Mountaineering Tour Package
7 days/ 6 nights
The best season for traveling:
End of May-October.
Start and finish of the tour:
Hotel in Yerevan, tents in the countryside.
Days 1-2: Arriving at airport, transfer to the hotel, accommodation. After breakfast visit excavated site of Erebuny fortress 782 B.C. and its archaeological museum. Lunch at the restaurant in the city. Visit State Museum of the History of Armenian People. Free time. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/.
Day 3: Yerevan. Drive to Kara-lich lake on the slope of Mt. Aragats (3200 m). After small brake – start the hiking to the pass (3800 m) between Southern and Western tops. Lunch. Leaving the luggage, ascending the Southern top of Mt. Aragats. Return back to the pass. Descending a little to the small shoulder inside the crater and stay for overnight (pitching tents, preparing the dinner, etc.) Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 4: Aragats. After breakfast (we leave the main luggage in the camp) – traverse the crater towards the pass between Northern and Eastern tops (3760m). Ascending the false top of the Northern (4090 m). After small brake – making a traverse knife-sharp ridge between false and real tops of Northern summit - the highest top of Armenia (4095 m). Return back to the saddle between Northern and Eastern tops. Lunch. Ascending the Eastern top of Mt. Aragats (3925 m). Return to the camp. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 5: Aragats. Return to the saddle between Western and Southern tops. Leaving the luggage, ascending the Western top of Mt. Aragats (4008 m). After return to the pass – lunch. Descending back to Kara-lich, taking the vehicle and drive back to Yerevan. Visit on the way Hamberd fortress and the castle (9-13 cc) and Saghmosavank monastery (12-13 cc). Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/.
Day 6: Yerevan. Drive to Echmiadzin – the religious centre of all Armenians. Visit St. Hripsime church (618) and the Cathedral (4-17 cc). Return to Yerevan. Lunch at the restaurant. Visit Yerevan Brandy Factory with brandy tasting. Free time. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/.
Day 7: Yerevan. Transfer to the airport, departure.
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