HIDDEN TRAILS OF ARMENIA

HIDDEN TRAILS OF ARMENIA

duration: 7 days / 6 nights

price from usd 506 /person

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duration: 7 days / 6 nights

best season: spring/summer/autumn/winter

start / end point: yerevan

meals: breakfast

family friendly: yes

fitness level: easy

Arrival - Evening walk in Yerevan

Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner at traditional Armenian restaurant with folk program (Armenian national songs and dances). Evening walk from the Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in dancing fountains show. Overnight: Yerevan

Garni Temple - Symphony of Stones - Havuts Tar Monastery - Geghard - Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. We will start our tour from Garni temple, the only pagan temple left in Armenia devoted to the God of Sun Mihr. Walk towards “Symphony of Stones” or “Basalt Organ”, natural rocks, formed of regular hexagonal cylinders. Continue hiking to Havuts Tar Monastery (11-13th century), situated in Khosrov State Reserve, which will start from Goght village. After hiking tour we will visit Geghard monastery (4-13th cc.), listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Monastery is situated higher up the gorge of Azat river, approximately 5 km from Garni. Return to Yerevan. Overnight: Yerevan

Yerevan - Sevan - Artanish – Dilijan

Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Sevan lake. Hiking to the top of Artanish mount (2461m), where an amasing view is spread over the lake from . Move to Dilijan. Dinner in Dilijan. Overnight: Dilijan

Dilijan - Parz lake - Goshavank - Gosh lake

Breakfast in the hotel. On this day a beatiful hiking through thick forests of Dilijan is waiting for you. First stop is near lake Parz , from where the hiking trail will start to Goshavank. Goshavank is a 12th - 13th c. monastery, which was one of the main religious and cultural centres of the region. The next part of the hiking will be to the lake Gosh, situated in the forest. Picnic near lake Gosh. Overnight: Dilijan

Dilijan - Fioletovo - Sanahin – Haghpat

Breakfast in the hotel . The firts stop will be in village Fioletovo, where you will meet molokans, who are a national minority, who split from the Russian Orthodox Church in the late 16th century and continue to preserve their beliefs and cultural identity in small rural communities in Armenia. Next stop will be in Sanahin monastery which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, founded in the 10th century. From there we will have a hiking to Haghpat monastery throug picturesque gorges and fields. Haghpat is a medieval monastery complex, usually described as a "masterpiece of religious architecture and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages". Dinner in Haghpat. Overnight: Haghpat

Haghpat - mt. Aragats Southern summit (3893m) – Lake Kari

Breakfast in the hotel. Mount Aragats is the highest peak in Armenia (4091 m). With its unique nature, this mountain has four peaks with sub-alpine and alpine zones and one of the biggest craters in the world. Start climbing the Southern summit (3893 m) from lake Kari (Stone Lake). The Western and Southern slopes of Mt. Aragats are home to many petroglyphs dating from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age. From the top of the mountain you can see most of the Lesser and Great Caucasus Range. Return to Yerevan. In case of bad weather conditions there will be a hiking to Amberd fortress. Overnight: Yerevan

Departure

Breakfast in the hotel . Check out and transfer to the airport.

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