Multi-active holiday in Armenia
TRAVEL AROUND ARMENIA WITH US
Armenia has great potential for adventure and eco-tourism. The country has a wide variety of beautiful and unique natural panoramas, unforgettable mountain views, famous architectural and historical monuments, ancient cities. Armenia attracts guests from different parts of the world. Attracted by the hospitality of the Armenian people, the variety of local cuisine, ancient and unique traditions and the atmosphere of the life of Armenians, the guests of our country feel integrated into our society and country.
If you are an active person who prefers to enjoy the beauty of mountains, forests, lakes - wildlife and virgin nature, there is no doubt that Armenia is an ideal place where you will feel like a part of Nature…
7 days of varied outdoor activities. Every day new activities, every day new locations of historical monuments, every day new dishes of Armenian cuisine and wine, every day a lot of emotions!
accommodation in guest houses, cottages and tents, three meals a day
suitable for any level, it can with children;
our sleepovers are located in different historical regions of the Armenian highlands: in the homeland of Armenian winemaking, nearLake Sevan, on the Tavushatsi mountains of many other corners of our beautiful country. Radial excursions to the surrounding sights (churches, ruins of fortresses, wineries, caves) are possible.
daily warm-ups, activities, stretching and theoretical activities;
Day 1 - Yerevan and surrounding areas
Group collection at the assigned place at 13.00c - 14.00, acquaintance
The first day is devoted to solving organizational issues and a tour of the city of Yerevan and moving to the point of the first training on the rocks.
By prior agreement, we can meet at the airport and provide transport.
Next, we will have an excursion to the heart of the capital - to the observation deck of Victory Park, walking down the steps of the Cascade architectural complex to the city center - a walk through the sculpture park, Opera House Square, Northern Avenue to Republic Square
After a pleasant walk filled with vivid impressions, we will go to the foot of the majestic Mount Ararat and visit the temple Khor Virap - an ancient monastery of the 4th century, from which the history of Armenian Christianity began. The monastery is known for its location at the foot of the majestic biblical mountain of Ararat, on which, according to legend, Noah was on the ark after the Flood.
The next stop after the hour-long crossing is Infernal Gorge or Leopard Gorge. Tent camp breakdown.
Preparation of a master class in barbecue. Dinner
Coffee/tea with Armenian sweets (we get acquainted, disassemble equipment and undergo safety briefings).
A night in tents
Day 2 - Climbing in the gorge Hell
After a camping breakfast, we’ll do the first training session on the rocks. Introductory lecture on equipment. You will learn the basic rules for working with a rope and insurance and will be able to overcome your first climbing route. The difficulty of the tracks will be selected by the instructor depending on your level of training. Training on the rocks before lunch. Next, we are waiting for the camp gathering and excursion program with a visit to the Noravank Monastery and the excavation of the ancient winery in the caves of Areni 1.
If you want, and there is light time, we can conduct training in the red rock gorge in the evening.
Next, if desired, we are waiting for a tasting set of village wines at the Areni plant.
At the end of all activities, we will move to the village house, where we will be expected to have a tasty lunch from the owner of the house and a master class in making tolma.
In the evening, we can watch a thematic film about climbing and discuss the impressions of the first experience on the rocks of Armenia.
Night in the village house with all the amenities.
Day 3 - Visiting to karst caveMagelan and horse ride in the mountains.
We start our morning with a warm-up and breakfast from the hostess of the house with tea with herbs.
Returning to the gorge Norawank, we will visit the karst cave Magelan, in search of a colony of bats, endemic to the area (helmets, lanterns and gloves will be provided).
Then, we are waiting for a transfer to the village of Madina, through the Selimsky pass, with a visit to the Selimsky caravan of the barn, which provided overnight accommodation to caravans that kept their way through Armenia, usually to Europe and the East. The Selim Caravanserai was located on the Great silk road, connecting East Asia with the Mediterranean.
