Mount Gutanasar


Gutanasar or Gut'anasar (Armenian: Գութանասար), a volcanin mountain located in Kotayk Province on the outskirts of Fantan village. Surb Astvatsatsin Church is located beneath the Mountain. Gutanasar os one of the common sources of obsidian in archeological sites of Armenia.[3] Neighbouring communities include Fontan and Alapars. The volcano is part of the Geghama mountains volcanic area.

An amazing view of Geghama mountains opens up on the Summit. The slopes are colorful with various types of fllowers. Moreover, a small lake forms in spring and summer.

Do not approach the protected site at the top of Gutanasar.


Location: Kotayk, Fantan village
Distance from Yerevan: 1 hour
Start point: Fantan village, Surb Astvatsatsin Church
Duration: 3-5 hours back & forth
Altitude: 2299m
Type: volcanic
Difficulty level: 2 (on 1-10 scale)
Dangerous passages: none
  Accompany of guide(s) is prefered!



Photo album:

Photo credit: Suren Khazarchian
Information provided by: Gor Ayzak Hovhannisyan

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.

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