Excursion to Saghmosavank - Hovhannavank - Alphabet monument - Lake Kari - Amberd

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The length of the program 6-7 hours, excluding lunch stop (optionals, not included in the price)

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Saghmosavank monastic complex

Saghmosavank monastic complex

The Saghmosavank (lit. "monastery of the Psalms") is a 13th-century Armenian monastic complex located in the village of Saghmosavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia.

Like the Hovhannavank monastery which is five kilometers south, Saghmosavank is situated atop the precipitous gorge carved by the Kasagh river. Their silhouettes dominate the adjacent villages and rise sharp against the background of the mountains crowned by Mount Aragats.

The main structures of the monasteries erected by Prince Vache Vachutyan-the Church of Zion in Saghmosavank (1215) and the Church of Karapet in Hovhannavank (1216-1221)-belong to the same type of cross-winged domed structure with two-floor annexes in all the corners of the building. Subcupola space predominates in the interiors of both churches, which is reflected in the exterior shapes of these structures.

Hovhannavank monastery

Hovhannavank monastery

Hovhannavank  is a medieval monastery located in the village of Ohanavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The monastery stands on the edge of the Kasagh River canyon.

The oldest part of the monastery is the single nave basilica of St. Karapet that was founded at the beginning of the fourth century by St. Gregory the Enlightener, who baptized Armenia into the world’s first Christian nation.
Hovhannavank’s Cathedral belongs to the category of “Gandzasar-style” ecclesiastical edifices that were built approximately at the same time in different parts of Armenia.

In 1918, the dome and the southern wall were destroyed by a powerful earthquake; both were reconstructed in the 1990s.

Armenian Alphabet Monument

Armenian Alphabet Monument

Armenian Alphabet Monument - In 2005, the Armenian alphabet celebrated its 1600th birthday. In commemoration, it was given a gift of 39 giant, carved Armenian letters.

To honor his work, Armenian architect J. Torosyan created the stone carvings of every letter near Mashtots’ final resting place in 2005.

Lake Kari

Lake Kari

Lake Kari - is a lake in Armenia located in the slopes of Mount Aragats mostly formed by ice and snow. It is located 3,190 m above the sea level. From Byurakan village an asphalted automobile road stretches towards the source of Arkashen River, the lake Kari. On the eastern side of the lake there is a meteorological station.

Amberd fortress

Amberd fortress

Amberd is a 7th-century fortress located 2,300 meters (7,500 ft) above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn, Armenia. The name translates to "fortress in the clouds" in Armenian.

Some sources say that Amberd used to be a summer residence for kings. The castle of Amberd and some sections of walls were constructed in the 7th century as a possession of the noble House of Kamsarakan.

Amberd was invaded in the 1070s by the Seljuq Turks who turned it into a military base. In 1197, a joint-army of Armenians and Georgians led by General Zakareh Zakarian liberated the fortress.

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The price of group and individual day trips

(The price is given per vehicle, regardless of the number of participants)

Price without a guide

1-3 pers.
4-6 pers.
up to 7 pers.
60 USD
70 USD
on request

Price with a guide

1-3 pers.
4-6 pers.
up to 7 pers.
110 USD
120 USD
on request

What is included in the tour price?

Comfortable transport with air conditioning
Bottled water

What is not included in the tour price?

Entrance fees (if they are)
Medical insurance

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