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Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland

85.0 km
Medium

Things to see

Drunken Forest (Takhtah)
UWC Dilijan
Jukhtak Monastery
Gosh Lake
Haghartsin Monastery
Find comfort in Dilijan town’s lush greenery during this five-day 85 km (53 mi) hike from the village of Kachardzan to the village of Hovk. This trail is part of the Transcaucasian Trail route and leads you to many campsites and homestay options. 

As you journey through forests, woodlands, and gorges, you will understand why Dilijan is known colloquially as the “Little Switzerland of Armenia.” Your hike will also pass close to some of the most iconic historical sites in the traditional Armenian Highlands. Make sure to see the early Christian monasteries of Haghartsin and Goshavank, which date back to the 10th century. Self-sufficient hikers will find plentiful wild-camping opportunities along the route, giving you the ability to modify the itinerary to suit your preferred schedule and level of challenge. For those wishing to spend their nights indoors, guesthouse accommodation is available throughout the route - check out the map above for options.

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Get a taste of Armenian hospitality

Haghartsin Hotel

>50 USD

Takht-House Dilijan

>50 USD

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex

>50 USD

Mkhitar Gosh Hotel

20-50 USD

Parz Lich Rest Area

>50 USD

Daravand Guest House

20-50 USD

Villa Jrhoghner Dilijan

>50 USD