Day1: We pick you up at Van or Agri airport and drive you to Dogubayazit city. We stay the night at a hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast, we go to Mount Ararat /Cevirme Village at 2200 masl by minibus. Our baggage and skis are carried by horses.
Then, we walk up to camp 1 at 2800 masl (2-3 hours). Tea and food will be ready for us.
We stay the night at Camp1 (we can expect a minimum -10°C during the night).
Day 3: We take our skis up to camp 2 at 3600 masl, horses will be carrying our heavy equipment.
Day 4: Summit day. Before leaving the camp we need to get our duffel bags ready inside the tents. The duffel bags will be directly brought down to camp 1.
We have breakfast in the middle of the night, then start the ascent.
After skiing for 6 or 8 hours, we finally reach the summit with a breath taking panoramic view over Turkey, Iran and Armenia. (minimum -30°C at the top).
We descend directly to car meeting point, where our driver will meet us to take us back to Dogubayazit city. We stay the night at the hotel.
Day 5: After breakfast, we will take you to Agri or Van airport.
Included in the price:
*All transfers (Van/Dogubeyazit/Ararat/Dogubeyazit/Van)
*Hotel accommodation in Dogubeyazit and Van
*Turkish Mountaineering Federation permit price (different from climbing permit)
*Cook service and porters
*Food and drinks on the mountain
*Horses to carry luggage
*Fee entrances for Muradiye Waterfalls, Ishak Pasa, Akdamar Island and the Fortress of Van
Equipment you need to bring:
*Skis, DVA (Arva, bips…), snow shovel and probe
*Warm and waterproof gear (different layers)
* One rucksack between 40 to 50 litres
*One duffle bag (60 to 80 litres) that will be carried by horses
*Crampons (if you don’t have we can rent you some)