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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Location: Armenia
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Hiking Tour in Armenia

By choosing our Hiking Tour to Armenia you will visit the most hidden corners of the country, walk through endless trails of high mountains and lash forests. We included in this tour an unforgettable hike to the highest peak of Armenia Mount Arargats (4090 m). Email us your questions related to your trip to Armenia.

 

The Highlights of this Trip

  • Enjoy the excellent blend of rich culture and breathtaking nature
  • Visit medieval fortresses on the mountains and enjoy lash forest trails
  • Hike to Lastiver waterfalls and caves cut from the entire world
  • Leave your footprint on The Great Silk Road
  • Hike up to Mount Aragats, the highest peak of Armenia

Day 1

  • Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the hotel
  • City tour around Yerevan
  • Visit to the History Museum of Armenia
  • Drive to Geghard Cave Monastery, partly carved in pure rocks
  • Drive to Garni Pagan Temple – the only preserved example of Hellenistic architecture in the Caucasus
  • Day 1 detailed

    The tour will begin with a city tour around Yerevan – the bustling capital having a history of over 2799 years. The cuneiform inscription proving Yerevan was built in 782 AD is in the History Museum of Armenia. You will start your tour with a short walk in the city center, and then visit the History Museum of Armenia. You will have a fascinating journey through the pages of Armenian history. After lunch, you will head to Geghard Cave Monastery, partly carved in the adjacent rocks.  Nearby in Garni village, you will visit Garni Pagan Temple which is the only preserved example of Hellenistic architecture in the Caucasus region. You will be back to Yerevan and have an opportunity to feel the pulse of Yerevan nightlife.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: Breakfast

Day 2

  • Visit to Areni winery where you’ll have a chance to taste one of the famous wines in Armenia
  • Drive to Noravank Monastery through the deep narrow canyon surround with red rocks
  • Hike to medieval well-preserved fortress of King Smbat at 1950 m above sea
  • Continue hiking to Tsakhats Kar Monastery – another highlight of this trip located at 2080 m above sea
  • Day 2 detailed

    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

Day 3

  • Walk along the Great Silk Road and visit to the well-preserved caravanserais
  • Trip to Lake Sevan – one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world at 2000 m above sea
  • Day 3 detailed

    This day you will conquer the part of the Great Silk Road and see one of the well-preserved caravanserais built in 1332 by Armenian Orbelian prince to accommodate weary travelers. It seems that the time has stopped here as very little has changed since ancient times. The tour will continue to Lake Sevan – one of the highest alpine freshwater lakes in the world. From the hilltop of Sevan Peninsula, you will admire amazing views to the lake. In the evening you will have time to walk along shores of Lake Sevan.

    Overnight: hotel at Lake Sevan, Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

  • Hike in Dilijan National Park by the stunning forest trail from Crystal Lake to Goshavank Monastery
  • Pleasant evening in Dilijan – a cozy green town that excites with the spirit of rural Armenia
  • Observe local women weaving carpets at Tufenkian Carpet Showroom
  • Day 4 detailed

    This day you will be transferred to Cristal Lake and start the hike in Dilijan National Park along stunning forest trails. You will cross the amazing Areguni Pass and reach Goshavank Monastery of Gosh village, where the great scholar of the 13th century Mkhitar Gosh lived (the trail length – 8km). After the hiking, you will be transferred to Dilijan – a cozy town that keeps the unique spirit of rural Armenia. Here you will visit the newly opened Old Dilijan Complex on historic Sharambeyan Street and observe the weaving carpets made by local women at Tufenkian Carpet Showroom.

    Overnight: hotel in Dilijan, Meals: Breakfast

    Walking distance: 8 km

Day 5

  • Drive to Gomer village
  • Hike to Lastiver waterfall and cave through wonderful forested and the most unspoiled areas of Armenia
  • Day 5 detailed

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to Yenokavan village near Ijevan where you will have a short transfer to the Lastiver trailhead. You will have a pleasant hike by a wonderful forested route to the most unspoiled and rugged area of north-eastern Armenia. You will head into a deep gorge and descend to cascading waterfalls and the most scenic meadows in Armenia, perhaps Armenia’s best-kept secret. The tour will end with an exploration of ancient caves of Lastiver (the trail length – 20 km).  In the evening you’ll return back to the town of Ijevan for a rest and overnight.

    Overnight: guesthouse in Ijevan, Meals: Breakfast

    Walking distance: 20 km

Day 6

  • Hike by the village trail from Haghpat to Sanahin Monastery complexes (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
  • Exploration of formidable Kayan fortress
  • Drive to Odzun Village where is located Odzun nave basilica
  • Day 6 detailed

    This day you will visit Lori region where Haghpat and Sanahin Monastery complexes (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) are situated. They both are equally beautiful but have a very different atmosphere. You will hike from Haghpat to Sanahin through beautiful meadows and small villages. The hike is easy (the trail length – 10 km). On the way, you will explore formidable Kayan fortress and enjoy the best viewpoints over dramatic Debed gorge. You will return to Yerevan in the evening, in order to have a rest before the climbing of the next day.

    Overnight: guesthouse in Odzun, Meals: Breakfast

    Walking distance: 10 km

Day 7

  • Drive to Amberd Medieval Fortress of the 12th century located at 2300 m. above sea level
  • Hike from Lake Kari on the slope Aragats Mount to the Southern Peak of Aragats (3890 m above sea)
  • Visit to Saghmosavank Monastery perched on the edge of picturesque Kasakh Gorge
  • Day 7 detailed

    On the last day of your trip, you will hike to the highest mountain of Armenia. You will reach Amberd Medieval Fortress of the 12th century standing on the elevation of 2300 m. The first point of your hiking adventure is Lake Kari located on the slope of Mount Aragats (an extinct volcano). You will start your hike to the Southern Summit (the trail duration –  5-7 hours). If the day is clear you will have a great view from here on Mount Ararat. The tour will end with a relaxing sightseeing. You will visit   Saghmosavank (Monastery of Psalms) perched on the edge of picturesque Kasakh gorge and then head to Yerevan for another lovely evening in the city.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: Breakfast

    Duration: 5-7 hours

Day 8

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

Why book with Arara?

  • Experienced guides with first aid certificate
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • Central located hotels
  • Overnight in regions*
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service **
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

*We provide accommodation in the regions which allows our tourists not to get tired of a long journey, experience the full color of Armenia and minimize driving distance.

**With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

Detailed Trip Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in hotels 5 nights (3* hotels with free Wi-Fi), guesthouses 2 nights
    • Meals-breakfast
    • Local mountain guides where needed
    • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • English speaking guide service for all days
    • All admission fees

    The price doesn’t include:

    • Flights
    • Medical  insurance
  • You will spend 3 nights in Yerevan in 3* hotel and 4 nights in regions in hotels and guest houses.

    Hotel in Yerevan: 3 * Cascade Hotel is located in the city center within walking distance of the main attractions:
     

    Hotel in Yermon: Lucytour Hotel is located in a picturesque place in the mountains of Armenia at an altitude of 1720 meters above sea level.

    Hotel in Sevan: Lavash Hotel is located in 70 meters from Lake Sevan. The windows overlook the mountains and the lake.

    Hotel in Dilijan: Art Guest House is located in the picturesque town of Dilijan surrounded by magnificent nature.

 

Guaranteed Tour Dates 2017

June 3 – 10

 

August 5 – 12

 

September 2 – 9

 

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