The purpose of our equestrian campaign today is to get from the village of Madina (where our horses will expect us) to one of the most beautiful peaks of the Gegam Range - Mount Armagan (2829 m) and a small crater lake with a diameter of 50 m and a depth of 1.5 m, surrounded by alpine vegetation. The total difference will be 619 m (2815m - 2228m above sea level) and will be 12 km. The duration of the approach will be about 2 hours. Having reached the top, we will arrange a breakfast and a snack at the lake overlooking the Gegham Mountains.Lunchboxes.
Having descended from the mountain and said goodbye to our cowboy, we will go to the shore of the pearl of the Armenian highlands, Lake Sevan. We will break the tent city right on the shore of the lake. You will not only have the opportunity to swim in the waters of freshwater Lake Sevan, but also to kayak or SUBs. After dinner with a tasting of Sevan whitefish, a fire and stars will wait us…
Day 4 - Zipline and waterfall hike at ancient Lastiver Cave Skates
The morning warm-up is waiting for us at dawn. After water procedures in Sevan, we will have breakfast and go to the new region of Armenia, Tavush. Located at the base, we will go on a hike in the gorge, to the ancient wanderings and waterfalls Lastiver, the length of which will be 7 km, and the length of which is about 2, 5- 3 hours. The height difference down and up will be 215m, 1350m - 1135m above sea level. Back at the base and having lunch, we set off on today’s new adventures - Ziplining. Flights over the unique gorge Hachahpur. Ziplines are flights on steel cables strung between special platforms over a gorge. You will fly along 5 lines: 135m, 268m, 200m, 375m and 750m. The average speed will be 5 m/s, and the height will be from 200-to 300 m. In the evening, if you remain strong, we will sit at the fire, with wine/cheese and talk about the impressions of the past days
We spend a night here at the Apaga base.
Day 5 - Rafting
Day 6 - Climbing to Armenia's highest point - Aragats
Be prepared for an early meal and an early breakfast.
Today we are waiting for climbing to the southern peak of the highest point of Armenia - Mount Aragats. The start is given from our camp, at an altitude of 3200 m near Lake Kari. The total climb today will be about 700 meters and will take 3-3.5 hours. At the top, we expect gorgeous views of the crater and the rest of the mountain’s peaks - there are 3 more in total. Emotions from species, snacking and hot tea will return us strength that will help us on the way back (1.5 hours). After completing our ascent and a little respite, we will wind down the camp and head for an excursion to the ruins of the ancient fortress of Amberd. Return to Yerevan, until the evening we will have time to relax and put ourselves in order in the guest house before the evening farewell dinner.
Day 7 - Visiting the historic monuments of Garney and Gegard
We will start the day with a tasty breakfast and after moving out of the hotel, we will go to the car with our luggage. In this day, we are no longer waiting for physical activity, but only visual emotions and impressions. The uniform is already free.
Today we will visit the historical complex of Garni (the only monument preserved in Armenia dating back to the era of paganism and Hellenism) and the Geghard monastery (the monastery was founded in the 4th century on the site of a sacred spring originating in the cave and is known for the relics that were stored in it, the most important of which is the spear, which pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the cross)
And before returning to Yerevan, we are also waiting for lunch in the garden of a rural house, where we will taste river trout and give a master class on baking traditional bread lavash. Returning to Yerevan, you will have free time to visit souvenir shops, the sweets market, shops, and just the opportunity to sit in one of the cafes in Yerevan and enjoy coffee under the warm rays of the Armenian sun..
Collect at the assigned location. Transfer to the airport
And see you soon
Transportation Accommodation with 2 local accommodation Group equipment rental: tents, sleeping bags, mats;
Individual equipment rental: helmets, carbines, safety system; lanterns, gloves. Three meals a day on the spot; First aid kit at the guide; Daily Training Led by Experienced Instructor Walk Through Historic Sites/Entrance Tickets
Accommodation in Yerevan