Now we would like to suggest you to pass from alpian meadows to the forest. Aragatsotn - the region famous by its alpian landscape, takes its name from Aragats - the highest top of Armenia and is visible from all parts of the region. Lori is the neighboric district with completely different climate. Deep forest in the gorges changes by alpine meadows on high altitude. It is very attractive place for mountain flora lovers. Thanks to balanced climatic conditions you may see blooming flowers from spring till deep fall.
Trekking tour 7 days/ 6 nights
6 days/ 5 nights
The best season for traveling:
Start and finish of the tour:
Tents in the countryside, hotel in Vanadzor, guesthouse in Odzun.
Day 1: Yerevan. Drive to Aparan town. Visit Kasakh basilica (5th c). Then continue to Lusasgyugh village. Start the hiking from Lusagyugh to Hankavan village. Lunch (sandwiches, season fruits, juice, tea, coffee) – on the way. Visit hot mineral baths in Hankavan. Dinner and overnight in tents in Hankavan. Meal Plan: /L/D.
Day 2: Hankavan. Hiking from Hankavan to Mollakishlak village. Lunch (sandwiches, season fruits, juice, tea, coffee) – on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents near the village. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 3: Mollakishlak. Hiking to Vanadzor town. Lunch (sandwiches, season fruits, juice, tea, coffee) – on the way. Dinner and overnight at the hotel (or B&B) in Vanadzor. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 4: Vanadzor. Day for recreation and leisure. Free time until dinner. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B//D.
Day 5: Vanadzor. Drive to Kurtan village. Hikng from Kurtan to Hnevank monastery (7-13 cc) and then to Kachaghan village. Lunch (sandwiches, season fruits, juice, tea, coffee) – on the way. Last part of the road – drive to Odzun village. Visit Odzun basilica (5-6 cc). Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse in Odzun. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 6: Odzun. Drive to the road Odzun – Alaverdi. Hiking from the road to Kobayr monastic complex(11-13 cc) through Horomayri monastery (10-13 cc) perched under the rocks of the canyon of Debed river. Lunch at the restaurant in Alaverdi. After lunch – visit Sanahin monastic complex (10-13 cc). Return to Yerevan. Meal Plan: B/L/.
Additional services (like transfer airport-hotel-airport or booking rooms at the hotel) we could provide, you may order separately, filling booking form.
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