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Пеший тур на потухший вулкан Аждаак

Пеший тур на самую высокую вершину Гегамского хребта - гору Аждаак! Исследуйте красоту армянских гор и откройте для себя гигантский кратер горы Аждаак! Там даже можно плавать (3510 м) и ощутить освежающий эффект высокогорного озера!

Located in the Geghama Mountain Range, Mount Azhdahak (extinct volcano) with its crater lake offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking awe-inspiring landscapes and an immersion in Armenia's rich history.

Perched at an impressive elevation of 3,597 meters (11,801 feet), this remarkable ‘Red Giant’ captivates hikers from far and wide. On a clear day, from the top you can see Lake Sevan in the distance, nearby Lake Akna and Vishapalich (Dragon Lake) while the rugged peaks of neighboring mountains create a dramatic backdrop.





Aerial photo of mount Azhdahak. Took the photo on the first half of July


The ascent to Mount Azhdahak unveils a tapestry of diverse flora and fauna. While traversing the paths, you'll come across indigenous wildflowers and signs of wildlife that inhabit this mountainous terrain.



Probably I just came across traces of brown bear (Ursus arctos)!


During my hikes, there's a tradition - each time we encounter flowers, we place our boots close to the flower and take a photo! In this particular image, you can admire the vibrant Aurinia saxatilis, commonly known as the "Basket of Gold." These beautiful flowers thrive in open, sunlit areas and prefer soil that is well-draining, chalky, sandy, or gritty in texture. It's worth noting that these delicate flowers are generally not suitable for picking.


Aurinia saxatilis, commonly known as the "Basket of Gold"


hiking in Geghama mountains, hiking in Armenia

Here we go... towards Azhdahak...



The frozen crater lake of mount Azhdahak


On our way back we will have a stop near famous Geghama petroglyphs, dating back centuries  and standing as a testament to the mountain's cultural significance and the rich history of Armenia.


Armenian petroglyphs

The famous petroglyphs of Geghama mountains


A visit to Mount Azhdahak is not just a journey through breathtaking landscapes but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and natural wonders of Armenia. Allow the thrill of adventure to lead you as you discover this majestic summit, forging enduring memories amidst the beauty of the Armenian Highland!


Tour Details:

Start: 7:30-8.00 AM from Yerevan

Finish: Around 5 PM in Yerevan

Hiking Distance: 5.2km (One way)

Duration: Around 2.5 hours (Ascent)!

Altitude Gain: 600 meters

Start point: Foot of mount Paytasar

End point: Foot of mount Paytasar

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Type: Linear

Transportation: Off-road Car

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Tour Price to the Summit of Mount Azhdahak

1-3 Participants: 110.000 AMD (If there will be a free bigger car (Mitsubishi Delica) available it’s possible to include one more hiker in this price list!).

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!

Flight over mount Azhdahak



 

Галерея​

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