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Ararat

 

 

Duration: 8 days

 

Date: June – September

 

Group size: a minimum 8 persons

Contact us for smaller group, or private tour prices.

 

 

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PROGRAMME

Ascent of Mount Ararat (5.165 m), the highest mountain in Turkey. The  ascent of the 5000m high mountain, technically graded as fairly easy takes place along the only the permitted route via two camps.

The hospitality of a Kurdish nomad family during a homely evening meal will be filled with many unforgettable moments.

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival to Van, transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast, transfer from Van to Dogubayazit with a stop at a waterfall Muradiye. Packed lunch, Accommodation, dinner, overnight in hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the starting point of our ascent (2.200 m). Ascent (about 4 hours) to Base Camp 1  (3.200 m). Packed lunches. Luggage will be transported by horses. Dinner, overnight stay in tents.

Day 4

Breakfast, ascent for acclimatization (5 hours) without baggage. During the walking tour you can admire spectacular views of Little Ararat and views to Iran. Lunch (packed lunch). Descent to Base Camp 1, free time to relax, dinner, overnight stay in tents.

Day 5

Breakfast, packing of our tents and climb to Camp 2 (4.200 m, 5 hours). Luggage will be transported by horses. Packed lunch. Dinner. It will only be a short overnight stay in tents. The tents are protected from the wind behind a wall of stones.

Day 6

Up to the peak 5.165m (about 4 -5 hours). Start at 3 a.m. First you will have to climb over boulders and small rocks to the snow and ice cap in the summit area where, depending on the conditions, you may have to use crampons. If the weather is fine there will be time for an extensive rest at the summit. You´ll enjoy magnificent views to Armenia, Iran, Doğubayazit and Süphan. Lunch (packed lunch). Descent to Camp 2 and then a further descent to Base Camp 1 (descent takes 5-6 hours). Dinner and celebration of your successful climb to the top of the mountain Ararat. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7

Breakfast, descent from the Base Camp 1 to Eli, way back to Doğubayazit, free time, hamam, dinner, overnight stay in hotel.

Day 8

Breakfast, transfer to the airport from Doğubayazit to Van. Flight home.

 

 

Price: upon request

 

Pricing Details: Price varies according to group size and preferences

 

 

Tour price includes:

All meals and overnight stays according to the program

All transfers in Turkey according to the program

Permission from Ankara for the Ascent of Ararat

50 Dollar entrance fee per person for the national park Ararat

Hamam entrance fee

Licensed Kurdish mountain guide, German or English speaking

Food and Beverages – full board – all inclusive on the mountain

Kurdish cook

Luggage transport by horses on the mountain up to camp 2

Tents for two people & thermo mats (single person tents – additional charge)

 

Not Included:

Tips to Guides and Drivers
Alcoholic Beverages
Flights To and From Destinations

 

Booking deadline: immediate

 

Packing and equipment list:

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Cheap flights to Turkey

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Information and reservation:

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