All-inclusive 7-Day Private Trekking of Mount Ararat

All-inclusive 7-Day Private Trekking of Mount Ararat

Think you have what it takes to scale one of the largest mountains in the world? Try your skill with an all-inclusive, private, guided tour of the historic Mount Ararat, the largest mountain in Turkey and the supposed landing place of Noah's Ark.

This beautiful and historically important mountain actually has two peaks and is on the border with Turkey, Armenia, and Iran. Climb the largest of the two, ascending from 2000 meters (6562 feet) to the summit of 5137 meters (16,854 feet) over 5 days.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dogubeyazit

Stop At: Van, Van
Fly into the eastern Turkish city of Van where your chauffeur will greet you at the airport or your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Muradiye Selalesi, Muradiye, Van Turkiye
See this picturesque waterfall. It flows from a height of 18 m. There is a suspension bridge and a cafe in case you want to walk around or have a cup of hot Turkish tea.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dogubeyazit, Dogubeyazit, Agri Province
Head to your hotel in Dogubeyazit and meet your mountain guide. At night, meet with your mountain guide as a group to check all equipment and answer any questions you may have about our trek.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at a hand-picked 3-star hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 2: Base Camp1

Stop At: Mount Ararat, Agri Turkiye
After an early breakfast, head to the highest point possible via vehicle at 2000 meters/6562 feet. From that point, hand off your luggage to be loaded onto the horses by our porters, and begin a 4-5 hour hike that ascends 1100 meters, reaching Base Camp 1. The total distance is about 8-10 kilometers. Lunch will be eaten on the way to the base camp (juice, chocolates, cakes, fruits, sandwiches, water). Base Camp 1 is a green pasture with stone walls to shield tents from the wind. Have dinner (hot meal and drinks) at the camp and get some rest overnight in a tent.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent at Base Camp 1 on Mount Ararat.

Day 3: High Altitude Acclimatization Day

Stop At: Mount Ararat, Agri Turkiye
At this altitude, it is essential to allow time for your body to acclimate. Today, trek to 4200 meters (lunch along the way) and descend back to Base Camp 1 for dinner.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent at Base Camp 1 on Mount Ararat.

Day 4: Base Camp2

Stop At: Mount Ararat, Agri Turkiye
Hike approximately 10 kilometers (six hours) to 4200 meters/13,780 feet. At Base Camp 2, circular clearings among the rocks provide our tent sites with a natural windshield. Melted glacier water runs freely near the campsite. Finish off the day with dinner at the camp and rest overnight at Base Camp 2.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent at Base Camp 2 on Mount Ararat.

Day 5: Summit Climb

Stop At: Mount Ararat, Agri Turkiye
Wake up and have an early breakfast at about 1 a.m. After breakfast, trek with the group to the summit of Ararat (elevation 5137 meters/16,854 feet) at the top of Anatolia and all of Turkey. Total trekking to the summit will take between 6 and 7 hours. Crampons and an ice ax may be needed for the final hour of ascent and are provided and carried to this point by our horses. After taking photos and videos of the summit, descend to the high camp at 4200 meters and have something to eat and rest. Return to Base Camp 2 by 11:00 am, pack, and descend to Base Camp 1 at 3300 meters. Our horses transfer your luggage to Camp 1, so you do not have to worry about carrying it. Have a light dinner and overnight at Base Camp 1.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent at Base Camp 1 on Mount Ararat.

Day 6: Descent

Stop At: Mount Ararat, Agri Turkiye
Descend 4 hours from Base Camp 1 to Cevirme Village where our vehicle awaits.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Ishak Pasha Palace, Dogubeyazit Yolu 5., Dogubeyazit 04400 Turkiye
This palace is an Ottoman period palace which was built in the 17th century. It is one of only a few remaining examples of its kind.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight at a hand-picked 3-star hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 7: Head Home

Stop At: Dogubeyazit, Dogubeyazit, Agri Province
After breakfast at your hotel, say goodbye to Dogubeyazit and Mount Ararat and return to the airport of your choice.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
All-inclusive 7-Day Private Trekking of Mount Ararat
5/25/2022 - 6/29/2025
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duration: 7 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Van Airport, Van Turkiye


Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • All Equipment: Horse, Tent, Mattress, Crampons
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Muradiye Selalesi
  • Entry/Admission - Ishak Pasha Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Ararat

Not Included

Facilities


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