During this daily winter tour we will take our way towards Geghard monastery. We will have excursion in the monastery and will start our snowshoe hiking just from the monastery. We will hike through Khosrov State Reserve to Garni canyon. Then we will get to Garni village, where we will visit Garni Pagan Temple. After a full day tour we will drive back to Yerevan.
We will meet early in the morning and will take our way to Kotayk region. We will visit Geghard Monastery founded in IV century A.D. (at that time called Ayrivank or a “Cave Monastery”). The Monastery was rebuilt in 1215, when as a legend says the name Geghard was given as the legendary spear - Geghard - (that pierced Christ) was brought there. Finishing the excursion in the monastery, we will start our snowshoe hiking not far from the monastery. Our way will pass through the valleys, hills and plateaus. Continuing our way we will get to Havuts Tar 11th century monastery, located in the Khosrov State Reserve. On the way we will have a coffee break and a picnic lunch. We will finish our hiking in the Garni canyon, near the natural monument called "Symphony of Stones". After enjoying magnificent, seemingly artificial vertical rocks from the foot to the top of the canyon, we will get to the village to visit Garni Temple, built in the second half of the 1st century A.D. and dedicated to the God Mitra, the God of the Sun. After the excursion in the temple we will drive back to Yerevan full of memories of the trip.
Transportation by Toyota Land Cruiser or similar vehicles, guiding and visits to mentioned sites, Garni temple enterance fee. Price is per vehicle that can carry from 1 to 4 passengers.
Meal that can be ordered additionally with a cost of up to 12 $ per person.
Snowshoe - additional 10 $ per person.