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.
Eastern Turkey on Utube
Arrive in Van airport , after meet and greet and
transfer to your hotel, where you will meet your mountain guide.
Overnight in Dogubeyzit.
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.
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
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.
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 .
breakfast transfer to Van airport early in the morning.
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
2 nights 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 and availability on request:
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