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Day 1 : Transfer to DogubayazitIshak Pasa Palace in 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 2 : 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. Ararat Trekking Day1
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 3 : Acclimatization walk

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. Sunset on Mt Ararat Camp
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 4 : Ascent to Ararat Camp 2

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. Hiking Second Camp
Overnight in tents.

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

Day 5 : Climbing to 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 2200 metersArarat Summit
  • Distance : 20 - 21 km total ascent and descent
  • Habitat : Alpine Tundra, Steppe
  • 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 6 : Descent from Ararat

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 7 : Transfer to Aiport

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


Full service option includes:

Professional local guide service

Transfer from the airport in Agri/Igdir or Van and back
Transfer from Dogubayazit to the foot of Mount Ararat and back
Horses/mules which will carry food and personal equipment on Mount Ararat
Dinner in local restaurant before trekking (Day 1)
Accommodation at 3* hotel in Dogubayazit (with breakfast) – 2 nights
All meals and soft drinks during trekking, with professional cooking service
Tents (1 tent for 2 people)
Sleeping mattresses
Crampons

Not included:

Domestic flights

Visa fee
Insurance
Alcoholic beverages
City meals (except those which are mentioned as included in the price)

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