Day 1
From Dogubayazit to Ararat Camp 1

After breakfast at the hotel we will pack our equipment on minibuses and start to drive to the foot of Mount Ararat. We will stop near to Cevirme village located at an elevation 2200 m, from where we will start to climb to Camp 1, located at an elevation 3200 m. Our luggage and food will be packed on horses by our porters and transferred to Camp 1.
After 4-5 hours we should reach the campsite, where hot drinks and small refreshment will wait for us. Later we will pitch our tents and have a rest. At the evening, about 6 p.m., our cook will serve dinner. After dinner we have free time.
Overnight in tents at the campsite.

Day 2
Acclimatization day

About 8 a.m. we will eat our breakfast. Later we will take our lunch packets and small rucksack and start acclimatization walk to altitude 4200 meters. After short break we will start to descent to Camp 1. This day will help to adapt our bodies to high altitude.
At the campsite our cook will prepare for us hot tea and coffee and some snacks. Later we will have a rest. At the evening our cook will serve dinner.
Next overnight at the campsite.

Day 3
Ascent to Ararat Camp 2

We will eat breakfast and pack our luggage, which horses will carry to higher campsite. Then we will start ascent to Ararat Camp 2 (4200 meters), which we should reach after 4-5 hours of walking. There we will pitch tents and eat lunch prepared by our cook. We have free afternoon. We can rest, take some pictures and enjoy fantastic view. At the evening we will have dinner.
Overnight in tents.

Day 4
Ascent to Ararat summit and return to Camp 1

We will wake up very early (usually between 1-2 a.m.), eat breakfast and drink something hot. Later we will take lunch packets and thermoses with hot tea, prepared by our cook, last time we will check our equipment (headlamps, crampons, walking poles, ect.) and will start climbing to the summit of Ararat. We should reach the summit of Mount Ararat 5-7 hours later. On the summit we will have short break for taking photos and celebrating our success. After short break on the summit we will start to descent to Camp 2 at 4200 meters. At the camp we will drink hot tea or coffee, eat something and rest 1-2 hours. Later we will pack our equipment and start to descent to Camp 1 at 3200 m.
Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
There is also possibility, that group members can back directly to Dogubayazit (if they not be tired after summit push).

Day 5
Return to Dogubayazit, sightseeing

Breakfast at the campsite. Then we will pack all the equipment and start descent to the point, where minibuses will wait for us. We back to Dogubayazit to our hotel. After some rest and lunch we will visit Ishak Pasha Palace - one of the most important palaces in Ottoman history, built in 17th century, located 7 km from Dogubayazit. Then we will visit Durupinar site. It's a canoe-shaped area that some people believe could be the "footprint" of Noah's Ark. After sightseeing we can go to Turkish Bath (hamam). Dinner.
Overnight at a hotel in Dogubayazit.


Price of the tour is 500 EUR per person.


In our price are included:

- Transfer from the airport in Agri or Igdir to Dogubayazit and back,
- Transfer from Dogubayazit to the foot of Mount Ararat and back,
- Local guide service,
- Pack animals (horses), which will carry equipment on Ararat,
- Hotel accommodation in Dogubayazit (with breakfast) - 2 or 3 nights; twin rooms,
- All meals and soft drinks during the climbing, with cooking service,
- Foam sleeping pads and tents (1 tent for 2 people),
- Crampons,
- Entrance fee to Ishak Pasha Palace.


In the price are not included:

- domestic flights,
- travel insurance,
- meals in cities,
- alcoholic beverages,
- Turkish bath (hamam).