WHERE SHOULD YOU GO HIKING IN ARMENIA?
Here’s a list of some of the most popular hiking treks in Armenia.
WATERS AND FORESTS OF TAVUSH REGION
Take Dilijan as your starting point and first discover what the city has to offer. Once you have seen the city and want to see more of the region, try hiking the Dilijan National Park. Due to the tireless work of many tourism enthusiasts, the hiking trail in the Park is well designed. Walk through the trail and discover the mesmerizing beauty of Tavush region most famous for its breathtaking nature.
If you are still up for another hike, navigate your way from Parz lake to Gosh lake. The hiking route again goes through a forest and Gosh village. There, you can also check out the Goshavank Monastery that was built in the 12th century and is still a very common stop for visitors year round. Don’t think of your main goal as the final destination, the whole scenery is absolutely stunning, so enjoy every bit of the surroundings during your hike.
MONASTERIES AND NATURE OF SYUNIK REGION
If you think your experience with nature in Tavush is over, the south of Armenia is a whole other story! This part of the country is completely different and you will discover many more sightseeings in the region than you can ever imagine.
First, visit Tatev monastery and explore the beautiful gorges and mountains. You will then also see a set of different hikes described on a big sign near the monastery. These trails can take you to as many exotic places as you want.
Want to experience some extreme? Take a trail that leads to the gorge to Devil’s Bridge, an exceptional natural wonders, situated in the canyon of Vorotan River with many mountainous springs around.
Interested in seeing more of the history of the villages nearby the area? Hike to the villages nearby such as Old Harjis, Halidzor or further away Khndzoresk where it looks like you are in medieval times, experiencing history with what has been preserved in the region.
READY FOR A BIG HIKE? GO UP A MOUNTAIN!
Just as with variety of nature, Armenia also offers you different mountains you can go to, depending on the level of challenge you are looking for in a hike.
Located nearby the capital Yerevan, Mount Ara is towards the middle of the Aragatsotn and Kotayk provinces’ border. The elevation of the mountain is about 2600m and with different seasons there are different activities you can try in the area. Hiking up to the peak, you can enjoy the unforgettable views of the mountain, radically different from what you may have seen in the other parts of the country.
If you are up for more challenges, hike to the highest peak of Armenia - Mount Aragats. The mountain has four main peaks, the highest being the Northern peak with about 4090 meters. With each peak, there is a level of difficulty, so depending on how fit you are and what you are interested in seeing, you can choose your best option. The mountain has been praised many times in literature by some of Armenia’s most beloved poets.
Whether you are just getting started in hiking or are already experienced enough to go out of your comfort zone, Armenia has you covered in every possible way. And we at Caucasus Holidays cannot wait to show you the true beauty of the country - one trail at a time!
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