Charchakis Village to Lernapat Village
ElevationAscent: 1,989' 606 m
Descent: -4,064' -1,239 m
High: 8,882' 2,707 m
Low: 4,888' 1,490 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)
Current trail conditions
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“Mysticism lasts from one province to another as the rich nature surrounds you.”— State Tourism Committee Republic of Armenia
The trail starts from the church located in the center of Charchakis Village. Leaving the last settlements of the village, it begins to climb the winding path, passing through the green meadows and blue flowers.
Return trip: Roads in Lernapat Village are not renovated, so please do not order a taxi on the way back. An alternative option is to hitchhike to reach the Vanadzor-Spitak Highway, then request a taxi.
Best period: from June to October
Distance: from Yerevan to Charchakis village is 71 km.
Length: 24 km
Duration of the hike: 7 hours
Altitude from the sea level: 2150-2714 m
Take a bottle of water with you.
How to get to the trail:
The above-mentioned trail starts from Charchakis village of Aragatsotn Province. Taxies throughout Armenia are quite affordable. Please use the taxi in which the counters are installed. Other transportation means: bus/minibus from Shirak street, Yerevan, minibuses in Aparan move every 30 minutes. From Aparan city take a taxi to the Charchakis village. There is no public transport.
In Aragatsotn Province there are rare cats, rabbits, bears and foxes. In the summer you may also see lizards and snakes.
Saghmosavank is located in Saghmosavan village of Aragatsotn province. It is located on the edge of the deep canyon of the Kasagh River. At the back of Saghmosavan, the giant is the Arai Mountains. On the western side of the church is Mount Ararat. The northern part of the church is Mount Aragats, the highest in Armenia (4095 m).