Arpa EF

Noravank Trail

If you love adventure and enjoy being out in nature, a hiking tour in “Arpa” protected landscape is a must. “Arpa” protected landscape is renowned for its untouched natural beauty. Our hiking guide will take you through the mountains discovering for you magnificent views of the deep gorge, red rocks, and tucking away from cities. Choose your trail: Noravank trail/2,8km/, Bezoar trail/3,1km/ or Chukar trail/5,8km/.

Length
2.8 km / 1.76 miles

Average duration
1-1.5 hours

Elevation gain
206 m / 677

Elevation loss
267 m / 877 ft​

Max elevation
1560 m / 5117 ft​

Min elevation
1390 m / 4563 ft​

Bezoar Trail

The Noravank trail connects Nor Amaghu former village to the monastery complex of Noravank. On the way, on the right and left sides of the trail, you will see the ruins of the old settlement. The trail runs through the Gnishik river gorge, famous for its stunning scenery to the red rocks, threatened flora and fauna.

Length
3.1 km / 1.92 miles

Average duration
2-2.5 hours

Elevation gain
296 m / 973 ft

Elevation loss
86 m / 282 ft

Max elevation
1828 m / 5998 ft

Min elevation
1598 m / 5242 ft

Difficulty
Moderate​

The Chukars Trail

The Chukars trail, which starts at Khachik village, includes two different zoning areas, ranging from highland sub-alpine  green vegetation’s zone  to semi-desert – rich vegetation’s zone. This trail is crossed with the Bezoar trail. Along the way, it is possible to spot birds, such as chukars, hoopoe, bearded vulture, if you are careful, because these birds run away very quickly by the sounds of people’s footsteps.

Length
5.8 km / 3.6 miles

Average duration
2.5-3 hours

Elevation gain
228 m / 750 ft

Elevation loss
429 m / 1408 ft

Max elevation
2033 m / 6672 ft

Min elevation
1792 m / 5880 ft