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Be Adventurous and Take a Tour Trekking in Mount Ararat

5 / 5 total 2 reviews
Duration: 6 days
Product code: 4803
Overview

Mount Ararat is 5137m (16854 ft), and you will need a special permit to climb the mountain which your guides will organise. However, this can take a couple of months to process.

The climate on Ararat can be spectacular and changeable, but our guides have spent their lives on and around the mountain. Also, they are fully qualified and equipped to lead expeditions on the mountain as the regulations stipulate.

You should take some pre-climb training, and if you already have a good fitness base, we can recommend a fitness programme that would cover the requirement for your permit to be approved. You can not just throw yourself at Ararat; the Turkish name for Ararat is ‘Mountain of Pain’ for a reason! You need to be able to walk at least 10-15 miles comfortably before you take on this challenge.

We have an acclimatisation process as altitude sickness can be a problem with some climbers. This is something our professional guides are familiar with and are happy to direct you to good sources of information.

Your luggage and all camping gear are packed on horses or mules for the trek; all you need to carry is anything you require for your personal need, and a decent capacity hydration unit is recommended as dehydration can contribute to general fatigue and the onset of altitude sickness.

For those who wish to experience the impressive, beautiful scenery of this region without the trek to the summit, we are happy to arrange treks on foot or horseback.

We arrange all equipment for the climb including tents, sleeping bags, pickaxe, hand lamp, mountaineering clothing and shoes and you will have a professional and certified local guide who will prepare three meals a day for you, and, of course, tea.

 

Highlights
  • Take an adventure with professional guides
  • Hike to the summit of Mount Ararat and take in the stunning views
  • At the end of your trek take a relaxing Turkish Bath and a Dinner on the shore
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French
  • Duration Duration: 6 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This tour is on request onlyThis tour is on request only
  • You need to have an excellent fitness level to take this tourYou need to have an excellent fitness level to take this tour
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up fro Van Airport
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 14 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Climbing Permit
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • All accommodatins
  • All road transport (tolls etc)
  • Professional guide
  • All state and local taxes
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
Itinerary
Days

Arrive at Van airport where you will be greeted and brought to your hotel or campsite, where you will meet with your mountain guide and enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Dogubeyzit.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Accommodation in Dogubeyzit

After early morning breakfast, start your trek with a drive to the highest truck stop (approximate elevation 2000 meters/6562 ft), then begin a four-hour hike that ascends around 1100 meters to Base Camp 1 (approximately 3100 meters/10,170 ft.) and the distance is 8-10 km.

Base Camp 1 is a green pasture surrounded by stone walls that shields the tents from the wind.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Base Camp 1 Tent

Today you will have a climb to 4200 metres then return to base to acclimatise yourself to the high altitude. 

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Base Camp 1 Tent

Today you will have a steeper six-hour hike to Base Camp 2 (approximate elevation 4200 meters/13,780 ft) with a distance of 10 km.

Circular clearings among the rocks provide our tent sites with a natural windshield, and melted glacier water runs freely near the campsite.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Base Camp 2 Tent

Today climb from Base Camp 2 to the summit (elevation 5137 meters/16,854 feet) taking around 6 hours and we usually start this ascent at 2:00 am.

Crampons and an ice axe are needed for the final hour of ascent.

Most people return to Base Camp 2 by 11:00 am, pack, and descend to Base Camp 1.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Base Camp 1 Tent

Take a 4-hour descent from Base Camp 1 to where a vehicle will be waiting to you back to lodgings in Dogubeyazit and a well-deserved visit to a Turkish bath and loosen up your tired muscles and then enjoy a relaxing dinner on the shores of Lake Van and with an opportunity to reflect on your achievement.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Accommodation in Dogubeyzit
Meeting Point
Pick up from Van Airport times will be depending on your international flights into Van

Additional Info
  • You will need a visa to enter Turkey please check with your local Embassy
  • A permit is required which your guide will organise but can take upto a couple of months
  • You must be able to walk up to or beyond 20 kms per day on successive days involving severe inclines.
  • Make sure you bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • Make sure you have adequate insurance
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Reviewed by Sude Nur TR   September 05, 2019
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Ben ve eşim birlikte gittik bu tura ve gerçekten çok sevdik yürüyüş inanilmaz oldu bu tur herkese tavsiye ederim.
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Ayla TR   September 06, 2019

Merhaba Sude Nur Hanim, yorumunuz için çok tesekkur ederiz. Memun kaldiniz sevindim. Saygilar, Ayla.

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Reviewed by Meyer P US   April 09, 2019
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I had a great time doing this amazing trek of my life! If you do like these kinds of attractions, you should definitely go for it.  It was so luxurious; the base camp, the delicious food, shower, toilet, good music, amazing people, even WiFi!! Great and exhausting days.
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Brooke US   April 10, 2019

Hello, Meyer P.Thank you very much for your kind words in this review. It is always nice to hear when our guests had an amazing time with one of our tours. Thank you also for your recommendation. I really appreciate yor review. Kind regards, Brooke.

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