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Berdakar Mountain Loop

Berdakar Mountain Loop

6h
14.2 km
2329m
1829m
Hard

Things to see

Berdakar Mountain
This loop combines newly built trails, dirt roads, and historic Silk Road paths for an awesome tour of one of the Vayots Dzor Province’s most scenic areas.

The Berdakar Mountain Loop can be accessed from Artavan village or from the Kapuyt Loop Trail. Berdakar in Armenian means “stone fortress,” and mountain bikers will be happy to note that a historic segment of this trail is quite rocky—perfect for an exhilarating (and challenging) ride! While hiking this loop, you can expect spectacular views of the villages of Gomk, Kapuyt, and Artavan, as well as impressive rock formations and a heavily forested area on the Artavan side of the mountain. If you watch carefully from the highest points of the trail, you may spot heards of bezoar goats! These wild goats are native to Armenia are known for their incredible ability to scale very high and narrow mountainsides and cliffs.

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Taron's Homestay

<20 USD

Gomkers Guesthouse

35-50 USD

Nvard’s Homestay

<20 USD

Artavan Campsite

<20 USD

Benson Tour Guest House

<20 USD