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Mount Aragats: Eastern Summit Route



3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
41% Runnable


Ascent: 3,937' 1,200 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,679' 3,865 m
Low: 8,742' 2,665 m


Avg Grade: 25% (14°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)


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The mountain has four summits and this route is for reaching the eastern summit.

State Tourism Committee Republic of Armenia

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The entire way has no visible track, but the route is easy to intermediate for running.

Need to Know

The mobile connections of Ucom and Viva Cell-MTS functions without interruptions. In case of emergency, call 911 or 112. Be aware of unleashed dogs in the villages.


The entire way has no visible track but the route is easy to intermediate. The whole way is full of various wild flowers and endemic species, as well as the inspiring air. The panorama from the summit is marvelous, and in front opens the Mount Ararat, Caucasian Sierra, and the summit of Kazbeki.

The mountain is considered the highest peak of Armenia at 4090 meters in altitude from the sea level with the 200 kilometer diameter. In the past, Aragats was one hugest volcanic formations in the world: the North Peak has 4090 meter altitude from the sea level (13,419 feet), West Peak 3995 m (13,107 feet), the East Peak 3908 meters (12,822 feet), and the South Peak 3887 meters (12,753 feet).

On the way, visitors may visit Ohanavank (a monastery constructed 5-13 centuries) that is situated in Ohanavan and was considered as a favorite educational center for all Armenians. The next beautiful monument is Saghmosavank (a monastery constructed in 13th century) in Saghmosavan village which is a very unique monastery complex with extraordinary ornaments. Another favorite destination is the alphabet boulevard located on the slopes of the Mount Aragats where are placed all the Armenian letters engraved from the tough stone with unique ornaments.

How to reach to the trail: first of all, the you must reach to Aragats village by car. Please, use taxi service with taximeters.

Trail Technical Parameters
Best period: June-September
Distance: 43 km from Yerevan
Duration: 51 min
Trail length: 9.6 km
Duration: 6 hours
Altitude from the sea level: 1952-3908 m
Take hot tea or bottled water with you.

Flora & Fauna

The climate of the mountain is unpredictable, as the winter lasts 250 days on the summit, and the cold remains even during the hottest summer. However, the flora of the mount is rich with various wildflowers and endemic species. On the way to the summit, people may meet foxes, wild rabbits, and wolves.

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