through the village and nearby forests.