Mt Ararat trekking tour – 7-day programme
Trek Mt Ararat enjoying our flight-to-flight service.
You'll get a return transfer from Kars or Van airports, we'll book a nice hotel room for you, take care of your dinner, organise a visit to the hamam after the climb: so you can just relax and enjoy your Mt Ararat tour.
Day 1: transfer from Van or Kars airport to Doğubayazıt. On the way we will get the first glimpse of Mt Ararat. Dinner in Doğubayazıt. At dinner we will discuss al the possible questions regarding your Mt. Ararat climb. Accommodation is provided in double rooms.
Day 2: transfer from Doğubayazıt to the foot of Mt Ararat (2200m) by minibus at 8 am. From here, you start your Mt Ararat trekking tour by climbing up to 3200m (1st camp, 4 hours). We pitch tents and hot food is served for dinner.
Day 3: To ensure the success of your Mt Ararat trekking tour, we reserve this day for better acclimatisation. To achive this, we start in the morning at 9 am and trek up to 4200m (2nd camp, 4 hours). After a short rest, we return to the 1st camp where hot food is served for dinner.
Day 4: start in the morning at 8 am, ascent to the 2nd camp at 4200m (4 hours). The afternoon is spent with relaxation and preparing for climbing up to the Ararat summit the following day. Hot food is served for dinner.
Day 5: we start at 2 am and climb up to the summit of Mt Ararat (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. 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 6: descent from the 1st camp to car pick-up point. We say good-bye to Mt Ararat and return to Doğubayazıt by truck. After some rest in the hotel, we go to the hammam. Farewell dinner. Accommodation in double rooms.
Day 7: Transfer to Van or Kars airport
Included in the price: all transportation, all meals during the trek, dinner on the day of the arrival and on return from the Ararat trek, tea, water (other soft drinks and alcohol not included), hotel accommodation for 2 nights in double rooms (Doğubayazıt)*, climbing permit, guide for the Mt Ararat trek, porter, cook, tent, mat, sleeping bag, crampons, climbing certificate, hamam on the evening of return from the Mt Ararat trek.
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.
*If you prefer not to share a room, a single supplement applies.
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