Mount Ararat Trekking – 8 Days

Day 1: We meet at the Van airport, then transfer to a hotel in Van.

Day 2:
Breakfast at the hotel in Van, then we have a cultural tour to visit Van historical places: Akdamar island, Armenian church, old city and cats house.
Transfer to Dogubayazit (3-4 hours) on a minibus and on the way we stop at the Muradiye waterfalls to drink tea and have a little break. 
We stay overnight at a hotel  in Dogubayazit. 
 
Day 3:
Transfer to  Cevirme village by bus (2200 masl). Hike to the first camp 3200 masl. Lodging in tents, equipment will be carried by horses (4-5 hours). 
 
Day 4:
Base Camp (3200 m) – Second Camp (4200 m) – Base Camp (Acclimaztiation day, 4-5 hrs).
We climb to second camp and return to base camp, stay the night in tents.
 
Day 5:
(3200 masl) Climb to second  camp at 4200 masl. Equipment will be carried by horses. Stay the night at tents in the second camp.   
 
Day 6: 
We climb to Ararat Summit (5137 m). It takes about 5-6 hours approx. Then we go back down to second camp, have 1-2 hours to rest, pack our equipment and start to descend to base camp (3200 masl.) Sleep there in tents.
 
Day 7:
Have breakfast and head to Eli village at 2200 masl. Meet the driver there and transfer to the hotel in Dogubayazit. In the afternoon we go on a visit through Dogubayazit.
We will visit Ishak Pasha Palace, which is one of the most beautiful Ottoman Palaces. After visiting the palace we can see an old Urartian Castle. Afterwards we visit Noah’s Ark National Park and Museum. Then we go to see Meteor Crater and iranian border. Stay the night at the hotel.  
 
Day 8: Transfer to Airport.
 
Included in the price: 
3 nights at a hotel in Dogubayazit
Transfers to/in Dogubatazit, Van airport and back
Meals and drinks on mountain
Cooking service on mountain
Guide
Tents
Sleeping matress
Horses and porters
Summit certificate

 

Mt Ararat Trek