Only 30 kilometers away from the provincial center of Lori- Vanadzor, there is a small settlement known as Dzoraget village. Dzoraget became a settlement at the turn of the century when the railway was being built. Previously, the settlement’s location served as the basis of Tumanyan station, on which the community was established in 1924. Dzoraget is located on the Vanadzor-Alaverdi road, where the Tbilisi-Gyumri interstate railway passes.
Located at the bottom of the gorge the settlement is surrounded by rocks on both sides. The community is uniquely charming because it consists of two settlements, 2 km away from each other. The Pambak River flows through one of the settlements, while the homonymous Dzoraget River flows through the other, on which the “Dzoraget” HPP is built.
Although Dzoraget is not favorable for agriculture and cattle breeding, and it might not be considered a major ecotourism destination, the community does have various tourist attractions due to its geographical location.
You have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to witness the confluence of three rivers: Pambak, Dzoraget, and Debed. The Avan Dzoraget Hotel, designed in the style of medieval Armenian fortresses, is located in Dzoraget, on the right bank of the Debed River.
There is also an amazing opportunity for hikers to enjoy the magnificent view of Debed Canyon by trekking through the fantastic trails leading to Dzoraget and starting from here.
The panorama that opens up from this cozy corner, pristine forests, and lush vegetation of Lori will leave an everlasting impression on you.