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ARARAT Climbing - 7 DAYS

7 Days trip to Mount Ararat (5137m) on the high plateau of East Anatolia
Ascent of Mount Ararat (5.137 m), the highest mountain in Turkey. The ascent of the 5000m high mountain, technically graded as fairly easy takes place along the only the permitted route via two camps. The hospitality of a Kurdish nomad family during a homely evening meal will be filled with many unforgettable moments.  The historic centre of Van is formed by its eventful history and many cultures. We will show you the most beautiful sights of Van.  Sightseeing of the Ìshak-Pasha-Palace, which was built high above the Dogubayazit plateau in the 17th century. For centuries it controlled the caravan traffic on the old Silk Route which it overlooks. Tour Description: You need 7 days to really start to understand Mount Ararat, to appreciate what it has to give, to discover its meaning as a holy mountain and to climb up once. Ararat is venerated as a holy mountain not only in Turkey but also in Armenia, Georgia and other cultures living at its base.


Level 3: Moderate

  • These are trekking trips with hikes in easy terrain with occasionally more demanding sections of the path. On the daily stages, a maximum of 1,200 meters in altitude is covered in up to 6 hours. A good physical condition is required.


  • Price: 590 EUR

  • Group size: 2-12 people

  • Travel time: 7 days

  • Overnight stay in tents: 4 nights

  • Hotel accommodation: 2 nights

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  1. Further dates on request, we will carry out your tour at your request at any time

  2. Our tours take place from 4 people


  • State-certified mountain guide (according to Turkish law, this is necessary in the Ararat National Park)

  • German or English speaking mountain guide

  • Climbing permit for the ascent of Ararat

  • Entrance fee to the Ararat National Park

  • all transfers according to the program

  • Transport of the main luggage by horses on Mount Ararat

  • Support team

  • Full board and picnic equipment on the mountain

  • Local cook

  • Hotel accommodation in double rooms; Single room at extra charge

  • Two-man tents; Single tents for an extra charge

  • Sleeping mats (5-7cm)

  • Excursions according to the program

  • Entrance fees

  • Crampons (if you haven't got your own)


  • all flights on request

  • meals not mentioned

  • beverages

  • individual excursions and visits outside the program

  • Early descent from the mountain (extra day) fee: 45 EUR per person

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

  • Single room / tent surcharge: 15 euros / day

DATES 2024

27.05.2024 - 02.06.202

29.05.2024 - 04.06.2024 

05.06.2024 - 11.06.2024 

12.06.2024 - 18.06.2024 

19.06.2024 - 25.06.2024

30.06.2024 - 06.07.2024 ❌

10.07.2024 - 16.07.2024

17.07.2024 - 23.07.2024

20.07.2024 - 26.07.2024 

27.07.2024 - 02.08.2024 

03.08.2024 - 09.08.2024 ❌

14.08.2024 - 20.08.2024 

21.08.2024 - 27.08.2024 

29.08.2024 - 04.09.2024 ❌

01.09.2024 - 07.09.2024 ❌

04.09.2024 - 10.09.2024 

18.09.2024 - 24.09.2024

25.09.2024 - 01.10.2024

02.10.2024 - 08.10.2024

✅ * Guaranteed Dates    ❌ * FULL

Tour Program

Day 1: Arrival in Dogubayazit
Upon your arrival at Van, Igri, or Agri airport, our courteous team will extend a warm welcome and facilitate your smooth transfer to the hotel in Dogubayazit. Prepare to indulge in a delectable dinner, igniting the spirit of adventure that awaits. Tonight, rest and rejuvenate in anticipation of the epic journey ahead.

Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: - / - / Dinner

Day 2: Ascend to Camp 1
Gear up for an exhilarating journey as we navigate through rugged terrain, ascending to approximately 2200m. From there, our ascent to Camp 1 at 3300m commences, a thrilling odyssey spanning about 4 hours. Leave your luggage worries behind as our trusty steeds carry them for you. Spend the night under a canopy of stars, embraced by the serenity of nature in our cozy tents.

Accommodation: Tent | Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Acclimatization Amidst Splendor
Today, immerse yourself in the majesty of the landscape as we embark on a 5-hour ascent, nearing Camp 2 without the weight of luggage. Pause to marvel at panoramic vistas stretching towards Lesser Mount Ararat and Iran. After a fulfilling day, return to Camp 1 for another night of tranquility amidst the wilderness. (Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Accommodation: Tent | Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4: Journey to Camp 2
Bid adieu to Camp 1 as we pack our tents and ascend to Camp 2 at 4200m, a 5-hour endeavor. Once again, entrust your belongings to our equine companions as we navigate through wind-sheltered terrain. Tonight, revel in the camaraderie of fellow adventurers during our brief respite before the grand ascent.

Accommodation: Tent | Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5: Summit Conquest
Today marks the pinnacle of our journey as we ascend to the peak at 5165m, a feat requiring 4-5 hours of relentless effort. Embark at dawn, navigating through rocky outcrops before tackling the snow and ice cap. Utilize crampons if necessary as we conquer the summit. Descend swiftly, pausing for respite at Camp 2 before returning to Camp 1 for a well-earned rest. 

Accommodation: Tent | Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6: Farewell to the Mountains
Bid adieu to the majestic peaks as we descend further to Eli, culminating our expedition. En route, immerse yourself in history with a visit to the awe-inspiring Ishak Pasha Palace, a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage. Return to Dogubayazit, where you can unwind and reflect on the unforgettable memories forged amidst nature's splendor. 

Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7: Departure
After a hearty breakfast, we bid you farewell as we transfer you to Van, Igdir or Agri airport, marking the conclusion of our epic journey together. Depart with cherished memories and newfound friendships, carrying the indomitable spirit of adventure wherever your travels may lead.

Meals: Breakfast

Meals Key: (B-L-D) B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Program changes: Despite careful preparation, program changes are to be expected on this trip due to unforeseeable events. These may be due to weather conditions or short-term changes due to legal regulations, political decisions or health problems of participants, etc. In any case, we will try to carry out the travel program within reasonable limits or, if not possible, to organize an equivalent alternative program.

The tour guide has sole authority to change the program!

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