MOUNT ARARAT SPECIAL TOUR – 4 DAYS

MOUNT ARARAT SPECIAL TOUR – 4 DAYS

About the tour

Mount Ararat special tour” is a great option for those who have never been on the 5000 meters peak. It is good to check your abilities on that height, because there is no technical difficulties. This tour is for you if you are active person and you are ready for several hours long trekkings and several hours of summit attack (1000 meters going up and 2000 meters going down). Expedition requires average physical condition – the mountain is not very difficult, To the camps we go without heavy load because the luggages are carried by horses. During our stay in Dogubayazit we will visit beautiful Ishak Pasha Palace. At all our tour to Mount Ararat we plan the reserve day – in case of bad weather conditions. If that day is not used at the mountains, there is time (1 day) for some additional excurcions.

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Plan

1st Day – Trekking to the first camp

We load our all equipments to our minibus and we drive to Cevirme village or Eli village at 2200 m. There we stop and the luggages are loaded for the horses. We take our lunch-boxes and we start trekking to the 1. camp at 3350 m. Our trekking takes about 4-5 hours. In the 1. camp we drink tea and eat some sweets and we rest and wait for the dinner. Dinner in the camp. Overnight in the tents.

2nd Day – Trekking to the second camp

We eat breakfast and after it we prepare our luggages and take our tents. The luggages are load for the horses. We take our lunch-boxes and we start trekking to the 2. camp at 4100 m. Our trekking takes about 4-5 hours. In the 2. camp we drink tea and eat some sweets and we rest and wait for the dinner. Dinner in the camp. Overnight in the tents.

3rd Day – Trekking to summit

We wake up at 1.00 and eat something. If weather is okey we start (about 2.00 o’clock) trekking in dark to the summit. We reach the summit of Ararat (5137 m amsl) after 4-7 hours. We back to 4100 meters for little break and we eat something. After that we prepare our luggages and take our tents. The luggages are load for the horses. We go down to the 1. camp. In the 1. camp we rest and wait for the dinner. Dinner in the camp. Overnight in the tents.

4th Day – Descent from Mt.Ararat

We eat breakfast in 1. camp. Descent to Cevirme or Eli village. Drive to Dogubayazit.

 

Dates

11.08 – 17.08.2024 Available spots!

 

Price: 350 USD

For a group of min. 10 people

Includes

  • local mountain guide
  • transfer to the foot of Mount Ararat and back
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, light lunch, warm dinner) with drinks (no-alcohol)
  • horses for luggage
  • equipment: tents, crampons, mattress

Extra services

  • assistance in booking additional nights in hotels
  • additional organizations such as tours like: surroundings of Mt. Ararat, to the ruins of Ani, hot springs in Diyadin, Akdamar island, trek on Mt Suphan and others
  • transfer from the airport in Igdir, Agri, Kars or Van and back
  • tickets to Ishak Pasha Palace

A TOUR INFO IN A NUTSHELL

  • the highest peak and volcano in Turkey – 5137 m above sea level
  • experienced Kurdish guides
  • tasty Kurdish food in the mountains
  • reserve day
  • camping and climbing equipment: tents, mattresses, crampons
  • certificate confirming reaching the summit
  • Iğdir airport only 70 km from Doğubayazit (1 hour drive)