Most people see Garni and Geghard in the same day. I did them 10 months apart. Regardless, I can happily say that I finally have seen the second most popular tourist site outside of Yerevan, and it was amazing. The amount of time it took those monks to carve rooms out of the rock is crazy. It gives Geghard a unique feeling and a sense of deep serenity compared to other vanks.
Check out the pics from the trip!