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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Tsaghkadzor activities

$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.

$29 Day Trips & Excursions

Tsaghkadzor, Kecharis Monastery, Dilijan and Lake Sevan From Yerevan

This 9-hour tour starts at 10am from the local operators head office in Yerevan. You will be driven to the North-Western part of Armenia for the first stop, Tsaghkadzor city, in the 'Valley of flowers'. This is considered to be one of the most popular winter resorts of Armenia, situated on the eastern slope of Teghenis Mountain, surrounded with virginal woods and alpine meadows. Moving on, pay a visit to the Kecharis monastery in the north-western part of Tsakhkadzor. Dating back to the 11th century, the monastery includes four churches and ruins of the mausoleum of Grigorius Pahlavuni. Make a short stop to admire the views over Sevan Lake, one of Europe's highest altitude fresh-water lakes, ringed by dramatic mountains.Continue to Dilijan town on the banks of the Aghstev River, where you'll enjoy a delicious Armenian-style lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Nearby, take a tour of the Goshavank monastery, founded by the famous medieval scientist Mkhitar Gosh.Next, continue to the Ijevan wine factory for a tour and tasting, before ending your tour at the magnificent Haghartsin monastery, situated in the woodlands of Tavush region.Your tour ends with drop-off in central Yerevan.

$50.61 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.

$14.46 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.

$49 Private & Custom Tours

Tsaghkadzor ski resort

Tsaghkadzor literally means valley of flowers or flower canyon in Armenian. During the private tour to Tsaghkadzor in winter you may fully enjoy snow, skiing and of course sightseeing (Kecharis Monastery, founded at the beginning of the 11th century, consisted of 4 separate adjacent churches. The House-museum of Brothers Orbeli, is dedicated to the Armenian scientists Ruben, Levon and Joseph Orbeli who were native of Tsaghkadzor. Professor Ruben Orbeli was the founder of marine archaeology and one of the major specialists of ocean engineering. Physiologist Levon Orbeli was a prominent member of the USSR and Armenian SSR academies of science.Orbely museum). Other seasonswill suggest colors  and beautiful sights. One in Tsaghkadzor you may use the ropeway. There are several levels. The price per pax per level is 2000AMD.

$125 Private & Custom Tours

Lake Sevan and Tsaghkadzor ski resort

During the trip we will visit lake Sevan, the monastery on peninsula, Sevanavank / founded in 874. From here a beautiful view opens on the Sevan/, Tsaghkadzor ski resort, Kecharis Monastery / The monastery was founded at the beginning of the 11th century, consisted of 4 separate adjacent churches. The House-museum of Brothers Orbeli, is dedicated to the Armenian scientists Ruben, Levon and Joseph Orbeli who were native of Tsaghkadzor. Professor Ruben Orbeli was the founder of marine archaeology and one of the major specialists of ocean engineering. Physiologist Levon Orbeli was a prominent member of the USSR and Armenian SSR academies of science.Orbely museum/. And of course we will take the ropeway.

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