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Climb Ararat (Comfort Tour)

Program of this tour, with one extra day for acclimatization and overnight on camp 1 after reaching summit of Ararat will let you enjoy climbing with full comfort and without the hustle.


Overview

Trekking on Mount Ararat doesn’t require any technical skills. Only at 4900 meters we wear crampons for last 1 - 1,5 hour. Mostly the path is quite fine to walk and it is not rocky. Mount Ararat is not very difficult peak to climb but it is over 5000 m high, so the big challenge is altitude. Our guides will keep you walk slowly for you get used to it. Also additional day for acclimatization will increase your chance of success in reaching the summit.

Mount Ararat Quick Facts

*Turkey's highest peak (5137 meters)
*Place of where Noah's Ark landed
*Rise up at the border of Turkey, Iran and Armenia

Our expert Guides

All of our guides were born on the slopes of Mount Ararat and each guide climbed Ararat min. 50 times.

Additional infos

Climbing Mount Ararat require permition from Turkish local government in Dogubayazit. For more information about climbing permit, please click on the link.

Recommendations

*Choose summer months for your trekking. The best weather condition is in July and August.
*For better acclimatization we recommend you to climb one other mountain, before your Ararat ascent. We can organize for you trekking on Mount Nemrut, Mount Suphan, Mount Tekelti or Little/Small Ararat as your acclimatization tour.


Program

Day One Dogubayazit

Our team will pick you up from the airport in Igdir, Agri or Van. Then we will drive to Dogubayazit (the town from where all tours on Mount Ararat start). On the way we can stop near interesting places to take pictures. Check-in at a hotel in Dogubayazit.
At the evening you will have meeting and dinner with your mountain guide who will give you also some information about your climbing on Mount Ararat.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day Two from Dogubayazit to Mount Ararat

After breakfast we will drive to small village on the foot of Mount Ararat - Cevirme village (2200 m). You will take your small daily backpack, water and lunch packets and start ascent to Camp 1. Rest of equipment will be carried on horses. Trekking to Ararat Camp 1 (3300 m) takes around 4-5 hours. There we will pitch our tents, have lunch and rest time.
At the evening hot dinner will wait for us.
Overnight in tents.

  • Elevation : 2200 meters to 3300 meters
  • Distance : 7,3 km
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average heat : +25 - +30 (Summer season)

  • Day Three Acclimatization hike

    Extra day for acclimatization, which will help us to get used to high altitude. We will eat breakfast at the campsite, take lunch packets and water for drinking and ascent to Camp 2 located at an altitude 4200 m. After reaching Camp 2 we will have short break and then descent the Camp 1, where lunch will wait for us. Then we have free time.
    At the evening cook will serve hot dinner.
    Overnight in tents.

  • Elevation : 3300 meters to 4200 meters
  • Distance : 6,5 km x 2 times
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average heat : +20 - +25 (Summer season)

  • Day Four Ararat high camp

    We will eat breakfast and pack our luggage, which horses will carry to higher campsite. Then we will take our lunch packets and small backpacks and walk to Camp 2 (4200 m). After reaching campsite we will eat some snacks, drink tea or coffee and then pitch our tents. Rest of day we can rest.
    At the evening cook will serve dinner.
    Overnight in tents.

  • Elevation : 3300 meters to 4200 meters
  • Distance : 6,5 km
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average heat : +20 - +25 (Summer season)

  • Day Five Ararat summit

    Your guide will wake you up long before dawn (usually about 1-2 a.m.). You will eat breakfast, drink something hot and last time check your equipment before trek to the summit of Mount Ararat. Then you will start ascent to the top (your guide will keep slow tempo). After 5-7 hours you should reach summit of Ararat. You will have there short break for a group photo and celebrating success. Then you will descent to Camp 2. After hot meal and 1-2 hours rest you will pack luggage and start to walk down to Camp 1 for dinner and overnight.
    Overnight in tents at the Camp 1.

  • Elevation : 4200 meters to 5137 meters and descent to 3300 meters
  • Distance : 13 - 14 km total ascent and descent
  • Habitat : Alpine Tundra
  • Heat : +30 / +25 / -20(Summer season) This day you will have very cold weather during our climb to summit, after summit weather always getting hotter. So, diffirence of heat can be 60° .

  • Day Six From Ararat to city

    After breakfast at the campsite we will prepare our luggage, which horses will take down, and start descent to Cevirme village. From the village we will drive to our hotel in Dogubayazit.
    After shower and lunch in city centre we will start our half day city tour. We will visit Ishak Pasha Palace, Ahmed-i Hani tomb, Urartian Castle and Meteor Crater located just next to the border with Iran.
    At the evening we will have Celebration dinner in a restaurant.
    Overnight in the hotel.

  • Elevation : 3300 meters to 2200
  • Distance : 7,3 km
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average Heat : +25 - +30

  • Day Seven Transfer to Airport

    Breakfast at the hotel. Later we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back.


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