Mount Ararat Trek
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Mount Ararat Trek 7 Days

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.

Tour Inclusions:

  • 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.

  • Cold beverages.

  • Porter services with horses to carry backpacks and camping equipment throughout the trek.

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