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Hayeli Lake Loop

Hayeli Lake Loop

6h
13.5 km
2,348m
1856m
Medium

Things to see

Lake Karmir
Andranik’s Fortress
Nareh Waterfall
This scenic trail starts and ends in the village of Artavan, with two off-shoots: one that will take you to a beautiful waterfall, and another to a mysterious fortress. 

One kilometer after leaving Artavan on the southern part of the loop, you will see the junction sign post directing you to the Nareh Waterfall, a remote and beautiful waterfall. This off-shoot is just 1.7km in length one way, and the waterfall is a great place to cool off and relax. 

The midpoint of the Hayeli Lake Loop is Lake Hayeli (hayeli means "mirror" in Armenian), an ideal place for lunch before resuming your hike. The lake is also where the second one-way off-shoot begins to Andranik’s Fortress. The fortress is situated atop a hill with 360 panorama views looking back at Artavan, and at Armenia’s southernmost province, Syunik.

Note: The trail length for the loop is 13.5km, but with the additional two off-shoot trails you can expect to cover a grand total of 21km.

How to get there

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Emilie Sanchis
Nice trip. And Vartan rest home is great ☺️☺️☺️ we recommend to you 😊😊😊
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Peter Ochieano
It's a steady hike up to the beautiful lake where I ate lunch beneath a shady tree in the company of two shepherds. Once you reach the fortress you can hike down over long grasses on the other side to the main highway via the village of Ughedzor (as it says on the TransCaucasian Trailnotes)

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