Ltsen to Tatev Monastery Route
ElevationAscent: 2,022' 616 m
Descent: -1,887' -575 m
High: 7,046' 2,148 m
Low: 5,165' 1,574 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)
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“This road passes through the picturesque reservoir of Shamb.”— State Tourism Committee Republic of Armenia
To get to the route, you have to reach the village of Ltsen in Syunik Marz. It is convenient reach with the taxi fee of AMD 23,000. Taxis throughout Armenia are quite affordable. Please use a taxi with a working meter.
Usually, these trails are more for an enthusiastic runner, but the route is becoming more popular. If you have the time, several monuments can also be visited on the way: Zorats Karer (Sisian), Shaki Waterfall (Sisian), Old Khndzoresk Caves (Khndzoresk Village), Swing Bridge (Khndzoresk Village), Tatevs Ropeway and Devil's Bridge (Halidzor and Tatev villages).
Among Sisian wildlife, you may spot bee, wolf, fox (only the gray-haired tribe), and rabbit. In the woods of Ltsen and Arenis there are wild goats, pigs, and peacocks. The rivers and lakes are rich with fishes. In the Vorotan River and in other clear and frozen waters, red-colored fish breed, which, however, is rarely encountered because of swine fever.
The region is also rich in predatory birds. In all zones, you may spot peacocks. Birds of prey include vultures, with big claws. There are many eagles that are mostly interested in rodents in the area.
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