Yoga and snowshoeing or ski touring in Armenia
from 1500 € / p. from 4 to 6 personsInfos & Booking
Housed between the volcanoes of Mount Ararat, Armenia is the meeting point between ancient cultures and Christianity. With its many peaks, plateaus, churches and ancient fortresses that can be reached by ski touring, Armenia is a paradise for the practice of these sport. You can discover it, snowshoeing or ski touring, according to your desire.
The goal is for each participant to have fun in his/her practice, then to transmit it to the group during shared moments (visits to monuments, historical explanations from the local tour guide, meals).
To complete this stay and give it a deeper dimension, a Viniyoga practice will be offered every day (not mandatory). Accommodation locations were selected based on the availability of a space suitable for yoga.
D1: Arrival at Yerevan International Airport.
Reception, transfer and installation at the *** hotel in the city center of Yerevan. Dinner at the restaurant.
D2: Yerevan - Hermon Lusy cottage.
Breakfast with the local, then departure for the site of Khor Virap, located on a hill from where you enjoy a breathtaking view on Mount Ararat. Discovery of Vayots Dzor region and lunch in a local restaurant. Installation in the cottages of Hermon.
Dinner and overnight at the cottage. Duration: 6h.
After breakfast, you discover the backcountry by ski touring. Short transfer to Vardahovit village. From here you will start your ascent to the summit overlooking the village. Nice view of the mountain ranges of Vardenis. Picnic lunch in the mountains. Small transfer to the village of Arates and visit of the ruins of the monastery (X-XIII century) renowned for their bas-reliefs and their very rich symbolism. Return to Hermon for dinner. Overnight at the Lusy cottage hotel.
Positive and negative elevation: 800m ski touring, 400m snowshoeing. Duration: 5h.
Transfer to the village of Goghtanik where you will climb the same name summit (2495 m). Then transfer to Yegheguis and visit of the village. Road to Martouni and return to Hermon for dinner. Overnight at the Lusy cottage hotel.
E+/-: 950m ski touring, 500m snowshoing. Duration: 5h.
D5: Gueghama mountains.
Exploration of the high plateau and Gueghama mountains. Installation, dinner and overnight at the *** hotel in Aghveran (pool, sauna, gym).
E+/-: 900 m ski touring, 200m snowshoeing. Duration: 5h.
D6: Neghuts monastery.
Breakfast at the hotel. After a small transfer, hike to the ruins of Neghuts monastery and return to Aghveran. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
E+/-: 910 m ski touring, 350m snowshoeing. Duration: 5h.
D7: Mayravank Church.
Departure for the village of Bjni, then snowshoe walk to Mayravank's church. Return to the hotel in Aghveran for dinner and overnight.
E+/-: 865m ski touring, 400m snowshoeing. Duration: 5h.
Breakfast at the hotel. Discovery of the city by walking, accompanied by a French-speaking cultural guide. Back to the hotel at the end of the day, with many souvenirs in your mind. Dinner in a traditional restaurant with local music. Overnight at the *** hotel in Yerevan.
D+/-: negligible. Duration: 6h.
D9: Yerevan, international airport.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of our beautiful adventure together.
The price includes
- Ski touring supervision by the mountain guide
- Snowshoeing supervision by the hiking guide
- Accommodation in hotels and lodges (8 nights)
- Full board
- Transfers planned in the program
- Entrance fees for visits planned in the program
- Viniyoga classes
- Support by a Francophone cultural guide
- Loan of safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe) if necessary
The price does not include
- Flights to/from Yerevan airport
- Personal expenses (snacks, drinks, ...)
- To be confirmed