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Hiking in Armenia: Hiking in Geghama Mountains

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To climb Mount Azhdahak, there are many routes, each one unique from the other. Some of these routes can take 1 day others can take 5 days or more. Along the way the hiker will see places of scenic beauty as well as ancient buildings.

Here are some of the routes:


  • Route 1: Sevaberd village – Lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak(3597м) – Sevaberd village
    • Season: June-October
    • Duration: 2 days
    • Distances:
      • Sevaberd village – Lake Akna: 12km
      • Lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak: 8km
      • Mount. Azhdahak – Sevaberd village: 15km
    • Total route lenght: 35km
    • Route 1: Map


  • Route 2: Sevaberd village – lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak(3597м) – Mount. Nazeli(3312м) – Mount. Spitakasar(3555м) – Yeranos village
    • Season: June-October
    • Duration: 3 days
    • Distances:
      • Sevaberd village – Lake Akna: 12km
      • Lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak: 8km
      • Mount. Azhdahak – Mount. Nazeli– Mount Spitakasar: 11km
      • Mount. Spitakasar – Yeranos village: 16km
    • Total route lenght: 47km
    • Route 2: Map


  • Route 3: Sevaberd village – Lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak(3597м) – Lake Vank - Goght village
    • Season: June-October
    • Duration: 3 days
    • Distances:
      • Sevaberd village – Lake Akna: 12km
      • Lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak: 8km
      • Mount. Azhdahak – Lake Vank: 11km
      • Lake Vank - Goght village: 14km
    • Total route lenght: 45km
    • Route 3: Map


  • Route 4: Tsakhkashen village – Lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak(3597м) – Lake Vank - Kaqavaberd fortress(through Khosrov State Reserve) – Garni village
    • Season: June-October
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Distances:
      • Tsakhkashen village – Lake Akna: 14km
      • Lake Akna – Mount. Azhdahak: 8km
      • Mount. Azhdahak – Lake Vank: 11km
      • Lake Vank - Kaqavaberd fortress: 13km
      • Kaqavaberd fortress – Garni village: 18km
    • Total route lenght: 64km
    • Route 4: Map


  • Route 5: Geghard village – Mount. Azhdahak(3597м) – Lake Akna – Sevaberd village
    • Season: June-October
    • Duration: 2 days
    • Distances:
      • Geghard village – Mount. Azhdahak: 18km
      • Mount. Azhdahak – Lake Akna: 8km
      • Lake Akna – Sevaberd village: 12km
    • Total route lenght: 38km
    • Route 5: Map


Durations of each route are based on a typical physically well-prepared group and good weather conditions. Тhereafter, it could be 1 - 2 days longer.

The above mentioned routes are a select 5 of all possible route combinations. It is possible to climb Mount Azhdahak by a number of various route combinations of approaches and descents.