Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) to Gergeti Holy Trinity Church Hike

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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:სტეფანწმინდა გერგეთის სამების ტაძარში
Also known as:st’epants’minda gergetis samebis t’adzarshi
 
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Environment type:forest, hill, mountain, pine, woods
Location type:rural, town, viewpoint

What can we see or do there?

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Currency:Georgian Lari (LAK)
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1 hour, 30 minutes (each way)
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

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Language(s):Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

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Route:You’ll want to take the first left after crossing the bridge next to the disused (just opposite ) and then follow this road up through the village. As you come up through the village, you’ll want to watch out for the orange arrows that guide the way back down and follow these up. You should soon be on a track through the village that cannot be passed by cars, and this track will switchback up and out of the village to the right, following beside a field and barbed-wire fence before joining a road.
 
(continued):At this road, you’ll want to take a left here and stay on this road all the way up to . It will switchback through some pretty forest before heading north for about 20 minutes or so, joining another motor-able road where taxis pass. You’ll have excellent views of ahead of you before the road then bends around to the left – you can’t get lost. Follow this road up and within 10 minutes or so you should come to a picturesque clearing with directly ahead of you in the distance. Return the way you came.
 

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,750m to 2,170m
Distance:5.11km

Top Descriptions

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This is a fairly short and straightforward hike up to from in . All in all, the round trip shouldn’t take you longer than 3 hours, and there are some incredible views to be had along the way in every direction. This hike is enjoyable at any time of the year, and is especially so as it culminates in the perfectly situated .
 
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Top Tips

The only confusing part of this hike is when you’re going up though the village, but just be sure to look out for the orange spots and arrows and you should be fine. The locals should point you in the right direction if you ask nicely too.
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.
Don’t miss out on the and from the clearing at the top of the hike. It’s worth doing the hike in clear weather just for these excellent views.
It is possible to up to the church instead if you’d rather not hike, and these cost around GEL40 for the return trip.
 
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Hawkers
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Mosquitoes
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Unwanted attention
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Malaria
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Robbery
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Wild dogs
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Armed guard
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Early start
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Guides
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Map
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Water purification
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Photogenic factor
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Sanahin Monastery to Haghpat Monastery Hike (Alaverdi)

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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Սանահինի վանական համալիրը Հաղպատի վանական համալիրի համար
Also known as:Sanahini vanakan hamaliry Haghpati vanakan hamaliri hamar
 
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Environment type:cliff, gorge, forest, hill, mountain, river, stream, woods
Location type:rural, town, viewpoint, village

What can we see or do there?

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Services:guides
Shops:snacks
 
Animals:dogs
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
 
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Extras:Average Cost:
Alaverdi GuidesAMD5,500 - 9,000

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:2 hours, 30 minutes
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

Email:
Website:
Telephone:094 157 137 (Lena)
 
Language(s):Armenian, English, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Debed Canyon
 
Start location:
End location:
 
Route:This fairly short hike starts at . You’ll want to take the local vehicle road east out of town. It should start winding down as you head out of Sanahin, and just after the bend you should see a small foot trail on the right heading up and away from the road. Take this trail for 15 minutes or so until it re-connects with the road. You should now see the village of Akner ahead of you.
 
(continued):Walk through Akner, taking a left turn when you see the first large open field heading toward the village of Haghpat. Walk northeast across this field until you get to two large and rusty water pipes heading downhill, with a trail following partly beside them. Follow this path down, being careful not to slip, and you should see Kayan Fortress to your left in the distance as you descend to the main road. You can either take the main road into Haghpat, or there’s a small trail to the right that will also take you up to the village and to .

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,000 to 1,150m
Distance:7.93km

Top Descriptions

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This is a fairly short and straightforward hike starting at and finishing at . Covering around 8km and taking between 2 and 3 hours, you’ll pass along main roads, up small tracks, through patches of woods and across clearings before finally seeing in the distance. Approaching the monastery in this way is one of the best possible ways of seeing it for the first time and comes well recommended.
 
