We kindly represent this discovery-filled 3 day Autumn hiking tour in Ararat and Vayots Dzor Regions.
During this tour you will visit:
Tezhkar Mountain (1735m),
Smbataberd Fortress (V)
We will pick you up form your hotel in Yerevan and will head to Ararat Province.
The hike will start from mount Tezkhkar. You will climb and mountain and after admiring the amazing view of mount Ararat from the summit and a tasty lunch you will start to go down to Hell Canyon. The latter is a gorge with very high cavernous rocks on both sides, where the Aratso river flows.
After the hike is over, you will head to Vayoth Dzor Province.
Overnight in Yeghegis village.
After breakfast you will get your lunch boxes and will start to hike to Tsaghats Qar monastery. On your way you will also see St. Zorats monstaery. You will have a stop in Tsaghats for sightseeing and for snacks. After you will continue to hike to Smbataberd Fortress (X-XI). It is one of the oldest and largest fortresses of Vayots Dzor and Syunik in general (it is probable that it existed even earlier than the 5th century).
You will end your hike in Artabuynk village.
After a long day you will be awarded with a beautiful wine evening with tasty assortment of Armenian cheese in a winery/restaurant in Yeghegnadzor.
Overnight in Yeghegnadzor.
After breakfast you will drive to your start point. The hike will start near Boloraberd and Gandzak villages. You will walk accompanied by beautiful views of reddish rocks seeing the ancient monastery complex of Noravank hidden in the gorge.
Your hike will come to the end in Noravank Monastery. After sightseeing you will drive to Areni village for dinner and then you will drive back to Yerevan.
We wish you a pleasant trip and unforgettable impressions!