Hiking and Trekking
Rocky mountains, winding roads, large forests and gorge-labyrinths within beautiful and diverse nature, make Armenia a paradise for those who seek active tours and adventure in untouched nature.
Hiking Across Armenia
Possibilities of hiking across the motley landscapes of Armenia are endless. Hiking groups are expanding the outdoor possibilities of Armenia by trailblazing towards remote monasteries, setting higher standards for hiking up the many mountains and involving an ever-growing local and international community. There are a number of hiking trails that have already been mapped for your safety and convenience. The following are links to a few:
Mt. Aragats, the tallest mountain of the country, has a number of different routes to each of the four prominent peaks, as well as hikes to Amberd Fortress, Kari Lake, and the monasteries around its lower folds.
The Dilijan National Park is raising the bar for quality hiking – pioneering trail-making techniques to clean up and provide clear paths to follow for the everyday man willing to explore the beautiful nature of the forest. You can take a short hike to Jukhtakvank, or if you’re feeling energized, you can attempt to walk the more foreboding 13km hike from Haghartsin Monastery down to the center of the city.
Trekking Untouched Territories
Treks abound in the vast untouched territories of Armenia․ You will penetrate the mystery of the Armenian nature and, why not, visit cultural landmarks and villages, hidden in the mountains. Тhe routes into the mountains become adventurous getaways from everyday life, big packs strapped to each person’s back carrying the essentials for survival and comforts away from home – including tents, sleeping bags, food and clothing. The freedom of nature and the true expanse of the skies open up as you near Ughtasar in the Syunik Province, where ancient civilizations left petroglyphs carved into rocks; symbols of goats, hunts, geometric shapes and the stars of the zodiac, arranged in specific patterns to convey messages unknown. At night, at this altitude and far away from civilization, the heavens are on display, to show you stars you never even knew existed!