Mount Aragats- Western Peak (4080m) Level of difficulty- Challenging Mount Aragats (4095 m) is the highest peak of the Republic of Armenia . This four-peaked giant is one the most favourite mountains for climbers. We start at 08:00 am from Yerevan. On the way we stop at the Park of Armenian Alphabet and continue driving … Continue reading Mount Aragats- Western Peak (4080m)

Mount Aragats- Western Peak (4080m)

Mount Aragats- Western Peak (4080m)

Level of difficulty- Challenging

Mount Aragats (4095 m) is the highest peak of the Republic of Armenia . This four-peaked giant is one the most favourite mountains for climbers. We start at 08:00 am from Yerevan. On the way we stop at the Park of Armenian Alphabet and continue driving till beautiful mountain Lake Kari (Stone Lake) which is at the height of 3250m . Here the road ends and we start our hiking. Uphill the route is rocky and strewn with debris. There’s no path, but the peaks are visible so you basically slog it uphill. Western summit is a little more difficult to reach than the southern. Be prepared! On the top opens the most attractive scene: the silhouette of green valleys from one side, the eternal snow and silver lakes from other sides and Biblical Mount Ararat far in the fog of Ararat Valley. After a little break we start descending. Near Lake Kari there is a restaurant- here we have a good dinner ( You will taste Armenian national dish Khash, known as one of the most nutritious and delicious) and return to Yerevan filled with positive feelings and unforgettable memories.

Attention- We can also combine the tours to the southern and western summits in one.

Mount Aragats- Northern Peak (4095m) Level of difficulty- Difficult Do You like conquering heights and prevailing over stony giants? If Your answer is “yes” the highest northern summit of the four-peaked Aragats (4095m, the highest peak of the Republic of Armenia) is a perfect option for You. Just imagine Yourself standing on the highest point … Continue reading Mount Aragats- Northern Peak (4095m)

Mount Aragats- Northern Peak (4095m)

Mount Aragats- Northern Peak (4095m)

Level of difficulty- Difficult

Do You like conquering heights and prevailing over stony giants? If Your answer is “yes” the highest northern summit of the four-peaked Aragats (4095m, the highest peak of the Republic of Armenia) is a perfect option for You. Just imagine Yourself standing on the highest point of Armenia. Isn’t it thrilling-of course. Particularly when Your eyes are witnessing the stark contrast of alpine meadows, silver lakes, snowy peaks and deep blue skies and You see Biblical Mount Ararat far in the fog of Ararat Valley Your heart starts to throb from pride and joy.

We start early in the morning. On the way we stop at the Park of Armenian Alphabet and continue driving till Lake Kari (Stone Lake) which is at the height of 3250m . Here the road ends and we start ascending. On the top of Aragats we will have a rest and start descending. The overnight is optional (we respect our customers’ wishes)- we can either return back to Yerevan at night or set up a camp near Lake Kari. In the morning You will have the chance of tasting one of the most nutritious and delicious Armenian national dishes-Khash- and admire the beauty of this wonderful natural monument once more.

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Day 1

We will start from Yerevan and drive to Dogubayazit. On the way, we will visit Berkri waterfalls. In the afternoon there is an option to visit Ishak Pasha Palace (17th c.). Overnight in Baiazet.

Biblical Mt. Ararat 7-Day

Day 1

We will start from Yerevan and drive to Dogubayazit. On the way, we will visit Berkri waterfalls. In the afternoon there is an option to visit Ishak Pasha Palace (17th c.). Overnight in Baiazet.

Day 2

In the morning we load the luggage and camping essentials on the truck, drive to 2500 m where we start walking up to 3200 m. Our luggage will be carried by mules and horses which will be arranged in advance and our cook will look after them along the way. We will set up a camp and the cook will arrange the meals for the evening.

