Event: Southern Armenia District in Armenia Province.
Day 03 - Smbataberd, Armenia
For the first time, #WeAreHikers going to resume hiking in the Southern of #Armenia. We will also visit many Touristic places as we will enjoy Armenian original food in the capital #Yerevan
From June 30st till July 7th
We shall be at the Rafic Hariri Airport at 7:30am
We will arrive to Yerevan Airport at 12:30pm
We will sleep and have breakfast everyday in the Hotel
Our guides speak: ENGLISH AS WELL
Meal plan: FULL BOARD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
TRANSPORT: TOURIST CLASS BUS AND SPECIAL MINIVANS
Day 03: YEGHEGNADZOR –SMBATABERD –TSAGHATS KAR – SHATIN OBERSATION POINT – YEGHEGNADZOR
Breakfast at hotel then we are ready to continue our adventures in Southern Armenia. We begin hiking to Smbataberd, a well-preserved medieval citadel built by King Smbat (12 km round trip). The setting of Smbataberd is perhaps the most beautiful in Armenia, with Arpi river valley at your feet. Here we have the blissful feeling of freedom from the mundane that only truly comes after a few days of travelling nature’s way – on one’s own feet. Then we hike to the isolated Tsakhats Kar Monastery. In the end of the day we will visit Shatin observation point to see Bezoar Goats on the opposite side of the gorge. Picnic lunch during hiking. Dinner and overnight in Arpa hotel in Yeghegnadzor.
Hiking distance - 14 KM
Yeghegis - 1532 M
Smbataberd - 1950 M
Tsaghatsqar - 2078 M
We Plugin, You Hike
Hiking and computers seem like two entirely different worlds, but the internet connects outdoor fanatics every day. So every hike you join us with, we will send you full information and pictures about the whole day we spent with you. We expect you to sign-up on our website to be able to provide you with all the data about the previous hikes you joined us with.
WaH usually prefers being friends with guides around the area we will be hiking to be introduced by him to the people we pass by. Despite the fact that we have a few personal trails for us we always like that some guide from that area to join us. Having a guide with us will help us know the area more and more. Guides usually know lots of information about the weather in that area, trees, water and information about the history as well.
Preventing Hiking injury
Warm weather and outdoor exploring are here. Hiking is a great exercise and great fun sports, especially if you keep yourself safe and injury free. Before heading, make sure that you are physically capable of going on a hike. If you suffer from arthritis or other joint conditions, check with your doctor first. In the end, we have a fully conditioned First-Aid kit. We want you to tell us everything happened in case you had any problem while hiking or even before hiking.
Tips for Photographers
Even the most experienced hikers can get blisters on their feet. Unfamiliar terrain and inclines add more stress to footgear. Make sure your camera is protected very well, or put it in the bag when not needed and in the end listen to us since we have enough experience in hiking and taking shots with the Camera.