Day 1: Arriving to Yerevan and transportation to Sevan (Gegharkunik region). Seeing of Sevan monastery of IV century at the peninsula of Sevan Lake. In the monastery complex cross-couple Churches of IX century have preserved, what belfries on the background of blue sky are notable for long distances. These churches are: Saint Karapet (the small one) and Saint Arakeloc (the big one). The year of construction – 874 A.D.
Day 2: Trip on a vehicle to Agarcin (Tavush region) then hiking to the monastery through a beautiful canyon along a river. The destination point is Agarcin monastery. The monastery complex was built in XI century, except the cross-cupola charge of Saint Grigor. On the monastery's territory the charges of Blessed Virgin (1281) and Saint Stepanos (1244) have remained. Besides, burial-Vault of Bagratid kings family, chapel of XIII century, monastery refectory (1248) and other monastery quarters still can be surveyed. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Hiking to Krana Takht. Seeing of Khachkar’s Repair Shop and chapel in beech forest (all together – 3 hours). You'll have a “Trippin’ Lunch”. Return to Homer. Tennis and volleyball courts as well as Riding School (with experienced instructors) are available there. Overnight lodging. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Three hours long hike through Lastiver caves to Okon. Lunch by Ripsime Aghbyur (Spring of Ripsime), what is famous for its healing power (mostly recommended for women. Seeing of Okonokhach Church. Supper at a highland apiary. Overnight stay in tents by Okon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Descending through Berzener to Homer. Amazing rout! It’s beginning on 1980 m / 1,2 miles and goes to 1200 m/ 1312 yards. Farther, by the “Red Path” of the Great Yenokavan Canyon hike from Kanacher to Nvezer. Stay in tinny camp-houses of ARC “Apaga” in Homer. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Vehicular trip to Sevkar (Black Stone). Seeing of Makaravank and Kiranc monasteries (about 1.5 hourse of walking). Lunch; Drive to Vanadzor (Lori region). Break at Akhpat monastery. Then, through Gyumri return to Yerevan. The road reminds moonscape. Desolate mountains accompany us almost all the way back and only vivid green Irelands of gardens remind us that we are still on Mother-Earth. Overnight stay in Yerevan. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: Packing up and parting to ARC “Apaga”. Transfer to Gosh. Excursion by Goshavank monastery. Drive to Dilijan. Lunch in “Dasht” pizzeria. Return to Yerevan. Includes: (B), (L).
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