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Parz Lake to Dilijan

Parz Lake to Dilijan

14.1 km
1,749m
1,236m
Medium

Things to see

Drunken Forest (Takhtah)
Parz Lake
The town of Dilijan is one of Armenia’s most popular tourist destinations, and this trail, which is part of the Transcaucasian Trail (TCT) route, takes you through Dilijan National Park and ends in the center of the charming vacation spot.

You can start this hike either at Parz Lake, or in Dilijan. Whichever starting point you chose, this hike offers the best Dilijan National Park has to offer. In the late spring and early summer, you can spot what TCT calls the most beautiful display of wildflowers in Armenia on what’s known locally as the Gyolort, a large alpine meadow (be warned—the ground may still be wet that time of year). While there are several sections of the trail that take you through heavily wooded areas, there are several flat spot that are great for camping. Don’t shy from saying hi to local farmers, but be weary of their dogs, which have been trained to defend their livestock from outsiders.

How to get there

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Anna Bartczak
Enjoy :)
Tom Allen
Make time to hang out at Gyolort, the wildflower meadow at the high point of the route, from where you can see across the whole of the National Park on a clear day!
Tad Karapetian
A great day out, especially if you start in Gosh. Lovely forest paths and meadows at the top. I enjoyed all the free berries along the way.
Paul Ferguson
Beautiful hike with a mix of lush forrest and high medow. The views across the vally to the cliffs are remarkable site. Parz Lake makes a nice finish with food, drinks amd other amenities available.
Ben Allen
Wonderful hiking through varied terrain with some truly spectacular views from the high points in the alpine meadows. The trail also passes by some very rustic farms with friendly locals hanging around in the summer months but otherwise you're unlikely to bump into anyone. very enjoyable overall

CHOOSE YOUR GUIDES

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Get a taste of Armenian hospitality

Areguni Guesthouse

20-50 USD

Takht-House Dilijan

>50 USD

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex

>50 USD

Parz Lich Rest Area

>50 USD

Daravand Hotel

20-50 USD

Nina B&B

20-50 USD

Artsiv Guesthouse

20-30 USD