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Ski on Mount Ararat

Day 1
Meeting at the airport in Van. From the airport, depending on how much time we have, we can drive to visit old Urartian Casle and Akdamar Island on the Van Lake (where is located 10th-century Armenian church- Church of The Holly Cross). After lunch near to Van Lake we will drive to Tatvan, near to the foot of Mount Nemrut.
Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Tatvan.

Day 2
In the morning minibus will transfer us from the hotel to the foot of Mount Nemrut. We will wear our skis and start to ascent to the summit of Mount Nemrut (3050 m.), from where we can enjoy great view of Van Lake and surroundings. After short break for taking photos we will start to descent to our starting point, where minıbus will wait for us.
Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Tatvan.

Day 3
After breakfast in hotel we will drive to the foot of Mount Suphan. We will wear our skis and ski to the summit of Mount Suphan, From where we also will have breathtaking view of Van Lake. We ski down from the summit. Ascent + descent will take 7-9 hours. From the foot of Mount Suphan we will drive to Dogubayazit.
Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Dogubayazit.

Day 4
After breakfast in hotel we will pack our equipment and drive to Cevirme Village, near to the foot of Mount Ararat. Porters will take our luggages and we will start to ski to the Winter Base Camp at 2800-2900 meters. On the camp we will eat lunch, drink hot tea and pitch our tents. Rest time and dinner.
Overnight at Camp 1.

Day 5
We eat breakfast on the Camp, pack our equipment and start to ski to Camp 2. Today we will carry our limited equipment by ourselves. Porters also will help us and will take rest of things. We will stay on Winter Camp 2 (depending on snow conditions it can be between 3500-3800 meters).
Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 6Ararat Suphan Nemrut Ski Touring
After very early wake up we will eat breakfast and start to ski to the top of Mout Ararat (5137 meters). Before leaving the camp we need to get our duffle bags ready inside the tents (they will be directly brought down to Camp 1).
Depending on snow and ice condition might be necessery to leave ski on 4800-4900 and continue ascent with crampons.
After reaching the summit we will ski down to Camp 1, where we will have dinner and stay for overnight.

Day 7
We back from the camp to Cevirme Village from where minibuses will transfer us to Dogubayazit. Depending on the time we can visit Ishak Pasha Palace (17th-century Ottoman's palace, located 7 km from Dogubayazit), Meteor Crater and Noah's Museum. Dinner in restaurant.
Overnight at a hotel in Dogubayazit.

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport in Van.

 

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