How to get to Kalavan
From the airports
If you fly to Zvartnots (Yerevan) or Shirak airport (Gyumri) we can arrange to have a private car pick you up upon your arrival (up to 4 people in one car). The cost is 15,000 AMD (around 30 €). This solution is the most convenient as public transport is difficult to navigate and not entirely developed in Armenia.
If you come from Yerevan there are a few options to get to the Hooga House.
Taxis in Armenia are cheap. The baseline price is 600 AMD for trips under 4-5km, and after that, 100 AMD per km. You can download an app called ggTaxi onto your smartphone (this is the Armenian equivalent of Uber) and you can use this app to order a taxi with a certified driver. The distance between Yerevan and Kalavan (either through Dilijan or Chambarak) is around 140 km, but the road between Dprabak and Kalavan (almost 9km) is an off-road drive so you need to come to the Dprabak-Kalavan crossroad and our staff will pick you up from there to Hooga House (price 2 500 AMD)
With your own car
There are two options to reach Kalavan first is through Dilijan (138 km) and the second through Chambarak (151 Km).
Note: the road between Dprabak and Kalavan (almost 9km) is an off-road drive
Train + car pick-up (during the summer)
Finally, there is also a train service from Yerevan to Lake Sevan offered in the summer. The line to Hrazdan (1 hr 30) gets extended to Sevan (2 hr 20) and Shorzha (3 hr 30) from approximately mid-June until the end of September. You have to get off at Drakhtik train station (right before Shorzha), and from their our staff can pick you up and take you to Hooga House (price 5 000 AMD)
Train + hike (during the summer)
For this option, you should take the same train from Yerevan and get off at Tsiatsan train station and hike from Tsiatsan to Kalavan. Check the GPS file or you can send an inquiry and our guide can meet you at the train station and take you to the Hooga House (price for the guide is 5 000 AMD including a village tour).
Train + bike (during the summer)
For this option, you take the train from Yerevan to Tsiatsan, from where you will bike to Kalavan. Check the GPS file or you can send an inquiry and our guide can meet you at the train station and take you to the Hooga House (price for the guide is 5 000 AMD including a village tour).