Mount Artanish

Mt. Artanish is the highest point separating the Big & Small Sevan. Your every step is accompanied by a sea of flowers and a variety of vegetation. A fascinating view will open-up in front you demonstrating the glory of Lake Sevan with a view to Geghama, Miapor and Sevan mountain ranges. Good destination for ski-touring and down-hill skiing.


Location: Gegharkunik Province, Shorzha village
Distance from Yerevan: 1.5 hour, 110 km
Start point: Shorzha-Sevan highway
Duration: 10 km; 2.5-3 hours 
Altitude: 2460m, 540 m levation gain
Type: volcanic
Difficulty level: Moderate


  1. Camping on the slopes of Artanish
  2. Camp site at Wishup Shore (1 mile before Shorzha Village; +374 43 818 116, +374 41 818 116)
  3. Camp site at Jair Shore (2 miles before Shorzha Village) 
  4. Armenian Camp

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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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