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Climbing Fabulous ararat mountain - a magical expedition
Trekking Mount Ararat ( agri ) is an magical adventure
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Group: 8-15 People
  • Type: Guided Backpacking
  • Pick-up: Van / Agri airport
  • Difficulty: 4
  • Age: 12+

Climbing Mount Ararat Expedition Classic ( 7 Days package -5 days of Trekking)
With this outdoor climbing activity starting from Doğubeyazıt, you will have the chance to accomplish what many climbers adventurer and nature lovers  dream of. 

Climb Turkey’s Highest Mountains


Day 1Meeting and Transfer to dogubeyazit

Meet the group / Individual clients at one of chosen airport VAN – IGDIR  and transfer to the hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 2Hiking : Dogubeyazit to Ararat Base Camp 1

Dogubeyazit – Mt Ararat (Camp I, 2,800 m)
In the morning transfer till Eli or Cevirme village by minibus. We begin our trek – today to 1. camp at 2,800m. Our trekking lasts about five hours. Our baggage will be carried by horses or mules. Dinner and overnight at camp. (Ascent = 1000 m / Descent = 0)

Day 3Acclimatisation Day

After breakfast trek to camp II (4.200 m) and return to camp I. Our trekking takes about 4 hours. Dinner and overnight in camp. (Ascent = 1000m / Descent = 1000 m)

Day 4Mt. Ararat (Camp II, 4.200 m)

After breakfast trek to camp II (4.200 m). Our trekking takes about 4 hours. Our baggages will be carried by horses or mules. Afternoon is free for preparation for next day, because we will go up to the summit. Overnight camp with all meals. (Ascent = 1000 m / Descent = 0 m)

Day 5Hiking : Summit Day (5.137 m)

We start trekking early in the morning (at 2 a.m.) after breakfast. About at 4.500 m glaciers and perennial snows are present, thus the most part of the ascent is done with equipment necessary for ice climbing. After 5-7 hours we are on the Top of Mount Ararat (5.137 m). Afterwards we return to Camp 2, we have a short rest, eat and drink and pack equipment. Then we start to descent to Camp I. Overnight at camp, with all meals. (Ascent = 937 m / Descent = 1937 m)

Day 6Mt. Ararat – Dogubeyazit

Descend to Eli or Cevirme Village about 3 hours and return to Dogubeyazit . We visit Ishak Pasha Palace. Overnight at hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 7Dogubeyazit – Van

Transfer to Van airport and end of our expedition.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes:Click to Expand

  • Use of trekking poles and Microspike Crampons if necessary
  • Entrance fees and national park permits
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit
  • Roundtrip transportation from the airport to the departure point and back
  • All meals are included from Dinner the first day through Breakfast on the last day
  • Trekking Guidance
  • Entrance Fees
  • Airport & Bus Station Transfers
  • Lunch Box
  • 3 Lt Water Perday
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Entrance Fees
  • First Aid Kits
  • Logistics

Price Excludes:Click to Expand

Personal Expenses Such as Beverages

Phone Calls

Extra Transfers etc.

Private Travel Insurance

First & Last Day Meals

Plane and Bus Tickets

Personal Trekking Equipments

Driver Service Fee

Tips to Trekking Crew

Any other Expenses not indicated in Tour Programme






Additional Note/s

1 – Meeting points : Van, Ağrı or Iğdır airport

2 – The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per need and time frame of the party. Program may change according to weather and road conditions. Cost will be re-calculated  if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per party members request with appropriate additional cost. The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guide and auxiliary guide.

3 – Please give a notice for one  or more extra Night/ Day Before and / or after the activity.

Travel – Transfer – Logistics

Travel:  Recommended arrival and departure airport is : Van – Igdir or Agri (There are winter flights available via Istanbul). Please note that the flight information may change rapidly and not all flights run daily. Please check directly with the airlines website.Please do not book your flights before we have confirmed your booking.

Private Transfers: All private transfers will be arranged according to the itinerary and you will find the confirmation and the details for your private transfer in the itinerary .

Luggage transfers & logistics : Luggage transfer on hiking (Walking) days is included and your baggages will transfered from the current hotel to the next one. After the checkout you will leave the baggages at the hotel reception and begin to hike. On arrival to the next hotel , baggages will there waiting for you arrival.

Accommodation: Hotel – Pension- Camping Ground (Hotels are subjected to availability). Accommodation is Hand-picked and monitored facilities (Hotels) offering good level of Comfort.
• Hotels are subjected to availability, incase a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates we will replace it with an equal quality level hotel. You will receive exact accommodation details upon booking confirmation.
*Single Room & Solo Traveller Supplement

Where individual members of a group require a single room, a single room supplement is applicable.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner is always included. A sandwich, bottle of water, fruit are included for lunch-pack.


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