Overview: Embark on a 7-day trekking journey to the summit of Mount Ararat. Experience the beauty of nature, the challenge of the climb, and explore the rich cultural and natural sights of Doğubayazıt.
Day 1: Arrival in Van or Ağri
Meet at either Van or Ağri airport.
Transfer directly to a hotel in Doğubayazıt for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Journey to Mount Ararat
Transfer from the hotel to Çevirme Village at 2200 meters via minibus.
Begin the trek towards Camp 1, situated 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.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day
Undertake an acclimatization trek to the Second Camp at 4200 meters, then return to Base Camp.
Overnight stay in tents at Base Camp.
Day 4: Ascent to Second Camp
Climb up 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 5137 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 Doğubayazıt for an overnight hotel stay.
Day 6: Exploring Doğubayazıt
Tour Doğubayazıt, visiting Ishakpasa Palace, Noah’s Ark, and the meteor crater.
After lunch, drive to the hot springs in Diyadin — a perfect remedy for tired feet!
Return to the hotel in Doğubayazıt for the night.
Day 7: Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Van airport for departure.
Mount Ararat climbing permit (50 Euro).
Airport transfers to and from Van or Ağri.
Three nights' accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Doğubayazıt.
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.