The mountain pass was formerly called Dval, and now it is called Pushkin Pass in honor of the great Russian poet. Alexander Pushkin, heading for Erzurum, met a cart with the body of Griboyedov, on the road not far from the Armenian Gargar village, on June 11, 1829.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Monument in Pushkin Pass by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Monument in Pushkin Pass the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Monument in Pushkin Pass depends on the weather conditions.
The place of this meeting was called Pushkin mountain pass and Armenians erected a memorial obelisk here. This place has become a kind of pilgrimage site.