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Goshavank to Parz Lake

Goshavank to Parz Lake

4h
7.1 km
1559
1232
Easy

Things to see

Parz Lake
Goshavank Monastery
This easy hike will take you from Gosh village to the Lake Parz resort area, where you can chill, take on an outdoor ropes course, rent paddle boats, or partake in a traditional Armenian kef (party) with locals—vodka not optional.
 
Starting at the 12th century Goshavank Monastery, you’ll follow this trail (one of the Transcaucasian Trail’s routes through Dilijan National Park) through forests and hayfields. Keep an eye out for intricate cross-stones (called khachkar in Armenian), beautiful examples of Armenian cultural heritage as you make you way toward Lake Parz. Keep in mind that Lake Parz is one of Armenia’s most popular destinations for both visitors and locals. It’s very busy in the summer months, so if you’re looking for a quiet place to relax, this isn’t it.

How to get there

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Anna Bartczak
We made the trail but from Parz Lake to Goshavank and if anyone is going to do this also this way, we recommend just enjoying the view at Gosh from the last hill.
Michelle Cheng
Bring mosquito repellent as those bloodsuckers are nasty and there are SWARMS of them. Also check for ticks after. We found two. Part of the trail has long vegetation so wear long pants to protect from stinging nettle.
Marianna Nikoghosyan
A great trail to do in autumn as it takes a steep up from Goshavank and continues i to the forests and ends at the beautiful lake Parz.
Ben Allen
A great section of the TCT route to hike after having stopped for lunch at Parz Lake. There's a great, winding section through the forest and some amazing views from up high, before a fun descent down into Gosh itself (and more great views of the village from above). Awesome hike and fairly short!
Charlotte Poulain
Easy hike, ideal for beginners! There are some beautiful views in the meadow about halfway through.
Rémy José
Nice part of the TCT above Gosh, with very nice views but the second part is less interesting, just a walk in the forest and unfortunatly the lake is not that beautiful... crowded and not that natural anymore...
Tad Karapetian
a great day out, especially if you continue through to Dilijan.

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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

Mkhitar Gosh Hotel

20-50 USD

Parz Lich Rest Area

>50 USD

Daravand Hotel

20-50 USD

Artsiv Guesthouse

20-30 USD