Mount Geghmaghan

Description:

Mount Geghmaghan is one of the most prominent volcanic cones of Geghama mountain range with an altitude of 3319 meters. Actually it can be considered to be a group of two joined-together volcanoes: Segan and Geghmaghan. It is located near to Sevaberd village and usually passed by during trekking to Akna Lake and Mount Azdahak. All the time and efforts spent on ascending to its peak will pay you back with stunning view of Akna Lake from one side and Vanki Lake from the other, as well as the main and highest cones of Geghama mountain range. In summer, you will come across with small lakes and alpine meadows on the way to Geghmaghan. 

Features:

Location: Kotayk; Sevaberd village
Distance from Yerevan: 1 hour
Start point: Sevaberd village
Duration: 8 km from Sevaberd village in the direction of Akna lake (transportation by off-road means possible)
Altitude: 3319 meters 
Type: Volcanic cone (partially covered with volcanic cliffs)
Difficulty level: 3 (on 1-10 scale)
Dangerous passages: none
  Accompany of guide(s) is recommended!

 

Accommodation:

  1. Camping around Akna Lake (4 km away);
  2. Camping around the small lakes near the Mount is not recommended due to the risk of shepherd dogs.

Photo album:

Photo credit: Suren Khazarchyan (Hikers.am)

Information provided by: Ani Avagyan (Hikers.am) 

 
 
 

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead & be prepared
  • Dispose the waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts
  • Respect the wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

Roads conditions

It is winter time! Check out road conditions before heading to the road! Beware of the snow & ice layer!

Vanadzor - Alaverdi section of the M6 Interstate highway stretching from Yerevan to Georgian border is temporarily closed. You can use Vanadzor-Stepanavan-Odzun-Alaverdi bypassing road.

© 2019. Powered by Adventures.am