|Hike:||Garni Gorge Hike|
|Location:||Europe > Armenia > Garni|
What should we know?
|Name in local script:||Գառնիի կիրճի հեծան|
|Also known as:||Garrnii kirchi hetsan|
|Tour operator(s):||Add Data|
|Environment type:||gorge, hill, mountain, river, scree|
|Location type:||rural, town, viewpoint, village|
What can we see or do there?
|Attractions:||Garni 11th Century Bridge, Garni Temple, Garni Stone Symphony|
How much will it cost us?
|Currency:||Armenian Dram (AMD)|
When should we go there, and for how long?
|Average time taken:||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|High season:||July, August|
|Low season:||January, February|
How can we get in contact?
|Country calling code:||+374|
What are the numbers and averages?
|Altitude:||1,100 to 1,400m|
|(click on the navigation tab above for detailed directions)|
|This is a fairly short but pleasant and shady loop hike starting right next to Garni Temple, heading down into Garni Gorge and finishing further along the town of Garni. You’ll descend into the gorge, follow the picturesque river along and beyond some interesting basalt columns called the Garni Stone Symphony before passing the 11th Century Bridge and returning back up into town. All in all, this is more of a walk and it shouldn’t take you much longer than an hour and a half, even with a picnic along the way.|
|If you’ve written a description for Garni Gorge Hike you’d like to share with the community, send it to [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.|
|There are no facilities once you’re on the trail, so make sure you bring ample water, a few snacks, and some good footwear too.|
|The section down from Garni Temple can be a little slippery because of the scree. Just take it slowly and you should be fine.|
|According to the signs, it’s possible to continue walking along this trail for another 9km to Geghard Monastery. Alternatively, you could take a Garni to Geghard Monastery to Yerevan Taxi from the H3 main highway.|
|If you have a tip about Garni Gorge Hike and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.|
Reviews & Amenities
Accessibility (public transport)
Danger (land animals)