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15-Day Alpine Hiking Program in Historical Armenia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Armenia  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 660 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1360 Euro (EUR)

Type: Day pack Alpine hiking/trekking
Duration: 15 days, 14 nights
Start and end point: Yerevan.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival. Program:
- Arrival in Yerevan at the Zvartnots Airport.
- Passport control, issuing of visas.
- Yerevan sightseeing tour.
- Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 2: Acclimatization day. Program:
- Driving to the village Geghadzor.
- Hiking up to the camp below the north peak of mount Aragats.
- Camping near the lake.
- Overnight in the camp.

Day 3: North peak of the Mt. Aragats (4090 m). Program:
- Hiking up to the North peak.
- Getting to the crater camp.
- Overnight in the camp.

Day 4: West (4008 m) and South (3897 m) peaks of Mt. Aragats. Program:
- Hiking up to the West peak (4008 m), getting back to the south-west saddle, hiking up to the South peak (3897 m).
- Walking down to lake Kari (3200 m).
- Getting to lake Kari, driving back to Yerevan.
- Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 5: Lake Akna, Geghama Mt. Range. Program:
- Driving to the village of Sevaberd.
- Hiking up to the lake Akna.
- Getting to the camp near the lake Akna.
- Overnight in the camp.

Day 6: Summit of Mt. Azhdahak (3597 m). Program:
- Lake Akna, hiking to the summit of Mt. Azhdahak between the hills with the volcanic lakes on the tops.
- Walking down to the camp on the slopes of Azhdahak
- Getting to the camp.
- Overnight in the camp.

Day 7: Ruins of the Kaqavaberd castle (9-10 century). Program:
- Hiking to the Tokhmakh Lake. There are samples of ancient rock art right on the way.
- Reaching the Tokhmakh Lake. Hiking to the Kaqavaberd ruins in the Khosrov reserve.
- Getting to the camp at Kaqavaberd.
- Overnight in the camp.

Day 8: Khosrov Reserve. Program:
- Kaqavaberd, walking down by Khosrov valley.
- Hiking to the village Gilanlar near Azat river.
- Gilanlar village, hiking up to Elija camp.
- Overnight in the camp.

Day 9: Geghard Monastery, Garni Temple. Program:
- Elija camp, hiking to the Geghard village along the gorge edges.
- Driving to Geghard village, driving to Geghard Monastery.
- Driving to the Garni temple.
- Driving back to Yerevan.
- Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 10: Noravank Monastery (12-14 century AD), Qarahunj (Stonehenge), town of Sisian. Program:
- Driving to the Noravank Monastery.
- Lunch at the cave restaurant in the Noravank canyon.
- Driving to Qarahunj (Stonehenge).
- Getting to Sissian city.
- Overnight in a hotel in Sissian city.

Day 11: Tatev Monastery. Program:
- Driving to Ltsen village.
- Hiking to the Tatev monastery by the gorge.
- Reaching the B&B in Tatev village.
- Overnight in the B&B in Tatev village.

Day 12: Camp on the slopes of Mt Khustup (3201 m). Program:
- Driving to the Devil’s bridge (stalactite), city of Kapan.
- Driving up to Verin Vachagan village.
- Hiking up to the camp on Mt Khustup slopes.
- Overnight at the camp on the slopes of Mt Khustup.

Day 13: Summit of Mt. Khustup (3201 m). Program:
- Camp, hiking up to the summit.
- Walking down to the camp on the summit shoulder.
- Overnight at Mt Khustup shoulder camp.

Day 14: Musalam village, Yerevan. Program:
- Hiking down by the gorge to the village Musalam.
- Driving back to Yerevan.
- Overnight in a hotel in Yerevan.

Day 15: Departure. Transfer from the hotel and departure.

THE TOUR MAY BE COMBINED WITH GEORGIA OR TURKEY IF REQUIRED!

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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