Aghjkaberd or Girl's Fortress

Location: IjevanTown, Tavush Province

Distance from Yerevan: 145 km/ 2h30m

Establishment: -

Aghjkaberd is located in Tavush Province, 16km south-west from Ijevan, on the top of mountains covered with in dense forest. Rocks surrounding the fortress and the high walls has served as an inaccessible guard. Reservoirs, remains of living areas and a small church can be found inside the Fortress. All the walls of the fortress are made of bluish basalt. Being well preserved, the fortress has important historical and archaeological value.

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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