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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You can COMBINE MOUNT ARARAT ascent with MOUNT DAMAVAND Trek!
- 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
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)
- 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