About us

Our names are Joanna and Musa Saltik. We are a Polish – Kurdish married couple. We met during an expedition on Ararat. Joanna was a participant, and Musa was a guide:) We live in Poland but in the season we stay in Turkey and organise expeditions in the mountains and trips to interesting places. We both like hiking in the mountains and riding a mountain bike.

About the company

Our company “ARARATTREK.PL Joanna Saltik” was set up in 2012 on the basis of our tourist passion and our whole team’s long-standing experience in mountain expeditions. The directness of activities is what makes us different among Polish companies, we don’t need to make contact with partners in Turkey as we can be our own partners. We have our own transport, horses, guides and cooks. We speak Kurdish and Turkish, as well as Polish, English, Russian and German.

Our team

Our team is the Saltik family, typical Kurdish mountaineers, who have lived in the mountain area – the Ararat slopes for many generations. Currently on the Ararat slopes in the summer you may meet four generations of the family. We have our own transport, horses and guides, so we are independent. Our prices are low because we do not cooperate with local trekking agencies that hire horses, cars or guides as we have it all. We act directly.

О нас

Нас зовут Джоанна и Муса Салтик. Мы польско-курдская пара. Мы познакомились во время экспедиции на Арарат. Джоанна была участницей, а Муса гидом 🙂 Мы живем в Польше, но в сезон бываем в Турции и организуем экспедиции в горы и поездки по интересным местам. Мы оба любим ходить в горы и кататься на горном велосипеде.

О компании

Наша компания «ARARATTREK.PL Joanna Saltik» была создана в 2012 году на основе нашей туристической страсти и многолетнего опыта всей нашей команды в горных экспедициях. Что отличает нас от других польских компаний, это факт что нам не нужно вступать в контакт с партнерами в Турции, так как мы можем быть нашими собственными партнерами. У нас есть свой транспорт, лошади, гиды и повара. Мы говорим на курдском и турецком, а также на польском, английском, русском и немецком языке.

Наша команда

Наша команда – это семья Салтык, типичные курдские горцы, живущие в горном районе – склонах Арарата на протяжении многих поколений. В настоящее время на склонах Арарата летом можно встретить четыре поколения семьи. У нас есть свой транспорт, лошади и проводники, поэтому мы независимы. Наши цены низкие, потому что мы не сотрудничаем с местными треккинговыми агентствами, которые нанимают лошадей, автомобили или гидов, так как все это у нас есть. Мы действуем независимо от посредников.


The owner of the company who has a passion for travelling, a bicycle maniac, a mountain climber, the one who deals with the company’s formalities, finance, marketing and PR. She speaks Polish, Russian, English, German and a little bit Turkish 🙂 Musa’s wife.


[*]the head of the family, senior. He organised everything in Dogubayazit 🙂 He decided who is a guide today and who transport a group to Ararat [*]


A perfect driver for whom there isn’t a mountain road to go on. He brilliantly drives a car on uncomfortable mountains roads. He has been a mountain guide for a dozen or so years. As a few-year-old boy hiked in the mountains with his granddad with tourists and he “knows every stone” on Ararat. He will also lead you up on Suphan Dagi and Little Ararat.


Our company’s logo :), a mountain guide, he organizes everything there in Turkey. A long time ago he was a mountain shepherd who knew every path, even this invisible, on Ararat. A mountain climber with a GPS in his head instead of a map, a lover of Polish mountains, although he isn’t keen on Babia Góra 🙂 You will talk to him in Kurdish, Turkish, Russian and Polish. Joanna’s husband.


The next of the brothers. A strong mountain guide devoted to tourists whom, in case it is necessary, he will take on his back and carry up to the top. He will also lead you on difficult slopes of Suphan Dagi but he certainly won’t lead you astray.


The youngest of the brothers. A mountain guide. He has got a over 10 years of mountain experience on Ararat. He is not afraid of winter conditions. Before he became a guide he had travelled the paths on Ararat with baggage horses.