Climbing Mt Ararat in 5 days
Basic Mt Ararat climbing package with acclimatisation
This is our most basic Mt Ararat climbing package. Ideal for independent travellers off the beaten path. This Mt Ararat trekking tour is ideal for you if you want to ensure the success of your Mt Ararat summit ascent. With a gradual increase of altitude, your body has more time to adapt to different air quality. We will meet you on the day before the climb in Doğubayazıt so that we can show you all the equipment and discuss all the tiny details of the Mt Ararat trekking tour.
Day 1: transfer from Doğubayazıt to the foot of Mt Ararat (2200m) by truck at 8 am. From there, we start the first leg of our Mt Ararat climbing tour by trekking up to 3200m (1st camp, 4 hours). We pitch tents and hot food is served for dinner.
Day 2: to ensure the success of your Mt Ararat climb, this day serves for better acclimatisation. We start in the morning at 9 am and ascend to 4200m (2nd camp, 4 hours). After a short rest, we return to the 1st camp where hot food is served for dinner.
Day 3: start in the morning at 8 am, trekking up to the 2nd camp at 4200m (4 hours). The afternoon is spent with relaxation and preparing for the ascent to the Ararat summit the following day. Hot food is served for dinner.
Day 4: start at 2 am, climb up to Mt Ararat summit (5137m). Depending on snow conditions, crampons may be needed for the last 200 meters. We reach the summit of Mt Ararat by about 8 am. Should there be no clouds, you can see as far as the Kackars. We return to the 2nd camp, where hot soup and tea is served. After some rest, we pack the tents and return to the 1st camp to spend the night there. Dinner at the 1st camp.
Day 5: descent from the 1st camp to car pick-up point. We say good-bye to Mt Ararat and return to Doğubayazıt by truck.
Included in the price: climbing permit, transfer between Doğubayazıt and Mt Ararat (2200m), all meals, water, tea, guide, porter, cook, tent, mat, sleeping bag, crampons.
Necessary equipment: backpack for the equipments and clothes, day-bag for the hikes, hiking boots, head lights, warm and waterproof clothes, pocket knife, sun glasses. If you bring your own sleeping bag, choose a good 3-season one (0°C). Weather may be chilly at 4200m, and you can expect temperatures between 0 and -15°C on the summit.
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