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Mount Ararat 7 Days Tour

 

Day-1 Welcome to Van Airport:

Meeting with our guide in Van airport and than we drive to Dogubeyazit. On the way to Dogubeyazit town, where our expedition will start, stop at Muradiye waterfalls to enjoy the view and Turkish Coffee, and overnight in Dogubeyazit. Dinner and gear check. L/D

Day-2 Camp one:
Transfer to Mount Ararat / Eli village at 2250m. We will start trekking to first Green camp at 3200m, average 4-5 hours. Dinner and overnight in Camp. B/L/D

Day-3 Ararat Acclimatization:
Acclimatization day. We start to hikes after relaxed breakfast to camp 2- 4200. 4 - 5 hours ascent.We will have packed lunch and having them at camp 2. We descend back to camp 1. B/L/D

Day-4 Camp two:
We load all our camping stuff on horses and start to hike up from Green camp to high camp. High camp is based 4200m. (5 - 6 hours).

Day-5 Ararat Summit:
If the weather conditions are suittable We will wake up early at 1:30 AM, drink tea-coffee, eat fill thermos with hot tea, depart from camp 2 at 2:30 AM. Climb 5 - 7 hours to Mount Ararat Summit at 5137m for sunrise. Return to camp two, eat, rest, pack gear for horses. Return to camp 1 for the night. B/L/D

Day-6 Dugubeyazit-Hotel:

After breakfast  descent down to car point (Eli village 2250 meters). Drive back to Dogubeyazit hotel. After some rest at hotel we will go to Turkish Bath-Hamam, transfer to resturant for dinner and overnight in Hotel. B/L/D

Day 7 Return Van airport:
After the breakfast in Hotel, Transfer Van airport. End of the tour. B

What the price includes:
*All road transportation after meeting in Van
*Accommodations(double room per 2 person)
*All meals on the Mountain
*Sightseeing, entrance fee
*English speaking, licenced mountain guide
*Horse support for luggages
*Cooking service in dining tent
*Tent for each 2 person. Sleeping mats
*Crampons and Summit certificate

What the price does includes:
*Tips
*Beverages
*Climbing Ararat Permit (50)

Climbing permit:
Ararat is in a second degree military zone. Because of Ararat's location all foreign climbers who want to climb need to get a climbing permission by the agencies before they come. The permit fee per person is (50) Euro. On completion the permit fee is transferred to Agri Governor’s bank account by the agency.


Accommodation:
In Dogubeyazit clients stay in 3 star hotels which are located in the centres of the cities.
High quality tents are used at the camps.

Meals in cities:
In cities high quality restaurants are used. The menus have traditional Turkish cuisine and vegetarian options, as well as desserts and seasonal fruits. 

Food on the Mountain: 
Meal is prepared and served by a special cook in a dining tent.

Horse and Porter support:
We use private vehicle for road transfer. On the mountain our backpacks and camping stuff will be carried by the horses until 1.Camp. After here our  luggages carried by porters until 3750m camp. Possibble to leave your extra clothes or other stuff in our safe room in the hotel Dogubeyazit. 

Leadership Guiding:
Our guides have Mountain Guide certificates from the Turkish Mountaineering Federation. It is necessary to have a licensed mountain guide to climb Mt.Ararat. Our guides have extensive experience on the mountains. They have led many groups and will lead you to the summit with the best experience.