Height: 5165m. Location: Eastern Anatolia, near the border with Iran and Georgia, between the Aras and Murat Rivers. Best Time for Climbing: July to September. Winter climbing is very difficult but extremely rewarding.The extinct volcano, Agri Dagi (Mount Ararat) at 5165 metres is the highest peak in Turkey. It is the final cone in the chain of volcanoes which march across the bare savannah of the central Anatolian plain. The southern route spreads the climb over three days up and one day down, using two campsites at 3,200m and 4,200 metres, and mules to carry supplies to the first camp. It starts from Elikoyu, an abandoned village in the foothills and sticks to a ridge for much of the way, thus avoiding the Ulker glacier which careers down the face into deep and jumbled gorges below. The path, though rocky, is clearly marked. Above 5000m are permanent ice fields, so crampons, ice axes and ropes are required.Ararat is the largest and highest (16,940 feet, 5165 m) volcano in Turkey. Ararat is located at 39.7N, 44.3E. In this image, north is to the lower left. the summit and is roughly along the left edge of the image. Ararat has not erupted in historic time. The most recent eruption was probably in the last 10,000 years. The volcano is thought to be the resting place of Noah's ark. The observation of vessel-shaped features in aerial photographs of Ararat caused a stir in the late 1950s. Expeditions found the.


Day 1: Meeting at the airport in Van.Transfer to hotel in Dogubeazit.

Day 2: Transfer from hotel to Mount Ararat /Eli Village at 2200 m with minibus. Carry all the luggage/skis with mules to Camp1. 2900 m. 2-3 hours.

Day 3: Acclimatization walking with skies to 3800 m-Camp2 site. 3800 m. Downhill to Camp 1. Total 4-5 hours.

Day 4: Walking to Camp2 with skis. The porters carry the luggage to Camp2.

Day 5: Summit day. We start ski-walking early in the morning. 5-7 hours walking to the top 5165 m. Downhill back to 3800 m camp site. Return to Camp 1 after short rest and eat lunch. Overnight in tents at Camp1.

Day 6: Descend to Eli Village and meet with the minibus. Arrive to Doğubeyazıt, then Overnight in Hotel.The day after Hotel be and of tour.

Included in the price:
*All transportation in Van,Dogubeyazit & on Mt.Ararat.
*Accommadations-double room & Single room in three stars Hotel Dogubeyazit.
*All meals,soft drinks & hot drinks,With Cooking service.
*Tent for each 2 person. Sleeping mattress.

Not included:
*Climbing permit (50 Euro)
*Alcoholic beverages.
*Personal climbing equipment.

Permit Fee:
The permit fee per person is (50 Euro). On completion the permit fee is transferred to Turkish Mountaineering Federation's bank account by the agency.

Our guides have Mountain Guide certificates from the Turkish Mountaineering Federation. It is necessary to have a licensed mountain guide to climb Mount Ararat. Our guides have extensive experience on the mountains. They have led many groups and will lead you to the summit of the mountain.

Necessary equipments:
*Personel warm clothes.
*Skis, skin, boots.
*Sleeping bag.
*Warm gloves and socks.
*Sun cream,hut,sun glasses exs.





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