Hiking and Camping in Armenia

Yerevan, Capital of Armenia
The Cascade Complex, Cascade
Mount Ararat, Ararat, Mount Masis, Mount Sis
Khor Virap Monastery, Khor Virap
Khor Virap Monastery, Khor Virap
Noravank Monastery, Noravank
Noravank Monastery, Noravank
Smbataberd Fortress, Smbataberd
Smbataberd Fortress, Smbataberd
Smbataberd Fortress, Smbataberd
Yeghegnadzor Town, Yeghegnadzor
Spitakavor Monastery, Spitakavor
Tatev Monastery, Tatev
Tatev Monastery, Tatev
Tatev Monastery, Tatev
Shaki Waterfall, Shaki
Khndzoresk Village, Khndzoresk
Khndzoresk Village, Khndzoresk
Yeghegnadzor Town, Yeghegnadzor
Khndzoresk Village, Khndzoresk
Carahunge, Zorats Karer, Karahunj, Qarahunj, Armenian Stonehenge
Carahunge, Zorats Karer, Karahunj, Qarahunj, Armenian Stonehenge
Noratus Cemetery, Noratus Village, Khachkars of Noratus
Noratus Cemetery, Noratus Village, Khachkars of Noratus
Noratus Cemetery, Noratus Village, Khachkars of Noratus
Goshavank Monastery, Goshavank
Dilijan
Dilijan
Dilijan, Haghartsin Monastery
Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Dilijan, Parz lake
Dilijan, Parz lake
Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Odzun Church, Odzun Basilica, Armenian Basilica, Odzun Village
Odzun Church, Odzun Basilica, Armenian Basilica, Odzun Village
Yerevan, Capital of Armenia
Yerevan, Capital of Armenia
Yerevan, Capital of Armenia
Highlights

Hiker friends, welcome to Armenia, country of ancient civilization and picturesque nature and the taste of freedom. Are you ready for adventure? Come with your camping equipment to rest in the arms of nature. This specially adapted tour is for you! Explore the Armenian trails, through valleys and canyons, surrounded by monasteries and fortresses, reveal the wilderness, enjoy many opportunities of camping in places where one will find the perfect harmony with nature and oneself. This is an invitation from Aratours!

Feel the difference!

Itinerary
Yerevan, Capital of Armenia

Arrival at Zvartnots International Airport. Meet and greet and then transfer to your hotel, afterwords some leisure time at your disposal.

The Cascade Complex, Cascade
Mount Ararat, Ararat, Mount Masis, Mount Sis
Khor Virap Monastery, Khor Virap
Khor Virap Monastery, Khor Virap
Noravank Monastery, Noravank
Noravank Monastery, Noravank
Smbataberd Fortress, Smbataberd
Smbataberd Fortress, Smbataberd

(Hiking 11,5 km, 7 hours of walking)
The day will start with a greeting from your guide in Yerevan before heading south. The first stop will be the Monastery of Khor Virap, the symbol of Christian Armenia, which overlooks the Biblical Mount Ararat. You will later be taken to the canyon of Amaghu, where you will begin your first hike to the Noravank Medieval Monastery through a red-cliffed Canyon reminiscent of the American West. The next stop will be Artabuynk village from where you will start your hike to Tsakhats Kar Monastery before descending to Smbataberd Fortress. The tent will be set up in a place agreed between the guide and the hiker.

Smbataberd Fortress, Smbataberd
Yeghegnadzor Town, Yeghegnadzor
Spitakavor Monastery, Spitakavor

(20 km hike, 7-8 hrs walk)
The second day will begin from Yeghegis from where we will be transferred to Vernashen, where the museum dedicated to the Armenian medieval university of Gladzor is located. The hike will begin from this point towards the Spitakavor church hidden in the mountains. The way will be through a deep and majestic valley. After the stop at the monastery of Spitakavor, we will continue the hike towards the old fortress of Proshaberd. We will move this time around the surrounding mountains and passes, where we will set up our tent not far from the village of Vernashen.

Tatev Monastery, Tatev
Tatev Monastery, Tatev
Tatev Monastery, Tatev
Shaki Waterfall, Shaki
Khndzoresk Village, Khndzoresk
Khndzoresk Village, Khndzoresk
Yeghegnadzor Town, Yeghegnadzor

(Hiking 19 km, 7-8 hours of walking)
We will leave very early to be transferred to the village of Harjis located in the province of Syunik, where we will begin our hike through the Vorotan Canyon to progressively reach the Tatev Monastery. After arriving at this jewel of the Armenian medieval history and cultural, religious and political center, we will descend towards the hermitage of Tatev Anapat and then continue to the bridge of Satan (where the bravest ones can descend to admire the natural pools of hot water). We will be transferred to Goris where we will spend the night in tents.

