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nálægt Aygut, Aragatsotn (አርሜኒያ)
Ski trail description
The ski mountaineering route is located in Aragatsotn province, which is 45 km far from the Capital. The route starts from Aragats village and comes up to the Eastern Summit of the Mount. The season is very welcoming for ski mountaineering tour, the blue sky and the sunny weather are always accompanying the skiers. On the way to the summit very beautiful views of Kotayk, Shirak, Lori, Gegharkunik provinces are opening in front of the skiers.
The mount is considered the highest peak of Armenia 4090 m altitude from the sea level with the 200 km diameter. In the past Aragats was one hugest volcanic formations in the world: the North Peak has 4090 m altitude from the sea level (13419 f), West Peak 3995 m (13107 f), the East Peak – 3908 m (12822 f), the South Peak – 3887 m (12753 f):
On the way skiers may visit Ohanavank (monastery constructed 5-13 centuries) that is situated in Ohanavan and was considered as a favorite educational center for all Armenians. The next beautiful monument is Saghmosavank (monastery constructed in 13th century) in Saghmosavan village which is a very unique monastery complex with extraordinary ornaments. Another favorite destination is the alphabet boulevard located on the slopes of the Mount Aragats where are placed all the Armenian letters engraved from the tuff stone with unique ornaments.
On the way to the summit skiers may meet foxes, wild rabbits and wolves.
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 unleashed dogs in the villages.
Trail technical parameters
Best period: Janurary-April
Distance: 43 km from Yerevan
Duration: 51 min
Ski trail length: 12.3 km
Skiing duration: 3-3.5 hours
Altitude from the see level: 1970-3908 m
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How to reach to the trail
First of all, the skiers must reach to Aragats village by car. Please, use taxi service with taximeters.