In fact, it may be said without fear of contradiction that Armenia is one of the best places for hiking and trekking. Change of views and landscapes in a relatively small area, dense mountain forests, transparent lakes, fast rivers and crystal clear springs with fresh water – all this is the unique nature of Armenia, which spreads its entire beauty in front of you during hiking. The existence of many temples, monasteries, monuments and not only will allow you to get acquainted with the rich cultural heritage of the country during your walking tour.
Guided Hiking Trips
Hiking with a guide is the best opportunity to have adventurous trip and to learn about the historical and architectural treasures of Armenia. As a rule, the first day of the vocation is dedicated to acquaintance with the Armenian capital – Yerevan, a city about the same age as ancient Rome.
The following days (depending on your preferred tour) can be related to sights, located in different parts of Armenia, many of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Among them are the ancient Garni pagan temple, Geghard monastery partly carved out of rocks, Haghpat, Sanahin, Akhtala, Noravank, Sevanavank and many others monasteries.
Mountain trekking in Armenia
Armenia is a country of mountains, and here opportunities are almost unlimited for fans of mountain trekking. The program of your trip can include a walking tour to the gorge of the Azat River, with a stunning view of the unique rocks called the “Symphony of Stones”.
You will also be able to climb the highest mountain of the Geghama Range – the extinct volcano Azhdahak (3597 m above sea level), from where you can see a beautiful view of Ararat, Lake Sevan and the surrounding mountains. And if you want to have really unforgettable vocation, you can also try to conquer the highest peak in Armenia – the “four-headed” mountain Aragats, the maximum height of which is 4090 m above sea level.
The Best Ideas for Walking Trips around Armenia
ONE WAY TOUR travel agency offers you several interesting trips with hiking through the mountains and regions of Armenia, during which you can not only see rich local nature, but also get acquainted with the national identity and traditional settlement, customs and original cuisine of this amazing country.
If you want to make an individual trip program, which includes hiking, excursions and mountain trekking, according to your level of physical training, and of course, personal preferences, our staff will be happy to help you to plan your holiday.