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Mount Ararat Trekking 5 Days, Climbing Ararat


Day 1: from Dogubayazit to Mount Ararat

Transfer from hotel to Eli Village at 2200 meters (with minibus). Then we will walk to Yesil Yayala base camp at 3200 meters (our equipment will be transported by pack animals). When we reach the camp we will drink tea and eat hot meal.Overnight at Camp 1.
Climbing takes on average 3 hours.
Average ascent 1000m.

Day 2: Mount Ararat Acclimatizationtrekking mount ararat

Climb to 4200 meters (Camp 1) and return to Base Camp (for acclimatization). Next overnight at Camp 1.
Average climb - 8 hours.

Day 3: Mount Ararat Camp 2 at 4200 meters

After breakfast we start to climb to Camp 2 at 4200 meters. Equipment will be transported by pack animals. When we reach the camp we will have hot meal. Overnight at Camp 2. (We have to go to sleep very early. Next day we start to climb at 2 a.m.)
Climbing takes on average 5-6 hours.
Average ascent 1000m.

Day 4: Summit day.

We start climbing early in the morning (1 or 2 a.m.). After 5-7 hours we reach Mount Ararat Summit at 5165 meters. Afterwards we return to Camp 2, we have a rest, eat meal and pack equipment. Then we start to descent to Eli Village at 2200 meters, where vehicles wait us. We back to Dogubayazit.

Day 5: Cultural tour.

This day we will visit Ishak Pasha Palace - one of the most important palaces in Ottoman history.
Then we will visit Durupinar site. It' s a canoe-shaped area that some people believe could be the "foot print" of Noah's Ark.
Our last stop at this area will be Meteor crater. It's the second largest meteor crater in the world, after the largest one located in Alaska. Meteor Crater is 60 meters deep and 35 meters across.
On the way of crater, we also can see Iranian border.

Mount Ararat Trek Included in the price:

  • All transportation in Van, Dogubayazit and on Mt.Ararat,

  • Dinner on the first day in Dogubayazit and on Cultural Day

  • Hotel accommodation (in three stars hotel in Dogubayazit),

  • All meals and soft drinks during the climbing, with cooking service,

  • Sleeping mattresses and a tent for each 2 people,

  • Crampons,

  • Professional local guide service.Beginning start of trek on ararat mountains

climb ararat, hiking araratNot included:

  • Personal climbing equipment,

  • Alcoholic beverages,

  • Climbing permit,

  • Meal in the town.

Necessary personel equipments:

  • Trekking boots with ankle support,

  • Good sleeping bag,

  • Warm clothes,

  • Warm gloves and socks,

  • Walking poles,

  • Crampons,

  • Winter hat (cover ears),

  • Headlamp,

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.



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