Mount Hatis

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Mount Hatis is a 6.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sevaberd, Kotayk', Armenia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for downhill skiing.

DISTANCE
6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
522 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

skiing

views

wildlife

snow

historic site

Description of the Trail Hatis is a volcanic massif in the Kotayk province of Armenia. The mountain has a conical structure indented with numerous gorges, which can be seen in winter as well. There are a lot of rocky formations in the higher spots of the Mountain. The ski trail begins in the village of Hatis, on the northern slopes of the mountain. You can enjoy the ski trail at Mount Hatis from January to April. The climate is mild here due to the geographical location of the trail. Most of the winter is sunny, and the sky is blue. Yerevan is 30km away from the trail. Please, check the weather conditions before attempting the ski trail. The best time for skiing downhill is midday, as the snow is frozen during morning and evening hours. Description of the Monument Heading for Mount Hatis from Yerevan or vice versa, you can visit: Surb Poghos-Petros Church (St. Paul and Peter Church) Saint Hovhannes Mkrtich Church (Saint John the Baptist Church) Temple of Garni Geghard Monastery (in the Village of Geghard) Fauna In the territory of Mount Hatis you’ll most probably come across wolves, Armenian yellow foxes, and wild rabbits searching for food. Safety No mobile connection is available between the village of Hatis up to the summit of Mount Hatis, Ucom and VivaCell-MTS networks are available only at the top of Mount Hatis. In case of emergency, call 911 services, which are available throughout Armenia. Technical Specifications of the Ski Trail The best time for skiing is: January- mid April Yerevan is 36km away from Hatis village, so the road there takes about 50min. and costs 3,600-4,000 AMD (if you take a taxi). The duration of skiing is 1.5 hours. The distance of the ski trail is 4.5km. The area is located at an altitude of 2,022-2,528m above sea level. Check the weather conditions before traversing the trail. The best drink to have on hand is warm tea. How to Reach the Ski Trail To reach the above-mentioned ski trail, you need to get to the village of Hatis, in the Kotayk province. It is most convenient to travel by taxi. Taxi services are quite affordable throughout Armenia. We recommend taking a cab with a taximeter. ©State Tourism Committee of RA