Mountaineering Tour Package "Ascending Mt. Khustup"
7 days/ 6 nights
The best season for traveling:
End of April-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 State Museum of the History of Armenian People. Lunch at the restaurant. Drive to the South, to Kapan town. Visit on the way Zorats Karer menhires (5-2 Mil BC). Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 3: Kapan. After breakfast at the hotel we drive to Verin Vachagan village. Start the hiking to the nomads of Verin Vachagan. Lunch on the way. Passing the forest, we reach the water spring near the pass of the ridge of Khustup. We pitch our tents here. Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 4: Khustup. Ascending the pass and taking the ridge, hiking to the rocks of the top of Khustup. Lunch on the way. We will pas the rocks walking around on South-Eastern side of the mountain and would ascent the top from the back side. Return back to the camp, dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 5: Khustup. Descending back to the village, taking the vehicle and driving to Goris town. Lunch at the restaurant on the way. In the evening we visit caves of village Khndzoresk. People lived here since 1st Mil BC until the middle of 20th c. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 6: Goris. Drive to Tatev monastery (10-13 cc). Taking for return longest in the World cable tramway. Lunch at the restaurant. Visit Noravank monastery (13-14 cc) and the winery in Areni village with wine tasting. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. Meal Plan: B/L/.
Day 7: Yerevan. Visit Mathenadaran – State Institute and Depository of Ancient Manuscripts. Drive to Garni pagan temple (1st AD). Lunch at the villager’s house. Drive to Geghard monastery (12-13 cc) partially carved in rock. Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/.
Day 8: Yerevan. Transfer to the airport. Departure.
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