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14 days: Mt. Kackar(3937m) - Ararat (5165m)tour

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Level 3: medium
These are trekking trips with hikes in easy terrain with occasionally more demanding sections of the path. On the daily stages, a maximum of 1,200 meters in altitude is covered in up to 6 hours. A good physical condition is required.


  • Group size:                       4 - 12 people

  • Travel time :                     14 days
  • Overnight stay in tents : 5 nights
  • Hotel accommodation :  8 nights

  Performed Services:

  • All transfers in Turkey according to the program

  • All meals and overnight stays according to the program

  • Permission from Ankara for the Ascent of Ararat

  • Permission on location for the Ascent of Kaçkar

  • 50 Dollar entrance fee per person for the national park, Ararat

  • Licensed Kurdish mountain tour guide  English

  • Kurdish cook

  • Food and Beverages - full care - all included on the mountain

  • Tent for two persons & thermo mats (single person tents additional charge)

  • Luggage transport by horses on the mountains

Kopie von At 14 tage Kackar- ararat kart

Not included in the services

  • meals not mentioned

  • beverages

  • individual excursions and visits outside the program

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

  • Single room / tent surcharge: 15 euros / day

Individully dates : May - October 2021 from 2 people Implementation - Warranty 

to book appointments: 

15.06 - 28.06. 2023

03.07 - 16.07. 2023

13.08 - 26.08. 2023

Further dates on request, we will carry out your tour at your request at any time 


Program changes:  During this trip, despite careful preparation, changes to the program due to unforeseeable events can be expected. These can arise due to weather conditions or short-term changes as a result of legal regulations, political decisions or health problems of participants, etc. In any case, we will try to carry out the travel program within the framework of what is responsible or, if not possible, to organize an equivalent alternative program. We look forward to having you with us! This trip will offer you many unforgettable experiences and impressions of a grandiose, extraordinary natural and cultural world. If you feel addressed by this trip, we look forward to welcoming you to our group

DIFFICULTY: The Pontic Mountains stretch parallel to the Turkish Black Sea coast. The eastern part of the mountains, the wild Kackar massif, is particularly beautiful in terms of landscape, with glaciers and their numerous lakes. Up to an altitude of 1,800 m, the mountains are covered by dense deciduous and coniferous forests; the Nordmann fir, popular as a Christmas tree, comes from here. White blooming rhododendrons shine on other surfaces. The high pastures are full of flowers, yellow crocuses and the beautiful Pontic Turk's Cap Lily, which also blooms yellow, grow on the alpine meadows. The first goal of our trekking tour is the almost 4000 m high peak of Kackar, one of the highest mountains in Turkey and the highest mountain in the Black Sea region. After that, we continue through Kars, which received attention through the novel "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk. Here Ani, the nearby capital of Armenia, is visited. The highlight of this trip: Mount Ararat, one of the most powerful volcanic massifs in the world, is clearly visible from afar and rises like a phoenix from the ashes above the lowlands of eastern Anatolia. The "Big Ararat" is the highest mountain in Turkey at 5,165 m, only separated from the "Little Ararat" (3,896 m) by a saddle. Our hotel is located in Dogubayazit, our hometown, at the foot of Mount Ararat. Here you will visit the fascinating ruins of the Ishak Pasha Palace before heading to the village of Eli, the starting point of the climb, the next day. In Eli at about 2100m you start with the 5-day ascent via 2 camps to the summit of Ararat. The path leads past Kurdish nomads, alpine meadows and over scree paths to the snow-capped summit. From the highest point in the country you have a unique view over the lowlands of Turkey to Armenia and Iran. The descent follows the ascent route to the village of Eli. End your trip in Dogubayzit with a traditional Kurdish dinner.

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