Tatev Monastery to Devil’s Bridge through Tatev Hermitage

The trail starts from Tatev Monastery Complex, dated 9th century (Syunik Province), heading towards Tatev Hermitage,  dated 17th century (Syunik Province), and Devil’s Bridge located beneath Tatev Monastery, in the 500-meter deep gorge of the Vorotan River.

In October 2010, Wings of Tatev, the longest aerial tramway in the World was opened, to replenish the heritage with modern infrastructure which was later recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s longest reversible cable-way.

The trail is moderate and appropriate for hiking.

How to get there?

The trail starts from Tatev Monastery Complex. You can drive to Halidzor village for about 250 km (4 hours) from Yerevan, via E117 connection road, and then take the aerial tramway up to the Monastery.

Trail characteristics

4 km/ 2.5 mi

** hours (hiking)

min: 991m, max: 1480m, ascent: 138m, descent: 578m


5 marking signs (posts)

What to do?

The trail is appropriate only for hiking. 

What to see around?

Within and in the vicinity of the trail you will come across with cultural monuments & attractions listed below:

  • Wings of Tatev – The longest aerial tramway in the World
  • Tatev Monastery Complex
  • Tatev Hermitage standing still on a plateau overlooking the Vorotan and Tatev rivers
  • Dzit-han oil mill
  • Harsnadzor Watchtower
  • Devil’s Bridge
  • Mountain Villages and Churches
  • Vorotan Gorge

Where to stay?

You might stay at B&B’s and guesthouses in the region or camp around the Monastery or in the Hermitage. For more information check out our database of B&B’s.

Nearby destinations

There are several destinations and hiking trails in the region; it worth you spend several days in the region.

  • Zorats Karer, the Armenian Stonehenge

Flora & Fauna

To be updated shortly

Elevation profile

Photo album 

GPS track

Follow the GPS track of this trail via the below map; however, keep in mind to consult with local guides before heading to the trail.


Trail marked by AHA Armenia

Photo credit: Suren Khazarchian

Information generated by: Hikers.am

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead & be prepared
  • Dispose the waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts
  • Respect the wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

Roads conditions

It is winter time! Check out road conditions before heading to the road! Beware of the snow & ice layer!

Vanadzor - Alaverdi section of the M6 Interstate highway stretching from Yerevan to Georgian border is temporarily closed. You can use Vanadzor-Stepanavan-Odzun-Alaverdi bypassing road.

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