Khosrov Forest State Reserve
The Khosrov Forest State Reserve is located in the mountainous terrain of central Armenia. It is one of the oldest protected areas in the world. It was designated as a royal reserve in the 4th century by King Khosrov Kotak with the intention of maintaining the natural climatic conditions of neighbouring regions.
⭐Khosrov Forest State Reserve
⭐Havuts Tar ruined Monastery (11-13th c.)
⭐Azat river gorge
⭐Symphony of Stones natural monument
⭐Garni Pagan Temple
⭐Geghard Monastery (UNESCO)
11km, ↑570m ↓570m
The tour will begin from your hotel in the morning. We will travel to the Garni village, which is where we will begin our hike to the Khosrov Reserve. The path to the Garni village will take us to the Azat river canyon, where we will be able to see the famous natural site, the Symphony of Stones. It is a natural formation of hexagonal strips of rock that vaguely resembles a massive pipe organ. After crossing the medieval bridge built across the Azat river, we will enter the territory of the reserve. After walking for 3 kilometers, we will reach the ruins of the Havuts Tar medieval monastery complex. This monastery was one of the most important centers for religion and culture in Medieval Armenia. It was destroyed in the 17th century by an earthquake. We will rest here and eat lunch, and then we will return to the Garni village and visit the Temple of Garni, which was built in the 1st century. This is the only pagan temple in Armenia that has been rebuilt. At the end of the tour, we will visit the nearby Geghard monastery (13th century), which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. We will return to Yerevan in the evening.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Service of experienced hiking guide
- Entrance fees
- All taxes
What’s Not Included
- Lunch (US$7 extra per person)
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We will contact you within 24 hours after receiving your inquiry to confirm the availability of the tour.
What Our Customers Are Saying About This Tour
Me and my wife hiked Mt.Azdhak with WildArmenia. We have contacted by Ashot (company manager) and the service was extremely good! His English is perfect. He was very patient. Gave us valuable information and the tour was organized perfectly. We highly recommend, we had a great time. Great job!!
I'm glad I have chosen this company. Price was reasonable. Thank you, Ashot for arranging everything including my gluten-free lunch. My guide Shushan (she has a peak on Geghama mountains named after her) was very experienced and knowledgeable, she was also very patient with me as I was super slow. This hiking trip was definitely the #1 highlight of my holiday. We visited 2 churches and saw lavash baking after the hike too. One stone many birds! Highly recommended.
We did a great hike to mount azdahak with amazing views! We were very pleased to have Artashes as our guide as it is essential to have a good off-road car and to know the way to get to a good starting point for the hike. The hike itself was not very tough despite strong wind, but it is good having someone leading the way. Artshes could give us lots if information about Armenia, was very flexible with the program and took us to the Garni Gorge and temple as well with good guidance. The day trip for 2 was rather expensive but absolutely worth it.
Ashot from Wild Armenia made me a truely wonderful day on my last day in Armenia - we were on Mount Azhdahak for a day trip. We get to the mountain by a 4X4.. which is my first time to be on a 4X4! At first I don’t know the necessity of that until we start rock-and-roll on the non-road…… particularly this ride is already exciting for me! And the hike on mountain Azhdahak such a greaaaaaaaat exp for me… the whole trip is really satisfying, I truely become a kid in front of the nature, thats great!! Thank you Ashot.
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