Through The Womb Of Nature

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780 (incl. VAT) / per person

  • Tour duration 5 days
  • Armenia
  • Min number of people 7
  • Max number of people 14
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With this exceptional 5-day hike you get the chance to enjoy the excellent mix of rich culture and breathtaking nature of Armenia. Hike to Mount Aragats, the highest peak in Armenia, hike to Havouts Tar (on the territory of the Khosrov reserve) and visit Dilijan National Park (Little Switzerland).

Locations you will visit

  • Yerevan
  • Garni
  • Geghard
  • Havouts Tar
  • Lake Sevan
  • Dilijan
  • Matosavank
  • Jukhtak Vank
  • Aragats

Included

  • TWIN/DBL room in 3* hotels
  • Full Board
  • Accompanying English speaking guide
  • Transport (depends on the number of travellers) and driver services
  • Entrance tickets to the sites, listed in the program

Not included

  • International air tickets
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Surcharge for special requests on meals and services
  • Entrance fees, transport service, permits and guide service during free time
  • Insurances
  • Tips (always optional, always appreciated)
  • Visas (if applicable) & any other administrative costs
  • Surcharge for public holidays
  • Fees for video and photo shooting

Your itinerary – in brief:

Day 1: Arrival Yerevan
Day 2: Yerevan – Garni Village – Dilijan
Day 3: Dilijan – Yerevan
Day 4: Yerevan – Aragatsotn – Yerevan
Day 5: Yerevan – Departure

Day 1Arrival Yerevan

Arrival at Zvartnots International Airport. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2Yerevan - Garni Village - Dilijan

Breakfast at the hotel.

Timetable:
• Departure to Garni village, famous for its Hellenistic pagan temple
• We descend the Azat River Gorge where the “Symphony of Stones” or “Basalt
Organ” can be found
• A walk along the Azat takes us to the ruins of a medieval monastery called
Havouts Tar
Picnic in the open air
• Drive to the Geghardklooster (IV – UNESCO) carved out of a cave and contains a
number of churches and graves
• A beautiful drive along the pearl of Armenia, Lake Sevan

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Details of the hike: 9 km

Day 3Dilijan - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel.

Timetable:
• Walk from the Matosavank – Jukhtak Vank with its medieval monasteries
• Afterwards we walk on the Transcaucasian path in the direction of Haghartsin.
• Return to the start where the car will pick us up
Picnic in the open air

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Details of the walk: 9.6 km

Day 4Yerevan - Aragatsotn - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel.

Timetable:
• Early morning departure to the Aragatsotn region surrounded by mountains on
three sides
• First stop near the glacier lake Qari on the southern slopes of Mount Aragat.
• The walk goes through a very varied terrain that is mostly rocky with different
volcanic characteristics
• The higher altitudes are relatively difficult due to the lack of oxygen, but the hike
is balanced and offers an amazing compensation due to the fairytale views of the
surrounding mountains and the crater
Picnic in the open air
• After the climb we leave for Yerevan city for a short sightseeing.
• Enjoy the Opera House, the beautiful scenery of the two ice-covered biblical
Mount Ararat, Swan Lake, Northern Avenue and Republic Square

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Details of the hike: 10 km

Day 5Yerevan - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure. The local partner will take you to the airport.

Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage. Urartu was established in 860 BC and by the 6th century BC it was replaced by the Satrapy of Armenia. The Kingdom of Armenia reached its height under Tigranes the Great in the 1st century BC and became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion in the late 3rd or early 4th century AD. The official date of state adoption of Christianity is 301. By the 19th century, Eastern Armenia had been conquered by the Russian Empire, while most of the western parts of the traditional Armenian homeland remained under Ottoman rule. During World War I, Armenians living in their ancestral lands in the Ottoman Empire were systematically exterminated in the Armenian Genocide. In 1918, following the Russian Revolution, all non-Russian countries declared their independence after the Russian Empire ceased to exist, leading to the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia. By 1920, the state was incorporated into the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, and in 1922 became a founding member of the Soviet Union. In 1936, the Transcaucasian state was dissolved, transforming its constituent states, including the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, into full Union republics. The modern Republic of Armenia became independent in 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Council of Europe and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Armenia supports the de facto independent Artsakh, which was proclaimed in 1991. Armenia has a population of 2,924,816 (2016 est.) and is the third most densely populated of the former Soviet republics. There has been a problem of population decline due to elevated levels of emigration after the break-up of the USSR. In the past years emigration levels have declined and some population growth is observed since 2012. Armenia has a relatively large external diaspora (8 million by some estimates, greatly exceeding the 3 million population of Armenia itself), with communities existing across the globe. The largest Armenian communities outside of Armenia can be found in Russia, France, Iran, the United States, Georgia, Syria, Lebanon, Australia, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Poland, Ukraine and Brazil. 40,000 to 70,000 Armenians still live in Turkey (mostly in and around Istanbul). About 1,000 Armenians reside in the Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, a remnant of a once-larger community. Italy is home to the San Lazzaro degli Armeni, an island located in the Venetian Lagoon, which is completely occupied by a monastery run by the Mechitarists, an Armenian Catholic congregation. Approximately 139,000 Armenians live in the de facto independent country Republic of Artsakh where they form a majority. Ethnic Armenians make up 98.1% of the population. Yazidis make up 1.2%, and Russians 0.4%. Other minorities include Assyrians, Ukrainians, Greeks (usually called Caucasus Greeks), Kurds, Georgians, Belarusians, and Jews. There are also smaller communities of Vlachs, Mordvins, Ossetians, Udis, and Tats. Minorities of Poles and Caucasus Germans also exist though they are heavily Russified. As of 2016, there are an estimated 35,000 Yazidis in Armenia. Armenian is the only official language. The main foreign languages that Armenians know are Russian and English. Due to its Soviet past, most of the old population can speak Russian quite well. According to a 2013 survey, 95% of Armenians said they had some knowledge of Russian (24% advanced, 59% intermediate) compared to 40% who said they knew some English (4% advanced, 16% intermediate and 20% beginner). However, more adults (50%) think that English should be taught in public secondary schools than those who prefer Russian (44%).
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