Join us on a trekking adventure on Mount Aragats – the highest peak in Armenia. Depending on your fitness level, you will hike either the southern (easier) summit or the challenging northern one. The tour is for intermediate and advanced hikers.
👉Fri 30 Jun to Sun 2 July
👉Fri 8 Sep to Sun 10 Sep
⛰Duration: 3 days/2 Night
⛰Driving distance: 640 km
⛰Trip difficulty: flexible; we will be aiming to reach two peaks of Mount Aragats. The southern peak hike is easy to moderate level for a regular, fit hiker. The northern peak is difficult and recommended for advanced hikers. You can choose which peak you will be aiming for (we will hike in 2 groups). Or you can entirely opt out of the climb, stay in the basecamp and enjoy the day.
⛰Group size: Min. 5 participants
⛰Accommodation: Day 1. Shared dormitory rooms in a shelter
Day 2. Twin/double rooms in a guesthouse
⛰Pick-up: Fri, 08:00, Samaia Garden, Tbilisi
⛰Drop-off: Sun, around 21:00 (Arrival time depends on the group’s hiking speed and traffic)
⛰Price: 695 GEL
Difficulty: Moderate to hard, depending on which peak you will choose
Southern Peak – 9 km / 5-6 hrs / moderate level / min. elevation 3184 m.a.s.l. / max. elevation 3874 m.a.s.l.
Northern Peak – 16 km / 9-10 hrs / hard / min. elevation 3184 m.a.s.l. / max. elevation 4090 m.a.s.l.
Equipment needed: a sleeping bag, A pad, hiking boots, and walking poles. You can use our rental https://wtgeorgia.com/rental/
Tbilisi – Sadakhlo Boder Crossing – Armenian Alphabet Monument – Kari lake Aragats Mountain Base Camp
We will leave Tbilisi early in the morning and head to Armenia. After crossing the border, we will drive towards Mount Aragats and Lake Kari, which we will reach in the afternoon. We will spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to the altitude and getting ready for the next day’s hike. We will stay overnight in a shelter located at 3200 m.a.s.l. It’s a guesthouse-type dormitory space that also offers breakfast and dinner options. Some of us might be sleeping on the floor. A sleeping bag is required.
Aragats Mountain peak hike
After breakfast, we will prepare our day packs and head in two groups towards the southern and northern peaks. Fit, advanced hikers can climb the northern peak of Aragats. Those who prefer fewer challenges can hike to the south summit. Once we finish hiking, we will return to Lake Kari and drive to a local guesthouse, where we will stay overnight.
Sannahin Monastery complex – Haghpat Monastery Complex – Tbilisi
After a relaxed breakfast, we will slowly start heading back to Tbilisi. Time and energy permitting, we may stop to admire some of Armenia’s natural and architectural highlights: UNESCO Sannahin Monastery complex and Haghpat Monastery Complex. We will reach the Armenian-Georgian border in the afternoon. Crossing the border. Return to Tbilisi. The end of the tour.
✅Sightseeing/ hiking itinerary guided by an English-speaking guide
✅Accommodation in shelter at the Kari Lake
✅Accommodation in a guesthouse based on shared twin/ double rooms with breakfast
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