The real Armenia
Tracking + Excursions (Active Rest and Tourism)
Arrival to Yerevan
; Drive to Sevan
reg.); Stroll and pictures taking nearby Sevan Monastery; Drive goes on; We are moving to Yenokavan
reg.) through Dilijan resorting town; Total vehicular movement duration is 2 hours long; Accommodations in Active Rest Center “Apaga”
; Supper; Overnight stay in stone houses.
Breakfast; ARC’s surveys; Meeting to Conductors and Guides; Warming-up hiking Homer-Nvezner
; Small descent from 1280 m to 920 m of altitude (1340 to 1006 yards); Very picturesque part of the way, by the “Red Path” rout; Passage is easy; Time en rout – 1 hour; Excursions by Fruit Garden and Truck Farm; Self-forages for lunch may be done; Lunch in Nvezner
cave; Then, 1 hour passage to Marble Quarry; Return on Base; Supper; Night-pass.
Breakfast; 4 hours of hiking to khachkar’s
(Cross Stones’) workshop Krana Takht through several caves; Trippin’ Lunch; Return on Base; Supper and overnight rest.
Breakfast and hike to Okon
; First part of the road is called “Hermit’s Path” and it goes by forests to waterfalls and may considered as quite difficult; By the waterfalls swimming in a dam is scheduled; Arrival to Okon
(alt. 1900-1980 m/2077-2165 yards); Visit to Okonakhach
(The Cross of Okon
) Church; Visit to apiary; Supper; Overnight pass in tents on a cliff above the river.
Breakfast; This day we will pass among mountains, on the altitude 2000 m/1.24 miles and more; Ascent to summer pasture of Kamut
; Fields, small groves, springs and a river will be coming across our way; Trippin’ Lunch or visit to local shepherds; Hike back to Okon
; We are ascending and descending by different roads; Overnight stay in tents at Okon
Breakfast; Drive to Gosh
; Seeing of the Monastery and 2 hour of hike to Parz Lich
(Clear Lake); Ascend goes for about 15 minutes, then a quiet and continuous descend; The rout goes by Areguni
Mountain Ridge; Open areas alternates with coppice with prevailing beech trees; We are crossing two streams: one by log and another by wading; Arrival to the Lake; Tripping lunch; Here we can do boating; Swimming is not available; From the lake we will drive to Dilijan
to get accommodated in B&B; At the evening we can ascend by vehicle to Agarcin
and to visit an interesting Trout Farm; The supper can take place at the Trout Farm or in Dilijan
Breakfast; Drive to Echmiadzin
; Seeing of the Name Cathedral Residence and Temples; Return to Yerevan; Hotel accommodation; Small rest; Lunch; Drive to a unique pagan temple Garni
and to a medieval Christian temple Geghard
(Spear) hollowed in a rock; Return to Yerevan
Visit to Open Market; Drive to Areni
; Visit to Areni
Church; Wine tasting; The best view at Ararat (alt. 5165 m/16945 feet)! Return to Yerevan
Walking down the Yerevan
; Transfer to airport.
THE PRICE IS € 597 (for grouppe of 10 pax)
The price includes:
The price does not include:
- Transfer Yerevan-Yenokavan and back
- DBL Dwelling in Guest Houses/Tents
- Meals: 1st to 5th days – 3 times a day, 6th – breakfast serve, Meals of 7th to 9th day depends on the type of chosen dwelling (B&B, Hotel or Private Sector)
- Conductor/Guide services
- Hikes and Ridings
- Flight to Yerevan, harbor-dues
- Personal expenses
It is hot and sunny in Armenia at summer, but at mountains weather is quite broken. Nights there could be pretty cold, but during afternoon t-shirts are well-timed. Ideal could be long sleeve shirts with high collar covering hands and neck against sun and wind. Also, a wind-cheater, a sweater, 2 pairs of sportive foot-wear, socks, a bays-ball cap, sun-glasses, sunblock are essential.