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Top Tips

A good extension to this hike would be to start at on the , instead of at . The total hike should then be about 4 hours in length.
Though this hike can be done alone, but it might be better to contact Alaverdi Guides (see ‘communication’ above for contact details) and hire someone local to help you navigate the local dogs and twists and turns. The guides also provide some interesting information, and hiking poles too for those slippery moments.
A taxi back from to shouldn’t cost you more than between AMD1,500 and AMD2,000. There are marshrutka that ply this route too, leaving from and costing AMD200, but these don’t leave so frequently – especially in the winter.
 
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Mosquitoes
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Swimming
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Captivation
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Human factor
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Beauty
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Visibility
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Flood
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Humidity
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Rain
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Snow
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Temperature
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Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
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Wildlife (viewing)
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Accessibility (car)
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Accessibility (foot)
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Signs
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Trails
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Value for money
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Avalanches
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
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Dengue
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Landslides
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Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
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Armed guard
1
Early start
1
Equipment (climbing)
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Equipment (hiking)
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Equipment (weatherproof)
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Guides
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Map
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Snacks
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Water purification
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Ability to take photos
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Photogenic factor
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Safety
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Cleanliness
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Sanahin Bridge to Sanahin Monastery Hike (Alaverdi)

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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Սանահինի կամուրջը Սանահինի վանքում
Also known as:Sanahini kamurjy Sanahini vank’um
 
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Environment type:forest, hill, mountain, stream, woods
Location type:rural, town, village

What can we see or do there?

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
 
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Extras:Average Cost:
Alaverdi GuidesAMD5,500 - 9,000

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?

Email:
Website:
Telephone:094 157 137 (Lena)
 
Language(s):Armenian, English, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Debed Canyon
 
Start location:
End location:
 
Route:This short hike starts at and heads across the M6 Highway before heading up a small local road towards the towns of Sarahat and Sanahin. There is a foot-trail that then veers to the right and switchbacks up the mountain before eventually arriving at an open field. You cross this field and are shortly at the which is then only five minutes from . This hike can be done unguided, but it would be a lot easier and more straightforward (and give back to the community) if you utilised the local Alaverdi Guides.

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,000 to 1,100m
Distance:2.87km

Top Descriptions

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This is a short walk from in up to in Sanahin. There are excellent views of , but otherwise this trail is mainly used to avoid paying for the marshrutka, taxi or bus to take you up the hill.
 
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Top Tips

A good extension to this hike would be to continue on to via the 2- to 3-hour .
Though this hike can be done alone, but it might be better to contact Alaverdi Guides (see ‘communication’ above for contact details) and hire someone local to help you navigate the local dogs and twists and turns.
Should you prefer not to walk, a taxi up to shouldn’t cost more than AMD1,000 – and a local yellow bus from no more than AMD100.
 
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Hawkers
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Insects
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Mosquitoes
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Swimming
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Awe
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Captivation
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Memorability
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Recommendation
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Popularity
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Tour groups
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Air quality
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Beauty
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Snow
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Trails
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Value for money
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Danger (general)
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Danger (land animals)
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Dengue
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Landslides
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Malaria
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Robbery
1
Wild dogs
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Armed guard
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Early start
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Guides
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Map
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Snacks
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Water purification
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Photogenic factor
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Safety
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Cleanliness
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Lake Parz to Dilijan Hike (Dilijan National Park Transcaucasian Trail)

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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Լիճ Փարզ Դիլիջանի քայլերթը
Also known as:Lich P’arz Dilijani k’aylert’y
 
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Environment type:forest, hill, lake, mountain, stream, woods
Location type:rural, town, village

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:deer, wolves
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:4 to 6 hours
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

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Telephone:026 827 032, 026 827 171
 
Language(s):Armenian, English, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

How can we get there?

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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,500 to 1,769m
Distance:11.5km

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This is a medium difficulty 4- to 5-hour hike from in to the town of itself. You’ll pass through dense forests along the way, as well as across clearings and numerous streams. There are even a couple of good viewpoints along this trail, with excellent views on a clear day to the often snowy mountains north.
 
