Climbing mount Aragats (3 days / 2 nights)

Climbing Mount Aragats, hiking tour

Travel dates

You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour runs from July to the mid-September.

Payment

We do not require for 100% advance payment. Full payment is possible just before the start of the tour.

Duration

Tour itinerary duration and places to be visited may be adjusted to your preferences.

Low prices

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

Yerevan - city tour
walking trip through the city
hiking tour in Armenia

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

Kari lake
Mount Aragats
Hiking to the Southern Peak of Aragats Mountain

Breakfast in the hotel

Early departure

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.

Return Yerevan

Day 3 - Yerevan - Garni - Symphony of stones - Geghard - Airport

 pagan temple of Garni
natural monument
Geghard monastery complex

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

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

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Prices for "Climbing Mount Aragats" tour (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
8 people
10 people
11 people or more
585 USD
455 USD
415 USD
395 USD
375 USD
on request
Your attention, please: Tour prices include all the items listed in the program. NO OTHER EXTRA CHARGES!

Necessary equipment:

jacket with a hood, pullover, trekking boots or sneakers, a sufficient number of socks, ski hat and cap, personal hygiene items, tight trousers (jeans), sun glasses, protection from ultraviolet, a small backpack for hiking, medicines for personal use.

What is included in the tour price?

Airport-hotel-airport transfers
Accommodation in a 3* hotel
Breakfasts in the hotel and 4 lunches at various Armenian restaurants
Entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers
Accompanying guide service throughout the tour
Comfortable transport service
2 bottles of water per day per pax during sightseeing tours
Tourist support service over the phone

What is not included in the tour price?

Airline tickets
An entry visa (if required)
Medical insurance
Alcoholic beverages

Your attention:

You may ask for your own option of hotels (3*, 4*, 5*). Guest houses, appartments and hostels are available.The tour prices will be recalculated.
Children under 5 years old - free
Children from 6 to 10 years - 50% discount when placed on extra bed

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.

If you still have questions about the tour organization in Armenia, then it is very easy to contact us! You can order a call on the website, send an email or just SMS. We will get back to you shortly

Phone:

(+374 91) 01 56 60 (Viber, Whatsapp)

E-mail:

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