Mount Ararat Expedition (5165 M.) 8 Days


A mystical mountain, Mount Ararat, rich in history and legend. Noah, who made the creatures alive, found this peacefull place in the middle of catastroffe to reborn of life. Largely unpopulated, Eastern Turkey is one of the most beatiful and unspoilt areas of country. The meadows in spring and summer are blanketed with wildflowers and the air is filled with the voices of migrating birds, sheeps and goats with shephards. This exciting holiday provides an insight in to the cultural and religious background of Anatolia. 

This remarkable itenarary offers a taste of the wonderful trekking available on to the summit of Mount Ararat and cultural experience about Anatolia. 

 

DAY 1 : Meeting at Agri or Van Airport. We transfer by minibusses to Dogubeyazit and overnight at hotel in Dogubeyazit.. 

DAY 2 : Trekking near Ishakpasa Palace. Visit Ishakpasa Palace. Overnight at Hotel in Dogubeyazit. DAY 3 : Transfer from Dogubeyazit to Mt. Ararat base camp, by trucks, to 3200 metres base camp in about 1,5 hours travel by truck and 4 hours trekking. Overnight at tents. 

DAY 4 : ACCLIMATISATION Day: After early breakfast we begin to ascending to 4200 m. camp place. Ascending takes about 3 hours in normal weather and physical condition. After spending some time and eating lunch in 4200m. camp place begin to descent. Turn back to 3200 m. camp place and enjoy the rest of the day. Overnight at 3200 m. camp place. 

DAY 5 : CAMP AT 4200m : Ascent to 4200 camp place. We and our porters carry all equipment which we need on the way to summit. Overnight at 4200 m. camp site with amazing scenary of Small Mt. Ararat and Eastern Turkey Plateau. 

DAY 6 : SUMMIT DAY: Wake up early in the morning and begin the ascent to summit. ( we take all our technical equipment as crampons, axes, ropes etc.) We reach the summit 5165 m. after a 5 hours climb in normal weather and physical conditions. We spend some time on the summit (depends on the weather conditions) take photos, signing up the summit book and enjoying the sceanery of Anatolian plateau Iran and Armenia in all directions. Descending to 3200m base camp. Overnight at 3200m. 

DAY 7 : Transfer to Dogubeyazit. Free day in Dogubeyazit. 

DAY 8 : Transfer to Agri or Van airport in the morning and fly to Istanbul. 

 

Tour Dates : Available from beginning of July till the end of August if there is minimum number of attenders.Availibility : Minimum 5, maximum 50 person.

 

Included; 

Bilingual guides, accommodations based on double occupancy, domestic land and air transportation, group transfers, meals in camps and breakfast at hotels, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as listed in the itenerary

 

Not Included; 

Ascent fee taking by Turkish goverment, VAT 18%, International and domestic airfares, airport taxes, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation coverage, visa and passport fees, any meals and beverages in Dogubeyazit, individual transfers if part of a group, additional charges incurred arising from the delay or extansion of a trip due to weather, equipment failure, illness or other causes beyond our control, all tips, excess baggage charges, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone / fax charges, camera / video fees.

 


 

 

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