Trip from Yerevan to Stepanakert by car
The majority of the guests of Armenia aim to visit Artsakh for at least a couple of days. The length of the route between Yerevan and Stepanakert is 320 km. The distance is quite large and many travelers may have some questions about the trip.
How to get from Yerevan to Stepanakert?
If you have not booked any of the many multi-day tours to Stepanakert, then the most convenient way to travel is by car. Today, there are two working highways, connecting Yerevan and Stepanakert, through Goris - Lachin and Martuni - Askeran, with a length of 326 and 320 km, respectively. Beautiful landscapes all along the highways, good road conditions and well-developed infrastructure will make your trip interesting and enjoyable.
What to see on the way?
When traveling along this route, you may have only one problem! The problem of choosing the visited attractions and numerous ancient temples are constantly encountered along the entire route. After all, you are traveling through a country that is otherwise called an open-air museum. Khor Virap - the place of imprisonment of Gregory the Illuminator; the village of Areni, where you can taste excellent wines; the medieval monastery complex Noravank; springs of the famous Jermuk mineral water; Karahunj - Armenian Stonehenge; the longest cable car in the world, taking a ride along which you can visit the 9th century monastery of Tatev; the fortress city of Shushi; monastic complexes Gandzasar and Dadivank; high-mountainous lake Sevan; pagan temple of Garni; Geghard Monastery, where one of the relics of the entire Christian world is kept - the spearhead with which Jesus was pierced on the crucifix - all of the above, only some of the attractions that you can visit during the trip, with slight deviations from the main route.
Best time to visit Artsakh
Of course, any time of the year has its own beauty and the same monuments of architecture and landscapes are perceived differently. But, we must not forget that most of the above routes run along high-mountain passes, where drifts often occur in winter. And for this reason alone, we recommend organizing a trip between spring and autumn.
Car rental for the trip
As noted above, the most convenient way to travel is by car. In addition to comfort and time saving, having a car will allow you not to follow to the standard excursion program and their time limits. If you have decided your trip, then it is most convenient to book a car in advance by using the services of one of the car rental companies. As an example “Swift” car renting company, we will list what services, in addition to the fact of renting a car, you can use. The company's employees will help you plan the best travel route, we recommend using the car rental service with a driver, whose experience and good knowledge of the area will save time, make the trip more comfortable and, more importantly, give you the opportunity to see as many attractions as possible.
And in conclusion, the company will always, as soon as possible, come to your aid at any point on the route, if there is a need. You are welcome!