Horsemen in mountains

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Length: 6 days/5 nights
Start and end point: Yerevan
Accommodation: Hotels in Yerevan, stone houses or cottages in Gomer and tents in the countryside
Best season: April - the end of October

 

Tavush region’s rich history and splendid nature are

ideal for equestrian tourism

 

“Apaga - Gomer” Active Leisure Club  is one of the rare places in Armenia, where all necessary conditions are made for equestrian tourism. Riding tours and long hikes along specially developed riding paths will make you feel like an explore of lost worlds.. Canyons and waterfalls, alpine grasslands and impassable virgin forests, mysterious caves, historical monuments which remained unrevealed for a long time – the participants of equestrian tours will have an exclusive opportunity to admire all these marvels of Tavush region. And even if you have never been on horseback, it’s never too late to learn – professional instructors are there assist you.

 

DAY 1. ARRIVAL - Drive to Gomer

 Early morning transfer to hotel. Sleep, breakfast and leave Yerevan late morning.  Lunch en route. (3 hours).  Overnight in stone houses or cottages.

 

DAY 2. GOMER - BERZENER - OKON

Ride from Gomer to Berzener, continuing along to Okon. Lunch in mountain village. Ride to the Hripsime Spring, known for its healing powers. Return to Okon. (riding 6 hours). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

 

DAY 3. OKON – KAMUT - LERANK – KAMUT

 Ride  from Okon to Kamut. Then we will ride through forests and valleys as we travel to Snow - Pocket (1800 – 1900 m) (7 hours riding). Overnight in Kamut in the tents.

 

DAY 4. KAMUT - KRANA TAXT - SERVANSI XACH - GOMER

 Ride  to Gomer. From Gomer, walking tour to  Krana Taxt (1000m).  You will pass through the forest. Visit St. Cross church, beautiful khachkars (cross stones), (4 hours). Lunch in Gomer.  Ride from  Gomer to Servansi Xach. On the way, visit the unique villages, where you will be able to meet local people and admire the local traditions. (riding 5 hours).  Dinner. Later, you can learn how horseshoes are made with the local smith. Overnight in stone houses or cottages.

DAY 5. GOMER - YEREVAN

Return to Yerevan. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. In the evening, “Good bye” party in a traditional restaurant  in Yereven, where they can taste Armenian national food and listen Armenian folklore. Overnight in hotel.

 

DAY 6. DEPARTURE

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