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Tsaghkahovit Village to Aragats' Northern Wall

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Length

5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


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Elevation

3,813' 1,162 m

Ascent

-30' -9 m

Descent

13%

Avg Slope (7°)

34%

Max Slope (19°)

10,616' 3,236 m

High

6,822' 2,079 m

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On the way back, we reccommend you visit Armenian Alphabet Monument, Saghmosavank, Hovhannavank Monasteries.

State Tourism Committee Republic of Armenia

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The ski trail is located in the Tsaghkahovit village, the last settlement in the Aragatsotn marz region. It isn’t one of the easiest trails, as it is located on the northern wall of the highest peak of Mount Aragats, making it snowy and consistently cold. The best period is January, February, March, but there can also be good conditions well into the April months, due to the route's northern position. A magnificent view of the 600-meter wall leading to the Aragats northern peak opens up from the end of the route (up to the top).

Tsaghkahovit is a rural community in Aragatsotn marz of RA, on the northern slope of Mount Aragats, on the shore of Tsaghkahovit River. The village is located at an elevation of 2100 m. The St. Grigor Lusavorich church (19th century) and the Tukh Manuk chapel (19th-20th centuries) are located in Tsaghkahovit. Many Urartian mausoleums and settlements have also been found near the village.

Mount Aragats is considered to be the highest point of the Republic of Armenia at 4090 m. The circumference of the base is about 200 km, and the towering peak is nearly as formidably massive as it is tall. Aragats has been one of the largest volcanoes in the world. On the slopes of Aragats, many old traces of ancient culture have been preserved. From irrigation networks to fishing rocks called "dragons" symbolizing a water-based cult, to remarkable structures of medieval architecture (Amberd, Byurakan, etc.), many aspects of ancient Armenian civilization are preserved. It has a 400 m deep and 3 km diameter giant crater and four "pillars" or peaks. The highest is the northern peak with 4090 m height on the sea level. The second is the western peak (3995.3m), the third is the eastern peak (3908.2m) and, finally, the fourth peak (the South 3887.8m).

Fauna: In winter bears, wolves, foxes, and wild rabbits are sometimes encountered on the slopes of the mountains.

How to get to the trail: To pass the above mentioned trail should be reached to Tsaghkahovit village of Aragatsotn marz. The most convenient option is to take a taxi. Taxies throughout Armenia are quite affordable. Please use the taxies, in which counters are installed.

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