A WORLD FIRST TRIP TO EUROPE'S LONGEST NEW WALKING TRAIL
| 10 PLACES AVAILABLE |
This is a world first opportunity for a group to take to Europe's newest long distance hiking trail. The TCT have engineered this opportunity to give you a first glimpse of a soon to be famous route, and as expected you'll enjoy a week of adventure, stunning views, great company and a feast of memories to stick around forever.
We've got loads of interest in this adventure so please get in fast!
Basic Itinerary (subject to minor changes)…
12 Aug, Day 0: Yerevan (optional)
13 Aug, Day 1: Yerevan transfer to Ijevan. Welcome meal. Night in guesthouse.
14 Aug, Day 2: Full trekking day (Ijevan-Lastiver-Okon): Overnight wild camp.
15 Aug, Day 3: Full trekking day (Okon-Hovq). Night in guesthouse.
16 Aug, Day 4: Full trekking day (Hovq-Haghartsin). Monastery visit. Overnight wild camp.
17 Aug, Day 5: Full trekking day (Haghartsin-Dilijan). Night in guesthouse.
18 Aug, Day 6: Full trekking day (Dilijan-Gosh). Transfer to Dilijan. Night at TCT HQ.
19 Aug, Day 7: Volunteering day. Celebratory meal. Night at TCT HQ (Dilijan).
20 Aug, Day 8: Goodbyes. Transfer to Yerevan.
We will be wild camping for several nights, and occasionally making use of a local guesthouse to offer a local flavour to the trip.
Help the Trail
The trip will contribute to the growth of the TCT and act as a perfect insight into the region and worth of the path. It might even pave the way for some new opportunities for you to be involved in the trail. You will be the first to test the first completed section of the trail, being invited to offer your thoughts and suggestions for its future use and development. Local hosts will welcome your sense of adventure as pioneering trail users, building an inspirational community for the trail's extension across the Caucasus.
Our Home Away From Home
Day 2: 20km (5 hour) forest trekking day
Day 3: 15km (5 hour) mountain trekking day
Day 4: 16km (6 hour) forest/mountain trekking day
Day 5: 18km (5 hour) mountain trekking day
Day 6: 18km (5 hour) forest trekking day
£650 - not including flights.
Flights will be return to Yerevan. Return transfer from airport to base camp is included in the price. We will be recommending a certain flight for the group to fly out on, and this will include airport transfers. Individuals taking an alternative flight will be required to make their own way into Yerevan city centre.
There are a few options into Yerevan but these fit best with the itinerary. We'll provide airport transfers to and from the airport for these flights:
22:45 Sat 12th August - LHR > EVN via SVO - landing in EVN 10:20 Sun 13th August. With Aeroflot.
21:15 Sunday 20th August - EVN > LHR via SVO - landing in LHR 09:30 Monday 21st August
Individuals will need to bring their own camping gear and suitable walking shoes for a multi-day trek.
Stoves and other cooking essentials will be provided by TCT staff.
Backpack (large enough for all your kit with space left for food & fuel)
Small daypack (optional)
Tent suited to terrain, with guylines and repair sleeve
Tent footprint (optional)
Sleeping bag (3-season)
Knife or multi-tool
Waterproof map case (optional)
Trekking poles (optional)
LED headlamp with extra batteries
Water filter or purification tablets
Matches or lighter
Bowl, mug & utensils (for eating/drinking)
Clothing and Footwear
Quick-drying long-sleeve shirt
Quick-drying trekking trousers
Quick-drying T-shirt (optional)
Fleece jacket or vest, or insulated jacket or vest
Waterproof/breathable rain jacket
Bandana or Buff
Warm base layers & hat for sleeping
Hiking boots or hiking shoes suited to rocky, mountainous terrain
Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
Sandals/flip-flops (for fording streams and relaxing in camp) or water shoes (e.g. Crocs)
Water bottles or hydration reservoirs (3 litres total capacity)
Toothbrush with cover and biodegradable toothpaste
Women’s hygiene items
Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses
Plastic zip-loc bags
Personal first-aid kit (optional)
Quick-drying towel (optional)
Mobile phone & backup power pack (don’t rely on signal)
Book/e-reader/diary & pen (optional)
Credit card; small amount of GBP/USD/EUR cash
The only thing you need to add on top are your flights, travel insurance and snacks for the trail.
We have 10 places for this unique adventure, and if you're interested please do fill in the short form below and let us know. We'll get right back to you with the next steps, answers to any questions you might have and dates for payment and deposits.