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The Best Hiking Trails in Vayotsʼ Dzor (Armenia)

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Photo of Shatin - Vernashen via Spitakavor (August 2015) Photo of Shatin - Shativank - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor Photo of Vernashen - Boloraberd/Proshaberd - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor
  • near Shatin, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    13.49mi
    Elevation +
    4675f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Shatin - Vernashen via Spitakavor (August 2015) Photo of Shatin - Vernashen via Spitakavor (August 2015) Photo of Shatin - Vernashen via Spitakavor (August 2015)

    An ascent from Shatin towards Shatinavank monastery (we bypassed the monastery itself). After a steep ascent we found itself on an easy country road that leads toward a crossroads. We turned left towards Spitakavor monas...

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  • near Shatin, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    12.40mi
    Elevation +
    3442f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Shatin - Shativank - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor Photo of Shatin - Shativank - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor Photo of Shatin - Shativank - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor

    One of a few marked hiking trails in the vicinity of Yeghegnadzor links the stunning rock formations of Yeghegis valley with early medieval Shativank monastery and the church of Spitakavor nestled deep in the local mount...

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  • near Vernashen, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    11.44mi
    Elevation +
    2933f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Vernashen - Boloraberd/Proshaberd - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor Photo of Vernashen - Boloraberd/Proshaberd - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor Photo of Vernashen - Boloraberd/Proshaberd - Spitakavor - Yeghegnadzor

    An alternative route to get to Spitakavor from Yeghegnadzor (we took a taxi to Vernashen) which also includes a spectacular mountain with a ruins on its top. Once again we were totally perplexed by the hospitality of the...

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  • Spitakavor Monastery

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    near Vernashen, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    5.44mi
    Elevation +
    1850f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Spitakavor Monastery Photo of Spitakavor Monastery Photo of Spitakavor Monastery

    Hiking trail description This trail is located in the province of Vayots Dzor. From Vernashen village, the trail meanders towards the 14th century Spitakavor Monastery. It is an easy route, delineated by the dirt road i...

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  • ARMENIA - Hors lake and mountains

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    near Hors, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    11.15mi
    Elevation +
    4695f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of ARMENIA - Hors lake and mountains Photo of ARMENIA - Hors lake and mountains Photo of ARMENIA - Hors lake and mountains

    Very interesting hike in one of the wilder and most remote areas I have visited in Armenia. Sheperds warned us about the presence of bears and actually we got to see a bear mum with two cubs some 200 metres away. They ra...

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  • Gnishik, Noravank

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    near Gnishik, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    5.22mi
    Elevation +
    535f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 2.33
    Photo of Gnishik, Noravank Photo of Gnishik, Noravank Photo of Gnishik, Noravank

    Hiking trail description This trail is located in the Vayots Dzor region, you first have to reach the village of Agarakadzor. In Agarakadzor, take a taxi to Gnishik village (16 km away), where the route begins. Gnishik ...

    The drive to Ghnishik was stunning, so beautiful. From the village the first miles weer easy and absolutely breath takin...
    Harmen Quast
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  • near Amaghu, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    10.79mi
    Elevation +
    3317f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 3.0
    Photo of Noravank-Gnishik (Gnishik Protected Landscape) Photo of Noravank-Gnishik (Gnishik Protected Landscape) Photo of Noravank-Gnishik (Gnishik Protected Landscape)

    This trail leads from Noravank Monastery into “Gnishik Protected Landscape”, a nature reserve which is supported by WWF and run by the “Gnishik Intercommunal Environmental Foundation”. They also plan to develop ecotouris...

    The hike is generaly well indicated (pink marks), there are however a couple of technical difficulties (little climbing ...
    barth.sire
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  • near Vernashen, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    7.23mi
    Elevation +
    2257f
    TrailRank
    37| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Spitakavor / Classic route / Armenia Photo of Spitakavor / Classic route / Armenia Photo of Spitakavor / Classic route / Armenia

    Spitakavor (Սպիտակավոր) is a 14th-century Armenian monastic complex, built in the middle of Vayots Dzor's mountains. Our Piligrimage to Spitakavor was by classic hiking route. Some information about this route: ...

    We hiked there yesterday, goregous
    MelindaKorl
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  • near Mokhrot, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    4.25mi
    Elevation +
    545f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Andzavadjur gorge , Zozo Gorge | Vayots Dzor | Armenia Photo of Andzavadjur gorge , Zozo Gorge | Vayots Dzor | Armenia Photo of Andzavadjur gorge , Zozo Gorge | Vayots Dzor | Armenia

    This route is a connected one gorge to another. Though they are very similar, but we decided to get acquainted to both of them - Andzavadjur canyon (Անձավաջուր, Անձավաջրի կիրճ) and Zozo canyon (Զոզո կիրճ). Vayots dzor p...

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  • near Gyabut, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    10.13mi
    Elevation +
    2815f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Kapuyt loop trail / Vayots Dzor Trails / Armenia Photo of Kapuyt loop trail / Vayots Dzor Trails / Armenia Photo of Kapuyt loop trail / Vayots Dzor Trails / Armenia

    This trail is called "Stairway to Heaven" which is really harmonized with its name. It's an awesome trail with different amazing scenes and marvelous landscape of Vayots Dzor province. This trail is situated near Kap...

