MT ARARAT TREKKING TOUR + ANI, VAN, AGHTAMAR, KARS, MUSH, BERKRI, BASEN
Do you have a dream to climb legendary Mount Ararat? We can make your dream come true! You can join Armenian or international groups to climb the Biblical Mountain with our experienced guides and hiqh quality all-inclusive service with a wonderful 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 Bayazet Hotel in Bayazet.
DAYS OF CLIMBING | 2-3-4-5
Day 2: From hotel to Base Camp 1
Transfer from hotel in Dogubayazit at 2200 meters (with minibuses). 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 for reaching the summit of Mount Ararat 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 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 minibuses wait for us. We will go to our hotel to take a shower and get ready for Western Armenia tour! And let the trip begin! We will visit Berkri Waterfall, Daroink (Bayazet) Fortress and stay in Van.
DAY 5 | BERKRI AND BAYAZET
Breakfast at the first camp
Back to Bayazet Hotel
Bayazet FortressLunch in Bayazet
Berkri WaterfallHotel in Van.
DAY 6 | VAN AND AGHTAMAR
breakfast at hotel
Van Forteress, Van cats, Mhers doorVan fish for lunch
Van Lake, Aghtamar Island and St Khach churchHotel in Mush.
DAY 7 | BACK TO ARMENIA
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 + Goggles (optional)
Headlamp (with extra batteries)
Thermos and Water Bottles
Sunscreen Cream, Lip Balm.
Backpacks (small one up to 25 l and big one up to 100 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.