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13-days Kackar Mountain & Ararat Tour


Day 1mt kackars trekking

Meeting at the airport in Trabzon. Your guide takes you to hotel. Then - dinner with your guide.

Overnight in Trabzon.


Day 2

We go to visit city centre and historic places in Trabzon (e.g. Hagia Sophia Museum- a former Greek Orthodox church located in the city of Trabzon). Then we visit few interesting places near Trabzon: Sumela Monastery, Uzungol, Zigana Mountains, Karaca Cave.

Overnight at hotel in Trabzon.


Day 3

Transfer by minibus to Yusufeli. Overnight at hotel.


Day 4 Mount Kackars in Rize

Depature to Hevek (1800 meters). Overnight in pension.


Day 5

Trek to Dilberduzu Campsite (2900m). It takes on average 4 hours.

Overnight in tents at Dilberduzu Campsite.


Day 6

Before sunrise we wake up and start our trek to summit of Kackar mountain (3937 meters). After reaching the summit and short rest we back to Dilberduzu Campsite. Our trek takes about 11 hours.

Overnight in tents.


Day 7

Early wake up. We return to Hevek by  foot. It takes about 4 hours.

Overnight in pension.


Day 8 Hiking tours for Kackars

Transfer to Dogubayazit by minibus. When we arrive to Dogubayazit we visit city centre and bazaar and then relax in Turkish bath (hamam).

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Dogubayazit.

Day 9

Transfer from hotel to Eli Village at 2200 meters (with minibus). Tea break. Then we walk to Yesil Yayala Base Camp at 3200 meters (our equipment will be transported by pack animals). When we reach the camp we drink tea and eat hot meal. Overnight in tents at Camp 1.

Day 10

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.)

Day 11

We start climbing early in the morning (1 or 2 a.m.). After 5-7 hours we reach Mount Ararat summit at 5165 meters (depending on snow conditions, crampons may be needed for the last 200-300 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 minibuses wait us. We back to Dogubayazit.


Day 12 Climbing Mt Ararat in July

Our cultural tour.

We visit Ishak Pasha Palace (one of the most important palaces in Ottoman history), Ahmed-i Xani Tomb, Urartian Castle.

Then we 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 - he second largest meteor crater in the world.

On the way of crater, we also can see Iranian border.

Day 13

Transfer to airport in Van.



includedIncluded in the price:Ararat Climbing Tours

  • All transportation,
  • Accommodation, 
  • Dinners in Trabzon, Yusufeli, Hevek, 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.

not includedNot included:

  • Personal climbing equipment,
  • Alcoholic beverages,
  • Climbing permit,
  • Meals in towns.

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bring equipmentsNecessary personel equipment:

  • 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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