Climb Mount Ararat in Turkey
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Climb Mount Ararat in Turkey
DAY 1: Airport - Hotel in Dogubayazit We meet with our group at Van airport and drive to Dogubayazit. On the way we stop at Muradiye waterfalls for lunch and break. Arrive Dogubayazit. Overnight in hotel . DAY 2: Climbing to Mount AraratMount Ararat Tours and base camp We eat breakfast in hotel and load our all luggages to minibus and drive to Mount Ararat village at 2200 meters. We stop at 2200 meters. We take group photos and take suncreen. Porters load our luggages to horses and we start trekking with our guides. On the way we eat our lunch pockets ( We have chocalates, nuts, juices, water, cakes .. in lunch pockets ). We stop in a nomad village on the way for break and drink their local tea and continue to our trekking. Arrive base camp on Ararat at 3300 meters. Eat and drink in kitchen tents. Overnight in tents. DAY 3:Acclimatization on Mt Ararat We eat breakfast in our kitchen tents. We take with us only small daily backpacks and lunch pockets. If you have thermoses we fill them with hot drinks. Star trekking with our guides. We climb till 4200 meters and back to our camp again for dinner. Overnight in tents. DAY 4:Climb to Second Camp on Ararat We eat breakfast in kitchen tent.We leave our equipments for horses and start trekking with our guides. On the way we have break for every an hour and we eat lunch on the way. Ariive to Second Camp at 4200 meters. Eat and drink in kitchen tent. resize our crampons. If somebody want can climb little higher for acclimatization .Overnight in tents. Day 5: Mount Ararat Summit We wake up at midnight. Prepare our backpacks for summit. Eat and drink in kitchen tent. Fill our thermoses with hot drinks. Start trekking with our guides. Every an hour we have break for few minutes. When we arrive to 4900 meters we take on crampons and start walk on snow and sometimes on blue ice. If it is neceserary we use rope. ( Usually we don't need it ). Our guides will help you for crampons and using rope . Arrive to summit of Ararat - 5137 meters. If weather is clean you can see Yerevan, Mount Aragats, Iran, Nakhcivan ,Mount Suphan, Turkey and Fish Lake. After summit we descent to second camp on Ararat for break and lunch. Sleep 1-2 hours and descent to base camp. We stop at base camp for break and than continue our trekking. Meet with driver at starting point and drive to Dogubayazit. Take shower. Eat dinner in restourant and overnight in hotel. http://www.araratsunrises.com
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