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Hiking + excursions 9 days

The real Armenia
Tracking + Excursions (Active Rest and Tourism)

Day 1
Arrival to Yerevan; Drive to Sevan (Gegharkunik reg.); Stroll and pictures taking nearby Sevan Monastery; Drive goes on; We are moving to Yenokavan (Tavush reg.) through Dilijan resorting town; Total vehicular movement duration is 2 hours long; Accommodations in Active Rest Center “Apaga” in Homer; Supper; Overnight stay in stone houses.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
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.

Day 5
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.

Day 6
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.

Day 7
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.

Day 8
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.

Day 9
Walking down the Yerevan; Transfer to airport.
THE PRICE IS € 597 (for grouppe of 10 pax)
The price includes:
  • 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
The price does not include:
  • Flight to Yerevan, harbor-dues
  • Alcohol
  • Personal expenses
Weather
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.


 

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