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Climbing Mount Artanish and Refreshing Swims in Sevan Lake

Almost every visitor to Armenia travels to Sevan, and a visit to Sevanavank is a must. For hiking enthusiasts seeking an additional challenge, consider climbing Mount Artanish.

Artanish mountain is situated in the Gegharkunik region, in the eastern part of Lake Sevan, on the Artanish peninsula, dividing the Big and Minor Sevan. It stands as the only mountain from which Lake Sevan is entirely visible from the top, offering a breathtaking panorama. The mountain's elevation is 2460 meters above sea level, with a relative height of 560 meters.

 



We are rushing towards Artanish mountain!


Our journey begins with a stop at the Sevan Peninsula, just 70 kilometers away from Yerevan. After visiting Sevanavank and enjoying a picturesque view of Lake Sevan, we proceed towards Mount Artanish.


Imagine visiting a location depicted in a painting! Believe me, it provides unforgettable impressions!

A painting by Hovhannes Aivazovsky titled "Sevan Lake, Sunrise," from 1869.


Along the way, we can make a stop at the Tsovagyugh food court, and the next stop will be the Artist's Union Rest House in Shorzha. The hike starts from there, and after approximately 2 hours, we will reach the summit of Mount Artanish. Upon descent, a refreshing swim in Lake Sevan awaits, providing a perfect conclusion to the hike.

 

Mount Artanish is also a suitable option for those seeking extreme winter ascents and the peninsula is a great spot for camping in warm season.

Tour Details:

Start: 7:30 AM from Yerevan

Finish: Around 6 PM in Yerevan

Hiking Distance: 5 km (One way)

Duration: Around 2.5 hours 

Elevation Gain: 560 meters

Start point: Shorzha the Artist's Union Rest House

End point: Shorzha the Artist's Union Rest House

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Type: Point-to-Point    

Transportation: Sedan

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Tour Price to the Summit of Mount Artanish

1-4 Participants: 95000 AMD

For larger groups, please consider contacting for more details!

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The Price Includes: Transportation (Pick Up & Drop-off) 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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