DISTANCE - 13 KM
ELEVATION GAIN - 940 M
ELEVATION LOSS - 384 M
MAX. ALTITUDE - 2107 M
MIN. ALTITUDE - 1554 M
DURATION - 6 h 5 MIN
The paths are clearly visible and fully marked everywhere. Follow the directional signs. The road turns to the left in the direction indicated by the sign next to the information board and continues 1.8km uphill. After the ascent, the road passes through a flatter area for 1.9km, after which you need to come off the road for cars and head right towards the hill. Then, you need to cross over the hill in front of you and continue to the left. A beautiful view opens up in this area. It is also possible to go left and not pass over the hill. After walking for 1.7km to the left, follow the path going to the right of the mountain in front of you, and after 1.6km you will end up on a dirt road. As you go further along the dirt road you will notice that it turns left, but you need to continue straight here. You will reach an information board 2.5km after this crossroads. There is another crossroads near the information board. After ascending 700m along the road going left, you will reach the peak of Javadkhan. The road going right continues to a road to the settlement of Hajikand. The trail is marked to the Javadkhan peak. The first 4.15km and final 4.1km of the route are dirt roads, while the rest consists of mountain trails. From start to finish, it is mostly a steep and relatively straight road, with a small descent of 500m in one area.
It is also possible to do this hike the opposite way.
You can connect this hike with the Azgilli – Chiragli and Chiragli – Dastafur trails.
You can walk this route in all seasons. But be careful of shepherd dogs in the period between May and October.
Food and accommodation
There are no shops in Azgilli village or along the way. So please take care to buy supplies before the trip.
There is a spring 1km to the left of the information board. There are 2 more springs along the route, as well as some in Azgilli village.
You can get to Togana village by bus or taxi from the Goygol region bus station. An off-road vehicle is needed in order to get to Azgilli village from Togana. You can arrange an off-road vehicle at the entrance of Goygol National Park. Also, you can agree with the driver to wait for you and take you back as well.
Permits & Specially Protected Areas
There are military bases in the lower and upper parts of the village. It is forbidden to take pictures of these buildings and enter their territories. Since the lower road passes through the territory of the military base, it is not for public use.
There are shepherd shelters in the area after the first ascent from the village of Azgilli from May till the end of October, so you need to be careful of shepherd dogs there. At the same time, if you get lost or caught in bad weather you can approach the shepherd shelters for assistance.