The discovery of first traces of civilization in Armenia

Get ready for an astonishing day of adventures and rustic discoveries. Be as close to nature as our ancestors were, in times when the survival was a daily affair. Return to the time when a man had an unshakeable belief in nature and his strengths, explore their hostile character. Take a tour through an old observatory, an ancient grave ground and sum up the tour with petroglyphs, representing the life of the inhabitants about ten thousand years ago.

Feel the difference !


Your day will begin by welcoming your guide at your hotel. The latter will accompany you to the vehicle that will take you to your destination. We will head to the south and later will stop at the Vayots Dzor province to visit the Areni cellar, where you will discover the daily routine of the people through viticulture, that is more than 5000 years old. Then, we will continue to our second stop, Karahunj observatory, "Armenian stonehenge" where you will uncover many secrets and reveal a prehistoric burial site. After these discoveries, we will drive to our main destination of the day, Mount Ughtasar. The ascent of the mountain will not be possible without all-terrain vehicles, for this reason, the appropriate vehicles will take us to the Lake of Ughtasar. It is located not far from the summit, and has crystal clear water and is surrounded by rocks with petroglyphs. After a picnic, you will climb the 350 m high hill, that separates the lake from the summit of Mount Ughtasar. You will be gratified with a magnificent view of the surrounding wild mountains and the Syunik plateau. These landscapes offer a breathtaking sense of freedom due to their boundlessness and wilderness. After descending to the lake, you will be taken back to the slopes of the mount by all-terrain vehicles, and later, your car will give you a comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Yerevan.


Prices / Services

Group 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6 pax
Price per person 180 EUR 120 EUR 90 EUR
  • Included Services
  • Transport
  • All transfers to the hiking trails
  • Supervision
  • French or English speaking guide (depending on your wishes)
  • Accommodation, Meals and drinks
  • Mineral water
  • One lunch box
  • Equipment
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Hiking sticks
  • Bottle for water
  • A backpack for the transportation of your personal belongings (camera, possible drugs etc.)
  • Trekking trousers
  • Hiking and trekking shoes for off-road comfort
  • Sunglasses
  • High protection sunscreen
  • Toiletry kit: take preferably biodegradable products
  • Personal pharmacy

  • Notes
  • The program can be changed according to your wishes, which may cause changes in price.
  • 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 find the best possible solution.
  • Know before you go
  • We do not recommend this excursion in case of health problems (heart disorder), it is also strongly discouraged for pregnant women.
  • It is also recommended to be physically fit and to have hiked quite often.