This day you’ll begin the exploration of Southern Armenia. Our first stop will be in Areni wine market where you’ll have a chance to taste famous Armenian wine. You will continue the trip to beautiful two storied Noravank Monastery through the deep narrow canyon surrounded by red rocks. Then you will head to Hermon Village standing amidst a charming valley of the River Yeghegis. After check in at the hotel, you will start your hike to the medieval well-preserved fortress of King Smbat, standing on the elevation of about 1950 m, then you will continue to Takhats Kar Monastery (2080 m) (the trail length – 12km). Afterwards, you will have a walk on a slighter note to Yeghegis village where you will see Jewish Cemetery and small churches right in the gardens of villagers. Your hotel in Hermon village has all the amenities (swimming pool, thermal baths, and gym) as well as bikes and horses for a pleasant and active pastime.
Overnight: hotel in Hermon village, Meals: Breakfast
Walking distance: 12 km