Located in the Shirak Province of Armenia, at 23.5 meters high, the Trchkan Waterfall is the highest waterfall in the country.
Located above the River Chichkhan, at 1.840m (6,036ft) above the sea level, the dirt road to the foot of the waterfall crosses the river several times. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. The road runs through a meadow along the Chichkhan river, with mountains on both sides, offering some stunning views and landscapes.
The surface of the road is gravel. It’s usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 required. Sometimes called “Armenian Niagara”, it’s one of the natural beauties of Armenia. This is a popular site for the local people who are able to travel the mountainous and unpaved road to the falls. The weather is unpredictable here, and if you are driving along a dry autumn road it doesn’t mean that in 300 metres you won’t get in winter with snow-covered mountains and hills and snow glistening like diamonds.
Pic: Artyom Mkoyan