Fast Ascent on Mount Ararat

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Ararat trekking

This trip is intended only for those mountaineers who feel good in the high mountains and come to climb Ararat after earlier acclimatization on other mountain peaks. If you are one of those people, and you are also limited in time, this is the perfect solution for you.

You will conquer peak of Mount Ararat (the highest Turkish mountain) within three days.

The program of this trekking tour does not afford an additional day for acclimatization. Therefore, it is important that you, when deciding to join this variant of trekking, have already been well acclimated.

Day 1:From Dogubayazit to Ararat Camp 1
We will start our Ararat trekking tour about 9 am, after eating breakfast. We will pack our equipment in minibus (extra things not necessary on mountain we can leave in the hotel) and will drive to Cevirme village at 2200 m. We will stop near to the village, where is starting point of all trekking tours. Porters will pack all the luggage and camping equipment on horses and it will be transferred directly to Camp 1. We will take our lunch packets and small backpacks and walk up to Camp 1 located at an elevation 3200 m. The campsite we should reach within 3-4 hours. On the campsite we will set up our tents, eat some snacks and have a rest. At the evening hot dinner will be served by our cook.
Overnight in tents at Camp 1.

Day 2:Ascent to Ararat Camp 2 at 4200 m
In the morning we will pack our luggage and fold the tents. Then w will have breakfast. After breakfast we will start hiking to Ararat Camp 2 located at an elevation at 4200 m. (all the equipment, like in previous day, will be transported by horses).
After 4-5 hours, when we will reach the high camp, we will set up our tents, eat dinner and prepare ourselves for conquering the summit of Mount Ararat the following day.
Overnight in tents on Ararat Camp 2.

Day 3: Summit Day, return to Dogubayazit
We start climbing very early in the morning (about 1 - 2 a.m.). Within 5-7 hours we should reach Mount Ararat summit. Depending on snow conditions crampons may be needed for the last 200-300 meters.
Afterwards we will return to Camp 2, where we will have a little rest (about 1-2 hours), eat meal and pack our equipment.
Then we will walk down to Cevirme Village at 2200 m, where minibus will wait for us. On the way we can stop on Camp 1 for a short rest.
We will back to Dogubayazit, to our hotel.

Notice: We organize for you pick up from the airport one day before our Ararat trekking tour. We also drop you back to the airport after the tour.


If you are interested not only in hiking on Mount Ararat, but also in visiting the most interesting places of Eastern Turkey, please check the offer of our cultural tours. Click here 

Included in full service option

  • Transfer from the airport  and back
  • Transfer from Dogubayazit to the foot of Mount Ararat and back
  • Professional local guide service
  • Pack animals (horses), which will carry your equipment during trekking on Mount Ararat
  • Accommodation at a hotel in Dogubayazit (with breakfast) - 2 nights, twin rooms
  • All meals and soft drinks during the climbing on Ararat, with cooking service
  • Foam sleeping pads and tents (1 tent for each 2 persons)
  • Crampons (if you haven't got your own)

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals in cities

Photos from our tours

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