Lastiver, Lake Sevan


Lastiver is amazing in its beauty. It is not just a cave in the valley of Hachahbyur River, but also an area surrounded with forest, river and waterfalls. Lastiver causes interest among archaeologists and historians, as well as local residents and tourists. People with different interests come to Lastiver and always find everything they need.

Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region. Its is also one of the lagest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world. It is considered the "jewel" of Armenia and is "recognized as a national treasure" in the country. Sevan was recognized as being a major potential water resource in the 19th century. Set 1900m above sea level, Lake Sevan covers 940 sq km, and is 80km long by 30km at its widest. The lake supports a healthy fish population, including ishkan, crayfish, sig, ets.


The most famous cultural monument in Gegharkunik province is the Sevanavank monastery. 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 Joseph Stalin, the water level fell about 20 metres, and the island transformed into a peninsula.According to an inscription in one of the churches, the monastery of Sevanavank was founded in 874 by Princess Mariam, the daughter of Ashot I (who became a king a decade later). At the time, Armenia was still struggling to free itself from Arab rule.

DestinationLake Sevan (Sevanavank), Lastiver (extreme tour)
Duration10-11 hrs

* The unused portions of the itinerary are not refundable.

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