Vayots Dzor is one of the most scenic and historically interesting regions of Armenia, centered on the watershed of the Arpa River and its tributaries before they flow south-west into Nakhichevan to join the Arax river. Mountainous and sparsely populated, Vayots Dzor (by popular etymology "the Gorge of Woes") is crowded with medieval monasteries, forts, caves, and camping spots. The uplands have hiking, horseback and mountain bike tracks. There are trout in the streams, and wild sheep, bear (protected) and smaller game in the mountains.
Now we are proposing trekking tour joins Gegharkuniq and Vayots-Dzor regions of Armenia. Our route passes one of most remote corners of Armenia - the Eastern part of Vardenis mountains. We would stay near beautiful high-mountain lakes Alagyol.
Trekking tour 6 days/ 5 nights
6 days/ 5 nights
The best season for traveling:
Start and finish of the tour:
Tents in the countryside.
Day 1: Yerevan. Drive from Yerevan to Vardenis town. Lunch at the restaurant before starting the trek. Hiking from Ayrq village towards highland (over 300 m) lakes Ala. Dinner and overnight in tents near Mt. Akkayasar. Hiking – 10 km, uphill. Meal Plan: /L/D.
Day 2: Akkayasar. Hiking towards Pokr (Small) Ala lake. Lunch (sandwiches, tea, coffee, juice) – on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents on the shore of Pokr Ala lake. Hiking – 12- 13 km, uphill. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 3: Pokr Ala lake. The day at the leisure. Hiking around the lakes (approx 20 km flat) to research stone carvings dated back from 3-2 Mil. B. C. upon desire. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 4: Ala lakes. Hiking to the mountains nearby Jermuk town. Lunch (sandwiches, tea, coffee, juice) – on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents. Hiking – 18 km downhill. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 5: Jermuk mountains. Today we would start descending to the valley of Ger-Ger river. Hiking to Karmrashen village. Lunch (sandwiches, tea, coffee, juice) – on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents near the village. Hiking – 17 km downhill. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 6: Hiking from Karmrashen to Her-Her village with visit on the way Kotovank and St. Gevorg monasteries. Finish the hiking part of the tour. Taking the vehicle and drive to the restaurant for the lunch. After lunch – visit Noravank monastery and winery in Areni village for wine tasting. Return to Yerevan. Hiking – 8 km. 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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