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ArmeniaSnowshoeing across Armenian mountains 

  • Off the beaten track
We propose this 8 day trip, of which 5 in snowshoes crossing the mountain chains of Vardeniats, Tegheniats, Sevan Lake, Khachkars (cross-stones) until the monastery of Noravank. During the trip you will witness the landscape change: we will slowly leave highlands to find woodlands, meanwhile discovering abandoned monasteries and ancient fortresses. Did you know that you can snowshoe in A...

We propose this 8 day trip, of which 5 in snowshoes crossing the mountain chains of Vardeniats, Tegheniats, Sevan Lake, Khachkars (cross-stones) until the monastery of Noravank. During the trip you will witness the landscape change: we will slowly leave highlands to find woodlands, meanwhile discovering abandoned monasteries and ancient fortresses. Did you know that you can snowshoe in Armenia?!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Winter sports
    Winter sports
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Armenia

Today your journey begins!​​
• Transfer to your hotel.


Day 2: Spectacular view on Mount Hatis

​• After breakfast, we will depart to the Kotayk region. Snowshoeing to the summit Mount Hatis (2526) which raises its isolated cone between the Guéghama mountain range and Mount Aragats.

​• From the top, a spectacular view opens up to the Guéghama mountain range (3597m), the Ararat biblical mountain (5165m) and the highest peak of Armenia - the Aragats (4095m).

​• After lunch, visit the small church of Kaptavank XIVscl. Transfer to Aghveran. 

Visited:
Yerevan, Kotayk Province, Aghveran

Day 3: Mount of Ara mythic summit

• Today we'll depart for the village of Yeghvard.

​• The ascent of Mount Ara (2585), part of a path passes in a small forest. Mount Ara opens a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view.

​• View to monastery Saghmosavank  XIII century, standing at the edge of the picturesque canyon Kasakh, Ajdahak volcano (3597) third summit of Armenia, the reservoir of Aparan and of course Mount Aragats and Ararat.

Visited:
Aghveran

Day 4: The jewels of medieval architecture in nature

​• We will start our walk from the hotel to the summit of Tegheniats Mountain. After, we go down to the ruins of the monastery Teghenis.

​• After a lunch break, continue the walk towards Bujakan village and then to the Lake Sevan, the "Blue Pearl" of Armenia. 

Visited:
Aghveran, Noratous, Martuni

Day 5: The Silk Road, the Caravanserai of Orbelians

​• Today we will head to Madina village. Hike from the village to the summit of Armaghan volcano at 2780 m altitude.

​• A beautiful view of the Argichi plateau and the Gueghama and Vardniats mountain ranges.

​•  Visit Caravanserai of Selim. Built in 1332 by Prince Chesar Orbelian, the Caravanserai of Selim is a splendid witness of the past. On the Silk Road, it allowed connecting Persia to the West. 

Visited:
Martuni, Armaghan, Selim , Hermon

Day 6: Region of Vayots Dzor, an island of the Mountains

​• Today we'll go to Goghtanik village. From here we will begin our ascent to the homonymous summit 2495m! A beautiful view of the mountain ranges of Vardenis and Vayots Dzor. Picnic in the mountains.

​• Visit the village and church Zorats (14th century). The Zorats church is unique in its architecture among the Armenian churches. 

Visited:
Hermon, Yegheguis

Day 7: Mount Ararat and Khor virap, emblematic sites of Armenia

​• After breakfast, travel to Gnishik Canyon. Visit the monastery of Noravank (13th century), one of the most remarkable monuments of medieval Armenia.
​• Later, let's head for the site of Khor Virap, located on a hill from where opens a striking sight on Mount Ararat. It is one of the sacred places of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

​• After this, we'll leave for the capital!

Visited:
Hermon, Noravank’Mount AraratKhor VirapGarni

Day 8: Last day!

​•  Transfer to the airport.

We hope you enjoyed your time in Armenia!

Visited:
Garni

Zvartnots International Airport Yerevan Kotayk Province Aghveran Noratous Martuni Armaghan Selim Hermon Yegheguis Noravank’ Mount Ararat Khor Virap Garni

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $1,200

Included in price:

  • Acccommodation
  • Breakfast
  • On-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transport
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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