Armenia TCT Day 4: Jukhtakvank twin monasteries to Haghartsin Monastery

We started our day with a delicious breakfast at our guest house; the breakfast included home made jams and cheeses as well as lavash bread.   We then rode in a high clearance jeep up to the Jukhtakvank twin monasteries and after a look around, started our hike. I loved the stone work at the monasteries … More Armenia TCT Day 4: Jukhtakvank twin monasteries to Haghartsin Monastery

Armenia TCT Day 2: Khachardzan village to Gosh Lake

We started our first day of hiking with a delicious breakfast of fresh breads, home made apricot jam,  honey from the local bee hives, and fresh fruit including cherries and apricots. As we meandered out of the village, we encountered a local villager picking flowers to dry for teas by a Turkish tomb. He then … More Armenia TCT Day 2: Khachardzan village to Gosh Lake

Trekking in Armenia

When I left for Peace Corps, I brought along my tent and backpack with plans to get a few treks in while I was serving. I hadn’t decided where, I just knew that there would be great places to go. A fellow PCV (Peace Corps Volunteer) had mentioned the Transcaucasian Trail Association (TCT) to me … More Trekking in Armenia