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A Hiker’s Paradise!

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In Armenia, you can find lush forests, high-altitude lakes, waterfalls, streams, jaw-dropping gorges and cliffs, and a variety of breathtaking landscapes.For these reasons, CNN listed Armenia and The Silk Road as one of the world’s best hiking trails!

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The Perfect Hike is Just a Click Away…

For all hiking aficionados, Armenia embodies everything you’re looking for. With a wide diversity of landscapes to choose from, there is always something new to explore.

There are so many breathtaking places to hike in Armenia that you'll want to know where to start, which destination to choose, which trail to take, where to stay, and what to expect while hiking.

 

HIKEArmenia has it all figured out for you. This non-profit NGO is developing the hiking infrastructure across the country and connecting hikers to the natural and cultural experiences that make Armenia a unique hiking destination. With its free hiking app and website, you can discover trails, recommended accommodations, and guides that help make hiking in Armenia accessible and fun for all. A major plus is its information center in downtown Yerevan, where you can get tailored advice from professional staff on how best to plan your own adventure.

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Camp Under the Stars…

The hiking season in Armenia begins in April and lasts until November. Each season and each region offers hikers a chance to experience something different.

No matter when you arrive, you can find a suitable landscape to hike and camp, from the arid landscapes of the Vayots Dzor region in the south to the old-growth forests of the Tavush region in the north. 

 

With water being safe to drink throughout most of the country and few restrictions on where you can and can’t camp, you are free to pitch a tent just about anywhere. Should you find yourself camping on private property, don’t be surprised if the owner greets you with homemade oghi (fruit moonshine), some skewers of freshly barbecued meat, and some stories to share by the fire!

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The Transcaucasian Trail (TCT)

The Armenian national stage of the Transcaucasian Trail takes hikers through 827km of the most spectacular terrain the country has to offer.

The whole hike will take you from Lake Arpi through the Debed Canyon to Dilijan National Park (80km), The Gegham Mountains (114km), Vayots Dzor (181km), and Syunik (150km). The entirety of the hike can take anywhere between 25 days to over a month.

 

This trail represents the very best of the unique cultural and natural landscapes the country has to offer and constitutes an authentic world-class hiking experience. Hikers who come prepared for self-sufficiency, diverse terrain, and off-trail travel will be rewarded with an incredible experience navigating one of the world's most culturally, linguistically, and geographically diverse parts.

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