Armenia Autumn Incentive… 6 Days / 5 Nights

Paragliding, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Balloon Riding,

Zip Lining, Horse-Riding And Paintball…

DAY 3 HIKING AND MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

“Every mountain peak is within your reach if you just keep climbing”, a famous Canadian author wrote. If you’re one of those courageous “self-challengers” by nature, indulge yourself with an incredible mountain-climbing experience in Armenia. ”The land of mountains and rocks”- this is how Armenia is often dubbed by the locals and foreigners. It offers a myriad of options for both professional mountain climbers and those with more modest physical abilities.

Want to reach the highest point of Armenia? Then grab your hiking/climbing arsenal and head to 4-peakedMount Aragats, included in the list of World Country High Points. The highest, North Summit is 4090 meters high! But the stunning bird’s eye-view opening from above is well worth the effort, indeed. In reality, the North Summit peak comprises 2 peaks – fake and real. The tourists aren’t advised to climb up the real one as it contains many hazards; the majority of mountain climbing tours including scrambling the fake peak of the North Summit.

However, if mesmerized by the beauty of the mountain you’re still no sure you’ll be able to scramble up so high, never mind: the lowest, South Summit, is an easy walk for one with an average physical training (3879 meters high). Climbing generally starts from Lake Kari, and is likely to take about 4-5 hours. Aragats is snow-capped almost all year round, which is why July-September is the best months for you to conquer its summits.

Morning

  • Breakfast at hotel!
  • Early morning departure from Yerevan!
  • Stop by near the East slope of Mount Aragats and visit Armenian Alphabet monument, which consists of 39 letters of Armenian alphabet, made of local stone – tufa, and statues of prominent Armenians.
  • Reach at Kari Lake, located at an altitude of 3200 meters. This lake was formed by ice floes, and has a depth of about 9 meters. There are a meteorological and scientific research stations, equipped on the shore of the lake.
  • Start climbing up the Southern Peak of Mount Aragats under the guidance of professional climber. This takes 5 to 6 hours.

Afternoon

  • Lunch break and picnic in open air!
  • Continue climbing up the Southern Peak!
  • Reaching up the Southern Peak of Mount Aragats!
  • Start climbing down and stop by to visit medieval Amberd Fortress on the Southern slope of Mount Aragats. It dates back to the 10th century and is one of the fewest well preserved fortresses of that period.

Evening

  • Return to Yerevan!
  • Dinner!
  • Cocktail reception!
  • Overnight stay and rest!