Nagorno-Karabakh, officially the Republic of Artsakh, is a small, de facto independent country located in the heart of the South Caucasus region. The land of Artsakh, the central and largest part of which is better known throughout the 20th century as “Nagorno-Karabakh” or “Mountainous Karabakh,” is one of three ancient provinces of Armenia, located in the eastern end of the Armenian Plateau. The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic borders with Armenia in the west, Iran in the south, and with Azerbaijan in the north and east. Nagorno-Karabakh has a total area of 4,400 square kilometers (1,699 sq mi) and approximately half of the Nagorno-Karabakh terrain is over 950 meters (3,120 ft) above sea level.
Beyond the mystical beauty of the place, Karabakh is one of the cradles of Armenian statehood and contains a large number of the key landmarks of Armenian history. The region is an open sky treasure house of Christian art and architecture, hosting hundreds of medieval churches, monasteries and khachkars (cross-stones).
The magnificent scenery, soft climate, the pure curative air, the rich and varied forests, the healing mineral waters, the tumbling waterfalls, historic sights and the warm hospitality of local Karabakhi’s provide visitors with unforgettable memories. We invite you to travel with us on this amazing journey to Karabakh, so please check out our bestselling 10 days/9 nights Armenia & Karabakh Tour to learn more about this life-changing trip.