Kakavaberd (Geghi) Fortress

Location: Khosrov Forest State Reserve, Ararat province

Distance from Yerevan: 

Establishment:

Kakavaberd is one of the rare well-preserved fortresses in modern Armenia. The Fortress of Kakavaberd was first mentioned in the 9th and 10th centuries. It is located in Khosrov Forest State Reserve in Ararat province. The fortress overlooks Azat Gorge and is inaccessible from three sides. The ruins of a medieval church and several other structures can be found within the fortress.

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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