The main road  W  from  Kapan  runs along a pleasant gorge. After about 6 km, near the village of Shharjik (now in the limits of Kapan), a paved road on the left angles down across the Voghji river, then runs back SE to the monastery of Vahanavank. This was founded in 911 by  Vahan,    son  of  Prince   Gagik   of Kapan, who (as Stepanos  Orbelian  reports)  took   on

   Continuing  the   road   N   is   Verin Giratagh.


a  monk's  robe and lifestyle to cure himself of demonic possession. Beyond the turnoff, a road goes N to the hamlet of Nerkin Giratagh.