Ski Mountaineering tour will make the travel to Armenia exiting. Skiing in the mountains of Armenia gives you the chance to discover all the treasures of this land. Reaching the peak of Aragats we will have a wonderful view on Mount Ararat which is the symbol of Armenia, where Noah’s Ark is considered to stop. Armenia is situated on the cross-way of European and Asian cultures. Early Christian churches and monasteries as well as the unique cross-stones will make your travel to Armenia unforgettable. Having more than 5,000 cultural monuments under the open sky, Armenia is the largest open air museum in the world. Skiing tour in Armenia includes visiting the most wonderful mountains in Armenia. Having a tour in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, you will have a chance to admire the beauty of biblical Mount Ararat from the highest points of Yerevan.
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Beginning and finish: Yerevan
Best season: from February to – April
Accommodation: Tourist hotels
Food: Breakfast, Lunch
Mode of travel: 4WD vehicles, minibuses/ skiing
Tour Support: If group size is 1-7 persons, one ski guide.
If group size is more than 7 persons, two ski guides
Included: Accommodation for 10 nights in tourist hotels
All activities as per itinerary with all entry fees and local guides
Travel permits in protected areas
Excluded: Optional activities
Arrival, accommodation and city tour in the capital of Armenia Yerevan.
After breakfast we move to the village Apnagyugh and start to climb up our first summit – Mount Ara (2,614 m). In the afternoon we will be ready for our first ski tour. Mount Ara has wonderful slopes and it is easy to ski here. From here a wonderful view opens on Yerevan, Mount Aragats and Mount Ararat (rise 900m, descent 900m, time about 5 hrs). Overnight at a hotel in Yerevan.
In the morning we move to Mount Hatis (2528m). It attracted the nobles with its nature and weather. In a year the number of sunny days reaches 270 and snow layer reaches 1,4m. Here we will have a chance to have ski tours in the wonderful mountains of Armenia. The snowy view shakes human imagination and you can admire the complex of bright sun and cold snow. Overnight hotel in Aghveran.
We head to Mount Iztok (2870m), which is surrounded by alpine style nature. After a rapid descent we go back to our nice hotel (rise about 970m, descent 970m , time about 4 h). Overnight hotel in Aghveran.
This day we leave the central and northern part of the country and head to South Armenia. Leaving to South we will notice the change of climate and area. The entire look is that of Asia, the plants reach 1000-1500 m high. We will have one or two short ski tours in the area of Selim Caravanserei (Selimpass 2400 m) . Here in this area the Silk Road passed in ancient times. In the evening we will reach Vayq and stay here for the night (rise about 1000m, descent 100m , time about 6h).
We will have a ski tour on Vorotan pass. This day we return to Yerevan and on our way back we will stop near a number of places of interest. We will stop in Garni, where the Hellenistic temple of Garni is situated. It is built in a Roman style and a perfect example of architecture (rise about 400m, descent 400m , time about 3 h). Overnight hotel in Yerevan.
After breakfast we move to Pemzashen village, we visit first basilica church in Armenia comes from 4th century and Harichavanq monastery(7th century) . Overnight in guesthouse.
This day we move by snow machine to the 3000 m and walk up to the Western peak of Mount Aragats 4000 m (rise about 1000m, descent 1000m, time about 7 h). Back to the Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Free day in Yerevan
Early morning transfer to the airport for return.