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Top Tips

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. This trail can also get quite muddy at certain times of the year, so come expecting that and you should be fine.
Consider extending this trail by doing this route in reverse and continuing on to via the .
A taxi to shouldn’t cost you more than between AMD4,000 - 5,000. If you decide to do this hike in reverse, you should be able to find someone to call you a taxi back from too – unless you’re doing this hike in the winter when the facilities there are closed.
Expect to get a little lost at times along this trail, especially if you’re doing this hike in the winter when it is not so well maintained. Keep an eye out for the Transcaucasian Trail white and red markers (as well as the red arrows and red ribbons), and perhaps consider downloading the map from . The can also give you some good information, or organise a guide.
 
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Beggars
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Hassle
1
Hawkers
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Insects
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Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Picnicking
1
Swimming
1
Awe
1
Captivation
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Memorability
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Quality
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Recommendation
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Backpackers
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Popularity
1
Tour groups
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Tourists
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Air quality
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Altitude
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Human factor
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Peacefulness
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Pollution
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Variation in topography
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Awe
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Beauty
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Panorama
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Visibility
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Changeability
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Drought
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Flood
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Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Signs
1
Trails
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Ticket costs
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Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Avalanches
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Landslides
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Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Armed guard
1
Early start
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Equipment (climbing)
1
Equipment (hiking)
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Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Map
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Water purification
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
1
Safety
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Cleanliness
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Maintenance

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Dilijan to Jukhtakvank and Matosavank Monasteries Hike

Hike:Dilijan to Jukhtakvank and Matosavank Monasteries Hike
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Դիլիջանը դեպի Ջուխտկվանք եւ Մատոսավանք մատուռների զբոսանք
Also known as:Dilijany depi Jukhtkvank’ yev Matosavank’ maturrneri zbosank’
 
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Environment type:forest, hill, mountain, stream, woods
Location type:rural, town, village

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:dogs
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:3 hours (round trip)
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

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Telephone:026 827 032, 026 827 171
 
Language(s):Armenian, English, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

How can we get there?

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Start location:
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Route:Starting at , head west along Getapnya Street beside the little river there until you run out of road and are forced up onto the main M8 highway. Follow this highway west also until you see Abovyan Street signed on your right. Take this turning and follow it for a good 30 to 40 minutes.
 
(continued):The only time that you may get a little lost on this hike is when you need to turn off to reach and , but this is fairly easy to do. After 30 or 40 minutes of walking along Abovyan Street you’ll come to a fork in the road with a track heading straight, one heading right up to and one heading left and over a little stream to . Both of these side tracks only take about 20 minutes each, and only the one headed to requires that you turn left off the main track onto a small foot trail.

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,500 to 1,600m
Distance:14km (round trip)

Top Descriptions

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This is a half day hike directly out of , visiting and in . For most of the journey you’ll be following town and village roads, so the scenery is nothing too special. However, once you get off the main tracks to visit the two monasteries things get a lot more peaceful, and there are even some good views of the mountains in the distance on a clear day.
 
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Top Tips

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 side trails up to the two monasteries can also get quite muddy, so come expecting that with some good footwear and you should be fine.
As there is some illegal logging going on here, be a little cautious of what you photograph in the area closest to the monasteries during the off-season period. There are a few dogs on Abovyan Street to watch out for also, although many of them are quite docile.
It’s possible to continue hiking along the Transcaucasian Trail here by taking the side track up to and then following the TCT signs right onto a small track.
 
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Lake Parz to Goshavank Monastery Hike (Dilijan National Park Transcaucasian Trail)

Hike:Lake Parz to Goshavank Monastery Hike
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Լոս Փարսը դեպի Գոշավանք վանական համալիր
Also known as:Los P’arsy depi Goshavank’ vanakan hamalir
 
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Environment type:forest, hill, lake, mountain, stream, woods
Location type:rural, town, village

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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:2 to 3 hours
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

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Telephone:026 827 032, 026 827 171
 
Language(s):Armenian, English, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

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Route:This route is clearly signposted by small white circular signs with red arrows (or red arrows or red ribbons), marking out the Transcaucasian Trail. To begin the trail, you’ll need to get to which is best done by taxi from for between AMD4,000 - 5,000. Once at the lake, head behind the camp facilities and you should quickly find the red arrows pointing south down a muddy track. Follow these for about 15 minutes until you come to a fork in the path. This is where the white circular signs for the Transcaucasian Trail begin. You can either continue straight for the 10km , or take a left over the small yellow bridge to head towards .
 
