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Mount Ararat Trek 10 days

Mount Ararat
Trek & Best of Istanbul (10 Days Istanbul & Ararat)

Day 1: Welcome at the airport. Transfer to hotel in the historical peninsula.

Day 2: Full day sightseeing. Byzantine & Ottoman relics

Day 3: Fly to Van city and drive to Dogubeyazit. Visit Ishakpasha Palace. Ararat permit & gear check.

Day 4: Transfer to Ararat mountain and trekking to Ararat 1st camp at 3340 mt.

Day 5: Acclimatisation on Ararat mountain. Trek to 2nd camp and return to 1st camp.

Day 6: Climb up to Mount Ararat 2nd camp at 4100 meters. Early dinner and sleep.

Day 7: Summit Ararat and descend to 1st camp. Total in 8-9 hours.

Day 8: Descend back to village, transfer to Dogubeyazit town and drive to Van city.***

Day 9: Transfer to Van airport and flight to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Free time.

Day10: Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport. END of service for Ararat Trekking.

*** If there is not enough bookings for the departure, we can change this day to “stay in Doğubeyazit and transfer to Van airport early in the morning (06:00)” to combine with another itinerary.

Departure Dates

2020-2021 Tour dates will be announced soon.

Private group departures available all year around.


All departures: $1,490  per person

* For groups of 5 climbers and more, please ask for special prices.

  • Single hotel supplement in Istanbul, additional $60 per night
  • Single hotel supplement in Dogubeyazit and/or Van, additional $30 per night
  • Single Tent supplement in Ararat $60 (covering entire camp nights)

What’s included?

  • Round trip Internal Flights (Istanbul-Van-Istanbul)
  • All transfers and transportations with private A/C vehicle to the places mentioned above
  • Hotel stay in Istanbul, 4*, BB, twin share
  • Hotel stay in Dogubeyazit, HB, twin share
  • Full Board Meals (6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches (Lunch Packages and Restaurants where available), 6 Dinners
  • Full day guided sightseeing including lunch in Istanbul
  • Mt. Ararat Permit Fees ($50 pp)
  • Licensed Mountain Guides for the Ararat trek
  • English speaking tour guides for the entire trip
  • All necessary Camping Equipments (including Tents, Mattresses, necessary Kitchen equipments)
  • Porters & Mules included for the trek

What’s not included?

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers not stated in the itinerary
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Any soft or alcoholic beverages including water, tea or coffee in Dogubeyazit & Istanbul
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for historical and natural sites
  • Extra Nights
  • Single stay (optionally provided)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips