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Aragaz climbing

South Caucasus. Armenia. Climbing Aragatz (4090 m), sightseeing excursions and trekking in Armenia.

Altitude: 4090 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing

Duration: 6 days
Season: November - April
Program price from: 250 Euro

  • 10.03.21 - 11.03.21mini group, special conditions 280 EURO booking

Guided climb of Aragatz, 4090 m, basic mountain climbing program of MCS AlexClimb.

"The place where the God lives" - it is the translation from Armenian of the name Aragatz - the highest mountain in Armenia. Rocky remnants of the ancient ruined volcano, which cover vast expanses on the North West from Erevan, are combined in the mountain group, from which the most notable by its altitude is North Aragatz 4090 m, - the summit most technically difficult and demanding the longest time for climbing. Also the South summit of Aragatz 3879 m is to be mentioned as the easiest and most accessible summit of Aragatz, the top most popular for climbing.

Aragatz - the mountain praised by many Armenian artists, the mountain with significant role in the culture and folklore of Armenia. Poetical allusions to Aragatz are very often in the most ancient legends of Armenia and neighboring countries, until today the outlines of Aragatz inspire Armenian artists to create works rich of the pride and love of Armenia. Mount Aragatz is located very close to Erevan and during the summer time is very easy to approach - you can get by 4x4 car just to the base of the climb. During the summer season climbing Aragatz is possible in one day from Erevan to Erevan, without spending the night on the mountain. In winter season all approaches to Aragatz are complicated with deep snow, approach by car is still possible but not so far as during the summer, the significant part of the route climbers have to cover with skies or snow-rackets. Winter ascent of Aragatz - it is the possibility of undertaking a very interesting skitouring route of 2-3 long, sleeping in the comparable comfortable conditions of the mountain Hut (comfortable if compared with tent). Because of its easy access and technical simplicity Aragatz is the perfect object of health exercises and trainings connected with high altitude climbing, also climbing Aragatz is very good preparation for more high and difficult climbs.

This 6 days Mount Aragatz (Armenia) climbing program is intended for people, who have small climbing experience or have none at all and who would like to try what the mountain climbing is. The Mount Aragatz climbing route is not difficult and does not require any technical skills or spending long time at high altitude. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend the Course of general physical preparation and passing MCS AlexClimb Course of Mountain Technique (Basic level) before participating in this program.

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work. 

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb Armenia climbing schedule (Climbing Aragatz 2021)

Guided ascent of Aragatz (4090 m) Classic route
Easy climb, basic level

Day 1 - International flight to Erevan, airport pick up, private apartments accommodation
Day 2 - rest day, sightseeing in Erevan, preparation for the climb
Day 3 - 4Х4 transfer to the maximum altitude possible (depends on snow conditions), walk to "Meteostation" shelter, overnight in the shelter
Day 4 - summit day - climbing the North Summit of Aragaz 4090 m (South Aragaz during the winter season), descent to the Hut and return to Erevan
Day 5 - spare summit day
Day 6 - say Good Bye to Erevan, return International flight

Prices and conditions

The price of the MCS AlexClimb mountain program "Armenia. Climbing Aragatz 2021":

280 Euro*  - standart group 5-10 participants
350 Euro*  - mini-group 3-4 participants
550 Euro*  - private program for 1-2 participants
* Price per person

You have to be ready for:

  • 3-4 days of camping life in the field conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 10-15 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -20°C on the altitude higher than 3000 m;

Conditions: minimum 4 participants, the Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Erevan), using the communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The price does not include: Armenian visa charges*, International and domestic flight expenses to and from the point of the beginning of the program (Erevan), obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 12
Guides: 2

*Most European citizens do not need visa for entering Armenia, check that in Armenian consulate in your home country.

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Armenia. Climbing Aragatz" can be read in the Offer section

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Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.