Mt. Khustup (3201 m) is a rocky mountain on the spur of Meghri mountain range, near Kapan town. The feet of the mountain are covered by woods so, during the ascending we would pass two climatic zones: forests and mountainous tundra with the rocky cliff on the top. The best time for climbing is from second half of May till end of October.
Mountaineering Tour 5 days / 4 nights
5 days/ 4 nights
The best season for traveling:
Start and finish of the tour:
Tents in the countryside, hotel in Kapan.
Day 1: Yerevan. Early start to drive to Kapan town.Visit on the way Khor Virap (4-17 cc.) and Noravank (13th –14th cc.) monasteries. Lunch at the restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kapan. Meal Plan:/L/D.
Day 2: Kapan. Ascending with vehicle the nomads of Verin Vachagan village, establishing the base camp, walking around and sightseeing the nature, overnight in tents. Hiking 6-7 km. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 3: Nomads. Ascending the mountain pass on the shoulder of Mt. Khustup, camping by the water spring near the pass (2870 m). Hiking 9 km. Meal Plan:B/L/D.
Day 4: Khustup. Climbing the top of Mt. Khustup (3201 m). Descending back to the pass, putting together the luggage and descending to the base camp. Dinner and overnight in tents. Hiking 17 km. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 5: Nomads. In the early morning removing the base camp, loading the vehicle and driving back to Yerevan. Visit Tatev Monastery (9-13th cc.), luch at the restaurant on the way. Visit Karahunj ancient observatory (5 mil. BC), and the last one – the winery in Areni village. Wine tasting. 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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