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9 DAYS MOUNT ARARAT ASCENT TREKKING TOUR

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Tour Start Date:   Available on request June - September, minimum 5 people

TravelShop Turkey Tour Prices - Per Person

Double or Twin Room:  from Euro 739.00   Single Room:  from Euro 845.00

9 DAYS MOUNT ARARAT ASCENT TREKKING TOUR SUMMARY:


Welcome to Turkey! Very few people have climbed Mount Ararat. It is only in the last few years that it has become accessible to trekkers. Because of the new nature of tourism in eastern turkey we recommend that you only travel with experienced guides on our tours. Our company has been offering treks to Mount Ararat for the past 7 years - so if you travel with us you will get a truly enriching local experience.
 
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9 DAYS MOUNT ARARAT ASCENT TREKKING TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Van - Dogubeyazit - Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
You will be met at Van airport by our staff. Drive to Dogubeyazit, taking the opportunity to visit the Waterfall of Muradiye on the way. Check into your hotel for Dinner with your guide and other members of your group. Overnight in Dogubeyazit.

Day 2 - Mount Ararat
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We depart for Mount Ararat by truck 2000m. On the way you will see some small Kurdish villages. Here your Trek begins to your first overnight camp at 3,200 - the Green camp. On the way up to green camp you can observe some of the nomadic people who live on the mountain. In the summer months the local people herd their sheep and goats in the rugged terrain of Mount Ararat. We can also arrange for you to visit the nomadic people and experience their way of life. Dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 3 - Mount Ararat
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Acclimatization day. Today it is important for you to acclimatize before we trek up 4,200m. Overnight at Camp.

Day 4 - Green Camp - Beach Camp
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we will trek to 4,200 to the Beach Camp - the highest beach camp in the world. Today will also be an important day for you to acclimatize before we head to the peak. Overnight at Camp.

Day 5 - Summit day (5,165m)
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Early in the morning we will begin our ascent to the peak. You will have plenty of time to explore the peak before we return to green camp at 3,200m. Depending on what you want to do we can stay overnight in the green camp or return back to a warm hotel and a hot shower in Dogubeyazit.

Day 6 - Dogubeyazit
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
If you chose to stay the extra night at green camp then today we will trek back down to 2,000m and then return to Dogubeyazit. If you're already at Dogubeyazit then there is a free day for you to explore the town and the culture. Overnight in Dogubeyazit.

Day 7 - Dogubeyazit - Diyadin
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we will visit the Dogubeyazit Ishak pasha palace and ark of Noah. There is also an opportunity to take an optional visit to the hot springs of Diyadin. Overnight in Dogubeyazit.

Day 8 - Van
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we will head to Van and visit Van Castle and Akdamar church. Other sightseeing in Van includes the local bazaar and museum. Overnight at Van.

Day 9 - Van - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
End of your tour, transfer to Van airport. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.



9 DAYS MOUNT ARARAT ASCENT TREKKING TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Arrival airport transfer from Van Airport
  • 4 nights hotel in Dogubeyazit
  • 1 night hotel in Van
  • 3 nights camp at Mount Ararat
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Guided Dogubeyazit and Muradiye waterfall tour
  • Guided Mount Ararat trekking tour
  • Guided Van Castle, Akdamar church and Van tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mules to carry climbing equipment and your luggage
  • Camping equipment, sleeping mattress, tent, climbing ropes, safety equipment
  • Summit certificate upon completion of trek
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Return airport transfer to Van Airport

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR ARE:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Climbing permit for Mt. Ararat
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tipping and personal insurance
We highly recommend you bring the following personal equipment: Cold weather gear - such as good quality hat, gloves, waterproofs, water bottle, headlamp, walking or climbing boots, sunglasses, sleeping bag, rucksack and daypack, walking stick, climbing crampons and ice axe. Please note that we can arrange for you to rent the necessary equipment if you need.

The Turkish government requires a climbing permit for Mount Ararat. Arrangements can take two months to complete.




9 DAYS MOUNT ARARAT ASCENT TREKKING TOUR PRICES IN EURO:

Per Person
Shared Double
Single
min. 5 people
€  739.00
€  845.00


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