Hiking, Trekking and Caving in Lori

Among all the recreational activities hiking and trekking are probably the cheapest and most convenient way to promote physical activity. Hiking in Lori Province get more and more popular among nature lovers and adventure seekers, since it gives the opportunity to have a closer look at the natural wonders of this region. Village Dsegh is…

Botanists all eyes here!

The mildest climate and the greenest areas of Armenia are in Lori Province. Botanists and bird watchers will find a lot in this province to be busy with. Due to the abundance of native forests and various ecosystems, there is a wide variety of habitats for 3,000 species of plants. Armenian Water Lily is a…

Bird Watching in Lori

Lori Province offers wildlife observation, particularly birdwatching as a recreational activity combined with nature photography. Due to its  stunning variety of bird species in mountain peaks and the extensive areas of woodlands this province is a heaven for both ornithologists and amateur birders. Dsegh, Stepanavan and Tashir are habitats for the Greater Spotted Eagle, Steppe…

Adventure Sports available in Lori

Lori is associated with rugged forests and wilderness areas which are perfect for camping and hiking. For more sophisticated tourists there are also the string of monasteries along the Debed River. But few are aware that this region is  getting popular among adventurous travellers for it provides some thrilling experiences like mountain climbing, rappelling, paragliding…

Sevanavank

Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, not far from the town of Sevan. Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of Lake Sevan, which started in the era of…

Maralik

Maralik  is a town in the Shirak Province to the northwest of Armenia. Maralik literally means little deer in the Armenian language. According to a local traditional legend, every year on the feast of Saint Stephen, a mountain deer was willingly approaching to the Saint Stephen Monastery of the town to be sacrificed. The villagers…

Gyumri

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Shirak Province in the northwestern part of the country. By the end of the 19th century, when the city was known as Alexandropol, it was one of the largest cities of Russian-ruled Eastern Armenia with a population similar to that of Yerevan.…

Artik

Artik is the second largest town of the Shirak Province of Armenia. it is one of the ancient settlements of Armenia. The town is home to many old cemetery yards dating back to the late Bronze Age. According to an 11th-century inscription found in Lmbatavank monastery of Artik, the town was known as Hartk during…

Prehistoric Armenia

From the world’s oldest stone tools, 48,000 years-old human heart, the world’s first leather shoe up to the most ancient wine-making facility were found in the biblical land of Armenia. The Armenian civilization had its beginnings nearly 5,000 years ago. Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat. The original Armenian name…

Water Fountains (Pulpulaks)

A pulpulak is a public water fountain common in Armenia.Pulpulaks are a significant part of the Armenian culture]First pulpulaks appeared in the streets of Yerevan in 1920s and over time became extremely popular.The word pulpulak is colloquial and derives from the sound of the murmuring of water pul-pul, suffixed with ak , meaning water source.They…