Welcome to Tsaghkadzor


From the Yerevan Hwy, the access road goes through the town of Hrazdan and continues up to the village's central square. From the square, take Khachatur Kechavetsi St uphill to the Kecharis Monastery, a complex comprising the Surp Grigor Church (1003), an attached 13th-century gavit, the small Surp Nishan chapel (1051) and a 13th-century katoghike cathedral.

The road straight up from the monastery leads to the ski base where you can take the ropeway up the mountain. This operates year-round. You can hire ski equipment at the ski base or from Kecharis Hotel.

The forests around the base of the mountain provide some nice walks, especially in late spring and early summer when the wildflowers are blooming. Horse riding can be organised through Kecharis Hotel.


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$29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sevan Lake, Tsakhkadzor Rope Way, Kecharis Monastery Tour

Be transferred from Yerevan to Sevan lake. Sevan Lake is your first stop and is on the Sevan peninsula with Sevanavank. Enjoy a fantastic view of the "Blue Queen" of Armenia. The moving onto Tsaghkadzor, the valley of flowers. Here you will take the rope way up to the mount. After a short walk enjoy tea or coffee with the fresh air of Mount Teghenis. Afterwards move back to Kecharis Monastery. Lunch is not included but can be arranged in Sevan. The restaurants in Sevan lake are famous for fish (Ishkhan or trout) or in Tsaghkadzor in a local restaurant. You will then be transferred back to Yerevan.

$26 Cultural & Theme Tours

Yerevan: Tsaghkadzor-Kecharis Monastery-Dilijan-Sevan Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hyur Service, Yerevanstarting and ending pointDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor, Tsakhkadzor, Kotayk ProvinceKecharis monastery and ropeway rideDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Provinceshort stopDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Goshavank Monastery, Gosh, Tavush Provincesurrounded by natureDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan, Tavush Provincesurrounded by natureDuration: 1 hour

$27.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Group Tour: Lake Sevan, Dilijan, Haghartsin, Tsaghkadzor Ropeway, lunch

This tour will take you to the North of Armenia, where you will be surrounded by Dilijan beautiful nature. In Dilijan, you will visit the local geological museum and gallery, where there are about 1017 archaeological items, graphic works, paintings, sculptures, silver items, including coins, 39 items of ancient literature. After exploring the city of Dilijan, we will make a stop at the monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th -14th centuries. The name is translated as “the play of the eagle”. The scenery is somewhat similar to a stunning work of art, with both the monastery and the nature surrounding it providing a breathtaking view. It is one of those spots in Armenia that feels like a breathtaking unreal movie set. Upon visiting the church, HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, donated over $5,000,000 for its renovation. The refectory of Haghartsin is considered the biggest amongst Armenian Church architecture; it was an absolute innovation of its time! If you are curious as to why, there will be nothing better than seeing it for yourself!The next stop is Lake Sevan, as a blue gem of the Armenian mountain scape. Whilst staying in Armenia, you simply cannot miss the opportunity of visiting the beautiful lake Sevan. Sevan is situated at the height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. Lunch will be served at one of the local restaurants, where you can taste delicious fresh fish caught from Lake Sevan. Here you will understand why Armenians are willing to drive for one hour just to have a taste of Sevan fish for dinner.This special experience promises you a trip to the gorge of flowers, the city of Tsaghkadzor – a small Olympic town not far from Yerevan, approximately an hour’s drive away. It is also known as the Armenian Switzerland, as it is surrounded by dense mountain forests.According to tradition the fortress and flowerbed with most of the beautiful flowers were built by the order of Princess Pahlavuni. As the legend holds, once the flowers were torn from the princess’ garden and scattered over the land by the strong wind. That is why this destination is referred to as “the gorge of flowers” since it is blooming with an array of gorgeous plants. Many people visit Tsaghkadzor for its fresh air, which is known to have a countless number of health benefits. Additionally, it has become Armenia’s ski center during the winter months. Kecharis Monastery Complex of 11th century is also located here. It was founded by Pahlavuni princes.In Tsaghkadzor you will also have a ride on ropeway to admire the whole beauty of the city from above!

$26.26 Private & Custom Tours

Private tour to Yerevan Tsakhkadzor and Sevan Lake

Be picked up and transferred from Yerevan to  Tsaghkadzor-Valley of flowers in translation. There you will take the rope way up to the mount. After a short walk enjoy tea or coffee with the fresh air of Mount Teghenis. Afterwards move back to Kecharis Monastery.  After visit Lake Sevan. It is the most beautiful and the biggest lake in Armenia. After transfer to Sevanavank monastery which was built in the 9th century on pininsula. From there is an opening picturesque scenery to Lake Sevan.Lunch is not included but can be arranged in Sevan. The restaurants in Sevan lake are famous for fish (Ishkhan or trout) or in Tsaghkadzor in a local restaurant.

$14.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Group tour to Yerevan Tsakhkadzor and Sevan Lake

Be picked up and transferred from Yerevan to  Tsaghkadzor-Valley of flowers in translation. There you will take the rope way up to the mount. After a short walk enjoy tea or coffee with the fresh air of Mount Teghenis. Afterwards move back to Kecharis Monastery.  After visit Lake Sevan. It is the most beautiful and the biggest lake in Armenia. After transfer to Sevanavank monastery which was built in the 9th century on pininsula. From there is an opening picturesque scenery to Lake Sevan.Lunch is not included but can be arranged in Sevan. The restaurants in Sevan lake are famous for fish (Ishkhan or trout) or in Tsaghkadzor in a local restaurant.

$208 Cultural & Theme Tours

Winter package

DAY 1PICK UP - CITY TOUR IN YEREVAN✔ Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the hotel✔ Check in in a 3 star hotel✔ City tour in Yerevan✔ Welcome dinner in a restaurant with national cuisine.DAY 2TSAGHKADZOR - SEVAN✔ Breakfast at the hotel✔ Tour to Tsaghkadzor, a famous ski resort where you will see the Kecharis Monastery, which is one of the masterpieces of medieval architecture, and then head to Tsaghkadzor's famous ropeway. A ride in a ropeway will take you to the mountains, where you can enjoy your time with skiing.✔ Visit to Lake Sevan, where you will visit Sevanavank monastery, the complex with churches of St., Arakelots and St. Astvatsatsin. During the tour you will also admire the sights of Lake Sevan.✔ Return to Yerevan.DAY 3KHOR VIRAP - ARENI - NORAVANK - JERMUK✔ Breakfast at the hotel✔ Visiting the Khor Virap Monastery, where you will learn about the history of the church, you will see the prison where Gregory the Illuminator has suffered for 13 years and will be able to admire the indescribable beauty of the Biblical Mount.✔ The next stop is Areni, where you will visit Areni Wine Factory. During the tour in a factory you can participate in wine tasting as well.✔ Visit to medieval monastery complex Noravank. Getting acquainted with the history of the complex you will admire not only human but also indescribable architecture of nature.✔ The next stop is Jermuk, one of Armenia's most beautiful and cozy towns.The city is famous for its healing mineral waters. You will visit the Jermuk jet and ski resort here, and also will see Jermuk's picturesque and magnificent waterfall.✔ Return to YerevanDAY 4✔ Breakfast at the Hotel✔ Transfer to the Airport.

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