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Yerevan: Monastery of Kirants Guided Hike

Product ID: 208341
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Get ready and leave the capital behind to discover a hidden treasure of northern Armenia, the Kirants Monastery in the Tavush region. Located at the bottom of a thick forest, this relatively simple hiking trail will satisfy those looking for a quiet walk.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, Russian

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the wilderness
  • Discover an ancient monastery hidden in the arms of nature
  • Explore these sites off the beaten track
Full description
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning in order to drive you comfortably to your hiking site, located about 2.5 hours from Yerevan in the Tavush region. The small village of Kirants itself is located near the border with Azerbaijan. The Kirants Forest however is situated inland, far from the steppe which already marks the border.

Your hike will begin in the hamlet of Acharkut, located at the edge of the forest. You will move slowly along a fairly straight footpath which has very little altitude difference, and later you will stop in a heavenly spot to rest at the hike's halfway point.

You will then continue trekking before reaching the highest point on your tour, the Monastery of Kirants. This monastery is perched on a hillside outcrop, and dates back to the 8th century. It was founded by Armenians, who adopted Chalcedonism. The monastery is composed of small bricks, and its architecture is sometimes reminiscent of classic Armenian character, yet sometimes represents different styles due to the materials used in its construction. After a break in the refreshing silence of this monastery, you will descend back down the hill. Your tour vehicle will then be waiting for you at your starting point to take you comfortably back to Yerevan.
Includes
  • Private transfers
  • Guide
  • Mineral water
  • Boxed lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• We do not recommend this excursion in case of health problems (heart disorders etc), and it is also strongly discouraged for pregnant women