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  • near Gnishik, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    6.86mi
    Elevation +
    1860f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Sartsakatar mountain I Winter ascent I Armenia Photo of Sartsakatar mountain I Winter ascent I Armenia Photo of Sartsakatar mountain I Winter ascent I Armenia

    Sartsakatar ( Սառցակատար ) is a mountain with the height of 2613 m in Vayots Dzor province, Armenia. Vayots Dzor is the hottest region in Armenia, so all the mountains round about 2500 m are great hiking destinations fo...

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  • near Herher, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    10.50mi
    Elevation +
    2789f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Vayotssar mountain / Vayots Dzor / Armenia Photo of Vayotssar mountain / Vayots Dzor / Armenia Photo of Vayotssar mountain / Vayots Dzor / Armenia

    Coordinates: 39°47'54.63, 45°29'57.14 Mount Vayotssar lies northwest of the village of Herher in Vayots Dzor Province. Situated at an altitude of 2,582 m., its distinctive cone-shape, rising from a wide mountain plain...

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  • From Hors to Yelpin

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    near Hors, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    14.71mi
    Elevation +
    5174f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of From Hors to Yelpin Photo of From Hors to Yelpin Photo of From Hors to Yelpin

    Hiking trail description This trail is located in Vayots Dzor province, starts from Hors village, passes through Red Rocky Mountains, gorges, caves and ends in Yelpin village. The panoramic view is incredible, on the wa...

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  • Jermuk Hot spring, Armenia

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    near Aghajanyani, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    9.32mi
    Elevation +
    1302f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Jermuk Hot spring, Armenia Photo of Jermuk Hot spring, Armenia Photo of Jermuk Hot spring, Armenia

    Hiking in Jermuk Hot springs area. Only off road cars can go there. Need to cross the shallow water several times. Mind the bears in the valley!

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  • near Hors, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    3.12mi
    Elevation +
    1312f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Hors Lake trail / Vayots Dzor trails / Armenia Photo of Hors Lake trail / Vayots Dzor trails / Armenia Photo of Hors Lake trail / Vayots Dzor trails / Armenia

    Hors village ( Հորս գյուղ ) is one of the most marvelous places in Armenia as it's surrounded by Armenian Alpes - The Karkatar mountain range ( Քարկատարի լեռներ )․ The Karkatar or Qarkatar mountains are diamonds of Vayot...

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  • near Vank’i Dzor, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    9.48mi
    Elevation +
    2618f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Gomk to Artavan / Old Bandit road / Hike Armenia Trails Photo of Gomk to Artavan / Old Bandit road / Hike Armenia Trails Photo of Gomk to Artavan / Old Bandit road / Hike Armenia Trails

    It's an awesome trail with different amazing scenes and marvelous landscape of Vayots Dzor province. This trail is started from Gomq village ( Գոմք ), goes to Kapuyt village ( Կապույտ ) 2.7 km by paved road and then b...

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  • near Kordoyi, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    10.74mi
    Elevation +
    2149f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Berdakar mountain trail / TCT trails / Armenia Photo of Berdakar mountain trail / TCT trails / Armenia Photo of Berdakar mountain trail / TCT trails / Armenia

    Berdakar mountain loop is a trail marked by Trans Caucasian Trails in Vayots Dzor province. Near Artavan and surrounding villages there are a lot of trails marked by TCT as this area is full of beautiful and amazing sig...

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  • near Aghajanyani, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    23.52mi
    Elevation +
    4524f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Semasar mountain / Vayots dzor / Armenia Photo of Semasar mountain / Vayots dzor / Armenia Photo of Semasar mountain / Vayots dzor / Armenia

    The Semasar mountain peak is located 7 km northeast of Getikvank village. The Arpa River begins from the springs flowing out of the northeastern slopes of the mountain, while the left tributary (Berkadzor) of the Yeghegi...

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  • near Berdat’agh, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    5.74mi
    Elevation +
    1877f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Gnishik mountain I Vayots Dzor I Armenia Photo of Gnishik mountain I Vayots Dzor I Armenia Photo of Gnishik mountain I Vayots Dzor I Armenia

    Gnishik mountain ( Գնիշիկ լեռ ) is a peak with the height of 2509 m in Vayots Dzor province, Armenia. It's a great destination for those who like landscape views and moderate hikes. Mount Ararat view will follow you du...

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  • near Kordoyi, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    7.58mi
    Elevation +
    1873f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Andranik fort / Vayots Dzor / Armenia trails Photo of Andranik fort / Vayots Dzor / Armenia trails Photo of Andranik fort / Vayots Dzor / Armenia trails

    We are lack of information about Andranik fort ( Անդրանիկի բերդ ) near Artavan village ( Արտավան գյուղ ), but the main point heading there is the "Scenery", not the fort itself, as only few ruins of fort remained there. ...

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  • near Vernashen, Vayotsʼ Dzor (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    8.50mi
    Elevation +
    2969f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Spitakavor / Proshaberd / Classic route / Armenia Photo of Spitakavor / Proshaberd / Classic route / Armenia Photo of Spitakavor / Proshaberd / Classic route / Armenia

    Spitakavor (Սպիտակավոր) is a 14th-century Armenian monastic complex, and Proshaberd ( Պռոշաբերդ ) is 13th century fortress built in the middle of Vayots Dzor's mountains. Our Piligrimage to Spitakavor and Proshaberd w...

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