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14 days: small and big Ararat tour

Brief description This new tour enables a trekking tour over the mountains south of the large and small Ararat for the first time. For two days we hike from the famous Ishak Pasha Palace high above Dogubayazit over the Kizildagi and through small Kurdish villages to the “landing site of Noah's Ark”. The hike is at an average altitude of around 2,500m, but by no means always flat. We meet the local population and are greeted warmly. Again and again we see the big Ararat (5.165m) and his little brother (3.935m) in the north. They are only separated from us by a wide valley. So we can prepare ourselves for the two summits in our minds. These days help us to understand Mount Ararat, to understand it, to accept it as a gift, to discover the sacred in it and then finally to climb it. Mount Ararat is revered as a holy mountain in Turkey as well as in Armenia, Georgia and the other cultures that live at its foot. After a farewell dinner with a Kurdish family, take a trip to the picturesque fish lake and a boat trip to Akdamar island in the middle of Lake Van.

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Not included in the services

  • meals not mentioned

  • beverages

  • individual excursions and visits outside the program

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

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Level 3: moderate
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 : 7 days
  • Overnight stay in tents : 4 days
  • Hotel accommodation : 3 days

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 German or 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


DATES : May - October 2021 from 2 people Implementation - Warranty

31.07. - 13.07.2021

01.08. - 14.08.2021

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

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