2022 Armenia

Armenia | Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th June, 2022

Challenge cost = AED 2,250. This includes a AED 500 admin fee to GFG.

Based on a minimum of 10 pax

Cost Includes:

  • An adventure experience of a lifetime!
  • 3 days guided hiking in Armenia
  • Summit of Aragats, the highest mountain in Armenia
  • 1 night camping
  • 2 night's stay at guesthouses
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • English speaking trek guide
  • Internal vehicle transfers
  • Experienced Gulf for Good support team
  • Discount with partner outdoor outfitters

Cost Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Tips and spending money
  • PCR test (if required)
  • Insurance
  • Kit items

Payment Deadlines

  1. AED 1,000 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit paid to GFG to reserve your space on the trip
  2. AED 1,250 remaining challenge costs paid to GFG by April 28th 2022
  3. AED 1,000 minimum fundraising to IHC by May 2nd 2022

Pending fundraising approval by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department 

Day1

Day 1 – Thursday 9th June

Depart Dubai (DXB) 14:30

Arrive Yerevan (EVN) 17:45

Transfer to our guesthouse and in the evening take a walk in Yerevan to learn more about this beautiful city. We will visit the Republic Square, Opera House, Cascade park and more.

Dinner at local restaurant

Walking distance: 3-4km

Overnight in guesthouse

Day2

Day 2 - Friday 10th June

Geghama mountains and hike from Paytasar to Azhdahak and Vishapasar.

After breakfast we transfer to Paytasar Mountain (3,000m) in 4x4 cars from where we will start the first day’s hike. We will climb the highest summit of Geghama ridge, Mount Azhdahak (3,597m). It is one of the most beautiful mountains of Armenia.

Azhdahak is an extinct volcano, which has an amazing lake in the crater. From the top we will enjoy 360-degree views of Armenia: Mount Ararat and Aragats, Lake Sevan, the tallest summits of the Geghama mountains. We will descend and continue our hike to the Paytasar mountain where we will have dinner and camp overnight. 

Hiking distance: 12km

Overnight in tents

Day3

Day 3 - Saturday 11th June

After breakfast in the camp, we start our hike to one of the biggest lakes of the Geghama mountains, lake Vanki. Here we will meet the ancient standing stones called Dragon Stones, which are unique and mysterious monuments found only in the territory of Armenian Highland. Then we will continue hiking to the village of Geghard, from where we will be transfered to the village of Byurakan on the slopes of Mount Aragats, and have our overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Hiking distance: 17km

Overnight Guesthouse in Byurakan

Day4

Day 4 - Sunday 12th June

After breakfast at the guesthouse we drive to Lake Kari (3,200m) to start our climb to the Southern summit of Aragats. The Southern one is the easiest to climb. From the top, we will have an amazing view of the other 3 summits. In the middle of them, we will see one of the largest craters in the world, as the diameter of it is about 3km. We will descend from the summit, have dinner and drive to airport for our onward flight home.

Hiking distance: 12km

Depart Yerevan (EVN) 18:45

Arrive Dubai (DXB) 21:50

Notes: This itinerary may change due to changes outside our control. We will endeavour to keep to the planned itinerary, but cannot be held responsible for last changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, the group leader will have the final say.

FACE for Children in Need, Egypt

This challenge will support FACE for Children in Need, Egypt.

The funds raised for this challenge will support providing adequate support to 50-75 former street children staying in the FACE transitional home in the context of COVID-19 to remain protected and prepare their social reintegration.

About FACE for Children in Need is a Belgian NGO, founded in 2003 in Cairo, Egypt with the mission to assist and protect orphans, abandoned children, street children, their families and communities, regardless of race, culture or religion. This is achieved through two main Programs:

  1. The Abandoned Children Program is composed of three centers for orphans, abandoned children and children in need of protection, and of a family/Kafala team aiming at supporting children to prepare their placement into family care and at supporting national authorities to improve the legal and implementing system of Kafala.
  2. The Street Children Program is composed of an outreach team, a day drop-in center, a transitional home, a case management/reintegration team, an education team and a medical team.

http://www.facechildren.org/

https://www.instagram.com/facechildren/

https://www.facebook.com/FACEchildren/

Fundraising goal: USD5,000

Number of children impacted: 50-75 directly

United Nation's Sustainable development goal: good health and wellbeing

Not for profit registration number: 862.061.170

Rep: Taz Walker

Joanna Kotyrbra

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