Mount Ararat Skiing – 5 Days

Day1: Pick up you at Van or Agri airport to Dogubayazit, Overnight stay in hotel

Day 2: After breakfast, we will go to Mount Ararat /Cevirme Village at 2200 m by minibus. Our baggage and skis are carried by horses.
Walking up to Camp1 at 2800 m. (2-3 hours). Tea and food will be ready for us.
Night in Camp1 (minimum -10° during the night)

Day 3: We ski up to Camp 2 at 3600m by carrying  horses equipment.

Day 4: Summit day. Before leaving the camp we need to get our duffle bags ready inside the tents. The duffle bags will be directly brought down to camp 1.
We have breakfast in the middle of the night then start the ascent.
After skiing 6 or 8 hours, we finally reach the summit with a breathtaking panoramic view over Turkey, Iran and Armenia. (minimum -30° at the top)
We directly descent down to car point, transfer to Dogubayazit city. Overnight sleep in hotel.

Day 5: After breakfast we will transfer you Agri or Van city airport

Included in the price:
*Transfers(Van/Dogubeyazit/Ararat/Dogubeyazit/Van)
*Hotel accommodation in Dogubeyazit and Van
*Turkish Mountaineering Federation permit price (different from climbing permit)
*Mountain guides
*Cook service and porters
*Food and drink on the mountain
*Horses carrying luggage
*Tent equipment
*Fee entrances for Muradiye Waterfalls, Ishak Pasa, Akdamar Island and the Fortress of Van

Equipment you need to bring:
*Tour ski, DVA (Arva, Bips…), snow shovel and probe
*Walking shoes
*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)
*Sleeping bags
*Headlamps
*Gloves
*Sunglasses
*Balaclava
*Thermos
*Toiletry kit