Cell service (via VivaCell-MTS) is usually available throughout the route (Haghartsin to Jukhtak). The 911 emergency services operate throughout Armenia in case of any accidents. There are drinking water sources mentioned on the route, however, to be on the safe side, be sure to bring bottled water!
Family Friendly: Incredible nature with endemic species.
This dirt road provides access through Dilijan National Park with access to some densely forested areas. The best time to visit is April to November.
The forests of Dilijan cover about 340,000 hectares of territory. In 1958, a national forest conservation area was opened here in order to protect the space. In 2002, it was named Dilijan National Park.
The park has 94% forest cover, and nearly 40 valuable tree species (particularly hornbeam, oak, beech, maple, birch, ash, willow, lime, and elm). About 123 types of edible herbs, 180 species of medical herbs (including helichrysum, mint, thyme, shandra, and bryony), and various species of edible mushrooms are also spread throughout the forest.
Dilijan National Park is also rich with fauna. The forests are home to brown bears, wolves, martens, lynx, roe deer, otters, squirrels, hedgehogs, wild boars, and various reptiles and amphibians. The park is also home to birds such as warblers, quails, grey partridges, wild pigeons, griffon vultures, bearded vultures, booted eagles, golden eagles, and many types of falcons.