Mount Hatis


Located in the north-east of Kotayk region, Mt Hatis is a 2528-meters high conical hill with volcanic origin.
Slopes are steep especially in the upper altitudes, with rocky ledges and ravines. Mountain massif is covered with meadows and prairie vegetation. The southern slopes of the Mount give birth to a group of springs (7, 3 - 9 °C), called Qarasunakn. These sources are classified as high quality drinking water.
There are at least two common ascending options; a relatively moderate trail starting from Hatis village and the other one starting from St. Poghos-Petros Monastery, with steep slopes.
Let's note that there is an underground rescue shelter on the Summit.
Mt Hatis is an interesting destination for ski touring and paragliding.


Location: Kotayk; Hatis village
Distance from Yerevan: 30 minutes (20 km)
Start point: Hatis village, St. Poghos-Petros monastery or Kotyak village
Duration: check out ascending options
Altitude: 2528 meters 
Type: Volcanic cone
Difficulty level: 3 (on 1-10 scale)
Dangerous passages: none
  Accompany of guide(s) is prefered!

Ascending options:

Option 1- Start point: Hatis village

Duration: 2,5 - 3 hours; Distance: 5,5 km; Altitude gain: ~ 1000 meters

Option 2- Start point: St. Poghos-Petros Monastery

Duration: 3 hours; Distance: 6 km 


  1. Camping on the slopes;
  2. Camping around St. Poghos-Petros Monastery.

Photo album:

Photo credit: Suren Khazarchyan (

Information provided by: Ani Avagyan ( 


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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