Hiking tour May 20 – May 26

May 20. Transfer to Yerevan through Tbilisi and Dilijan (511km). In Tbilisi, we will take Funicular to the top of the hill under television tower. Approximately 11-12h drive, including breaks.

May 21 (6km).  Introducing hike not far from Yerevan. Hike to Mayravank monastery. Hike to Bjni fortress.  Bathing in hot natural springs of mineral water (don’t forget bathing suit).

May 22 (15km). Hike to Maiden Fortress located in the dark forests  of Dilijan National Park.

May 23 (12km, 2100m, 500m elevation). Hike to Smbataberd fortress and Tsakhats-Kar monastery.

May 24 (7km, 2460m, 500m elevation). Climbing Artanish mountain, the only place, from which you can see whole Sevan lake.

May 25 (8km, 3879m, 670m elevation). Climbing South Peak of Aragats.

Only for this day waterproof boots for hiking on the snow are preferable but are not mandatory. The weather condition and snow level are almost unpredictable. In case of bad weather or deep snow, we can switch to plan B: hike to Amberd fortress.

May 26. Transfer to Kutaisi.


  • Sun hat + warm hat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • 2 rain ponchos
  • 3-5 t-shirts
  • Sweater
  • 2 trekking trousers
  • Shorts
  • 3-5 pairs of socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Additional pair of shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Slippers


  • One day backpack
  • Rain cover for backpack
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sit pad (optional)
  • Mug, spoon, knife
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Flashlight (headlamp preferable)
  • Personal medical kit
  • Personal care
  • Towel
  • Sunblock