Tatev monastery and the deepest canyon in Armenia (B/L/D)
Today we will start the day with the visit to Tatev Monastery, a UNESCO site, which was one of the most prominent religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia, which also had a university. At some point the monastic community reached up to 1000 people. From Tatev village we will start our “passage” through mountains and villages. We will hike through Alpine layer, where we will see different wild flowers, as well some virgin forests. We will behold beautiful views of Zangezur mountains range, one of the longest, dramatic and rugged in Armenia. You will also have views of 4th and 6th highest mountains in Armenia – Mt. Mets Ishkhanasar (3550m) and Aramazd (3395m). Lunch-picnic en route. Dinner at a local restaurant in Sisian. Overnight at a 2* hotel in Sisian city.
Duration of hike: 6 hrs
Distance: 17 km