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Mt. Ararat

Those who like to be at the peak; we invite you to the summit of Turkey , to Ararat Mountain in the far east of Turkey in between our Iranian and Armenian borders at 5167m. to witness one of the most popular myths of history.This grey haired old volcano standing like an emperor and watching his citizens is waiting for adventurers to reach him.

You will have an unimaginable experience and feel the delight of success with special contributes of Nomad Adventures.

Climbing up the mountain does not require technical information,unless you are fit and active.Our program is designed to provide the safety and comfort of all participants as well as introducing the historical and cultural inheritance of the district.

Program

(B)reakfat / (L)unch / (D)inner

Day 1: We meet at Van airport and take you to Doğu Bayazıt to Simer Hotel which has been serving mountaineers for many years.After settlement ve visit Ishak Paşa palace upon request.At night while having our first dinner we will give you detailed information about the tour.Accomodation:Doğu Bayazıt.

Day 2:After the breakfast, we will drive untill 2200 or 2600 meters altitude depending on weather conditionsand then let our belongings to be carried by horses and start walking uphill to our camp at 3200m. altitude.Our walking will be in mild tempo and will last about 3-4 hours.Accomodation:Mount Ararat

Day 3:Aclimatisation.We will walk uphill untill 4000m. but will come back to our camp at 3200 m. altitude in order to adopt ourselves to the climatic conditions of the area.We will climb up on a more steep and rocky path and walk about 5 hours. Accomodation:Mount Ararat

Day 4:After the breakfast, we dismantle our camp and walk uphill to our new camp at 4200m.,we pitch our camp and rest after lunch in order to get ready for our long and hard day tomorrow. Accomodation:Mount Ararat

Day 5:We start walking early in the morning since our target is to reach the summit when the sun rises.At the summit,5167m. you will listen  to the voice of the wind blowing without meeing any obstacle around, smell the weather over 5000m. and see Turkey,Iran and Armenian countries at the same time.Then we will walk downhill dismantling ourcamp at 4200m. and moving back to 3200m. Accomodation:Mount Ararat

Day 6:After having our last breakfast on the mountain,we will say farewell to the old volcano .We will meet our bus at Eli village and arrive to Doğu Bayazıt.In the afternoon,Turkish bath, massage and hot water will be waiting for you.Take a deep breath and sleep well.Accomodation:Doğu Bayazıt

Day 7:We preserve this day considering negative weather conditions preventing our climb to the summit.In that case we will stay at our camp at 4200m and try once more the next day.Under normal conditions we may visit Ishak Paşa Palace and meteor hole or go and see Van. Accomodation:Mount aArarat or hotel depending on weather conditions.

Pricing

Participants Tour Pricing
Per person 650 EURO

Pricing Includes Pricing NOT Includes
  1. Accommodation in Dogu beyazıt
  2. Meals stated in itinerary
  3. Camping gear– 1 tent for every 2 person, 1 mat for everyone
  4. Licensed mountaineering guides
  5. Mule and horse support for carriage
  6. Transfers
  7. Climb permit
  8. Non-alcoholic beverages
  9. Taxes
  1. Round trip air fare
  2. Single supplement
  3. Personal expenses
  4. Sleeping bag
  5. Personal mountaineering gear
  6. National park and museum entrance fees
  7. Private transfers

Accommodation

Hotel 2 nights, camping 4 nights

Destinations

Van-Doğu Bayazıt-Eli village-Summit-Eli village-Doğu Bayazıt-Van

Difficulty Level

IV: participants must be fit and determined to show the physical effort to climb up the mountain and must not have a physical handicap or serious illness

Number of Participants

Minimum : 6
Maximum : 15