Day 4: Lake Akna – Mount Ajdahak- Mount Vishapasar
Breakfast. Climbing from Akna lake to Mount Ajdahak. Azhdahak mountain is one four late Quaternary volcanoes of the Geghama mountain range located in the center of Armenia. There have been counted 127 extinct volcanoes which comprise the range. The area is a part of the “new volcanic zone” of the Armenian tablelands north volcanic arc. Mount Azhdahak is also known as Karmirsar. The absolute height of Azhdahak is 3597 meters above sea level. The crater upon it encases a fresh water lake with water mirror at 3509 meters above sea level. The crater diameter from the crest measures 500 meters with a depth up to 90 meters.
A strongly crept away accessory lava crater is located on the east slope of the mountain, at a height of about 3470 meters above sea level. From this crater strong boulder streams diverge to the east, north-east and partly to the north, which are falling beyond the bounds of the cone. The second, more extensive and compact adventive crater (up to 350 in diameter) is located on the south slope of the volcano, at the place of the joint with Kamurch, approximately at the same height. Then descent to Akna lake, then downhill to the slopes of the mountain of Vishapasar. Overnight in tents.
Trekking - 14km, +600m, -700m, 8-9 hours
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