Vahe Mayilyan is a fourth-generation woodcarver and hiking guide from Tavush. Vahe organizes woodcarver classes for visitors in his workshop in the center of Ijevan, making jewelry (also with local semi-precious stones), kitchen utensils, and sculptures. Vahe demonstrates his woodcarving skills on pieces of wood and roots, which he collects during his hiking tours.
Vahe organizes various hiking tours in the Ijevan region, during which you will discover the wonderful nature of the region, get acquainted with the history of the place, as well as collect semi-precious stones. At the end of the walk, you can go to Vahe's workshop and make jewelry with the stones you have collected, If you wish.
During the walk to Moro Dzoro Monastery, you will pass through the picturesque corners of Tavush's wonderful nature and will reach this ancient monastery. The monastery of Moro Dzoro, which the locals call the monastery of Tsrviz, is remarkable in that it has survived and reached us from the fifth century. This monastery will amaze you with its unique structure.
The length of this route is 6 km.
Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes, have food and water․
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