Aragatsotn

Aragatsotn province is located in the west of the country, and its capital is Ashtarak. The name means "a foot of Aragats" (the highest mountain of the Republic of Armenia).

Aragatsotn province consists of the huge volcanic shield of mount Aragats. The high uplands provide the clear air for Armenia's observatories. The rocks, wildflowers, and views make the ascent of Aragats unforgettable. In general, the tourists practice climbing on the south summit (3800 m), but those with good training also climb the highest one(video on Youtube).

The remote medieval fortress of Amberd is a memorable destination once the snows melt in May.

In Aragatsotn there are many landmarks, most with medieval churches and fortresses of the Bronze and Early Iron Age.
The picturesque city of Ashtarak is endowed with old churches, interesting museums, and some ambitious restaurant/hotel/casino complexes.


Aragatsotn


Weather in Aragatsotn

Month Low/High Precip
September 13° / 27° 6%
October 8° / 20° 14%
November 1° / 11° 14%
December -4° / 3° 18%
January -8° / 0° 17%
February -6° / 3° 17%
March 0° / 11° 18%
April 8° / 18° 23%
May 11° / 23° 27%
June 15° / 28° 17%
July 20° / 32° 7%
August 19° / 32° 5%