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Mount Aragats, Aragatsotn

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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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  • We climbed Mt Aragats Northern peak on friday 12th of august 2016. We were 4: parents + 2 daughters of 16 and 12. We are used to do some (mountain)hikes during holidays but have no experience at all i...  more »
  • Climbing Mount could be done several routes: longer-longer-easier and shorter-faster-heavier. In November there was snow and everything was shrouded in a light haze, i.e. in principle mountains can be seen, but not very good pictures. Confused what Rocky Mountains and trees, both on our Hamar-Dabane, no. So the wind chill, and there is strong respectively.
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  • Last month my cousin and I wanted to conquer Mount Ararat, the highest mountain in Armenia. The mountain has 4 summits whereas the northern peak is the highest with 4,090 m above sea level. We underst...  more »