The Guardian has included Nagorno Karabakh in the list of best new adventure destinations for 2015.
“In terms of destination one-upmanship, little can beat Nagorno-Karabakh. The mountainous enclave is surrounded by Azerbaijan and under the control of Armenia, although it declared independence (largely unrecognised) in 1991,” the Guardian writes.
“Border skirmishes and ongoing wrangling for political control mean it is not for the faint-hearted, but the region has a lot to offer: mountain monasteries, archaeological sites, ancient cave settlements and areas of outstanding natural beauty.”
The publication informs that Regent Holidays has a new 11-day group tour that starts and finishes in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and includes seven days in Nagorno-Karabakh (departs 21 September and 1 October, from £1,590 including flights). It adds, however, that the British embassy can’t provide assistance in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Other adventures the Guardian recommends in 2015 include desert exploring and kayaking in Djibouti, cycling in Burma, 2CV rallying in Spain, mountain trekking in Iraqi Kurdistan, canyoning in the Azores, horse-riding in Pyrenees, extreme survival in the UK, surfing in Mozambique, biking challenge in Namibia, sea kayaking in Fiji.