About the tour

Damavand and Ararat tour

TOUR to DAMAVAND and ARARAT is for all those who would like to try themselves at two 5,000-meter peaks – the highest peaks in their countries – during one trip. We offer this opportunity by offering both trekkings connected by transport between Iran and Turkey. During the trip, apart from trekking, you will also be able to see some interesting places of both regions. The expeditions to Damavand (5,610 m above sea level) and Ararat (5,137 m above sea level) last 5 and 4 days, respectively. During the trip to Ararat, we skip the acclimatization day because we did it on Damavand.

We invite people to join the expedition who are physically fit enough to climb two high mountains. It is tour for active people for whom several-hour hikes and several-hour summit attacks will not be a problem. We enter the camps lightly because some of the luggage is carried by horses. The mountain is not very physically demanding, but due to two trips in one, we recommend it to intermediate people.

Both of our trekking destinations in “Damavand and Ararat tour” are volcanoes. Damavand is a potentially active volcano because fumaroles near the summit crater emit sulfur. In many photos of Damavand, you can see a small cloud, which is a sulfur cloud. The Ararat volcano is a volcanic massif consisting of two peaks. Greater Ararat is a dormant volcano, while Little Ararat is an extinct volcano. Possibility to reverse the order of conquering the peaks.

Check our others expeditions to Mount Damavand and Mount Ararat:

Damavand PLUSMount Ararat with cultural tours (date: 06.07 – 14.07.2024 is CONFIRMED) and Damavand (date: 27.04 – 04.05.2024 is CONFIRMED!)

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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


  • mountain guides to both mountains
  • luggage transport on horses during both trekkings
  • meals according to the program
  • permission to enter Damavand
  • transport according to the program
  • trip around Ararat
  • camping and climbing equipment
  • tickets to places visited in Turkey
  • accommodation according to the program

Extra services

  • flights
  • visas (Iran)
  • insurance
  • food outside trekking
  • additional nights
  • additional trips
  • and other necessary expenses


  • the highest peaks in Iran and Turkey – 5,610 m above sea level and 5137 m above sea level
  • volcanoes: active and dormant
  • experienced local guides
  • real reserve days
  • certificates confirming reaching the peaks
  • great expedition chefs
  • carpets, spices, teas and kebabs
  • wonderful İshak Paşa Sarayı
  • Orient at your fingertips