Follow the spectacular Transcaucasian trail through the stunning mountain ranges of Armenia on this world-class, long-distance hike that traverses one of the most biologically and culturally diverse regions in the world – and few have had the chance to explore.
Feast your eyes upon the dramatic gorges and rocky canyons of the Vayots Dzor province, witness beautiful Armenian architecture at the UNESCO listed Noravank Monastery and indulge in a delicious drop or two as you navigate your way through one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Follow over 3000 kilometres of trail through the impressive scenery of the Great Caucasus and join the community of international hikers helping to put this intriguing region on the map.
Why you'll love this adventure
- Be captivated by the Caucasus as your traverse through the mighty mountain range that unites Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
- Take a walking tour of Yerevan and visit the sites, experience the culture and listen to the legends and stories surrounding this fascinating city.
- Explore the dramatic gorges and rocky canyons of the province of Vayots Dzor in Armenia on this 110-kilometre trek.
- Discover the architectural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Noravank Monastery, nestled peacefully in a picturesque valley and surrounded by red-hued cliffs.
- Support the local non-profit organisation working to develop a world-class hiking trail that connects diverse communities and ecosystems, providing lasting and wide-ranging benefits for people and the environment.
22 May 2021
31 May 2021
This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.
This trip includes an action packed itinerary! Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.
- 9 breakfasts, 7 dinners and 6 lunches
- Standard Hotel (2 nights) Guesthouses (5 nights) Wild Camping (2 nights)
- Private Vehicle , Trekking
- Yerevan – Walking Tour
- Noratus – Cemetery (Armenian khachkars)
- Vayots Dzor – Selim Caravanserai
- Noravank – Monastery
- Areni Village – Winery visit
- Areni – Areni Cave
Standard Hotel (2 nights) Guesthouses (5 nights) Wild Camping (2 nights)
Guest Houses: Guesthouses in the Caucasus are of a simple and basic nature with shared bathroom facilities. Shared rooms generally accommodate two or three people in single beds.
Wild Camping: a two man tent and a camp mattress is supplied, you will need to bring a sleeping bag with you or this can be rented for 10 USD.
9 breakfasts, 7 dinners and 6 lunches
Food and dietary requirements
Meals through out the Trek are included, lunches will be picnic style and dinners will be camp style or local guest house home cooking. It may be difficult to cater for all dietary requirements, please check with your booking agent. We recommend bringing a water purification bottle, there will be opportunities to refill your bottle during each day.
Who is this trip for?
Is this trip right for you
This trip involved a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it’s best if you have at least a good level of fitness.
Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required. Whilst Vayots Dzor province is known for its moderate weather and low rainfall, it can get frosty at night so warm clothing and a sleeping bag are essential. You can hire this equipment if need be.
Your safety comes first. We have support teams in all locations and local ranger are on standby for group treks.
Hiking for several days without a shower can be tough – be prepared for some dust and dirt. A mask, wet wipes and face washer may become your best friends!
Trekking in Caucasus Mountains in so-called shoulder seasons can see harsher weather conditions with temperatures considerably dropping down at night. For those departures in April and October we may need to substitute wild camping with a stay in local guesthouses.
Your fellow travellers
As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.
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We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.
They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.
In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
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