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Hiking from Lake Parz to Gosh Village

If you are looking for a comparatively easy but memorable hiking trail in Armenia then Parz Lake – Goshavank trail is for you.
Get your guide and delve deep into Armenia's Dilijan National Park where you'll encounter vibrant wildflowers, diverse bird species, and enjoy refreshing, oxygen-rich air.
This article serves as another Armenia travel guide, so don’t hesitate to explore Armenia, and experience its best hikes with my guided tours.

The adventure begins at Parz Lake, nestled amidst the lush forests of Dilijan National Park.



Parz lake, Dilijan National Park

The Pearl of Dilijan National Park: Parz Lake


The trail winds its way through dense forests, providing a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. As you continue your hike, you'll encounter a diverse array of flora and fauna, including vibrant wildflowers and various bird species.

 Even on hot summer days, the trail remains pleasantly cool, offering fresh, oxygen-rich air that prevents fatigue from setting in. This trail is suitable for hiking in any season, although its charm is particularly enhanced during the blooming months of May and June, as well as the colorful autumn months of September and October.

The trail concludes in Gosh village, located near the 12th-13th century Armenian Monastery of Goshavank.

Whether you are an avid hiker, a nature enthusiast, or a history lover, this trail promises an unforgettable experience. So, lace up your hiking boots, pack your camera, and embark on a journey through the picturesque landscapes and ancient wonders of Parz Lake - Goshavank hiking trail.

Let Armenia's beauty captivate your senses and leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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Tour Details:

Start: 7:30-8.00 AM from Yerevan

Finish: Around 6 PM in Yerevan

Hiking Distance: 6.3km

Duration: Around 2.5 hours

Elevation Gain: 230 meters

Elevation Loss: 340 meters

Start point: Lake Parz

End point: Goshavank Monastery

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Type: Point-to-Point    

Transportation: Sedan

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Tour Price to the Summit of Mount Azhdahak

1-3 Participants: 85.000 AMD

For larger groups, please consider contacting for more details!

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The Price Includes:

Transportation (Pick Up & Drop-off)

Service of a guide.

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The Price Does Not Include:

Airport transfers

Insurance

Lunch (Lunchboxes can be added in case of an extra payment)

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List of things you should consider taking:

1. Backpack: A sturdy backpack to carry all your essentials.

2. Water: Sufficient water to stay hydrated throughout the hike. At least 1.5 liters…

3. Food: Pack lightweight, high-energy snacks or meals to keep your energy levels up.

4. Clothing: Dress in layers, including a waterproof/windproof outer layer, and choose moisture-wicking materials. Having extra socks and boots always welcomed…

5. Hiking Shoes/Boots: Wear comfortable and supportive footwear suitable for the terrain.

6. First Aid Kit: I have mine but in case you are using specific medicaments take with you!

7. Sun Protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

9. Headlamp/Flashlight: Essential for hiking in low light conditions or during overnight trips.

10. Whistle: A loud whistle for attracting attention in case of emergencies.

11. Trekking Poles: Optional but helpful for stability, especially on challenging terrains.

12. Rain Gear: A lightweight, waterproof jacket or poncho to stay dry during rain showers.

13. Trash Bag: Carry a small bag to pack out your trash and keep the trail clean.

Remember, this list may vary depending on the length and difficulty of the hike, weather conditions, and personal needs. But this were the basic things I decided to emphasize!

 

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