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Dzoraglukh to Hankavan Recreational Zone

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.8 mile 12.5 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,641' 500 m
Descent: -1,866' -569 m
High: 8,305' 2,531 m
Low: 6,450' 1,966 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Enjoy the spa of mountainous Hankavan.

State Tourism Committee Republic of Armenia

Features Birding · Geological Significance · Hot Spring · Lake · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This trail is accessible only during warm seasons.

Need to Know

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

How to reach to the trail:
First of all, the runners must reach to Hankavan village by car. Please, use taxi service with taximeters.

Description

Trail description:
This trail is located in Dzoraglukh Village of Aragatsotn Province. The trail passes along a solid path, through forests and the peaks of Tsaghkunyats Sierra. The panoramic view of the trail is wonderful, and runners can see many peaks of other sierras and the peaks of Aragats. It ends in Yeghipatrush Village near Yeghipatrush Church.

Monuments description:
Mount Teghenis 1 is situated on the border of Aragatsotn and Kotayk Provinces and has 2801 meter altitude. On the slopes of the mountain are situated the recreational zones of Armenia, including Hankavan, Bjni, Aghveran, Arzakan, and Buzhakan which are known with their healing mineral waters, wet and fresh air, and soft climate.

Hankavan Village is considered as a spa and recreational zone, it is 2000 meters above the sea level. The village is surrounded with mountains covered with forests and has many mineral sources.
Also, it is recommended to visit Kecharis Monastery, the ropeway, and Hankavan natural mineral pool.

Trail technical parameters:
Best period: May-October
Distance: 68 km from Yerevan
Duration: 1 hour 23 min
Trail length: 12 km
Duration: 5 hours
Altitude from the see level: 2040-2600m
Take hot tea or bottled water with you.

Flora & Fauna

Flora:
Tsaghkunyats Sierra is mainly forested. The climate is wet, which is why the mountains are covered with oak, hawthorn, and sesame trees. On the slopes of the sierra, various herbs are growing.

Fauna:
Tsaghkunyats Sierra has very rich fauna. On the way runners can meet wolves, foxes, wild rabbits, etc. The birds are in the forest, and in the field there are loose whale, quail, reindeer, and woodpecker. Also, during hot season the snakes are also evident on the slopes of the mount.

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Natural mineral pool of Hankavan
Dec 4, 2018 near Aparan, AM
Hankavan village
Dec 4, 2018 near Aparan, AM

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