Mount Yeranos


Mount Yeranos (1829 meters) is the highest peak of Yeranos mountain range, one of the south-western branches Geghama mountain range.  The north-western and northern slopes are steep and sharp, while the southern and eastern slopes are not so sharp. Mount Yeranos has a semi-desert, dry mountain steppe landscape. The north-western slopes of Yeranos mountain range are included in Khosrov reserve.

Hiking to Mount Yeranos takes around 25 kilometers, starting from Garni Village, through the gorge of Azat River. The trail passes Lanjazat village, near to the dam of Azat Reservoir, while promising beautiful views of Mount Ararat, Yerakh mountain range on the east, Voghjaberd Mountain Range on the west. Natural monument "Sphinx" is also on the way to Mount Yeranos.

Let's note that Yeranos Mountain range stretches along the left bank of the river Azat to Ararat plateau, 23 km long and 3-9 km wide. 


Location: Kotayk; Garni village
Distance from Yerevan: 40 minutes
Start point: Garni village
Duration: 25 km; 5-7 hours forth
Altitude: 1829 meters 
Type: Folded-fractured
Difficulty level: 3 (on 1-10 scale)
Dangerous passages: none
  Accompany of guide(s) is recommended!




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  • 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.

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