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Stars and Mountains

Stars and Mountains

Horseback Riding Tour in Tavush Mountains, Armenia

In August, our planet falls into a plume of particles that comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle leaves behind, flying near the Sun. Flashes of falling "stars" are called Perseids, because they flash in the sky from the direction of the constellation Perseus, make wishes that will come true. The Perseid meteor shower should be observed away from the light of the cities, but even better it is visible high in the mountains, closer to the sky. Our equestrian tour "Stars and Mountains" will take place at an altitude of 1600 – 2100 m, where the darkest sky and the brightest stars.

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Dates: 10 – 14 August (5 days and 4 nights)

Tour price 297.000 AMD per person in double tents

  • Horseback riding 5 days
  • Services of conductor, grooms
  • Rent of individual and general hiking equipment (tents, carriages, sleeping bags, campfire equipment)
  • Meals: three meals a day, hot breakfast and dinner, afternoon snack – sandwiches, fruit, biscuits, tea/coffee
  • Transportation of equipment and personal belongings on an SUV

Logistics:  horseback riding, things are transported on an SUV, overnight in double tents, meals three times a day (breakfast and dinner hot, afternoon snack: sandwiches, fruits, cookies, tea/coffee).

Route:

Day 1

Start of the program at 11:00 in Apaga Resort. Gomer (Apaga Resort) – Harsnakar.

4.5 hours of horseback riding on beautiful slopes, and woodlands, with crossing 2 streams to the camp in the town of Harsnakar overlooking unusual mountains at the height of alpine meadows. Night in tents in Harsnakar. First night with stars

Day 2

Horseback riding along the forest road to dechtsnut Monastery. It’s beautiful, unusual, and a little sad. Returning to camp in Harsnakar. The time in the saddle is 6 to 6.5 hours. It’s a great place for a gallop at sunset. Dinner by the fire, and by midnight the sky will explode with the thin strokes of shooting stars.  Overnight in Harsnakar.

Day 3

We gather a camp, and we move to the town of Okon, here is a two-nave church (unusual for these places), a spring with healing power, and here we stop for a snack. And we set up camp in the town of PostiHomer, next to the spring. Dinner is early, we extinguish the fire, and we try not to forget the wishes. On this night, the Perseid stream is especially active.

Day 4

Circular route. We climb to an altitude of 2100 m, the Lerank mountain range, from here you can see the Greater Caucasus Range, from the other side – Sevan. The best day for fast horseback riding. A snack at the “snow pit” at the top of the mountains. Dinner at the camp. And the last night with such bright stars.

Day 5

Beautiful road through the woods and meadows to APAGA. We come to APAGA. Rest.

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5 days / 4 nights

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