Trekking to Azhdahak Mount
Azhdahak Mount is the volcano in Armenia, the highest peak of Gegham mountains range. It has an elevation of 3,597 m above sea level. Azhdahak Mount is a favorite destination of all trekking lovers. In the crater of the mountain, there is an amazing small lake formed because of the melting snow. From the top of Azhdahak opens an amazing view of the whole Kotayk region, Geghama mountains, Ararat and Lake Sevan. By choosing our tour “Trekking to Azhdahak Mount” you will have an unforgettable journey with our professional guides and conquer the peak of Azhdahak.
Sevaberd – Akna Lake
After the arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Sevaberd village by our comfortable minibus. Here you will be met by the local soviet VAZ car where you will leave your personal luggage in this car. The logistics team will drive to the camping point near the amazing Akna Lake and set the camp. Meanwhile, you will walk through unspoilt and rugged area cut out from civilization to the camping point carrying only lunch packs and water in your back packs. The way will pass through beautiful alpine meadows covered with flowers. Soon the mobile phones will be out of coverage, so no one will be able to reach you. Uppon reaching the camping area you will have delicious dinner prepared by our team.
Walking distance – 12 km / Gain elevation – 980 m
Overnight – the camp at Akna Lake
Akna Lake – Azhdahak – Kapuyt Lake
This day you will trek to the Mount Azhdahak – the highest peak of the mysterious mountains of Geghama range. We will take steady slow rhythm of trekking to the peak. At the end of the itinerary, you will be rewarded by the amazing landscapes of vast meadows cut from the everyday hustle. Here on the summit, you will enjoy your lunch box and then take a walk down to the blue lake meteor crater near Azhdahak Mount
Walking distance – 14 km / Gain elevation – 74 m descent
Overnight – the camp at Kapuyt Lake
Kapuyt Lake – Petroglyphs – Vank Lake
This day you will trek to Lake Vank located at an altitude of 2,600 m. On the way, you will enjoy the view of colorful summer meadows and cross small rivers. All along the route, you will encounter prehistoric dragon stones, 10-20 feet-long fish-shaped stelae usually near river sources, sometimes with a stream of water flowing from the mouth of the fish. You will also see unique 6000- year-old petroglyphs.
Walking distance – 10km
Overnight – the camp at Vank Lake
Vank Lake – Geghard – Garni – Yerevan
This day you will leave your camp at Vank Lake and head to Kotayk region where is located the monastery of Geghard. It is a unique creation of the Armenian architecture, the part of which is carved in the adjacent rock. It was first founded in the IV century but got its modern form in the XIII-th century after the reconstruction. Now Geghard is UNESCO heritage object. The same day you will visit the village of Garni located not far from the monastery. Here is located the only surviving example of the Hellenistic architecture in the region – the temple of Garni. After the excursion you will return to Yerevan.
Walking distance – 10 km
Transfer to the airport, departure
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