Khndzoresk Village, Khndzoresk
Carahunge, Zorats Karer, Karahunj, Qarahunj, Armenian Stonehenge
Carahunge, Zorats Karer, Karahunj, Qarahunj, Armenian Stonehenge
Noratus Cemetery, Noratus Village, Khachkars of Noratus
Noratus Cemetery, Noratus Village, Khachkars of Noratus

(4 km hike, 2 hours walk)
This day will begin with the discovery of old Goris and its troglodyte surroundings, which will take us back in time, to the immemorial time of the countries. After these visits, we will leave Goris to head north towards the Sevan Lake area. On the way we will unveil Karahunj Observatory and the Caranvanserai Selim. We will end our day with a visit to the Armenian medieval cemetery Noratus, the largest cemetery of Khachkars (cross-stone) of the Republic of Armenia today. Tent in the area.

Noratus Cemetery, Noratus Village, Khachkars of Noratus
Goshavank Monastery, Goshavank
Dilijan
Dilijan
Dilijan, Haghartsin Monastery

(Hiking 18 km, 7-8 hours)
Early in the morning, we will be transferred to the village of Drakhtik on the opposite shore of Lake Sevan. We will stop at the Sevanavank Monastery overlooking Lake Sevan from its peninsula and then start our trek to the village of Drakhtik ("little paradise" in Armenian), between Lake Sevan and the mountains of Areguni. The walking will continue to the village of Kalavan, with a different forest vegetation. We will be taken to the village of Gosh, and spend the night near Goshavank Monastery.

Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Dilijan, Parz lake
Dilijan, Parz lake

(Hiking 10km, 4-5hours)
This day will be in the national park of Dilijan where you will admire lakes Parz and Gosh and the beautiful monastery Goshavank on our route. Later in the day, we will be driven to Akhtala where there is a beautiful monastery, formerly fortress. We spend our night in specially equipped tents in Haghpat.

Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Haghpat Monastery, Haghpat
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Sanahin Monastery Complex, Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin
Odzun Church, Odzun Basilica, Armenian Basilica, Odzun Village
Odzun Church, Odzun Basilica, Armenian Basilica, Odzun Village
Yerevan, Capital of Armenia

Your morning will start with a fresh and healthy breakfast in Haghpat. Next, we will reveal UNESCO World Heritage listed Monastery Sanahin, that is located in Debed Canyon in the northern province of Lori. Sanahin dates back to the X century. The untouched complex is partly overgrown with grass, which makes it a must-see landmark particularly in summer and spring seasons. These is considered a masterpiece of the Armenian architecture. Later, we will discover domed Basilica Odzun. In the evening, on our way back to Yerevan treat your eyes to dazzling landscapes unfolded one after another; from foothills, lush forests to plains and small villages. Our day will be concluded as we arrive, and new discoveries will wait for us the upcoming day.

Yerevan, Capital of Armenia
Yerevan, Capital of Armenia

Transfer to the airport. See you soon Armenia!

Price per person
Meals 1 - 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12
Double Room with Breakfast 1090 650 500 430 390 360
with Half Board 1160 720 570 500 460 430
with Full Board 1220 780 630 560 520 490

* Single Room Surcharge - 140 EUR

** Prices can be different depending the season

*** All prices are in EUR

What’s included
Transport

Hotel pick-up / drop-off

Airport transfer

All transfers to the hiking trails

French or English speaking guide (depending on your wishes)

Comfortable transportation according to the program in air-conditioned vehicles

Horseback riding fee (1 day)

Meals and Drinks

Drinking water

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wine tasting

"Lavash" baking master class (1 day)

Cooking master class (1 day)

Other

Map

Travel documentation

Accommodation

Tents (We can provide them if needed)

Supervision

Local English-speaking guide

Entrance

All entrance fees

What’s excluded
Excluded

International flight

Medical insurance

Enquire an offer

Zvartnots International Airport - Yerevan - Khor Virap Monastery - Amaghu - Noravank - Smbataberd - Yeghegis - Tsakhats Kar - Vernashen - Spitakavor - Proshaberd Fortress - Yeghegnadzor - Harjis - Tatev Monastery - Goris - Karahunj - Noratus - Drachtik - Goshavank - Parz Lake - Akhtala - Haghpat - Sanahin - Odzun - Zvartnots International Airport

From 360 EUR

Bank and credit card payment

Free Cancelation

Guarantee of satisfaction

Tour Details
Group Type
Single, Group, Family
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Group Size
1 - 12
Guiding Method
Live Guide / Instructor
Guide Language
English / French / German / Russian

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