Ara Ler (Mount Ara) lies in two provinces - Kotayk and Aragatsotn. It is a polygenetic stratovolcanic cone with the height of 2585m.
The mountain is about 10 million years old. According to an Armenian legend it was named after the Armenian King Ara the Beautiful, who was killed in one of the valleys of the mountain. There you will also find Tsaghkevank: the monastery of flowers.
Especially remarkable is the biodiversity growing on the slopes of Mount Ara, almost 20% of the whole Armenian flora and fauna can be found there.