(continued):Provided you pay careful attention to these white markers with red arrows, the trail is fairly straightforward and you shouldn’t get too lost. However, there are a number of alternative routes that can be taken, so if after 15 minutes of walking you don’t find any markers then turn around and retrace your steps until you do. The only section that is particularly unclear is when you reach the largest clearing.
 
(continued):You’ll know you’re at the clearing because you’ll skirt the forest and pass a picnic bench on your left and a viewpoint before heading into the centre of a field. You’ll then have 4 large paths to choose from. The second path on your left leading along a straight and flat opening with trees either side is the way you’ll want to go, although there’s only one TCT sign at the very end of this path. At the end of this opening, you’ll want to veer right and start heading downhill. Red ribbons should guide you from here on, so if you don’t see these ribbons then you’ve gone the wrong way. Alternatively, back at the clearing, the 3rd trail heading left down a muddy track marked with red spots is the old path and this will also take you down to . For a more detailed map, visit , although there’s no written description there.
 

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,050 to 1,350m
Distance:7.3km

Top Descriptions

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This is a fairly easy 2 to 3 hour hike from in to the impressive . You’ll follow a mostly well marked trail, passing beside the lake, through peaceful forests, across clearings with panoramic mountain views and down some rocky paths before reaching peaceful Gosh Village. This hike can be done in any season (though it can get quite cold and snowy in the winter), and although it will get busy at times during the summer this trail is for the most part quite serene and picturesque. This is also without doubt the best way to approach .
 
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Top Tips

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. This trail can also get quite muddy, so come expecting that and you should be fine.
Consider extending this trail, either by setting out from on a reverse of the , or by continuing on to on the .
It’s easy enough to find someone to taxi you back to from Gosh village. Such a taxi shouldn’t cost you more than AMD4,000 - 5,000, and for AMD6,000 you can include a stop at on the way.
Expect to get a little lost at times along this trail, especially if you’re doing this hike in the winter when it is not so well maintained. Keep an eye out for the markers, and perhaps consider downloading the map from .
 
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Goshavank Monastery to Lake Gosh Hike (Dilijan National Park Transcaucasian Trail)

Hike:Goshavank Monastery to Lake Gosh Hike
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Գոշավանքի վանքը դեպի Գոշի լիճը
Also known as:Goshavank’i vank’y depi Goshi lichy
 
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Environment type:forest, hill, lake, mountain, stream, woods
Location type:rural, town, village

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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1 hour (each way)
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

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Language(s):Armenian, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

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Route:This route is clearly signposted by small white circular signs with red arrows (or red ribbons), marking out the Transcaucasian Trail. To begin the trail, take the road opposite . You’ll follow this road through the village until it becomes a mud track which winds south and south east up and out of the village through pleasant woodland.
 
(continued):You’ll cross a few small streams on this route and a couple of clearings, and you’ll intersect a number of other paths too, but otherwise the trail is fairly straightforward so long as you follow those red ribbons and markers. It takes about an hour to reach the picturesque and often peaceful . You can either return back the way you came, or you can follow the fairly obvious mud roads back into Gosh village cutting your return hiking time in half.
 

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,200 to 1,350m
Distance:3.76km (each way)

Top Descriptions

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This is a fairly short hike out of the village of Gosh (famous for ) through pleasant woodland and a few clearings and up to the serene and picturesque . There is certainly some up and down, but all in all the return trip shouldn’t take you longer than 1.5 to 2 hours and can be completed by most with relative ease. The trail is well marked, so you shouldn’t need to worry about getting lost, and there are plenty of opportunities for picnics adding potential for a leisurely afternoon.
 
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Top Tips

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. This trail can also get quite muddy, so come expecting that and you should be fine.
Consider extending this trail by starting from instead. The is particularly rewarding, and the two hikes combined make for an excellent half-day’s trip.
It’s easy enough to find someone to taxi you back to from Gosh village. Such a taxi shouldn’t cost you more than AMD4,000 - 5,000, and for AMD6,000 you can include a stop at on the way.
It is possible to access by car, but the road leading up out of the village is made of mud and is often in terrible condition. It is quicker to walk up or down this way than taking the main trail, though.
 
