Tour destinations

The tours are organized by the “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve State Non-Profit Organisation՚s ecotourism subdivision. In order to get acquainted with the tariffs click hereBelow are some major tours offered by the reserve.

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Trail 1.1

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Trail 2.1

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Trail 2.6

Havuts TarGarni Visitor Center – Havuts Tar Monastery – St. Stepanos Church – Glan Village – V. Poqr Shen village area- Vahagn and Astghik waterfalls – Geghmahovit village area – Garni Visitor Center.

This trail is within Garni and Kaqavaberd Sections. It can be passed on foot or by horses, and, partially, by car. Duration of this tour is approximately 8 hours. The total length is 21km (one way -10.5 km). This is a medium difficulty tour and passes through historical and architectural monuments, Azat river picturesque gorge and natural landscapes. Bezoar goat, Caucasian brown bear, white-headed griffon, the variety of reptile species can be observed in this area.

Trail 2
Garni Visitor Center – Poqr Shen village area – V. Nerqin Vanstan – V. Berdatak – Azat River – Geghmahovit village area- Garni Visitor Center.IMG_3136

This trail is within Kaqavaberd Section. It can be passed on foot or by horses, and, partially, by car. Duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours, depending on transport means selected. The total length is 36km (one way -18 km). This is a medium difficulty tour and passes through historical and architectural monuments, gorges, waterfalls, Azat river pleasing gorge and natural landscapes. Bezoar goat, Caucasian Brown bear, white-headed griffon, the variety of reptile species can be observed in this area.

 

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Trail 3

Garni Visitor Center – Berdatak – Kaqavaberd – Qotur River – subalpine zone – Verin Vanstan – Nerqin Vanstan – Poqr Shen village area – Geghmahovit village area – Garni Visitor Center.

This trail is within Kaqavaberd Section. It can be passed on foot or by horses, and by car partially. Duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours, depending on transport means selected. The total length is 32 km (one way -16 km). The trail passes through numerous historical and architectural monuments, Kaqavaberd fortress, gorges, and waterfalls. It is known by its complexity and beautiful natural landscapes. Here you can see the variety of reptile species, black griffon, Indian Porcupine, Bezoar goat, Caucasian Brown bear and wild.

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An exotic tour by an open car. Temple of Garni – Kaqavaberd

open car tourThe ecotrourism subdivision of the “Khosrov Forest State Reserve” State Non-Profit Organisation its the first and yet only, which actualizes an ecotour with an open view.

Our ecotour is special, because it’s organised by a lorry, which is specially customised and equiped for that purpose: So, it gives an opportunity to enjoy the whole beauty of the Khosrov Forest Reserve without any windows, and also to do some shootings.
You can also rent a guide-escort, who will inform you about the reserve flora, fauna and historical – cultural monuments in an understandable language for you during the 5-6-hour tour ( guide-escort service isn’t included in the tour tariff).

For the additional bid: If desired, the visitors can also go to Arevik waterfall, Kaqavaberd fortress during the tour. One should inform about this beforehand writing in the bid and making the payment. In order to start a walking tour from the bottom of Kaqavaberd to the waterfall or the fortress one should make an extra 2000 dram payment. We will organize a visit to Havuts Tar monastery on the way back (for free).

The tour is organized so that one will get maximum information about “Khosrov forest” reserve during it.

Trail 4
Confluence point of Vedi and Khosrov rivers – Tapi fortress – Khosrov river bed – Vedi Visitor Center – White house – bridge – Khosrov village area – meteorological station – oak forest – Trchnaberd – Vedi Visitor Center.tapi-berd-fortress

This trail is within Khosrov Section. This route can be passed on foot or by horses, and by car partially. Duration of the tour is 6-8 hours, depending on transport means selected. The total length of the trail is 30 km (one way -15 km). This is a medium complexity tour and passes through various historical and architectural monuments, forests, Khosrov river picturesque gorge and natural landscapes. You can observe variety of reptile species, black griffon, Bezoar goat, Caucasian Brown bear and wild pigs.

Trail 5
Junction of roads to Martuni and Khosrov section of the reserve – confluence point of Vedi and Khosrov rivers – Urts village area – Vedi River walley -gate – confluence point of Vedi and Aghjur rivers – confluence point of Vedi and Mankuq rivers – fish pond – gate- bridge – Jghin pond – Mankuq village area – Spitak Vanq – Vedi Visitor Center

This trail is within Khachadzor Section. It can be passed on foot or by horses, and by car partially. Duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours, depending on transport means selected. The total length of the trail is about 50 km (one way -15 km). This is a medium difficulty tour and passes through various historical and architectural monuments, forests, Mankunq river pleasing gorge and natural landscapes. On your way, you can see variety of reptile species, Bezoar goat, and Caucasian Brown bear, and even Caucasus leopard on a high mountain peaks.