About Us

What we do

At Mount Ararat Climbing Tours we specialize in professional, fully organised mountaineering expeditions, climbs, ascents, summits and skiing tours of Mount Ararat (Noah’s Ark Biblical resting place), Mount Suphan, Mount Artos and Mount Kackar, in Turkey.

As well climbing lesser know Turkish mountains such as Little Mt Ararat (aka Lesser Ararat) – Mount Ararat’s little twin brother.


We also fully organise climbing and ascents of mountains in neighbouring countries, such as Mount Damavand, Iran.

We can provide and organise everything you will need including, highly experienced and qualified mountain and expedition guides, climbing permits, support teams/porters, cooks/food, accomodation (tents and hotels as required), all transportation and logistics (including airport collection/drop-off), mountaineering equipment as required and storage for valuables and equipment not needed on the mountain.


Note: All our guides are local and speak English as well as their native language. We are experienced mountain tour guides and many mountaineering groups, individuals and tour agencies contract our guiding support each year. Our lead guide has successfully reached the summit of Mount Ararat over 300 times and is qualified in guiding both experienced and inexperienced climbers.


We can also include tours to nearby historical sites such as Ishak Pasa Palace, Dogubeyazit (near Mt Ararat), Akdamar Island in Lake Van (near Mt Suphan and Mt Artos), Meteor Crater (near Mt Ararat), the ice cave inside Little Ararat, Noah’s Ark National Park.


For the more adventurous we also provide snowboarding and paragliding expeditions of Mount Ararat and other well known mountains.


Climbing Season and Weather on Ararat


Mid June to mid September is the best time climbing season for Ararat Mountain. The temprature on camp two usally getting very cold after sunset, Ararat is not a technical peak but cold winds and high altitude make this an excellent choice for climbers interested in making an ascent of this historical peak.


Everybody without much hiking experience is strongly advised to tackle the mountain during this climbing season. The great time to Ararat Ski Touring (March and April).