Riding Tour through the Wonderland of Mountains

duration June - September 2018
duration June - September 2018

Magnificent natural panoramas of Selim Pass, Armaghan volcanic mountain, spectacular landscapes of the Geghama Mountains and marvelous plateau of Argichi with its river and crystal-clear Lake Sevan.

You will enjoy the opportunity to experience richly diverse riding tour, accompanied by Armenian music, traditions and fresh agricultural products. Due to authentic encounters with locals, you will get to know them better.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Yerevan
Arrival in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Welcome and transfer to the hotel. Leisure time and settle in.

Day 2 Yerevan – Caravanserei Selim – Armaghan Mountain
Departure to the southern province of Vayots Dzor. Arrival in the caravanserai of Selim in the afternoon. Meeting the mountain guide. Our richly diverse riding tour starts. Our destination is Armaghan volcano (2840 m). Despite the height of the volcano, one can climb the mountain without much difficulty. We explore the crater and admire a beautiful lake. From the summit, we have a wonderful view of the spectacular scenery of the Geghama Mountains. After an interesting day, we descend to the foot of the mountain, where we will stay overnight in tents. But before then, traditional dishes of Armenian cuisine and beautiful evening around the campfire, accompanied with majestic sounds of Armenian duduk (Duduk is a famous national instrument.) awaits us!

Day 3 Armaghan – Sarnaghbyur
After breakfast we continue our ride through beautiful alpine meadows. On the way to our destination we enjoy the beautiful plateau of Argichi with its river. In summer grazing Qarats we take a break. You will have the opportunity to get to know countrymen and their daily routine. Moreover, you will have the privilege of being present at the preparation of cheese and other dairy products and taste delicious agricultural products. We continue our trip to the holy place St. Vardan. Further, we explore the unique architecture of the fortress, drink cold, refreshing mountain water and then reach the summer pasture Sarnaghbyur. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 4 Sarnaghbyur – Spitakasar
We ride at the foot of the mountain range Geghama and admire the unique landscape panoramas of Lake Sevan. It goes on to the summer pasture of Dzoragyugh, near Mountain "Small Spitakasar" (3443 m). Upon request, we can climb the mountain. After dinner we have a relaxing evening. In the meantime, our guide tells us about the customs and legends of the region.

Day 5 Spitakasar
Another day of riding at the foot of the picturesque mountain Spitakasar through alpine meadows and beautiful panoramas. Time for rest. In the evening we enjoy Armenian barbecue. Around a campfire we enjoy Armenian wine and fresh mountain air.

Day 6 Spitakasar – Yeranos – Noratus – Hayravank – Sevanavank– Yerevan
We build up our tents and walk to the village of Yeranos. Here our riding tour comes to its end. Our trip continues by car to Noratus. There we will visit numerous khachkars of medieval cemetery. Along the way we explore the Hayravank Monastery from the 9th century, located on the shore of beautiful Lake Sevan, "the blue pearl of Armenia''. Next we will visit the church of Sevanavank with its five holy cross-stones located at the top of the Sevan Peninsula. Thereafter we head to Yerevan. Time for rest. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 7 Yerevan: Matenadaran – Megerian Carpets – Tsitsernakaberd
Yerevan, one of the oldest cities in the world, welcomes and invites you to stroll through the city. First, we visit Matenadaran, where we explore the magnificently illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages. Next we marvel at the wonderful variety of handwoven carpets in the Megerian Carpets Factory. After lunch we visit the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial. Leisure time. Preparation for the journey home.

Day 8 Return flight 
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

PRICES & SERVICES

Services offered

Transport

• All transfers and transportation

Supervision
• Local English speaking guide
• Mountain Guide
• Tents and sleeping bags
• Luggage transport / packhorse

Accommodation, Food, Drinks
• 7 nights in comportable hotels (double room) and tents
• Full Board
• Drinking Water

Entrance
• All entrance tickets

Travel preparation
• Travel documentation
• Maps


*International flight is not included in the price.

DATES

STATUSFROMUNTILPRICE PPSGL SUPPL.NOTES
Available June-September  June-September  € 1240 € 110  

 

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NOTES

The tour route may be modified due to reasons of security, climate conditions, unexpected environmental damages, problems with road access, strikes, or local festivities. In such cases, we will strive to find the best possible solution.

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ITINERARY: «Riding tour through the wonderland  of mountains»

 

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