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Day 1 :Arrival
Arrival at Zvartnots international airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan.
Day 2 : Yerevan – Sevan – Dilijan – Khachardzan
Breakfast at the hotel. We are starting our route through the Transcaucasian big trail. We will drive to Lake Sevan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. It stands out with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Here we can enjoy the breath taking scenery of the beautiful lake. Then we will visit Sevanavank Monastery which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are 2 monasteries actually; one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the Middle Ages, around 10th century. Then we will drive to Dilijan. Walking along the Sharamberyan Street we will come across with many museums, souvenirs’ markets, small shops and so on. We will also observe two traditional houses built of wood, with tiled roofs and balconies with meticulously carved being typical examples of Dilijan. Drive to Khachardzan village from Dilijan. Overnight at local B’Bs.
Day 3 : Khachardzan Village- Gosh lake- Goshavank Monastery
We will start hiking from Khachardzan to Gosh Lake. From Gosh Lake we will continue hiking to Goshavank Monastery. Overnight at a hotel near Goshavank Monastery.
Total length – 19 km / 6 hours’ forest hike
Min Elevation: 1019m / Max Elevation: 1677m/ Difficulty level: Moderate (B/L/D)
Day 4: Goshavank Monastery – Parz Lake
After breakfast we will start the hiking route through the Transcaucasia trail. From Goshavank Monastery we will hike to Parz Lake, where we will setup Campsite for overnight.
Total length – 8.1 km / 4 hours’ forest hike
Min Elevation: 1233m / Max Elevation: 1550m/ Difficulty level: Moderate (B/L/D)
Day 5: Parz Lake – Dilijan / Daravand B’Bs
Start our hiking in the beautiful nature of Dilijan National Park. From Parz Lake we will start our hiking route getting till Dilijan city. Here we
will end the rout in the city center and will need to drive from center till Daravand B’Bs.
Total Length- 14 km / 6 hours’ forest hike
Min Elevation: 1350m / Max Elevation: 1748m/ Difficulty level: Moderate (B/L/D)
Day 6: Dilijan -Jukhtakvank – Haghartsin Monastery
Start hiking from Dilijan and get to Jukhtakvank. It is a monastic complex, the name of which means “two monasteries”. From Jukhtakvank we will walk to Haghartsin Monastery, which is very prominent Armenian structure of middle ages. Overnight at small hotel near Haghartsin monastery.
Total Length -24 km / 9 hours’ Forest Hike
Min Elevation: 1300m / Max Elevation: 2150m/ Difficulty level: Difficult (B/L/D)
Day 7: Hagharstsin Monastery – Hovk Village – Ijevan
This is our last day of hiking. We will do the route from Haghartsin Monastery to Hovk Village. From Hovk Village we will drive till the city of Ijevan. Overnight at local B&Bs there.
Total Length- 26km / 8 hours’ mountain hike
Min Elevation: 1188m / Max Elevation: 2387m/ Difficulty level: Difficult (B/L/D)
Day 8: Ijevan-Dilijan-Yerevan
Drive from Ijevan to Dilijan, and from Dilijan to Yerevan.
Free afternoon in Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.(B)
Day 9: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
Tour price includes :
- Accomodation in hotels in DBL rooms;
- Professional English speaking guide for the cultural tours
- Professional English speaking trekking guide / 1 guide up to7 people, 2 guides for more than 7/
- Transportation / 2-4 pax- Mini van, 5-13 pax- Mercedes Sprinter /
- All entrance fees to monuments mentioned in the program;
- Escort car throughout the route
- Water with reused plastic bottles***
- 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Tour price does not include:
- Travel insurance;
- Alcoholic beverages;
- Air Tickets;
- Visits outside the program;
- Other meals not mentioned in the program