Photo-Story of Karvachar Region of Artsakh Republic. Photos by MazzoniGuide.
A mountainous territory, with forests, rivers, hotsprings, ancient ruins, and Christian monasteries, Karvachar covers an area of roughly 1,936 km². The remote region still has no petrol for sale, has not seen road work in decades, and has no overnight accomodations. The regional center is the town of Karvachar. Karvachar region is the perfect place for the extremal and eco tourism.
Karvachar is situated on the territory of the historic Vaykunik district of Artsakh in the Kingdom of Armenia. The district was known as Upper Khachen during the medieval period and later known as Tsar. It was part of the Khaghbakid branch of the Siunid princes of Khachen who were descendants of the Tsar meliks who held the region until it came under Russian rule
Karvachar is bounded to the north by the Mrav Mountains. It can be broken roughly into three main river canyons. Most famous areas in Karvachar: Levonaget-Trtu River Canyon – This canyon, which serves as the primary road connecting northern Karabakh to Armenia is not usually visited, except perhaps for a quick visit to Dadivank.
Trtu River Canyon – The branch of the Trtu that leads up to Karvachar town, and from there up to Tsar and beyond.
Tutkhun River Canyon – Driving through a tunnel rough-cut right through stone, this rarely visited canyon has a great hotspring and beautiful scenery.
Photos by MazzoniGuide. Text by ArmeniaPedia.org