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5 Days Trekking In Armenia

A short, but joyful trekking trip in Armenia, including exploration of Armenian historical monuments as Garni Pagan Temple and Geghard Monastery.

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  •    Important notes:

     

    1. During the hiking, all items are transported by 4x4 vehicles. Hence participants should have only small backpack, with up to 30 liter capacity

    2.  For each 6-8 tourists, one guide service is required; 

    3. During hiking routes, lunch breaks will be held in field conditions by pre-prepared food packages; 

    4. Breakfasts and dinners will be held in the camp by cook and served in the big tent; 

    5.  Guides always has first aid modern box and radio-connectivity;

     6. In the process of routes’ development, securing safety was taken into account, according to which the main part of the trails are accessible for 4x4 vehicles and in case of any necessity it is possible to arrange evacuation of  participants; 

    7.  Participants should have their own hiking boot, hiking stick, hat, sunscreen, glasses, Geretex jacket, rain jacket, gaiters, sleeping bag with comfort rating designed for -5C degree, headlamp, and personal glass. 

    8. 4-season tents designed for 2-3 persons,  

    9. Sleeping mattresses (thickness 3 cm); 

    10. Portable camping toilet and solar shower is available; 

    11. In June, night temperature in Geghama Mountains sometimes drops up to 0 – (-5) degrees, hence participants can take either warmer sleeping bag or thermo wearing for the overnight stay; 

    12.  The best period for the given route is June-September. However depending on rainfall of the given year, in certain cases, sub-summit segment of Aragats Mountain may be covered by snow at the end of June. For this reason, please take into consideration this fact as well and be prepared with items required (Gaiters).  

    13. Please be tolerant to the fact, that depending on weather forecasts, the sequence of routes may be changed or totally removed from the program: being replacing by another route to ensure program efficiency;

Whats included in this tour


    -         High quality transport

    -         Guide services (1 English speaking mountain guide)

    -         Entrances

    -         Meals

    -         Hotels

     

     The price does not include.

    -Air ticket

    -Travel insurance


     Participants should have their own hiking boot, hiking stick, hat, sunscreen, glasses, Geretex jacket, rain jacket, gaiters, sleeping bag with comfort rating designed for -5C degree, headlamp, and personal glass.

    1. Day 1 Yerevan –– Matenadaran Museum –City Tour- Genocide Monument

      Arrival early morning and transfer to Hotel. Rest in Hotel. Breakfast at 10:00 am. The excursion starts at 11:00am with visit to Matenadaran Museum, which houses a unique collection of ancient manuscripts covering such lofty topics as philosophy, law, mathematics, medicine and geography,. After lunch Tour in the City. Conclude the day with a visit to the Genocide Monument and Museum. Lunch/Dinner, overnight in Yerevan.

    2. Day 2 Climbing Geghama Mountains. Climbing from Sevaberd to the Lake Akna

      The climb to Geghama Mountains starts from the Village Sevaberd of Kotayk region. After crossing about 12km road, participants reach Lake Akna, where the first camp for overnight stay will be installed. Camp and other items will be transported by off-road vehicles. Route lengths - 12km Height variation: Sevaberd village- 2100m Akna Lake - 3030m

    3. Day 3 Lake Akna – Azhdahak - Tar (Per wish)

      Crossing about 8km length route from the Lake Akna, participants will overcome the highest pick of Geghama Mountains: Mount Azhdahak. Mt. Azhdahak has a beautiful crater, where the Lake Azhdahak of 8m depth is situated. The Lake is distinguished by astonishing purity of its water. From Azhdahak the route is continued to a nearby pond, where participants will spend an overnight stay. (As per wish of participants, it is possible to reach the pick of Mount Tar by 30 minutes long hike from Azhdahak and see Crater Lake of the Mount as well. Route length - 10km Height variation: Lake Akna- 3030m Azhdahak- 3597m Azhdahak Camp 3100m.

    4. Day 4 Azhdahak-Vanki Lake – Geghard Plateau

      The route will continue from Azhdahak to Vanki Lake, or “Vishap” Lake. The route is popular with thousands of 7000-8000 years old rock-carvings. Vanki Lake is known for its vishapakars, which are giant stones installed more than 6-7000 years ago. The route continues to the Plateau located up from the Village Geghard, which has a magnificent view of surrounding mountains, Azat Gorge, Mount Ararat and etc. An overnight stay will be held in Geghard Plateau. The Route length – 15km Height variation: Azhdahak Camp 3100m Vanki Lake -2800m. Geghard platou-2200

    5. Day 5 Geghard Plateau – Havuts Tar Monastery – Garni – Geghard- Yerevan

      From Geghard Plateau the route leads us to medieval Monastery of Havuts Tar located in the territory of Khosrov State Reserve. After tour there, participants will go down to the Gorge of Azat River, cross over medieval bridge and climb up toGarni Pagan Temple by enjoying stone-symphony shaped in the Gorge. Pagan Temple dates back to the 1stcentury. After the tour, participants will be transported by vehicle to Geghard Monastery, which has its place in the famous seven of Armenian Architecture. The Monastery is popular by its structures dug out of the cliff rocks. An overnight stay will be held in Yerevan City. The route length – 10km: Height variation: Geghard platou-2200 Garni gorge-1330 Garni tample-1400

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     Participants should have their own hiking boot, hiking stick, hat, sunscreen, glasses, Geretex jacket, rain jacket, gaiters, sleeping bag with comfort rating designed for -5C degree, headlamp, and personal glass.

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