Ski Tour to Armenia – 10 days

10 days/9 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 16+
Price:
By request

The Highlights of the Tour

Experience skiing from 1700 to 2577 m on the Mountain Ara Enjoy a breathtaking view of Ararat valley surrounded with fascinating mountains Visit ancient monasteries in Armenia Start climbing up from 1700 m to Ishkhanasar Mount for exciting skiing Have a stop at Sevan - the blue pearl of Armenia and one of the highest freshwater lakes

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Yerevan City Tour

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.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Mount Ara - Aragyugh - Saghmosavank

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. Roundtrip: 14 km (7 km ascend) Altitude change: from 1700 to 2577 m
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Mount Hatis - Geghama - Kaputan - Garni - Geghard

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. Roundtrip: 12 km (6 km ascend) Altitude change: from 1750 to 2528 m
Overnight: hotel in Garni
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni

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.
Overnight: hotel in Sisian
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Sisian - Ishkhanasar Mountain - Vayots Dzor

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. Climbing up 11 km /22 km Altitude change 1800-3550 m
Overnight: hotel in Hermon/Yeghegis
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Goghtanik - Muradsar - Goghtanik - Yeghegis

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. Climbing up 6 km Altitude change 1850-2900 m
Overnight: hotel in Hermon/Yeghegis
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Lake Sevan - Sevanavank - Varteniants - Gndasar

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).
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Byurakan - Amberd - Aragats meteo-station

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. Ascend distance: 17 km Altitude change: from 1950 to 3200 m
Overnight: hotel in Aragats Meteo-station
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Southern Summit - Byurakan Village

You will ascend to the Southern summit (3879 m) and will ski down to Byurakan village for about 20 kilometers. Ascend distance: 7 km Altitude change: from 3200 to 3879 m
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Departure

Transfer to Zvartnots airport, departure
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels (double/twin rooms)
  • Breakfast, Lunch boxes, Dinners
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicals
  • All admission fees
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • 1 bottle (0,5 litre) of water per day
  • Local SIM card
  • Transportation of the gear to Aragats meteo station by snowmobile

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Skiing equipment

REVIEWS

ACCOMMODATION

Royal Plaza Hotel

Arevi B&B

Chez Yvette Guesthouse

PACKING CHECKLIST

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

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

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

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients

Overnight in regions

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.

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