Trekking in Armenia
As Armenia is a country with an immensely diverse flora and fauna, with various climate zones and different fascinating landscapes, Trekking in Armenia interests a large spectrum of tourists
It is interesting that even those who choose other Tour Packages to Armenia very often ask to include in their itineraries a couple of trekking tours. Such tours are thought up for people of different ages: from 6-year-old children to elderly people. They are thought up as well for tourists with different levels of physical training: from beginners to high-class sportsmen.
Trekking in Armena is very absorbing and rich in content. Mostly popular are the easy trekking tours which last from two to four hours (5-12 km). And it is natural: during such tours people don’t get tired very much, even on the contrary – after those tours they get more cheerful.
Among such itineraries are: a tour from Yenokavan to the caves of Lastiver and the waterfall on the river Khachaghbiur; from Artabuink village to Smbataberd fortress and Tsakhats-kar Monastery; from Biurakan to Amberd Monastery; and some others.
To physically well trained tourists Trekking in Armenia suggests longer and harder itineraries in order that after the tour their muscles may pleasantly ache. For such people the feeling of tiredness is the best criterion of a successful tour.
Mountains and mountains… this is Armenia! So our country is a desirable place for climbers. Only to the highest point of Armenia, the 4-peak Aragats Mountain (4090m), are worked about ten itineraries. The trekking in the Gegham Mountain Range is ingaging as much. It includes as well the climbing of the highest point of the chain – Mount Ajdahak (3957m) which has an amazingly beautiful lake in its crater. So Trekking in Armenia gives a special significance to mountain tours.
The ascent to Mount Khustup (3210m), which magnificently towers above Kapan city, is particularly interesting. The climbing is not hard technically, and in addition it is very nice.
Cycling and canoeing in Ashotsk interest our guests greatly. This settlement in the north –west of Armenia is appealing with its unique rigorous middle-mountain climate, and tourists can discover a lot there.
It is well known that pilgrims like to reach the monasteries and temples on foot. For them Armenia has stored a great deal of interesting sights as most of our churches and monasteries are in the thick of the forests and on remote and high rocks. These are Jukhtakvank, Matosavank, Tsakhats-kar and many-many others.