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Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats (Armenia)

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  • Hiking / Trekking
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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
One hour northwest of Yerevan by road
When to go
Try to visit in summer if possible
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Mount Aragats

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
285 written opinions

Mount Aragats, a volcano complex located around fifty kilometres from the capital, Yerevan, contains the highest peak in the country.

My suggestion:
Cloud often builds up in the crater from around 10:00 am. If you want to see this wonderfully pristine sight therefore, it's best to set out on your hike very early in the morning.
My review

Lying only around fifty kilometres from the capital Yerevan, Mount Aragats rises up almost supernaturally from the surrounding plains, with its snow-capped peaks appearing like magic against the sky in the distance. This is certainly one of the most incredible places I've visited, and it calls to mind Mount Fuji in Japan to a certain extent.

I was lucky enough to be able to go on a hike up Mount Aragats, though not to the top of the northern peak unfortunately, which at 4,090 metres is the highest in the country, but to the top of the 3,893-metre high southern peak, the ascent of which is easier and requires less equipment. Nevertheless, the views I had from up there were absolutely unforgettable, which is why I thoroughly recommend including Mount Aragats on your Armenian itinerary.

Mount Aragats standing out against the sky on the horizon