Mount Aragats, Aragatsotn
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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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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... read more »
It has small road and you can drive/ ride until 3500 meters with offroad cars or motorbike. I rode with my motorbike until 3500 meters then walk until glacier (4000meters). It is easy to walk/ climb t... read more »
Usually I'm up to Aragats to eat Khash in local very nice and super friendly restaurant. Khash is not for every one but worth of tasting - if you like it it is addictive (Bone soup with garlic and dry... read more »
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