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Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

4h
16.0 km
1256m
846m
Medium

Things to see

Tumanyan House Museum
Sirun Khach Cross-stone
Starting from the center of Dsegh, this hike heads down into the Debed River Valley, passing through the village of Karinj and then on to the historic town of Tumanyan.

Note: There’s a knee high river crossing at the beginning of the trail, right after you head down from the village of Dsegh, so make sure you have waterproof gear because you will definitely get wet.

Once Upon A Time is a pleasant trail, consisting predominantly of easy tracks as it leads you into a long distance hike, passing through nearly the entire Debed Canyon. Optional: after you arrive at Tumanyan, you can continue hiking on the Kobayr to Odzun Trail. At the end of your hike, you’ll arrive to Tumanyan, a town founded back in 1926, previously known as Dzaghidzor. It was renamed to Tumanyan in 1951, in honor of the famous Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan. His statue can be found at the northwestern entrance to the town. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out a ruined fortress known as Avanakar, dating back to the 14th century, at the town’s southern outskirts.

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Get a taste of Armenian hospitality

Guest House Artemi

30 USD - 40 USD

Qobayr B&B

30 USD - 50 USD

Tourism Unique Center (TUC)

9-15 USD