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Mount Aragats, Aragatsotn

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Mountain Nature / Park
Surrounded by rivers and green plains, Mount Aragats features numerous hiking trails and historic monuments, such as an ancient mausoleum, a medieval fortress, and prehistoric rock paintings. The mountain claims a special place in Armenia's folklore and culture, taking its local name from a legendary Armenian hero Ara, who was so beautiful Assyrian queen Semiramis started the war with Armenia to get him. One of the mountain's four volcanic peaks is Armenia's highest, reaching 4,090 m (13,420 ft) above sea level. Make Mount Aragats a centerpiece of your Byurakan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Byurakan vacation planner.
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  • This is an amazing hike to 13000 feet. You need to drive until Kare lij (Weather station) and then continue hiking from there. One thing to consider need to have water with you and also a guide would ...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places of Armenia and it must visit. To the top not everyone can get that way is not easy, long. You need to climb 13-14 h to safely catch back before sunset. Went to the top of more 3:00, back 2:00. A steep descent and ascent. Species worth the climb. Then fatigue come down and sit in a cafe near the Lake. Tasty food, friendly welcome. Just a delight!
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  • Mt.Aragats or Ararat or Ararad,locals seem to call nicely & happily. This is snow capped little Ararat on the left side & greater Ararat on the right side with best view fro Yerevan city everywhere Mt...  more »

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