Mount Achkasar (to be updated)


Altitude: 3196 m

Province: Lori Province

Town/village: 6km east of Saragyugh village

Mountain range: Highest Summit of Javakhk Mountains

Mount Achkasar is a volcanic cone with steep slopes covered with alpine vegetation. The difficulty level can be evaluated medium-hard due to the rocks and steep slopes all way long. The upper sections of the Mountain are covered by alpine vegetation. A magnificant view of Lake Achkasar will open up from the Summit. In overall you might hike around 21 km.

Nearby natural monuments/ destinations

  • Lake Achkasar
  • Mtnadzor stream of Tashir River (on NE slope)
  • Yotaghbyur or Seven-Springs (on the western slope)

How to get there

You can start the ascent from Paghaghbyur village or drive around 10 km and start hiking upon arrival to the valley. Thereafter, the Summit will show-off after hiking for around 1 hour.

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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