1 on 10 June 2019

Armenia, monasteries at the foot of Ararat

The spectacular Mont Ararat 5137m, from the monastery Khor Virap

  • Preu

    € 1195

  • Type of trip

    In a group from 6 to 14 people

  • duration

    10 days

  • Difficulty

    Level 3 of 5

  • Destination

    Armenia

Our destiny


Armenia is one of the 7 countries considered Euro-Asian, which politically and culturally is associated with Europe, although it is located in Asia Minor. It is at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and the Middle East; a remarkable country but often very ignored and that we should have in the list of destinations to know. With its impressive landscapes and the beauty of its ancient monasteries, this small country captures the hearts of those who visit it.

The natural environments of Armenia offer endless beauty. You can find it from deserts, to forests and alpine areas, with peaks of high mountains and leafy valleys, amazing rock formations and scenic ponds, rapids, rivers, waterfalls and mineral sources. On the other hand, 4.000 historical monuments scattered throughout the landscape, which makes this small country known as an open-air museum.

Strong points:

  • The majestic view of Mount Ararat from many parts of the country.
  • Lake Sevan, with its awesome bluish tone
  • The pearl of the Caucasus countries
  • The large number of monasteries, including Khor Virap, Tatev, Noravank

Itinerary:

Day 1: Vol Barcelona - Erevan

Flight departure from Barcelona and arrival in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel and rest of the day off to discover the city. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 2: Erevan - Ejmiadzin - Zvartnots

Començarem l'excursió visitant el museu de Manuscrits d'Armènia, un dels més importants del món. then farem un recorregut panoràmic per la ciutat, visitant la Plaça de la República, l'Avinguda de Mashtotc, el Teatre d'Òpera, etc. Sortirem cap a  a Echmiadzin, que és el centre espiritual de tots els armenis i un dels centres del cristianisme a tot el món. De tornada a Erevan, veurem les ruïnes del temple de Zvartnots - la perla de l'arquitectura del segle VII -, que està catalogat com a Patrimoni Mundial de la UNESCO. Dormir a l'hotel.

Day 3: Garni - Havuts Tar - Yerevan

Sortida cap al Temple de Garni, l'únic exemple de la cultura pagana que va sobreviure a Armenia. Després d'adoptar el cristianisme a l'any 301, el temple pagà va perdre la seva importància i la fortalesa de Garni es va convertir en la residència d'estiu dels reis armenis. Dinar en casa rural d'una família armènia a Garni, on veurem l'elaboració de "lavash" fet al forn. Seguidament anirem cap al Monestir de Gueghard, obra mestra insuperable de l'arquitectura armènia del segle XIII. Algunes de les esglésies del complex estan magistralment tallades a la roca. Aquest dia anirem caminant des de Garni fins a Havuts Tar. Retorn a Erevan. Dormir a l'hotel.

Day 4: Khor Virap - Noravank - Goris

Aquest dia començarem pel Monestir de Khor-Virap, obra mestra situada al cim d'un turó. El més destacat és la magnífica vista panoràmica del Mont Ararat.

Seguidament anirem a caminar des de l'església d'Amaghu fins el monestir de Noravank, que es troba situat en un estret congost conegut pels seus alts i escarpats penya-segats de color vermell - castany.

Then we will go to the city of Goris. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 5: Goris - Ltsen - Tatev - Hermon

We will go to the village of Ltsen where we will begin the walk through the forests and meadows that, in about 16 km, will take us to the spectacular Tatev monastery (9th Century). In the afternoon trip to Hermon. Sleep in the hotel

Day 6: Smbataberd - Artabuynk - Yeghegis - Tsakhats Kar

We will walk through the area of ​​the ancient fortification of Smbataberd, flanked by the crags of Artabuynk and Yeghegis. We will go to the monastery of Tsakhats Kar. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 7: Hermon - Selim - Mont Armaghan - Lake Sevan - Dilijan

After breakfast, we will visit the caravan of Selim, an important point during the Silk Road. Then we will walk up to Mount Mont Armaghan and from there towards Lake Sevan, surprisingly bluish. We will visit the monastery of Sevanavank. Sleep at the hotel in Dilijan.

Day 8: Dilijan - Lake Parz - Goshavank - Haghartsin - Yerevan

Ens dirigirem al llac Parz. És un llac que amb la seva bellesa atrau els visitants. Senderisme des de Parz fins a Goshavank. When finished retorn a Erevan. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 9: Aragats Pic Sud

This day we will go up one of the highest mountains in the country, Mont Aragats, to the South Peak (3879 m.). Return to Yerevan. Farewell dinner and sleep at the hotel.

Day 10: Return flight

At the time agreed to transport to the airport for the return flight to Barcelona


The amount of monasteries from the 9th to 12th centuries is scattered everywhere.

Francesc Masó

WHO IT IS FOR:

Those people who are accustomed to walking in the mountains and who want to know this area quietly, walking and going through the most interesting places.

Armenian monastery

Monasteries next to Lake Sevan


Difficulty

Moderated, between 4 and 6 hours of walking at a slow pace.

Lake Parz
Monastery of Tatev

Price per person
  • 1195 euros in double room.
  • 250 euros, individual supplement.
The price includes
  • Guide to ACAMINAR TRAVEL every day from Barcelona (Francesc Masó)
  • Spanish-language local guide
  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotels in cities and family hostels in the villages
  • Full board
  • Expanded travel and accident insurance, which also includes cancellation for justified reasons
  • Advice on the material to be carried
  • All private transport
  • The corresponding VAT
The price does not include
  • The flights Barcelona - Yerevan (on 18 in March have a cost of 467 euros)
  • Drinks not included in meals
  • All that is not specified in the previous section.
How to make the reservation

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