The itinerary for today will be designed according to the meteorological conditions at Mount Aragats (4090m) where the snowmelt comes late.
*Option 1 Mount Aragats: Our last day will offer us an alpine nature, with the ascent of the highest peak of the current Republic of Armenia, Aragats Mt (4090 m). We will leave Haghpat very early in the morning to head to the central part of the province of Aragatsotn where our vehicle will transport us to Lake Qari – beautiful mountain lake with crystalline water, located at 3185 meters above sea level.
We will begin our ascent to the southern summit of Aragats. At the summit, we will have a picnic. Then, we will descend to our lake, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to the hotel in Yerevan.
*Option 2 Bjni – Tsaghkadzor: We will leave Haghpat early in order to drive to Bjni, a small spa town famous for its mineral water. When we arrive on site, we will have the opportunity to explore the ruins of Bjni fortress (X century), the church Saint-Gevorg (XIII century) or the church of St. Astvadzadzin (X century). During the hike, we will reach the highest part of this area, from where we will be able to admire the valley of Hrazdan, the Dzaghguniats mountains and even the chain of Gegham. We will also find some interesting geological formations like a natural arch. Our next point of arrival will be the town of Tsaghkadzor, a small recreation town and ski resort. The town and its surroundings include many interesting paths and trails for hiking. Moreover, the monastery of Kecharis of the XIII century, in the town, will be a very interesting discovery from the architectural point of view. You will find some of the oldest khachkars in Armenia here. After the exploration of Tsaghkadzor, your vehicle will be waiting for you in order to transfer you comfortably to Yerevan.