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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. Put Mount Aragats at the forefront of your travel plans using our Aragatsotn trip builder app .
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  • Moments can be strenuous for little kids (say 9year olds) but they can make it (mine did)! We climbed up in 3.5 hours and came down in 1 hour. It was totally worth it at the top! A beautiful cross has...  more »
  • As the highest peak of Armenia, it is easy to do a day trip from Yerevan since the road takes you up to Lake Kari, at around 3200m. From the car park it is around 8 km and 800m vertical climb to the s...  more »
  • I hiked up the North Peak of Mount Aragats on the 8th of September with a private guide. After doing this hike I would definetely recommend bringing hiking poles, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes (wi...  more »
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  • One of the best places of Armenia
  • Arafat's is the biggest volcano mountain of Armenia. Of course from Yerevan Ararat is more visible. But Arafat's is also great and beautiful mountain. It has four peaks. It is 4090 m. above sea level (the northern peak). It is on 40 kilometers from Yerevan. It is in Aragatsotn province of Armenia.
  • The highest peak of Armenia. Awesome view from the peak.
  • One of the most beautiful mountains of this geographic area! Volcanic origin mountain, has 4 summits. The highest one is Northern peak. Not technically difficult, but except summer time and after late autumn, need crampons and one ice axe
  • Incredible place
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