Trekking to Azhdahak Mount

5 days/4 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 16+
Price:
By request

The Highlights of the Tour

Trekking in Azhdahak
Conquer Azhdahak Mount - the highest peak of the Geghama mountain range Admire the amazing crater lake Explore the ancient petroglyphs Visit the UNESCO object and rocky monastery Geghard Examine the only survived Hellenistic architectural exemplar in the region – Garni Tample

ITINERARY

Introduction

Azhdahak Mount is the volcano in Armenia, the highest peak of Geghama 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.

Day 1 - Arrival - 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 unspoiled and rugged area cut out from civilization to the camping point carrying only lunch packs and water in your backpacks. 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.
Overnight: the camp at Akna Lake
Duration: 12 km / Gain elevation – 980 m

Day 2 - 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 the 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.
Overnight: the camp at Kapuyt Lake
Duration: Walking distance – 14 km / Gain elevation – 74 m descent

Day 3 - 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.
Overnight: the camp at Vank Lake
Duration: 10km

Day 4 - 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.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Duration: 10 km

Day 5 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • Tent accommodation
  • Mountain guide’s service
  • Meals on the mountain
  • Cultural guide for the 4th day
  • Lunch for the 4th day
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 night at 3* hotel in Yerevan
  • VAZ car service
  • 0,5 liters (1 bottle) of water per day

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

Individual trekking tour 13.07.2018

Guide: Ashot was our guide during the entire tour. He told us about Armenia and Armenian people with heart and humor. We felt very well cared for.
Driver: Ashot was also our driver. His driving style was safe and confident, especially considering that not all the road in Armenia are easy for driving. During our trekking tours Vahe accompanied us as a jeep driver. He did a great job.
Car: The car and the jeep were technically in order and well maintained.
Hotels: The hotels were all well selected and the food was always delicious.
What did you like best? The journey was very varied and informative. It was an individual tour for 2 persons. All our wishes were taken into acount. The mountains of Armenia and the hospitality of the people impressed us a lot.
What were you not satisfied with? There were no problems or reasons for complaints.
Would you recommend us? Yes, sure. Everything was perfect. Many thanks
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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

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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

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With an agency operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

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

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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May 16, 2019

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May 20, 2019

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Jun 19, 2019

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Jun 23, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019

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Sep 15, 2019

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Sep 19, 2019

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Any date

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Sep 19, 2019

to Yerevan
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