Mount Artavaz


A Biological Natural Monument in the center of Pambak mountains, with a Relict Circus and rich with nepheline syenites. Mount Artavaz promises fascinating scenery and a panoramic view of Pambak mountain ridge & Tsaghkunyats mountains. 

You will come across with Marmarik reservoir & Marmarik river on your way to the Summit.


Location: Kotayk (Pambak mountains), Artavaz village
Distance from Yerevan: 1.5 hour(75 km)
Start point: Artavaz village (1900 meters)
Duration: 12 hours back & forth, 16 km
Altitude: 2929m
Type: volcanic
Difficulty level: 4 (on 1-10 scale)
Dangerous passages: none
  Accompany of guide(s) is recommended!


Camping on the slopes around the village.

Photo album:

Photo credit: Suren Khazarchyan

Information provided by: Armen Mkrtchyan


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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