9. Armenia: Hiking & Trekking Tour In 5 Days
Day 1: Transfer to hotel. Relax. Transfer to hotel. Relax. Day 2: Hiking Tour To Azat Canyon After breakfast, we go to Azati Gorge, Kotayk Marz. We will start the route from the Geghard Monastery. On the way, we will visit a beautiful cave, which is located in a big rock.Looking at it, we will go down to a canyon where there are many caves. Enjoying the beauty of thegorge, we will continue the route to the symphony of stones and finish at the pagan temple ofGarnu (entry upon request). On the way, we will also have a stop at the Charents Arch. Overnight inhotel in Yerevan. Day 3: Hiking tour to Girl’s Fortress After breakfast, we go to the Girl’s Fortress in Tavush Region. The Girl’s Fortress is one of themost remarkable fortresses in Armenia. During the middle ages, the fortress, as the whole region,was calledKayen. The fortress is located in Tavush Region, near Aghstev River, on the top of amountain covered with forest. The Girl’s / Kayen fortress was situated in a quite unapproachableplace and was the residence of the lords. The rocks are bounding the pyramidal walls of thefortress from every side, which used to have a function of defense. There are ruined apartments,reservoirs, churches and a bathroom inside the fortress. All the constructions and external wallsare built by basalt and calx. This fortress has a great historical and archaeological value, becauseits integrity is well preserved. We start the hike from the end of Hovk village and finish the tourfrom the same place, after which we drive to Haghartsi and return to Yerevan. Overnight in hotel inYerevan. Day 4: Climbing Mount Gutanasar After breakfast, we will go to Kotayk region, Gutanasar Mountain. First, we will visit Kaputan village,Kaptavank (Saint Minas Church), after which we will approach the foot of the mountain and startthe ascent. The mountain is an extinct volcanic peak, the height is 2299 meters. We will start theascent near Kaputan village and finish in Fantan village. From the top there is a beautiful view ofGeghama, Tsaghkunyats mountain range and of course, Ararat and Aragats mountains. We willhave free time at the top, we will also see lake Gutan, after which we will move to the Black Wall.We will start the hike a short distance from Kaputan village and end in Fantan village. Overnight inhotel in Yerevan. Day 5: Transfer to airport and departure Transfer to airport and departure.