In October 2021, my friend and I had the honour to hike with Vahagn. Previously, I’d had experience with hiring guides for various tours. However, the experience with Vahagn was far different from getting a standard tour guide. Once we met with Vahagn, he immediately started helping with getting the best snacks for the trip. He also arranged the most convenient way to get to the mountains. Throughout the journey, we chatted about several topics and had the opportunity to educate ourselves about the local history, conflicts and traditions. The outcome of the trip was a total blast, making my trip to Armenia the memorable one. Vahagn’s strength is how kind and open he is and how he can communicate with others. The entire experience felt more like hiking with a friend that I hadn't seen for a while. I couldn't recommend him more.