2022 Armenia

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

Adventure cost = AED 3,100

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)
  • Celebratory 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 1,050 paid to GFG by March 17th 2022.
  3. AED 1,050 remaining challenge costs paid to GFG by April 28th 2022.
Day1

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

Overnight Camping

Day2

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

Day3

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

 

Day4

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.

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