1st Day – Arrival in Tehran*
Arrival in Tehran*, transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tehran, rest, a relaxed day in Tehran. Overnight stay at a hotel.
*flight to Tehran, e.g. via Istanbul or Dubai (flights are operated by various airlines, e.g. LOT, Turkish Airlines, Emirates)
2nd Day – Transfer to Larijan
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Larijan (2000 m above sea level) – a small, picturesque mountain village where we will initially acclimatize and we will also be able to use the hot springs. Dinner. Overnight in a hotel.
3rd Day – Trekking to camp 3
After breakfast, we go to an altitude of 3000 m above sea level. After unpacking our luggage and repacking the horses, we go to the Bargah camp at an altitude of 4200 m above sea level, overnight in a shelter or tents.
4th Day – Acclimatization day
Approach to an altitude of approximately 5,000 m above sea level. Descent to Bargah. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.
5th Day – Peak day
Breakfast approx. 3.00, leaving the camp to the summit around 4.00. It takes about 7-10 hours to reach the top. After reaching the peak, descent to the 2nd camp – Bargah. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.
6th Day – Tehran
After breakfast, board the bus and transfer to Tehran to the hotel. Walks around Tehran. Overnight at a hotel in Tehran.
7th Day – Reserve day
Reserve day in case of bad weather in Damavand / free time in Tehran.
8th Day – Departure from Tehran
Free time, and in the afternoon departure from Tehran by bus to the border with Turkey. All night ride.
9th Day – Doğubeyazit
Arrival at the border with Turkey, crossing the border, transfer to Doğubeyazit, free time. Overnight at a hotel in Doğubeyazit.
10th Day – Camp 1 – Ararat
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by bus to the foot of Ararat to an altitude of 2,100 m above sea level. From here begins the trek to the 1st camp located at an altitude of 3,350 m above sea level. The hike takes about 4-5 hours with stops. Hot lunch and dinner on site. Accommodation in tents.
11th Day – Camp 2 – Ararat
After breakfast, trekking to the 2nd camp located at an altitude of 4,100 m above sea level. The hike takes about 4-5 hours with stops. Hot lunch and dinner and overnight stay in tents on site.
12th Day – Summit attack
After breakfast at night, start to the summit. It takes about 5-9 hours to reach the peak. After reaching the peak, descent to the 2nd camp – about 4 hours, then descent to the 1st camp – about 2 hours. There will be a warm lunch and dinner and overnight stay in tents.
13th Day – Descent to the city
After breakfast, boarding the bus – about 3-4 hours. Transfer to the hotel. Rest, relaxation and dinner together. Overnight stay at a hotel.
14th Day – Reserve day
Today is a reserve day in case of bad weather in Ararat. If it has not been used at the top, we go to visit the Dogubayazit City Museum and the İshak Paşa Sarayı palace complex dating from the 18th century. Overnight stay at a hotel.
On this day, you can also organize a picnic at the Fish Lake (Balık Gölü) located about 60 km from Doğubayazit or bathe in the Diyadin hot springs (about 50 km). During good weather conditions, there is a beautiful view of Ararat from the Fish Lake. If conditions are good and the group is willing, it is possible to stay overnight in tents by the lake. In another version, return to Doğubayazit and overnight in a hotel.
15th Day – End of the expedition
Transfer to Iğdir airport and return flight.
*flights take place without the assistance of “ARARATTREK”
A DETAILED EXPEDITION PLAN is sent by e-mail. Please contact us.
02.06 – 16.06.2024 Available spots!
*other dates on request for groups from 1 person
Price: 1600 USD