Trekking, Culture and People - 14 days
Day 1 (B/D)
Arrival, Meeting at the Airport, Transfer to Hotel. Yerevan City Tour including light walking in the City Centre, outdoor coffee break. Matenadaran - Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. National History Museum. Free afternoon. Welcome Dinner (Optional). Overnight at hotel in Yerevan.
Day 2 (B/L)
Breakfast. Geghard Monastery (7-12 cc, UNESCO). Garni Pagan Temple (1st century AD, UNESCO). Lunch in Garni in a rural house and Armenian Lavash baking. Return to Yerevan. Free afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Yerevan.
Day 3 (B/L/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive about 2 hours to the village Getahovit (683 m altitude) - starting point for trekking.
The route passes through the village then - on the bank of the river. Further on meadows and undersized wood gradually passes on the right side of a gorge and with an ascent passes under rocks to Nvezner place (984 m.). Rest and lunch in the cave. Survey of orchards, lakes and Nvezner territory. The route comes to the end in the center of a horse-racing complex of APAGA-Gomer (1380m). Dinner at 18:30. Horse riding upon request
Total 5-6 hours walking.
Day 4 (B/L/D)
Breakfast at 07:30. At 08:00 start trekking. The route begins from Gomer (1380 m.) Trekking to Chanchi Kar, presumably a structure with a defensive purpose adjoining to unapproachable rocks. The route's aim is Khach- a small church lost in a beechen wood, and a workshop of khachkars (cross-stones). Further there is a rise through a dense wood. Then the footpath runs on the edge of Khachakhpyur canyon, on a wood and then on a stony track of Karaet. The trekking continues to "The Devil's Bridge", is called Anapat and represents a two-storied construction of 13 centuries carved in a rock. This place is also known with its second name - Lastiver. After we continue the trekking to Okon.
Rest, supper (at 18:30) and overnight in Okon
Total 7 hours walking
Day 5 (B/L/D)
Breakfast at 7:30. Start trekking at 08:00 from the departure point-Okon. Khachakhpyur (1375 m). Dznaor- a stone pit where is snow in any weather. Then there is a descent to Kamot (1903 m of height). The route continues on the meadows and bushes to a wood of 1772 meters of height and then proceeds with a descent through the wood to Berzen at the height of 1476 m on the bank of Khachakhpyur River. Dinner and camping at Berzen.
Total 8 hours walking
Day 6 (B/L/D)
Breakfast at 7:30. Start trekking at 08:00 from the departure point-Berzen to Yenokavan village.
Total 8 hours walking
Day 7 (B/L/D)
Breakfast. Rest day in the village of Enokavan. Interactions with local people with some options: visiting the school, some farming families, local municipality, some walking in the village, lunch with local people, etc.
Dinner in the village
Day 8 (B/L/D)
Breakfast at 7:30 Start trekking at 08:00 from the departure point- Enokavan Village
From the village, continue the way on a footpath through meadows to a location called Berdategh, an ancient destroyed fortress, 1651 meters of height. Descent to Laghzi Pos begins (1559 m) and then to the cave of Torkoi Er (1431m.). Ascent to the mount of Plolik Urt. Dinner. Camping at Plolik Urt.
Day 9 (B/L/D)
Breakfast at 7:30 Start trekking from the departure point- camping of Plolik Urt.
The route of this day consists of alternating ascents and descends on meadows and partly on wood at heights of 1600-1800 meters through Eguniki Er to Ditavan Sar. The basic features of this day are wonderful views and panoramas. Then proceed to camping near Harsnakar.
Total 7-8 hours walking
Day 10 (B/L/D)
Breakfast at 7:30 Start trekking at 8:00 from the departure point- Harsnakar. Trekking to Samsonavank - a 13th century undiscovered church. Ascent to the monastery of Deghtsut (12-13 century).
Camp place - Deghdzut Monastery
Total 7 hours walking
Day 11 - (B/L/D)
Breakfast at 7:30 Start trekking from the departure point- Deghtsut Monastery. Decent to Acharkut village (767 m) where the trekking programme comes to its end. Rest/Lunch near the main road Ijevan - Noyemberyan at 13:30.
Total 4-5 hours trekking
After lunch by coach drive to the hotel Avan Villa Dzoraget near Alaverdi. Check-in, rest, dinner at overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 - (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Kobayr monastery. After visiting the monastery drive to Sevan lake via Dilijan. Lunch close to Sevan Lake Sevan Peninsula Visit of Sevan monastery Drive to Yerevan. Leisure time Overnight at hotel in Yerevan
Day 13 - (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Echmiadzin Main Cathedral (303 AD World UNESCO Heritage) and Museum. On the way to Yerevan visit Zvartnots Temple (7th century BC - World UNESCO Heritage). Visit to Armen Carpet hand made carpet production facility and gallery. Vernisage - an open air large handicraft market. Grocery market. Yerevan Brandy Factory for brandy testing. Farwell dinner at Armenian restaurant with folklore music. Overnight at hotel in Yerevan
Early morning check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport. Departure
By walking to most famous cultural/historical and scienic places of interests in Armenia including all the UNESCO sights Licensed Mountaineering and Cultural Guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian) Transport in AC comfortable Mini-van or Coach depending on group size Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) in trekking days Hotel accomodation (3-star, 4-star and 5-star) in non-camping days as requested. Camping in very confortable tents during trekking days Mineral water, coffee and tea during travelling Airport transfers