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Mount Ararat Expedition in Winter – Ski Tour Trek 5137mt

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6 Day
Min Age : 18

Mount Ararat Skiing and Trekking is Available only for professional Skiers 

Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) is located in the far eastern part of Turkey, It is the mythical resting place of Noah’s Ark, as mentioned in the Book of Genesis. Ararat was the first mountain poking above the floodwaters as they receded following the Great Flood. Ararat consists of two peaks, their summits about 7 miles (11 km) apart. Great Ararat, or Büyük Ağrı Dağı, which reaches an elevation of 16,945 feet (5,165 meters) above sea level, is the highest peak in Turkey. Little Ararat, or Küçük Ağrı Dağı, rises in a smooth, steep, nearly perfect cone to 12,782 feet (3,896 meters). Your luggage and all camping gear are packed on horses or mules for the trek; all you need to carry is anything you require for your personal need, and a decent capacity hydration unit is recommended as dehydration can contribute to general fatigue and the onset of altitude sickness.
We arrange all equipment for the climb including tents, sleeping bags, pickaxe, hand lamp, mountaineering clothing and shoes and you will have a professional and certified local guide who will prepare three meals a day for you.

  • Duration : 6 Day
  • Distance : vary
  • Time : vary
  • Difficulty Degree : Difficult
  • Minimum Age : 18
  • Max. Group Size : 16
  • Physical Fitness Level :
  • Best Season : Available for 12 Months
  • PRICE : € 750

Mount Ararat Skiing and Trekking is Available only for professional Skiers 

6 day  Ski & Trekking outdoor activity.
All equipment for the climb including tents, sleeping bags, pickaxe, hand lamp, mountaineering clothing and shoes and you will have a professional certified local guide & Cook are arranged by us.
itinerary can be re-designed regarding to group request and needs.

Departure & Return Location

VAN or IGDIR Airport. optionally Antalya airport is available

Price Includes

  • Trekking Guidance
  • Entrance Fees
  • Airport & Bus Station Transfers
  • 3 meals with soft drinks during the trekking with cook service
  • Equipment (1 tent for 2 persons, crampons, sleeping mats, cooking gear)
  • Luggage Transport on horses
  • Entrance Fees
  • First Aid Kits
  • Logistics
  • Accommodation in hotels in towns
  • Climbing Permit

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses Such as Beverages,Phone Calls, Extra Transfers etc.
  • Private Travel Insurance
  • First & Last Day Meals
  • Plane and Bus Tickets
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Tips to Trekking Crew
  • Any other Expenses not indicated in Tour Programme

Notes :

The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per need and time frame of the party.
Program may change according to weather and road conditions.
Cost will be re-calculated  if the itinerary is changed or modified.
Additional activities may be added as per party members request with appropriate additional cost.
The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guide and auxiliary guide.

Notes :

Please give a notice for one  or more extra Night/ Day Before and / or after the activity.


Day 1Meeting and Transfer to Dogubeyazit Town

Meet the group at one of chosen airport VAN – IGDIR – ANTALYA and transfer to the hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 2Dogubeyazit to Ararat Base Camp 1

Dogubeyazit – Mt Ararat (Camp I, 2,800 m)
In the morning transfer till Eli or Cevirme village by minibus. We begin our trek – today to 1. camp at 2,800m. Our trekking lasts about five hours. Our baggage will be carried by horses or mules. Dinner and overnight at camp. (Ascent = 1000 m / Descent = 0)

Day 3Mt. Ararat (Camp II, 3.500-3.700 m)

After breakfast Ski Tour or Winter-Trek to camp II (it depends on the conditions 3.500-3.700 m). Our tour takes about 3 hours. baggage’s will be carried by horses or porters. Afternoon is free for preparation for next day, because we will ski and go up to the summit. Over night camp with all meals. (Ascent = 700-900 m / Descent = 0 m)

Day 4Summit Day (5.137 m)

We start trekking early in the morning (at 2 a.m.) after breakfast. About at 4.500 m glaciers and perennial snows are present, thus the most part of the ascent is done with equipment necessary for ice climbing. After 5-7 hours we are on the Top of Mount Ararat (5.137 m). Afterwards we return to Camp 2, we have a short rest, eat and drink and pack equipment. Then we start to descent to Camp I (2.800 m). Overnight at camp, with all meals. (Ascent = 1637-1837 m / Descent = 2337 m)

Day 5Mt. Ararat – Dogubeyazit

Descend to Eli or Cevirme Village about 3 hours and return to Dogubeyazit . We visit Ishak Pasha Palace. Over night at hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 6Dogubeyazit – Van

Transfer Either to Van or Igdir airport and end of our expedition.


Meal ( Lunch Box )

Meals : Sandwich – Snack

Travel - Transfer

TRAVEL :  Recommended arrival and departure airport is : VAN or IGDIR Airport ( There are winter flights available via Istanbul ).. Please note that the flight information may change rapidly and not all flights run daily. Please check directly with the airlines website.Please do not book your flights before we have confirmed your booking.

PRIVATE TRANSFERS : Your all Private transfers will be arranged according to the itinerary and you will find the confirmation and the details for your private transfer in the itinerary .

ALREADY STAYING AT A HOTEL IN OR NEAR VAN or DOGUBEYAZIT :  You will be picked up from your accommodation and will also be dropped back at the end of the hiking activity.