Birding · 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 runiers must reach to Melik Village by car. Please, use taxi service with taximeters.
The trail is located in Melik Village of Aragatsotn Province continues to Mount Toukhmanuk (2761 meter altitude). It is possible to enjoy nice panoramic views from the peak of the mountain, then it ends in Lusagyugh Village near the Mkhe Monastery.
The Monastery of Mkhe was constructed in the 4th Century and it stands unitl our days. It is situated on the old trade way which is visible only in some places.
Trail technical parameters:
Best period: June-October
Distance: 66 km from Yerevan
Duration: 1 hour 25 min
Trail length: 13.1 km
Duration: 5 hours 30 min
Altitude from the see level: 2080-2761 m
Take hot tea or bottled water with you.
Flora & Fauna
Tsaghkunyats Sierra is mainly forested. The climate is wet which is why the mountains are covered with oak, hawthorn, and sesame trees. The village has a soft climate, which is why it is possible to meet wild apple and pear in the forests.
This trail is full of adventures, as on the way the runners can meet wolves, foxes, wild rabbits etc. There are birds, whale, quail, reindeer, woodpecker in the fields and forests. Also, during the hot season, the snakes are also evident on the slopes of the mountain.
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