Lastiver Waterfall and Caves
Lastiver is a beautiful and dreamlike place hidden in the forests of the Tavush region. Any visitor will feel as though they are one with nature. Lastiver is known for its waterfalls, caves, and log cabins. And those who are more adventurous can swim in the cold waters of the Khachaghbyur river.
Pick-up and Drop-off
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel in Yerevan and travel to the northern regions of Armenia. Our first stop will be at the largest lake in Armenia, Sevan. Here, we will visit the Sevanavank monastery complex, which is located on the Sevan peninsula. After we learn more about the monastery’s history and admire the beautiful views of the lake, we will continue on to the Tavush region. We will reach the Yenokavan village, which is where we will continue our hike to the Lastiver Resort. After hiking through the forest trails, we will reach Lastiver, where we will enjoy waterfalls and visit the Lastiver caves, which have been inhabited since ancient times. The caves are at the edge of a massive gorge. A long time ago, people were forced to create a long ladder of logs that were placed on top of one another in order to reach the cave. The construction looked more like a raft than stairs, which is why the village is called “Lastiver”: “up the raft.” Another story suggests that people climbed to the caves using a rope tied to a raft. When they would sit on the raft, the person climbing to the caves would yell, “Go up the raft!” or, move the raft upwards.
When we complete our hike, we will go to Dilijan where we will visit the Old Dilijan complex and see the wooden architecture of Dilijan. We will return to Yerevan in the evening.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- All land transport throughout the trip
- Service of experienced hiking guide
- Entrance fees
- All taxes
What’s Not Included
- Lunch (US$7 extra per person)
For booking inquiries please fill in the form below or contact us if you have any questions.
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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