Hiking

For lovers of hiking and mountain scenery, Armenia is undoubtedly the ideal place to travel. A diverse relief will give trekking fans a lot of impressions.

​​Hiking in Armenia

Hiking in Armenia - there are dozens of routes that run through the mountains, where there are numerous monuments of Armenian history and culture. Armenia is rich in many diverse natural landscapes, has seven geographical zones, from deserts and semi-deserts to alpine and subalpine meadows. Armenia is a mountainous country with winding roads, forests and ravines, with a pronounced difference between the seasons: hot and sunny summers, cold and snowy winters, stormy spring and mild warm autumn with variable rainfall. The climate in Armenia is subtropical and dry continental, so the ideal time for hiking is from May to the end of October. In winter, you can go to the ski resort in Tsaghkadzor.

Over 90% of the territory of Armenia is located above 1000 m above sea level. The highest point in Armenia is Mount Aragats, located at an altitude of 4090 meters above sea level. Despite its small territory, Armenia is rich in diverse flora and fauna. About 12% of the country is forested, and is mainly concentrated in the north and southeast.

The hiking season in Armenia begins in April and lasts until the end of November. Autumn is the most suitable and picturesque period for trekking. It lasts longer than the spring season and reveals unforgettable landscapes to the guests of the country. Since September, the leaves begin to acquire a variety of shades and the real “golden” autumn sets in. The average air temperature in autumn is + 17 ° C. The average minimum temperature is + 5 ° C, the average maximum is held at + 24 ° C. In preparing for the trip, it is worth considering the zonality, the higher the elevation above sea level, the lower the temperature. It must also be remembered that the weather is dramatically different day and night and nights can be very cold.

The most interesting places for hiking in Armenia are Mount Aragats, Azhdahak and Spitakasar in the Geghama mountain range, as well as Mount Khustup. Hiking in Armenia may also include a visit to the Dilijan National Park, where at a height of 1334 m there is a small but very beautiful Lake Parz Lich.

Armenia is rich in cultural and historical monuments (medieval monasteries, ancient temples, and much more), so a trip to Armenia guarantees both physical and spiritual relaxation. For example, during a trip to Lake Sevan you can get acquainted with the monasteries of the 9th century Ayrivank and Sevanavank, and climbing the mountains to the extinct volcanoes Aragats and Arai Ler will give a meeting with the Amberd fortress (VII century) and the Saghmosavank monastery.

When traveling through the regions of Armenia, you can stay in hotels, in hotels of the “Bed and Breakfast” format, and even just spend the night in the homes of local residents who are distinguished by their hospitality.
It can be said that Armenia is a paradise for all lovers of outdoor activities, hiking and adventure in the lap of unspoiled nature.

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