mid. May-June
Dates
3 days
Duration
up to 10 people
Group size
B&B or Camping
Accommodation
English,Russian, Armenian
Language
DATE: mid. May-June
DURATION: 3 days
LANGUAGE: English, Russian, Armenian
GROUP SIZE: up to 10 people
ACCOMMODATION: B&B or Camping
FOOD: yes
TOUR PRICE: from 120 EUR equivalent AMD/per person

Tatev is one of the most wonderful places in Armenia. It’s famous not only as the oldest spiritual center and largest university of medieval Armenia but also with the longest rope-way in the world.

We offer you short hiking tours in this amazing region, which will help you to explore the beauty of our nature and will lead you through the paths of our history while observing old monuments. 

 

“Bardzravan” Path

1

Yerevan – Arzhis village Tatev village

We will go to the village Arzhis from Yerevan and from there will start our hike. The day includes crossing the river Vorotan and after visiting the church in the old village Arzhis. We will go down to the small lake and view the ruins of the chapel, cross the medieval stone bridge on the river Vorotanand after will continue our hike up to the mountain. We will have a light lunch near a natural water spring. After lunch we will continue our hike through the woods to the final destination – Tatev village.

Dinner in the Tatev village.

Overnight  in Tatev village (B&B) or camping in tents close to the village.

2

Tatev village Bartsravan village

After breakfast we will visit the monastery of Tatev, where we can take pictures from “Tatev vista” spot. After “picture time” we will move to the monastery “Mets Anapat” (Big Desert), where we will also visit a natural monument called “Satani Kamurj” (Satan Bridge). We will return to the gorge and visit the monastery “Arants Anapat”, observe the cuneiform inscriptions and continue the path through the gardens. After we will have a light lunch and go up to the slope of the gorge, through the ancient forest, to the monastery “Surb Minas” which is located close to the waterfall. We will have time to walk and observe the village and after continue out way up to Bartsravan village.

Dinner in Bartsravan village.

Overnight in Bartsravan in tents.

3

Bartsravan village – Yerevan

After early breakfast we will visit the local church and the caravan shed. We will continue our way to the monastery “Bgheno-Noravank” and will have a lunch close to this area. We will have a “picture and walk” time after what will go back to busses and end our trip in Yerevan.

Dinner in Yerevan.

Overnight in Yerevan.

“Shinuayr” Path

1

Yerevan – Arzhis village Tatev village

We will go to the village Arzhis from Yerevan and from there will start our hike. The day includes crossing the river Vorotan and after visiting the church in the old village Arzhis. We will go down to the small lake and view the ruins of the chapel, cross the medieval stone bridge on the river Vorotanand after will continue our hike up to the mountain. We will have a light lunch near a natural water spring. After lunch we will continue our hike through the woods to the final destination – Tatev village.

Dinner in the Tatev village.

Overnight in Tatev village (B&B) or in tents close to the village.

2

Tatev village Halidzor village Shinuayr village

We will have an early breakfast and after will start our hike which first destination will be the Monastery of Tatev, where we can take pictures from “Tatev vista” spot. After our group will go down to the monastery “Mets Anapat” (Big Desert), where we will also visit a natural monument called “Satani Kamurj” (Satan Bridge). From where we will continue to hike up to the monastery “Arants Anapat”, then will return to the cuneiform inscriptions. We will continue with a river crossing over the river Vorotan. From there our hike will take a direction of the old village Halidzor. After we will visit the local old church close to the natural water spring, where we will have a light lunch. The next destination of our hiking trip is the old village Shinuayr, which has historical monuments called Khachkar (Cross-stone) and ruins of the church Khachin Hoot. After monument observation we will have time to explore the old Shinuayr and have a dinner there.

Dinner in a Shinuayr village.

Overnight in Shinuayr village in tents.

