After visiting the Garni temple in the village Garni and exploring its magnificence, the trail will then continue to Gilan village (8 km from Garni) in the “Khosrov Reserve”. From the entrance of the reserve, a car will take the visitors up to the starting point of the trail in Gilan village. It is also possible to spend the night in Gilan village and explore several other routes. For this purpose, arrangements can be made beforehand with a local family to provide an overnight stay and food.
Zhayrapor Church (Church Carved into a Rock)
Half of this medieval church is currently buried underground, and may be difficult to notice at first. Look for the front entrance of the church, it is ornately decorated.
How to Get There
In order to reach this route, the most convenient option is to get to the 1st block of Nor Nork, and from there to take minibus 268 or another bus leaving to Garni village.
In order to reach Gilan village from Garni village, a car should be ordered from the checkpoint near Garni village. The car will take you to the starting point of the hike.
In order to get from Yerevan to Garni, it is advisable to take a taxi with a working meter (be sure the driver uses it), or agree on a price beforehand.
Price List in the Khosrov State Reserve
(Price per day)
Entrance ticket to the Khosrov reserve 2,000 AMD
©State Tourism Committee of RA