Hiking Tour on Legendary Mount Ararat 

Visit the heart of this fascinating and exotic country and its Biblical and ancient Sites in the Black Sea Region along ancient silk trade routes including Mount Ararat where the legendary Noah's Ark landed!

7days/6nights adventure tour

Departures 16Jun-8Sep 2014 on every Monday from Van
Guaranteed with minimum 2 passengers

mount ararat

Take part in this once in a lifetime adventure and climb the historic Mount Ararat accompanied by our fully licenced, highly experienced mountain guides. Mount Ararat is a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone with  two peaks: Greater Ararat and Lesser Ararat.It is one of the largest single-mass or volume mountain in the world. Discover Van and Dogubeyzit area prior to the hike.

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ITINERARY                         
Day 1
Arrive in Van airport , after meet and greet and transfer to your hotel, where you will meet your mountain guide. Overnight in Dogubeyzit.

Day 2
After an early breakfast drive to the highest truck stop (approximate elevation 2000 meters/6562 ft), then begin a four hour hike that ascends about 1100 meters to Base Camp 1 (approximate elevation 3100 meters/10,170 ft.) The distance is about 8-10 km. Base Camp 1 is a green pasture with stone walls to shield tents from the wind. Dinner and overnight in your tent.

Day 3 - Today you spend your time acclimatizing to high altitude. You will climb to 4200 metres then return to base. Dinner and overnight in a tent.

Day 4
A steeper six hour hike to Base Camp 2 (approximate elevation 4200 meters/13,780 ft). The distance is 10 km. Circular clearings among the rocks provide our tent sites with a natural wind shield. Melted glacier water runs freely near the campsite. Dinner and overnight in your tent.

Day 5
The climb from Base Camp 2 to the summit (elevation 5137 meters/16,854 feet) is 6 hours. Start this ascent at 2:00 am. Crampons and an ice axe are needed for the final hour of ascent. Most people return to Base Camp 2 by 11:00 am, pack, and descend to Base Camp 1. Dinner and overnight in the tent.

Day 6
A 4-hour descent from Base Camp 1 to where our vehicle will be waiting, and then, back to your hotel in Dogubeyazit and a well deserved visit to a Turkish bath to loosen up those tired muscles .

Day 7
After breakfast transfer to Van airport early in the morning.

 We suggest that anybody who wishes to climb Ararat must be physically fit and should have taken a training program for high altitudes trekking. You should be able to walk 10 – 15 miles over varied terrain comfortably .

Price includes:

  • 2nights accommodation in Dogubeyazit at Ararat hotel with breakfast

  • Equipment , tent, sleeping bag, crampons and mat during your 4nights at Mount Ararat

  • All meals during the climb

  • Guilding , porters, permition, return transfer from Van to Dogubeyazit

Price 2014 in US per person :

Tour Price per person USD
Double occupancy 1142
Single supplement 1588

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