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Duration 7 Nights/8 Days
Price Per Person Starts From 1,17,643 1,05,879
Flight Transfers Hotel Meals Sightseeing
Theme: Hiking & Trekking
Tour starts from Yerevan and finishes at Yerevan
Places Covered
Yerevan, Geghard, Tsakhats Kar, Smbat Fortress, Noravank, Selim Pass, Dilijan, Goshavank, Parz Lake, Lastiver, Haghpat, Amberd, Aragats, Yerevan
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Description

By choosing our Hiking Tour to Armenia you will visit the most hidden corners of our beautiful country, walk through the endless trails of high mountains and lush forests. We included an exceptional hike to the highest peak of Armenia - Mount Aragats (4090 m). Feel free to send us an email with all your questions regarding your hiking tour in Armenia.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan City Tour - Geghard - Garni
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 (Yerevan)
Meals : Breakfast.
Hiking : No hiking.

Day 2 - Areni - Noravank - King Smbat Fortress - Tsakhats Kar - Hermon
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 Tsakhats Kar Monastery (2080 m) (the trail length – 12 km). 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 (Hermon).
Meals : Breakfast.
Hiking : 12 km/7.5 mi.

Day 3 - Selim Pass - Lake Sevan
This day you will conquer the part of the Great Silk Road and see one of the well-preserved caravansaries 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 (Sevan).
Meals : Breakfast.
Hiking : No hiking.

Day 4 - Parz Lake - Goshavank - Dilijan
This day you will be transferred to Parz 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 (Dilijan).
Meals : Breakfast.
Hiking : 8.1 km/5.1 mi.
Asc | Desc : 370 m/1214 ft.

Day 5 - Gomer - Lastiver - Ijevan
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to Gomer 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(Ijevan).
Meals : Breakfast.
Hiking : 7 km/4.3 mi.
Asc | Desc : 480 m/1575 ft.

Day 6 - Sanahin - Haghpat - Odzun
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 be driven to Odzun Village where Odzun 3 nave basilica is located. This church is unique by its construction of domed basilica.
Overnight : Guesthouse(Odzun).
Meals : Breakfast.
Hiking : 10 km/6.2 mi.
Asc | Desc : 550 m/1804 ft.

Day 7 - Amberd - Aragats - Saghmosavank - Yerevan
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 (Yerevan).
Meals : Breakfast.
Hiking : 4-5 km/2.5-3.1 mi.
Asc | Desc : 700 m/2297 ft.

Day 8 - Departure
Transfer to the airport, departure.

Inclusion

Inclusions in tour are as follows:

  • Airport transfers.
  • Accommodation in hotels 5 nights (3* / double rooms), in guesthouses 2 nights (double rooms).
  • Breakfast.
  • All transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking hiking guide service for all days.
  • All admissions fees.
  • 1 bottle (0.5 litre) of water per day per person.
  • 24-hour office support.
  • Local mountain guide service where needed.

Followings are not included in tour:

  • Flights.
  • Visa fee.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Single supplement.
  • 4* supplement (NOTE: 4* hotels are available depending on the region)