Mount Armaghan


Mt. Armaghan is located in Gegharkunik Province. It is one of the volcanic cones of Geghama mountain range and has an altitude of 2829m above sea level. There is a crater on the top, with a beautiful mountain lake with about 400m in diameter and 15m depth. 
Local people call Mt. Armaghan “a gift from God”. Though it is not the highest peak of the territory, but, anyway, it attracts hikers, who seek incredible views and easy trails, and local people, who ascend to the top as an act of a pilgrimage. In 2009 a new domed basalt church was built on the top of the Mountain; an old Chapel used to be there previously.
The slopes are quite steep and covered with alpine vegetation. 

Mount Armaghan is a good candidate for paragliding, with an amazing view of lake Sevan.


Location: Gegharkunik region
Distance from Yerevan: 2 hours (131 km)
Start point: Madina village
Duration: 12 km, 5-6 hours roundtrip
Altitude: 2829 meters 
Type: Volcanic cone
Difficulty level: 3 (on 1-10 scale)
Dangerous passages: none
  Accompany of guide(s) is prefered!



  1. Camping around the lake on the top;
  2. Camping around Lake Sevan;
  3. B&B in Martuni.

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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