Overview: Embark on a 6-day trekking journey to the summit of Mount Ararat. Experience the beauty of nature, the challenge of the climb, and the thrill of reaching the peak, all while enjoying the rich cultural and natural sights of the region.
Day 1: Arrival in Van City or Ağri
Begin the trip upon your arrival at Ağri or Van airport.
Drive to Doğubeyazıt, stopping en route to admire the Muradiye waterfall.
Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel in Doğubeyazıt.
Day 2: Journey to Mount Ararat
Transfer from the hotel to Çevirme Village at 2200 meters via minibus.
Trek to the base camp at 3200 meters. All equipment will be transported by pack animals.
Relax with tea and a hot meal upon reaching the camp.
Overnight stay at Camp 1. The climb typically takes around 5 hours.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day
Climb to 4200 meters (Camp 1) for acclimatization, then return to the base camp.
Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at Camp 1.
Day 4: Ascent to Camp 2
After breakfast, climb to Camp 2 at 4200 meters. Equipment will be transported by pack animals.
Once at the camp, have a hot meal.
Overnight stay at Camp 2. Note: Sleep early in preparation for the summit climb the next day.
Day 5: Summit Day
Begin the ascent to the summit early in the morning, typically around 1 or 2 a.m.
Reach the Mount Ararat summit at 5165 meters after approximately 5-7 hours of climbing.
Descend to Camp 2 for rest, a meal, and to pack up the equipment.
Continue the descent to Çevirme Village, where a vehicle will transfer you back to Doğubeyazıt.
Day 6: Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Van airport for departure.
Mount Ararat permit (50 Euro).
Airport transfers from and to Ağri or Van.
Two nights' accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Doğubeyazıt.
Professional licensed trekking guide.
Meals prepared by a professional cook.
Cooking supplies and local cuisine.
All hot meals and drinks during the trek.
Camping equipment, including tents, sleeping mattresses, and ice crampons.
Porter services with horses to carry backpacks and camping equipment throughout the trek.