3

Shinuayr village Khot village – Yerevan

After early breakfast we will visit the monastery and Khachkars and will continue our tour to the old village of Khot. The trail goes through the waterfall, and rock arches so we can see the rock formations (an analogue of Goris and Khndzoresk’s rocks). We will arrive to the Khot village and will have time to walk around and explore it for ourselves till the lunch time. The lunch will be organized in the village. After lunch we will take the old path to Khot vista point. We will have free time to observe the landscape and will move to the busses afterwards, which will take us to Dinner in Yerevan.

Overnight in Yerevan.

“Khot” Path

1

Yerevan – Tatev village

We will have a breakfast at the hotel in Yerevan and will move to the Ltsen village by car afterwards, where we will start our hike up through the forest to the plateau. Here we will have a light lunch near the natural water spring and will continue to hike down through the woods to the Tatev village.

Dinner in the Tatev village.

Overnight  in Tatev village (B&B) or camping in tents close to the village.

2

Tatev village Halidzor village

After early breakfast we will visit the monastery of Tatev where we can take pictures from “Tatev vista” spot. After our group will go down to the monastery “Mets Anapat” (Big Desert), where we will also visit a natural monument called “Satani Kamurj” (Satan Bridge). We will hike through the gorge to the cuneiform inscriptions on “Arants Anapat” and to the final destination – monastery “Arants Anapat”. After we will have a light lunch and hike back to the cuneiform inscriptions. We will cross the river Vorotan and hike up to the old village Halidzor. Here we will have a lunch and can explore the local old church.

Dinner in the Halidzor village.

Overnight in Halidzor – camping with tents.

3

Halidzor village Khot village – Yerevan

After early breakfast we will hike to the old village Shinuayr. On our way to the village we will see Khachkars (Cross-stones) and ruins of the church “Khachi Hoot”. We will continue our hike and will explore the old Shinuayr village, visit the local church, the monastery and Khachars. From here we will continue our hike to the old village Khot: the path goes through the waterfall, and a rock arch so we can explore the rock formations (an analogue of Goris and Khndzoresk). We will have a lunch in the village Khot and go up to the Khot vista point.

Dinner in Yerevan.

Overnight in Yerevan.

“Ltsen” Path

1

Yerevan – Tatev village

We will have a breakfast at the hotel in Yerevan and will move to the Ltsen village by car afterwards, where we will start our hike up through the forest to the plateau. Here we will have a light lunch near the natural water spring and will continue to hike down through the woods to the Tatev village.

Dinner in the Tatev village.

Overnight  in Tatev village (B&B) or camping in tents close to the village.

2

Tatev village Bardzravan village

After early breakfast we will visit the monastery of Tatev where we can take pictures from “Tatev vista” spot. After our group will go down to the monastery “Mets Anapat” (Big Desert), where we will also visit a natural monument called “Satani Kamurj” (Satan Bridge). We will continue through the gorge to the cuneiform inscriptions on “Arants Anapat” to the monastery “Arants Anapat”. Here we will have a light lunch and hike back to the cuneiform inscriptions: the path goes through gardens, woods and waterfall to the ancient monastery St. Minas.  After we will hike up to the Bardzravan village.

Dinner in the Bardzravan village.

Overnight  in Bardzravan village (B&B) or camping in tents close to the village.

3

Bardzravan village – Yerevan

We will have a breakfast and after visit the local church and “caravan shed”. Then we will continue to Bgheno-Noravank monastery where will have time for photography and nature exploration. We will have a lunch afterwards and finish our hike. Cars will take us back to Yerevan.

Dinner in Yerevan.

Overnight in Yerevan.

Price for the tour is:

120 EUR equivalent AMD/ per person with accommodation in camp or guest house 

Tour price includes:

Airport pick up
Transportation during the all duration of the tour
Professional guide
Accommodation in Hotel
Meal including lunch, dinner and breakfast during the tour with hot tea/coffee
All the entry fees
City tour in Yerevan

Tour price excludes:

International airfare
Entrance Visa
Travel insurance

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