MT ARARAT ASCENT + ANI, VAN, KARS 7 DAYS
Do you dream of climbing the legendary Mount Ararat (5137 m)? We can make your dream come true! You can join Armenian or international groups to climb the Biblical Mountain with our experienced guides and high-quality, all-inclusive service with a beautiful addition, a trip in Western Armenia. Once in a lifetime adventure is waiting for you!
6։00AM, Arrival: 11:00PM, Starting point: 8 Tumanyan
Transportation in new minibuses (up to 18 people, Mercedes Sprinter/Volkswagen Crafter)
Accommodation in 4 star hotels and in camps on Mt. Ararat
2 meals in a day (breakfast-lunch or breakfast-dinner) and meals during the trek
Professional mount guide for climbing Ararat
Tour guide in English or Armenian (well-known Armenian Turkologists and Historians)
Entrance Fees for all sights
Discounts for equipment in special stores
Certificate for climbing Mt Ararat
* Tents, math, crampons, camp services.
Hiking equipment (detailed information will be provided by our company),
Visa for Turkey․
DAY 1 | TO THE SLOPES OF MT ARARAT
Departure from Yerevan
Ani: City tour, churches, and other monuments
Araks riverDinner in Dogubeyazit Overnight: Dogubeyazit.
DAYS OF CLIMBING | 2-3-4-5
Day 2: From hotel to Base Camp 1
Transfer from the hotel in Dogubayazit at 2200 meters (with minibusses). Then we will ascend to Base Camp 1 at 3200 meters (equipment is transported by pack animals). We will enjoy our dinner with hot tea and have a rest.
Day 3: From Base Camp 1 to Camp 2
We will start our hiking in the morning. We will climb to Camp 2 at 4200 meters (equipment is transported by pack animals). We will have our dinner and prepare ourselves to reach Mount Ararat's summit the following day (midnight).
Day 4: Summit Day
We will start climbing very early (about 1AM). After 5 to 6 hours trekking, we reach Mount Ararat summit (5137 m) and fully enjoy it with its stunning views. Afterwards, we will return to Camp 2, have a little rest, have our meal, and pack our equipment to hike to Base Camp 1 for overnight.
Day 5: Goodbye to Mountain!
In the morning, we will start to descend to 2200 meters, where minibusses wait for us. We will go to our hotel and prepare for the Western Armenia tour! And let the trip begin! We will visit Berkri Waterfall, Daroink (Bayazet) Fortress, and stay in Van, as You can find below.
DAY 5 | BERKRI AND BAYAZET
After arriving at Bayazet and some rest, we will explore Bayazet Fortress, also known as Daroink Fortress. This historical fortress will impress You! Then, we will have lunch and continue our road to the stunning Berkri Waterfall. Today we will stay in Van.Breakfast at the first camp and back to the hotel in Bayazet
Bayazet FortressLunch in Bayazet
Berkri WaterfallOvernight: Van.
DAY 6 | VAN AND AGHTAMAR
Our incredible journey continues! We will explore Van Fortress, one of the oldest fortresses in the world. Mher's Door is a vital place to visit. We will see Van Cats with different eye colors. The most emotional part of our trip awaits us: we will go by boat to Aghtamar Island of Lake Van to visit the fantastic Holy Cross medieval church. We will have time to swim in Lake Van and eat local fish. Today we will stay in Mush.Breakfast at hotel
Van cats, Van FortressLunch: Van fish
Lake Van, Aghtamar Island, and Holy Cross (St Khach) churchOvernight: Mush.
DAY 7 | BACK TO ARMENIA
Mush is very sweet, so let's explore it. We will visit the historical Armenian neighborhood where St Marine Church is standing. Then, we will see Sulukh Bridge, built on Aratsani (Eastern Euphrates) River. In Basen, we will see the Hoviv Bridge on the Araks River. We will pass the forests of Sarighamish to reach Kars, where we will explore this beautiful city. Then, we will return to Yerevan.Breakfast at hotel
Mush, St Marine church, Aratsani river, Sulukh bridge
Basen Hoviv bridge and Araks river
Sarighamish forestsLunch in Kars
Kars fortress, Arakelots church, Vardan's bridge and Charents HouseArrival in Yerevan.
Hiking Boots + Hiking Shoes
Thermal Socks + Wool or Synthetic Socks
Hiking Pants + Waterproof Warm Pants
Hiking Jacket + Fleece Jacket
T-Shirts and Light Jackets
Warm Gloves + Hiking / Fleece Gloves
Hiking (sun) Hat
Wool or Fleece Hat
Balaclava and Buff
Hiking sunglasses (3th category)
Headlamp (with extra batteries)
Thermos and Water Bottles
Sunscreen Cream, Lip Balm.
Backpacks (small one up to 25 l and big one up to 120 l)
Sleeping bag (for -10°C Comfort Temperature).
You can also have a first-aid kit, power bank, photo camera, raincoat, your own math, etc.
We provide tents, math, and crampons.