Trekking Tour Package Selim - Geghama

Trekking Tour
Selim trek Duration:
10 days/ 9 nights
The best season for traveling:
June-October
Start and finish of the tour:
Yerevan
Accommodation:
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 in the city. Free time for preparing the staff for the trekking tour. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/.

Day 3: Yerevan. Drive to the South. Visit on the way Khor-Virap (4-17 cc) and Noravank (13-14 cc) monasteries. Lunch at the restaurant. Drive towards Selim caravanserai (13-14 cc). Little hike from caravanserai towards campground on the riverhead of Argichi (hiking 13 km). Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Hiking distance: 13 km, flat.

Day 4: Argichi riverhead. Hiking towards the Northern slope of Mt. Mankuk. Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits) – on the way. After lunch – possible ascending from campground to the top of Mt. Mankuk (2932 m) and return back. Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Hiking distance: 16-20 km, uphill.

Day 5: Mankuk. Hiking from Mankuk towards the pass between Mets and Pokr Spitakasar. Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits) – on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Hiking distance: 19 km, uphill.

Day 6: Spitakasar. Ascending the top of Mt. Mets (Great) Spitakasar (3555 m) and continue towards Seven Springs campground. Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits) – on the way. Sightseeing stone carvings dated back from 4-2 Mil. B. C. Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Hiking distance: 20 km, up and downhill.

Day 7: Seven Springs. Hiking to Vanki-Lich lake. Sightseeing on the way petroglyphs (4-2 Mil. B. C.). Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits) – on the way. Sightseeing Vishups (Dragon Stones, 2-1 Mil. B. C.). Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Hiking distance: 18 km, downhill.

Day 8: Vank-Lich lake. Hiking downhill to Geghard village. Lunch-picnic upon reaching the village. Drive to Geghard monastery (12-13 cc) and pagan temple of Mithra (1st A.D.) in Garni village. Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/. Hiking distance: 13 km, downhill.

Day 9: 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 10: Transfer to the airport. Departure. Meal Plan: B//.

In the prices are included:

  • Meal according to the Meal Plan;
  • All transportation;
  • Guide services;
  • AWD vehicle’s support;
  • Cooker;
  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport;
  • All entrance tickets where required;
  • All necessary equipment (tents, sleeping bags, mats, kitchen equipment, GPS recievers);
  • First aid kit.

In the prices are not included:

  • Additional trips;
  • Porter or horse support service;
  • Alcoholic drinks;
  • Medical expenses if required;
  • Insurance;
  • Minibar at the hotel;
  • Tips for the services;
  • Entry visa to Armenia.

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