Mount Ararat Trekking & Istanbul

Mount Ararat Trekking

Tour A – (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.

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Contact us for detailed Mount Ararat Trekking tour itinerary and other details.


    • All 2018 Departures: 1490 USD
    • All year available for private group departures.

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

    • Single hotel supplement for Istanbul 122 USD (for 2 nights)
    • Single hotel supplement in Doğubeyazıt and Van 60 USD
    • Single Tent supplement in Ararat 60 USD


    • Return flight tickets (Istanbul – Van – Ist)
    • All transfers and transportations with private A/C vehicle to the places mentioned above
    • Accommodation in 3-4 star hotel in Istanbul, BB basis.
    • Full day guided sightseeing including lunch in Istanbul. (by specialized daily tour operator)
    • Group transfer from/to Van airport/Dogubeyazit
    • Extra transfer cost will be charged for each transfer
    • Hotel accommodations, rooms on twin share base, Bed & Breakfast (BB) & Half Board (HB) service,
    • English speaking mountain guide (Skitouring guides are provided according to availibility)
    • Licensed Mountain Guide for the Mt. Ararat
    • 6 Breakfast, 5 Lunch (Lunch Packages and Restaurants where available), 6 Dinner
    • All necessary Camping Equipments (Tents, Mattresses, necessary Kitchen Gears & Dinnerware)
    • Mt. Ararat Permit Fees (50 USD)

    • International Flights
    • Istanbul airport transfers for individual bookings. (We provide transfers for minimum 3 person groups)
    • Travel insurance
    • Extra Transports and transfers other than stated in the Itinerary
    • All kind of Soft and Alcoholic drinks, Bottled Water, Tea & Coffee
    • Meals other than stated in the Itinerary
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • All kind of entrance fees for historical and natural sites
    • All kind of optional activities
    • Extra Nights
    • Single supplements
    • Single Tents
    • Personal Climbing & Ski Equipment
    • Tips

  • Mount ARARAT Climbing Equipment List

    • Rucksack small or medium (35-50 liter is fine since you will carry this small bag)
    • Ice-Axe (long – glacier walk type)
    • Crampon
    • Helmet (not all climbers use but we strongly advise for the summit day)
    • Harness + 1 HMS, 1 carabiner. (Not always needed but recommended)
    • Kit bag (duffel bag with minimum 80 liter capacity. Horses will carry)
    • Head torch, with batteries and lamps.
    • Adjustable, telescoping trekking pole (optional but strongly advise)
    • 2 x 1 liter water bottles (at least) or 1 bottle, 1 Thermos
    • Sleeping bag for -15C comfort in Summer and -25 -30 for winter minimum
    • Sunglasses (Very important – full UV protection)
    • Sun cream for face and Lips (we can share)
    • Personal Medical kit involving:
      • Blister Repair Kit
      • Water purification tablets. (optional)
      • Medicines for Diarrhea and Headache. Ibuprofen is also fine.


    S: Summer treks

    W: Winter treks and Skimountaineering

    • Leather Trekking / mountain Boots (Rigid base adjustable with crampons) S
    • Plastic boots W (only in winter)
    • Snow Gaiters S-W
    • Light shoes for camp and at base of mountain. (optional) S
    • Warm Socks S-W
    • Warm mitts and gloves. S-W (Polar, Windstopper or any equivalent.)
    • Warm Hat S-W
    • Balaklava / Mask S-W
    • Sun hat, plus cotton head-scarf or “bandana” S
    • Rain goretex hooded jacket S-W (any other waterproof membrane is ok)
    • Rain goretex trousers S-W (any other waterproof membrane is ok)
    • Warm pile/fleece jacket S-W
    • Warm pile/fleece trousers S-W
    • Warm thermal underwear, top and bottom. S-W
    • Cotton shirt, trousers, and walking shorts (optional) S-W
    • Cotton socks, undershirt, and underwear S-W
    • Small Towel S-W


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