Climbing mount Aragats (3 days / 2 nights)
You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour runs from July to the mid-September.
We do not require for 100% advance payment. Full payment is possible just before the start of the tour.
Tour itinerary duration and places to be visited may be adjusted to your preferences.
We have much cheaper prices, since we offer our own services,we do not recell tours.
Days are gone, when a mountain hiking was given to specially trained people. If you are interested in an active recreation and travel to beautiful places and want to test your strength in the mountains, so this tour is just for you.
We offer to your attention a fascinating journey through Armenia with climbing Mount Aragats and overnight stays in tents. During a 3-day hiking, you will be accompanied by an experienced mountaineering instructor, who will give you advice about the preparations before the hike.
The mountain tour "Climbing Mount Aragats" is an amazing combination of freedom of movement, physical activity and the opportunity to feel like a pioneer!
The four-headed volcano Aragats (4090 m) is a peak not only in Armenia, but also in the whole Caucasus. This is a very ancient volcano; its age is 60 million years. Mount Aragats attracts as professional climbers, as fans of mountaineering. Fortunately, all its four peaks have a different category of complexity. Experienced climbers prefer to climb the Northern (4090 m), the Western (4000 m) and the Eastern (3916 m) peaks. Those who want to hike easier, climb the lowest, the Southern (3879 m) peak with pleasure.
The program of the "Climbing Mount Aragats" tour (5 days)
Day 1 - Airport - Yerevan city tour
Arrival and meeting in Zvartnots airport
The tour starts with a walking trip through the city. Architecture of capital is original and distinctive. Today, Yerevan is a city where there are a variety of architectural styles, with green alleys, numerous fountains. You will be able to see the sights in Yerevan: the square of France, the Opera and Ballet House, Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.
Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.
We shall then proceed to the Grand Cascade (open-air museum). It is a 500-meter high staircase (522 steps) with fountains and flower beds, as well as an open air museum, which presents about 30 sculptures by famous masters. Inside the complex Cafesjian Center of Arts is located on 5 tiers.
We continue our tour in Armenia and visit "ArArAt" Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year "Ararat" and a ten-year "Akhtamar") - For additional fee
Transfer to the hotel / Check in
Day 2 - Yerevan - Kari lake - Climbing to the Southern Peak of Aragats Mountain - Yerevan
Breakfast in the hotel
Trip to Kari lake. 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. The surface area is 0,12 sq/m, the depth is 9m. There is a meteorological station, equipped on the eastern coast of the lake. The climate of Aragats depends on the altitude. From the foot of the mount up to the peak the temperature varies from 10°C to -3°C, precipitations -900– 300 mm and more. In summer the weather is mild and warm, in winter it is rather cold. The territory is rich in flora and fauna.
Next we will start the climbing to the southern peak of Aragats (3879 m). The distance is 8 km, the rise in 3 hours, and the descent in 1.5 hours. You will be accompanied by a guide-mountaineer.
Day 3 - Yerevan - Garni - Symphony of stones - Geghard - Airport
Breakfast in the hotel
The day starts with a trip to the pagan temple of Garni. Garni Temple built in the 1st century by the Armenian King Tiridates I and dedicated to the God of the Sun Areg (Mihr). The temple is at the edge of a triangular cliff, which overlooks the ravine of the Azat River and the Gegham mountains.
Walking tour to Havuts Tar monastery complex. The Havuts Tar monastery complex is located to the east of Garni on the left bank of the Azat River and was one of the major religious and cultural centres of medieval Armenia. This formidable 11th century walled monastery stands half ruined on an outcrop across the Garni River gorge from the village of Goght. The bulk of the monastic complex is 12-14th c., rebuilt in the early 18th c. by the Katholikos Astvatsatur after being ruined in the great 1679 earthquake. The walled enclosure preserves a rich trove of inscriptions and carvings from earlier times, as well as vaulted guest rooms.
Hiking to the natural monument "Symphony of stones". The canyon is composed of regular hexagonal prisms. Near its end, the gorge's beautiful formation has prompted the name "Symphony of Stones" or "Basalt Organ". If you look at the gorge from a distance, the rocks seem like a giant organ. An amazing strangeness of basalt columns’ regular forms catches the eye and causes delight. Practically perfect columns look as if they were specially carved by a human hand, and not by nature itself.
Next stop is Geghard monastery complex, which is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Its full name is Geghardavank, literally it is translated as "Monastery of the spear". The name of the monastery complex comes from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the treasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.
Transfer to airport
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The time and the order of the excursions declared in the program are subject to change. The excursion program of the first and the last days will depend on your arrival and departure time, and the days of the week. Please note that Monday is a day off in Armenia's museums.
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