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Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Location: Armenia
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Ski Tour to Armenia – 10 days

Day 1

  • Arrival in Zvartnots airport in Yerevan
  • Visit Matenadaran – the unique repository of ancient manuscripts
  • Visit Genocide Memorial and Museum dedicated to the victims of 1915
  • Overnight in Yerevan “Ararat Hotel”
  • Day 1 detailed

    The excursion will start with visits to Matenadaran Museum, which houses a unique collection of ancient manuscripts covering such lofty topics as philosophy, law, mathematics, medicine, and geography. Next, you will have a guided tour around Yerevan. The day will end with a  visit to the Genocide Monument and Museum.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Start Tour from Aragyugh Village
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of Aragats & Ararat mountains
  • Visit Saghmosavank Monastery
  • Return to Yerevan
  • Day 2 detailed

    Mount Ara (2577 m) is located not far from Yerevan; the ascend will start from village Aragyugh and passes through a forest with a fascinating view to Mount Aragats, Mount Ararat and others. On the way back, you will visit Saghmosavank monastery complex.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

    Roundtrip: 14 km (7 km ascend)

    Altitude change: from 1700 to 2577 m

Day 3 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour to Geghama Mountain – length of 57 km
  • Skiing down to Kaputan Village
  • Visit Garni Temple – the unique survived Hellenistic architecture
  • Visit the 13th-century masterpiece Geghard Monastery
  • Day 3 detailed

    Mount Hatis (2528 m) is located less than half an hour away from Yerevan, in western outskirts of Geghama mountain range (total length of 57 km). There is a fascinating view of Ararat valley and surrounding mountains from the summit. You will ascend 6 km – about 800 meters altitude gain and will ski down to Kaputan village.

    At the end of the tour, you will visit the pagan temple of Garni. Garni temple is the unique survived example of heathen culture in Armenia. King Trdat the First ordered building the temple in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to the God of Sun. Thereafter, we will visit Geghard monastery (listed by UNESCO), one of the masterpieces of the 13th-century Armenian architecture. You will spend the night in Garni village.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Garni

    Roundtrip: 12 km (6 km ascend)

    Altitude change: from 1750 to 2528 m

Day 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Trip to Khor Virap Monastery
  • Visit the 12-15th-century monastery Noravank
  • Degustate delicious Areni wines
  • Day 4 detailed

    Khor Virap’s notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator was initially imprisoned there for 14 years by King Trdat III of Armenia. Monastery located just in front of Mount Ararat. Thereafter you will visit Noravank monastery (12-15th century) and will taste delicious wines at Areni winery.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Sisian 

Day 5

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Ishkhanasar Mount – 3550 m
  • Transfer to the village of Vayots Dzor
  • Day 5 detailed

    This day you will have a trip to Mount Ishkhanasar located 15 m driving from Sisian city. Your climbing will start from 1700 m.  Transfer to Vayots dzor village.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Hermon/Yeghegis

    Climbing up 11 km /22 km

    Altitude change 1800-3550 m 

Day 6 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour from Goghtanik to Muradsar
  • Skiing down to Goghtanik village
  • Day 6 detailed

    The tour will start from Goghtanik village and will lead to Muradsar. You will ski down to the same village. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Yeghegis.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Hermon/Yeghegis

    Climbing up 6 km

    Altitude change 1850-2900 m    

Day 7

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world – Sevan Lake
  • Visit to the 9th-century monastery Sevanavank
  • Skiing down through Gndasar Mountain – 3200 m
  • Return to Yerevan
  • Day 7 detailed

    After skiing, you will visit Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. The lake was at an altitude of 1,950 m above sea level. Sevan is famous for its different kinds of fish, particular for ishkhan, which means “princely fish.” Here you will visit Sevanavank monastery (9th century), located on a peninsula.
    In case if Varteniants pass is closed by snow you will have a ski tour to Gndasar mountain (3200 m) (in this case visiting Sevanavank and Sevan lake will not be possible).

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Day 8 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Start Tour from Byurakan
  • Passing through Amberd Gorge – climb 17 km
  • Arrive at Aragats Meteo-station
  • Day 8 detailed

    We will start the ascend from Byurakan village. The road passes by Amberd gorge. After 17 km ascend we will arrive to Aragats meteo-station for an overnight stay.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Aragats Meteo-station

    Ascend distance: 17 km

    Altitude change: from 1950 to 3200 m

Day 9

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Climb to the Southern Summit
  • Skiing down to Byurakan Village
  • Day 9 detailed

    You will ascend to the Southern summit (3879 m) and will ski down to Byurakan village for about 20 kilometers.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

    Ascend distance: 7 km

    Altitude change: from 3200 to 3879 m

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Zvartnots airport, departure

Why book with Arara?

  • Guides with 5+ year experience
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • Overnight in regions
  • Central located hotels
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

Trip Detailed Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in hotels (double/twin rooms)
    • Breakfast, Lunch boxes, Dinners
    • Transportation of the gear to Aragats meteo station by snowmobile
    • All entrance fees
    • Guide Service
    • Transfers in air conditioned vehicals
    • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day
    • Local SIM card

    The price doesn’t include:

    • Flights
    • Medical insurance
    • Skiing equipment
  • Hotel in Yerevan: 4* Royal Plaza Hotel is located in in Central Yerevan close to the sightseeing of Martiros Saryan and Hovhannes Tumanyan Museums.

    Hotel in Yeghegis: Arevi B&B Hotel is located in Yeghegis village of Vayots Dzor.

    Hotel in Garni: Chez Yvette Guesthouse is located in in Garni 30 km away from Yerevan.

    • Documents:
    • Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

    • First aid kit:
    • bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

    • Essentials:
    • Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

  • Summer tour is a small group English guided tour: Groups are up to 14 persons from different countries. Vehicle size depends on number of people. Up to 5 people travel in Minivan Mercedes Vito 7 seats. Starting from 6 – 14 persons travel in Minibus Mercedes Sprinter 17 seats.