Hiking tour to Aragats and Azhdahak

On this hiking tour, you will discover a part of Armenia woven as a colorful carpet of proud mountains, mountain lakes and meadows, colorful flowers and of course cultural treasures. The majestic Mount Aragats, part of the Little Caucasus range, and the magnificent Geghama mountain range with Mount Azhdahak are the highlights of this exciting Dayney.

ITINERARY

 

Guided hiking trip

Maximum height: 4090 m

Whole hiking route: 70 km

Difficulty: easy to intermediate

Day 1         Yerevan
Arrival in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. You will be welcome by your tour guide. Later, you will be transferred to the hotel. Rest time.

Day 2         Yerevan - Sevaberd - Akna lich
You will meet your guide at the reception of the hotel in the morning. We will depart to the village of Sevaberd (2000 m altitude) from where we will begin our 5-hour trek to Akna lich (3020 m alt.). Nestled in the Geghama mountain range, it is a lake of volcanic origin which is surely worth attention. We will spend a night in tent on this lovely spot.
Course: 12 km

Day 3         Akna lich - Mount Ajdahak - Vanki lich
Our day will begin with trekking from Akna lich to the highest point of the Géghama mountain range - the Ajdahak volcano (3597 m alt.) Which is located in the western part of the chain. It is an extinct volcano with a small lake inside its crater. The lake was formed as a result of snowmelt. From the summit of Azhdahak we will be amazed by a breathtaking view of Mount Ararat, the Kotayk Valley, and Lake Sevan. We will continue hiking to Vanki lich (2620 m alt.) Where we will set up tents.
Course: 20 km

Day 4         Vanki lich - Geghard village - Garni - Symphony of Organs - Yerevan
In the morning we will leave Vanki lich for taking the direction to Geghard. Along the way, we will discover vishapakars ("dragon" stones), in Armenian mythology these stones symbolized the worship of water. In the vicinity of Vanki lich we will also find petroglyphs, the oldest ones date back to the 5th millennium BC. Later we will stop at Geghard (1900 m altitude) rock Monastery. Then we will visit the pagan temple of Garni (1st century). We will stroll in the gorge and discover nature-made basaltic organ. In the evening we will leave for Yerevan and spend a night at hotel.
Course: 16 km

Day 5         Yerevan - Qari lich - Aragats (south and west summit)
After breakfast, we will explore Qari lich (3200 m alt.) Next, we will start to hike the southern and western peaks of Armenia's highest mountain. Mount Aragats with its four peaks forms one of the largest craters in the world, created by a volcanic eruption. The highest peak of the mountain is its northern peak (4095 m above sea level). We will reach the southern peak (3880 m above sea level) and then we will head to the western summit (4080 m above sea level). Overnight in tents at 3500 m altitude.
Course: 9 km

Day 6         Aragats (North Summit) - Yerevan
In the morning, before returning to the capital, we will discover the crater formed between the northern and eastern peaks. As we finish our discoveries we will return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.
Course: 12 km

Day 7       Return flight
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

PRICES / SERVICES

Price per person:

950 €

Extra charge for single room:

120 €

Small group:

4-12 people

Included Services

  • Transport
  • • All transfers and transportation to the visiting places during the tour
  • Accompaniment
  • • English-speaking mountain guide
  • • Tents and sleeping bags
  • • Off-road vehicle
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks
  • • 6 nights in comfortable hotels (comfortable hotels in a double room)
  • • Full board (breakfast from the 2nd day of the tour to the 6th day (excluding drinks))
  • • Half-board (in case of 14 days)
  • • Mineral water
  • Visits
  • • All entrance tickets
  • Travel preparation
  • • Séance d’information avant le voyage
  • • Travel Documentation
  • • Map

Excluded Services

  • Flight Tickets
  • • International Flight

DATES

STATUSDEPARTRETURNPRICE P/PEXTRA SGLNOTES
Available for inscriptions June - September June - September € 950 € 120  

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