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From Yerevan to Mount Aragats

The distance from Yerevan (Republic Square) to Lake Kari is 60 km, and in just 1 hour and 10 minutes, we'll arrive! After a 5.5 km hike, we'll reach the summit of Southern Aragats! Join my guided tour, and let's escape the noisy streets of Yerevan in search of optical illusions and unforgettable impressions. This outdoor adventure awaits you!

A hiking trip to Aragats is a must for every adventure traveler visiting Armenia!

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.

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Western, Northern and Eastern summits as seen from the summit of Southern Aragats!

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

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

Western—3,995 m (13,107 ft)

Eastern—3,908 m (12,822 ft)

Southern—3,888 m (12,756 ft)

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. An old but reasonably well-preserved asphalt road leads to an altitude of 3,200 meters, where the Stone Lake, Meteorological Station, and Cosmic Ray Research Station are situated. That's the starting point of our hike!

Lake Kari and Southern Aragats! From the shore of lake Kari the hike begins...

The distance from Yerevan (Republic Square) to Stone Lake is 60km. Early in the morning (before the rush hour) it takes around 1 hour 10 minutes to reach there! On our way we will stop to have some fun making experiments on "Aragats Gravity Hill".


Tour Details:

Start: 7:30-8.00 AM from Yerevan

Finish: Around 5 PM in Yerevan

Hiking Distance: 5.5km (One way)

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

Altitude Gain: 688 meters

Start point: Stone Lake

End point: Stone Lake

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Type: Linear

Transportation: Sedan


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

1-4 Participants: 80.000 AMD

For larger groups, please consider contacting for more details!


The Price Includes:

Transportation (Pick Up & Drop-off)

Service of a guide.


The Price Does Not Include:

Airport transfers


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


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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