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Hiking tour to mount Aragats

From Yerevan to mount Aragats! This article is a useful tourist guide on how to climb all 4 summits of mount Aragats! Explore Armenia with me and don't miss the chance to make experiments on "Aragats Gravity Hill" along the way.

Mount Aragats is located in the central part of Armenia, northwest of Yerevan and north of the Ararat Plain at the border of Aragatsotn and Shirak regions! Rising proudly amidst the rugged landscapes of Armenia, Mount Aragats with its 4 summits stands as a majestic symbol of natural beauty and cultural significance. With its snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, and ancient volcanic formations, this mighty mountain offers a captivating experience for adventurers and nature enthusiasts.

It has four summits, which are named according to their relative geographic position:

Northern—4,090 m (13,420 ft) Highest summit in Armenia

Western—3,995 m (13,107 ft)

Eastern—3,908 m (12,822 ft)

Southern—3,888 m (12,756 ft)


mount Aragats, Armenia

Western, Northern and Eastern summits of mount Aragats as seen from Southern Summit...


All four summits are accessible for hikers and do not require technical skills. Among them, the Southern Summit is particularly popular due to its easy accessibility. Northern Summit is difficult and requires good physical shape! Other 2 are a bit challenging than Sothern Summit trail!


Northern Aragats, mount Aragats, Armenia

Northern Aragats as seen by me from the top of Southern Summit

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Northern Aragats — 4,090 m (13,420 ft)

Treck details:

Distance: 6km (One way)

Altitude Gain: 1090 meters

Duration:  4,5 hours (Ascent)! Descent takes around 3,5 hours

Start point: Gegharot Waterfall (3000m)

End point: Gegharot Waterfall (3000m)

Difficulty: Difficult

Trail Type: Linear

Transportation: Off-road car

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Tour Price to the Summit of Mount Aragats (Northern)!

1-3 Participants: 110.000 AMD

For larger groups, please consider contacting for more details!

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The price includes:

Pick up & drop off (In Yerevan)

Transportation

Service of a guide


eastern Aragats

Eastern Aragats as seen by me from the top of Southern Summit


Eastern Aragats — 3,908 m (12,822 ft)

Treck details:

Distance: 5.5km (One way)

Altitude Gain: 1200 meters

Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours (Ascent)! Descent takes around 3 hours

Start point: 10 km up from Aragats village, towards Gegharod waterfall

End point: 10 km up from Aragats village, towards Gegharod waterfall

Difficulty: Difficult

Trail Type: Linear

Transportation: Off-road car

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Tour Price to the Summit of Mount Aragats (Eastern)!

1-3 participants: 100.000 AMD

For larger groups, please consider contacting for more details!

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The price includes:

Pick up & drop off (In Yerevan)

Transportation

Service of a guide

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Western Aragats, Armenia

Western Aragats from the top of Southern Summit


Western Aragats — 3,995 m (13,107 ft)

Treck details:

Distance: 6.5km (One way)

Altitude Gain: 800 meters

Duration: 3.5-4 hours (Ascent)! Descent takes around 3 hours

Start point: Stone Lake

End point: Stone Lake

Difficulty: Difficult

Trail Type: Linear

Transportation: Sedan

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Tour Price to the Summit of Mount Aragats (Western)!

1-4 participants: 80.000 AMD

For larger groups, please consider contacting for more details!

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The price includes:

Pick up & drop off (In Yerevan)

Transportation in air conditioned vehicle

Service of a guide

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The Price Does Not Include:

Airport transfers

Insurance

Lunch (Lunchboxes can be added in case of an extra payment)


Lake Kari, Stone Lake, Mount Aragats, Southern Aragats

Southern Aragats as seen by me from the shore of lake Kari


Southern Aragats — 3,888 m (12,756 ft)

Treck details:

Distance: 5.5km (One way)

Altitude Gain: 688 meters

Duration: 2.5-3 hours (Ascent)! Descent takes around 2 hours

Start point: Stone Lake

End point: Stone Lake

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Type: Linear

Transportation: Sedan

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Tour Price to the Summit of Mount Aragats (Southern)!

1-4 participants: 80.000 AMD

For larger groups, please consider contacting for more details!

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The price includes:

Pick up & drop off (In Yerevan)

Transportation in air conditioned vehicle

Service of a guide

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The Price Does Not Include:

Airport transfers

Insurance

Lunch (Lunchboxes can be added in case of an extra payment)

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List of things you should consider taking:

1. Backpack: A sturdy backpack to carry all your essentials.

2. Water: Sufficient water to stay hydrated throughout the hike. At least 1.5 liters…

3. Food: Pack lightweight, high-energy snacks or meals to keep your energy levels up.

4. Clothing: Dress in layers, including a waterproof/windproof outer layer, and choose moisture-wicking materials. Having extra socks and boots always welcomed…

5. Hiking Shoes/Boots: Wear comfortable and supportive footwear suitable for the terrain.

6. First Aid Kit: I have mine but in case you are using specific medicaments take with you!

7. Sun Protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

9. Headlamp/Flashlight: Essential for hiking in low light conditions or during overnight trips.

10. Whistle: A loud whistle for attracting attention in case of emergencies.

11. Trekking Poles: Optional but helpful for stability, especially on challenging terrains.

12. Rain Gear: A lightweight, waterproof jacket or poncho to stay dry during rain showers.

13. Trash Bag: Carry a small bag to pack out your trash and keep the trail clean.

Remember, this list may vary depending on the length and difficulty of the hike, weather conditions, and personal needs. But this were the basic things I decided to emphasize!

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