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Garni Gorge Hike

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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Գառնիի կիրճի հեծան
Also known as:Garrnii kirchi hetsan
 
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Environment type:gorge, hill, mountain, river, scree
Location type:rural, town, viewpoint, village

What can we see or do there?

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Shops:N/A
 
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Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
 
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Extras:Average Cost:
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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?

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Language(s):Armenian, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Azat River
 
Start location:
End location:H3 Highway
 
Route:There is a path leading down into the gorge immediately to the left of the entrance of . Follow this road down for about 15 minutes. It will turn into a dirt track pretty quickly and shortly after that a trail. You should now be able to see a main track, the river, some old and rusted out picnic tables and some interesting basalt columnar formations. Take the dirt road heading left (east) to complete the Garni Gorge Hike.
 
(continued):Follow this road for about 40 minutes. Along the way, you’ll pass some disused and fenced off areas before reaching the – which is formed of the most impressive section of basalt columns. Just after this formation you’ll come across the and then shortly after that a major fork in the road. Take the turning left up the cobblestone road which will take you back to . Once you reach the crossroads in town (by the tourist information centre), you’ll want to take the right turning heading north to the main H3 highway – about 10 minutes away.
 

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,100 to 1,400m
Distance:4km

Top Descriptions

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This is a fairly short but pleasant and shady loop hike starting right next to , heading down into Garni Gorge and finishing further along the town of . You’ll descend into the gorge, follow the picturesque river along and beyond some interesting basalt columns called the before passing the 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.
 
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Top Tips

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 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 . Alternatively, you could take a from the H3 main highway.
 
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Borjomi Viewpoint Hike

Hike:Borjomi Viewpoint Hike
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:ბორჯომის ხედვა ლაშქრობდა
Also known as:borjomis khedva lashkrobda
 
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Environment type:forest, hill, mountain, pine, stream, woods
Location type:rural, town, viewpoint

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Currency:Georgian Lari (LAK)
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1.5 to 2 hours
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

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Language(s):Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

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Geographical feature:Borjomi National Park
 
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Route:From the , take the main road heading east for about 5 minutes passing a big pink building on your left. You’ll come to a small park on your left also which has some narrow stairs running through it. Take these stairs onto Gogias Tsikhe Street, at which point you should start to see the white flag with a green horizontal line. These flags are painted on trees mostly, and they indicate the trail and should be followed at all times.
 
(continued):Follow the white and green flags up the path out of town and deep into the pine forest. You’ll walk through this peaceful forest environment uphill for about 30 or so minutes away from town before the path sharply veers left back towards . You’ll still be heading uphill, and you’ll still be following these signs. Shortly, you’ll find a sign pointing left again to the . After a short visit to this , you’ll have to briefly return the way you came before continuing straight beyond where you turned off.
 
(continued):Still following the white and green flags, you’ll start to come out of the forest and for some time (maybe 20 minutes) will follow an old and rusted water pipeline back towards town. Before you know it, you’ll see the ruined right in front of you. Take a hard left here, still following the flags, and then you’ll quickly be back onto Gogias Tsikhe Street. From here it’s only a couple of minutes down to the .
 

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:800-1,100m
Distance:5km

Top Descriptions

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This is a fairly short but pleasant and shady loop hike heading straight out of town and up into the pine-forest mountains, with the impressive as the midway attraction. Although it’s only 5km in total, there’s a fair bit of ascent and descent, and so you’ll need to plan for roughly two hours to complete this with ease.
 
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Top Tips

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.
Follow the green and white flags at all times. These are painted on trees every 50m or so, and so if you haven’t seen one in a while you’ll know you’re going the wrong way – and it wouldn’t be too difficult to get lost here.
Once at the viewpoint, there is a steep and rocky path down the mountain that looks like it might be the right way. It isn’t, and this way’s quite dangerous due to loose rocks and scree. You’ll need to double back to complete the loop.
If you have any confusion about the route, just pop into the before heading off and Otto should be able to help you out.
 
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