Mount Teghenis


The highest Summit of Tsaghkunyats Mountain Range in the south-eastern branch of Teghenyats Mountain Range, accessible from both Buzhakan & Yeghipatrush villages.

The trail passes through forests and slopes rich with mineral water springs and promises an amazing view of Mt. Ararat, Mt. Aragats, Mt. Ara, Geghama mountain range.

You will come across with Teghenyats Monastery and Yeghipatrush Church on your way to the Summit.


Location: Aragatsotn (Tsaghkunyats mountains)
Distance from Yerevan: 1.5 hour (Yeghipatrush), 1 hour (Buzhakan)
Start point: Yeghipatrush, Buzhakan, or Aghveran
Duration: check out ascending options
Altitude: 2851m
Type: volcanic with marble & slate sediments
Difficulty level: 4 (on 1-10 scale)
Dangerous passages: none

Accompany of guide(s) is recommended!

Ascending options

Option 1 - Start point: Yeghipatrush | End point: Buzhakan

Walking distance: 14km, 9 hours (Winter)

Option 2 - Start point: Buzhakan | End point: Buzhakan

Walking distance: 18.5km, 6.5 hours (Spring)


Camping on n the slopes and the forest;

In emergency situations, the Aviation Control Center on the Summit is also an option.

Photo album:

Photo credit: Njdeh Andreas

Information provided by: Vahe Pezeshkian

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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