Trekking in the Volcanoes of Armenia

During this tour we will hike in volcanoes of Armenia, including Geghama mountains and two summits of Mount Aragats. Far from civilization and at the same time the place where the first origins of civilization were born. The latter are evidenced by petroglyphs and dragon-stones of the Geghama mountains .The tour includes cooking service in the mountains.

per adult from

$2,698

NZD

Duration

7 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Services of two mountain guides
    • Tents and mattresses
    • Cooking service, gas, tents, kitchen, etc.
    • Walkie-talkies and GPS navigators
    • Water throughout the trip
    • Organizational services
    • Entry/Admission - Republic Square
    • Entry/Admission - The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan
    • Entry/Admission - Cafesjian Center for the Arts
    • Entry/Admission - Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia
    • Entry/Admission - Azhdaak Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Aragats
    What's excluded :
    • Air ticket
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Insurance

  • Day 1: Yerevan- City Tour

    Stop At: Republic Square, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
    We welcome you at the airport of Zvartnots. Then we will ride to Yerevan.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan, Tumanyan O. str. 54 Azatutyan Square - Kentron District, Yerevan 0002 Armenia
    From History Museum we will walk to Opera and Ballet Theater. Here our guests will be acquainted with modern Yerevan.(Northern Avenue) Our tourists will see famous statues of Armenian outstanding people in front of the building.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Tamanyan str. 10 Cascade Complex, Yerevan 0009 Armenia
    Yerevan cascade is a part of Cafesjian Center for the Arts. The cascade is crowned with a monument dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Soviet Armenia. Cascade is a place of combination of modern sculptures and national architecture. The water in the cascade falls out from tubes that shapes patterns in the form of Armenian traditional symbols.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia, Azatutyan Avenue Kaneker-Zeytun District, Yerevan Armenia
    Afterwards, we will go up the stairs to Victory Park.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Comfort Hotel Yerevan

    Day 2: Yerevan- Geghard- Lake Vank

    Stop At: Geghard, Geghard, Kotayk Province
    We will stop at village Geghard, which is the starting point of our hike to Lake Vank.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Vishapilich Lake, Armenia
    Our destination is Vishapalich Lake or Lake Vank. Nearby the lake we can sea dragon-stones, that date back to 2nd millennium BC.These menhirs are deities of water, because they are discovered exclusively close to springs, rivers and lakes.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
    • Lunch: During the hike
    • Dinner: At the camp
    Accommodation included: Camping near the lake

    Day 3: Lake Vank- Mount Nazeli

    Stop At: Mount Nazeli, Armenia
    Early in the morning we will climb Mount Nazeli, one of the beautiful peaks of Geghama mountain range.
    Absolute height- 3312 m
    Relative height- 300 m
    Walking distance- 10 km
    Duration- 2,5-3 hours
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: Cook Service
    Accommodation included: Camping at the foot of Mount Azhdahak

    Day 4: Mount Azhdahak- Lake Akna- Lake Sevan

    Stop At: Azhdaak Mountain, Geghard Armenia
    Mountain Azhdahak is the highest point of Geghama range and the third highest mountain in the territory of Armenia after Mt Aragats and Mt Kaputjugh. It is an extinct volcano and the slopes of the mountain have interesting red hue, that is why sometimes we call it Armenian “Mars”. We start hiking from Lake Akna. On the top there is a crater Lake, which changes its colors in every minute. On the summit the marvelous view of Lake Sevan, Mts Hatis, Ara and Aragats on one line is opened in front of tourists. On the way back we can meet petroglyphs, which date back to 3-5 millenniums BC. Afterwards we put tents at the foot of the mountain, where we have an overnight.
    Absolute height- 3597 m
    Relative height- 500 m
    Walking distance- 15 km
    Duration- 5-8 hours
    Duration: 6 hours

    Pass By: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province
    We wll go down the mountain to Lake Akna, which is one of the crater lakes in Geghama mountains. Afterwards we will ride to the side of Sevan Lake.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the camp
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: Dinner at the guesthouse
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Sevan guesthouse

    Day 5: Lake Sevan- Lake Kari- Mt Aragats (south peak) - Lake Kari

    Pass By: Kari Lake, Byurakan Armenia
    The starting point is Lake Kari, at an altitude of 3200 meters, which has formed after snow melt. The hike is accompanied by the view of mysterious Ararat from south.


    Stop At: Mount Aragats, Aragats Road Armenia
    It is an extinct volcano; four peaks have formed in result of volcanic eruption. On the top there is a beautiful view of the crater and other three peaks. The name of the mountain translated from Armenian means Ara’s Throne- Armenian god whom is dedicated another mountain near Aragats. During the rise there will be about 3-4 halts.
    Absolute height- 3879 m
    Relative height- 700 m
    Walking distance- 10 km
    Duration- 5-7 hours
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping near the lake

    Day 6: Lake Kari- Mount Aragats (north peak)-Yerevan

    Stop At: Mount Aragats, Aragats Road Armenia
    North peak of Mount Aragats is the highest in the territory of Armenia. The elevation is 4090 m above the sea level.

    The starting point- Lake Kari
    Walking distance- 11-12 km
    Duration- 10 hours
    Absolute height- 4090 m
    Relative height- 800 m
    Difficulty- higher than average preparation

    Duration: 10 hours

    Pass By: Yerevan, Yerevan
    In the evening our climbers will go back to Yerevan.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the camp
    • Lunch: Lunch at the saddle
    • Dinner: Farewell dinner at the restaurant
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Comfort Hotel in Yerevan

    Day 7: Yerevan- Zvartnots- Diparture

    Stop At: Vernissage Market, Northern Avenue 6/2 Near Republic Square Subway Station, Yerevan 0013 Armenia
    Last day our guide will accompany our tourists to Vernissage Market to buy souvenirs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/14/2020 - 10/20/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Armland Adventure Club

Activity ID: V-250971P1

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