Day 3

Today is an acclimatization day – we set out for the altitude of 4200m. Altitudes greater than 3000 m are defined as high. AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) may appear above this level and it doesn’t matter if you are fit or not, it can happen to anyone anytime. That is why we ascend to the Camp 2 and descend to the Camp 1 (more depending on your physical fitness and weather conditions) where we overnight. Ascent/descent- 1100/1100m

Day 4

We pack our luggage on the mules and horses and start walking up to the Camp 2 like yesterday. After reaching the camp we can carry on further for another acclimatization or just rest and plan the next day which will be directly to the summit. Walking time – 4-5 hrs. Ascent/descent 1100/1100m

Day 5

Summit day. Depending on weather forecast and conditions the guide will decide on exact timing (may be very early with the first lights of dawn, even 1.00 a.m. is possible to start walking). Last 100 to 250 m will be the ice part of our trek to the summit and ice crampons and axes are necessary for this part. From the summit, at sunrise we will be able to see Mt. Elbrus (the highest peak in the Caucasus) and the Little Ararat. Just imagine- You are standing on the peak of Biblical Ararat on the height of 5165m. After enjoying this mighty peak and the astounding scenery we start descending to the Camp 2 and after having a hot soup and some tea we carry on descending down to the Camp 1 for overnight. Ascent/descent 1000/2000m

Day 6

After a good rest we have a late breakfast, load our luggage on the mules for the last time and descend to Eli Village and take the truck down to Baiazet. Here we have our lunch at a restaurant and take the minibus to Van city which takes 2h30m and check in at our hotel. In the evening we go out for dinner and see the summer night life of locals here. Overnight at the Hotel. Descent 800m

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Yerevan.

Price starts from 850 $
DISCOUNTS are available. In case of booking till March 1- 10%, till May 1- 5%.

The price does not include:
1. Entry Visa
2. Equipment (in case You don’t have with You)- 100 $
3. Telephone, mini-bar in the hotel
4. Extra orders in the restaurant

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Day 1- 06.07.13 1. Arrival in International Airport Zvartnots,Transfer to the hotel 2. Lunch at the restaurant(national cuisine) 3. Observation tour in Yerevan 4. Dinner at the restaurant “Tavern Yerevan” 5. Visit to “Erebuni” museum 6. Back to the hotel Day 2- 07.07.13 Vardavar 1. Breakfast at the hotel 2. Tsaghkadzor, Kecharis Monastery (XI-XIII cc.) … Continue reading Classic Tour-7 Days

Classic Tour-7 Days

Day 1- 06.07.13

1. Arrival in International Airport Zvartnots,Transfer to the hotel
2. Lunch at the restaurant(national cuisine)
3. Observation tour in Yerevan
4. Dinner at the restaurant “Tavern Yerevan”
5. Visit to “Erebuni” museum
6. Back to the hotel

Day 2- 07.07.13 Vardavar

1. Breakfast at the hotel
2. Tsaghkadzor, Kecharis Monastery (XI-XIII cc.)
3. Lake Sevan-Sevanavank Monastery (874 y.)
4. Lunch
5. Dilijan- Observation tour
6. Monastery Goshavank
7. Back to the hotel

Day 3- 08.07.13

1. Breakfast at the hotel
2. Khor Virap Monastery (XVII c.)
3. Areni Wine Factory+ lunch
4. Halidzor- “Wings of Tatev” cable car (the longest in he world-5.7 km)
5. Tatev Monastery (IX-XIII cc.)
6. Dinner at a restaurant (national cuisine)
7. Devil’s Bridge
8. Overnight in a local B&B

Day 4- 09.07.13

1. Breakfast
2. Devil’s Bridge
3. Zorats Karer (Armenian Stonehenge)
4. Jermuk- Museum of mineral waters
5. Dinner at a restaurant
6. Overnight in Jermuk (hotel)

Day 5- 10.07.13

1. Breakfast at the hotel
2. Hiking to the waterfall “Mermaid’s hair”
3. Lunch in the open air
4. The cable car of Jermuk
5. Back to Yerevan, accommodation at the hotel

Day 6- 11.07.13

1. Breakfast at the hotel
2. Temple of Garni (I c. AD )
3. Team building-Making Lavash (armenian bread)/Tolma+lunch
4. Geghard Monastery (XIII c.)
5. Back to the hotel
6. Visit to the Opera/theatre/ballet
7. Farewell party

Day 7- 12.07.13

1. Breakfast at the hotel
2. Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin (303 y.)
3. Transfer to the airport

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