1st Day – Arrival to Yerevan
Early morning arrival to Yerevan. Accommodation in hotel or guest house. Chill day in Yerevan and short excursion. Overnight in Yerevan.
2nd Day – Yerevan – Lake Akna
Transfer to village Sevaberd. From there we start our road to the direction of Lake Akna at an altitude of 3030 meters above sea level – distance of 12 km. This is not technically difficult trail which takes us aroun 5-6 hours. After we reach the lake we set up the tents and we prepare dinner together. Overnight in the tents. (Duration of hiking: 5-6 hours; distance: 12 km)
3rd Day – Volcano Azhdahak – Lake Kaput
We prepare breakfast together. Then we start our hike to Volcano Azhdahak (3597 m). From the highest peak of Gegham Mountains, there is a great view to a close and far surroundings. We descent from the peak and go to Lake Kaput. After we reach the lake we set up the tents and we prepare dinner together. Overnight in the tents next to the lake. (Duration of hiking: 8-9 hours; distance: 22 km)
4th Day – From Lake Kaput to Lake Vank
We prepare breakfast together. Then we are going to reach two other volcanos on our way. First we hike to the Volcano Nazeli (3312 m) and then to Volcano Spitakasar (3555 m). After descending from the mountains we still have few hours of wander to Lake Vank. There we set up the tents and we prepare dinner together. Overnight in the tents next to the lake. (Duration of hiking: 10 hours; distance: 16 km)
5th Day – From the lake to the town
After our camp breakfast we start to descent. We have around 13 km to walk till we reach Geghard. There we take a car to go to Geghard monastery – one of the most beautiful monastery in Armenia. Then we go to village Garni, where we visit ancient pagan temple. Over night in guest house or local hotel.
6th Day – From town to the mountains
After breakfast we go to – well known from postcards – monastery Khor Virap, located next to border with Turkey. When weather is good we can see the Mount Ararat. Then we go to the direction of Mount Aragac; on the way we visit monastery complex in Etchmiadzin and ruins of 7th century cathedral Zvartnots. Later we reach our hotel Aragats – by the way, located in the village Aragats which is at the foot of our goal – the Mount Aragats. It is at the altitude of approx. 2000 meters above sea level. We eat dinner and sleep in comfortable conditions before our summit trekking.
7th Day – Northern Peak
We eat breakfast at the hotel and then we go by car at the altitude of approx. 3000 m. From there we trek up to the highest peak of Aragats – Northern Peak (4095 m) and later – if we have wish and enough of energy left – to the Eastern Peak (3912 m). After that we descent to hotel Aragats where we eat dinner. Today again we will sleep in comfortable beds in the hotel. (Duration: 9-12 hours).
8th Day – Yerevan
After breakfast we pack and leave the mountains. On the way we visit 12th century monastery complex Saghmosavank. Then we go to Yerevan where we have time which we can use for sightseeing the city. In the evening we have farewell dinner together. This day we do not have accommodation at hotel but we wait until flight which is early morning.
9th Day – The end of the tour. Flight home.*
Transfer to the airport and early morning flight. End of our tour.
*Flights are without the presence of ARARATTREK team.
DETAIL EXPEDITION PLAN we send by e-mail. Please, contact us.
22.06 – 30.07.2024 Available spots!
31.08 – 08.09.2023 Available spots!
Other dates are available for request for groups of min. 6 people
Our PRICE PACKAGE includes everything what is necessary:
- local English speaking mountain guide
- transport as described in the plan
- meals in the mountains
- accommodation as described in the plan
- transport of the luggage in Gegham Mountains
- entrance tickets
- camp equipment (tents, gas stoves)
Not included costs:
- meals other than during trekking
- additional accommodation
- additional excursion
- other costs
DETAILS AND MORE INFO ABOUT COSTS we send by e-mail. Please, contact us.