Adventure cost = AED 3,100
Day 1 – Thursday 9th June
Depart Dubai (DXB) 08:00
Arrive Yerevan (EVN) 11:10
Transfer to Lake Vanki (2,700m) by 4x4 cars from where we will start the first day’s hike.
We will hike towards the volcano Paytasar and on the way we will stop to admire the ancient petroglyphs. Almost all aspects of our human life are reflected in these petroglyphs, with most depicting men in the act of hunting, fighting, dancing and even cultivating land.
We will finish our hike at the foot of Paytasar, where we will have a nice dinner and sleep in tents.
Hiking distance: 7km
Day 2 - Friday 10th June
On the second day of our trip 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 a beautiful lake in the crater. From the top we will enjoy 360 degree views of Armenia: Mount Ararat, Lake Sevan, and the other tallest summits of the Geghama mountains.
We will descend from the top and continue our hike to the largest lake of Geghama range, Lake Akna. Here we will meet our 4x4 cars, which will transfer us to the village of Byurakan on the slopes of Mount Aragats, where we will have our overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Hiking distance: 15km
Overnight Guesthouse in Byurakan
Day 3 - Saturday 11th June
We will wake up in the morning and drive to Lake Kari (3,200m) to start our climb to the Southern summit of Aragats. Aragats is the tallest mountain of Armenia, which has 4 summits. 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 and drive to Yerevan to have a farewell dinner. Overnight stay will be in a guesthouse in the center of Yerevan.
Hiking distance: 10km
Overnight Guesthouse in Yerevan
Day 4 - Sunday 12th June
Breakfast in the guesthouse and transfer to the airport at 9:30.
Depart Yerevan (EVN) 12:10
Arrive Dubai (DXB) 15:20
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.