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Ararat Region to Dogubayzit. Here you will visit the fascinating ruins of the Ishak Pasha Palace before heading to the starting point of the climb in Eli the next day. In Eli at the foot of the mythical mountain you begin the 5-day climb (including acclimatization day) to the summit of Mount Ararat. The path leads past Kurdish nomads, alpine meadows and over scree paths to the summit. From the highest point in the country you have a unique view over the lowlands of Turkey all the way to Armenia and Iran. The descent takes place via the ascent route to the village of Eli. In Dogubayzit you end your trip with a traditional Kurdish dinner

Trip: Ararat in 7 days
Number of participants: 2-16
Requirement: 3 boots
Overnight stay in tent     : 4 nights Hotel Overnight stay: 2 nights in 3*** hotell

1 day. Flight from Switzerland via Istanbul, onward flight to Van. Transfer from Van airport (1727 m) with the same name Lake in Eastern Anatolia to Doğubayazıt directly to the hotel (- /- /A) --> definitely take your luggage in Istanbul and do it yourself check in again after van

2 day. Drive to the starting point of the climb at approx. 2200 m and climb to camp 1 (3200 m, approx. 4 hours). Luggage is transported by horses. Overnight in a tent. (F/L/A)

3 day. Acclimatization climb (5 h). Climb over narrow serpentines almost to camp 2 without luggage and test the Height adjustment. When you take a break, you can see past Little Ararat and all the way to Iran. After the descent, eat in Camp. Overnight stay again in Camp 1. (B/L/D)

4 day. Dismantling the tents and climbing to camp 2 (4200 m, 5 h); Luggage transport by horses; the tents are up Protected from the wind behind stone walls. It will be a relatively short night; Overnight in a tent. (F/L/A)

5 day. To the summit (4-5 hours) at 5165 m; Start at around 3 a.m., first you go over scree and rocks until you reach the reach the snow and ice cap in the summit area and have to put on crampons depending on the conditions; in beautiful Weather extensive summit rest. Quick descent with a rest in camp 2 and further descent to camp 1. Overnight stay in the tent. (F/L/A)

6 day. Further descent to Eli and return to Doğubayazıt to the hotel, free time to shower and rest, drive to the nearby Ishak Pasha Palace, dinner with a Kurdish family or in a typical local restaurant Restaurant, overnight stay in the hotel (B/-/D)

7 day. Transfer from Doğubayazıt to the airport in Van, onward flight to Istanbul. (F/- /-)

                           F "“ Breakfast M "“ Lunch L "“ Packed lunch A "“ Dinner


Price without wings: 550,-€


Price with all flights: 1280,-€



18.05-24.05. 2024

25.05-31.06. 2024

01.06-06.06. 2024  

16.06-22.06. 2024

22.06-28.06. 2024  

29.06-05.07. 2024

06.07- 12.07.2024

13.07 - 19.07.2024

20.07-26.07. 2024

27.07-02.08. 2024  

03.08-09.08. 2024

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The price includes the following services

  • All flights

  • All transfers, overland and sightseeing trips according to the program

  • All entrance fees/tickets according to the progra

  • Accommodation in a double room or 2-person tent according to the program

  • Equipment on the mountain: tents provided including dining tent and foam mat (approx. 5 cm thick)

  • Support team and luggage transport on mountain tours

  • Load transport of equipment on Ararat by horses (max. 15 kg per person)

  • Summit permits for Ararat Services not included in the price:

Services not included in the price:

  •  individual visits and excursions

  • alcoholic and soft drinks

  • Excess baggage


Individual summer tours from May - September 2023 from 2 persons - Implementation guarantee 

Own desired date on request  

On this trip, despite careful preparation, program changes 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 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

Mount Ararat, also known as Great Ararat, is a dormant volcano in the Ararat Highlands in eastern Anatolia near the borders of Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan.At 5137 m, it is the highest mountain in Turkey. The Kurdish name, Çiyayê Agirî, means 'the fiery mountain'.

Altitude: 5,165 m First ascent:
1829 Prominence: 3,611 m Coordinates: 39° 42′ 7″ N, 44° 17′ 50″
E Coordinates: 39° 42′ 7″ N, 44° 17′ 50″
E Last eruption: July 1840 First climbers:
Friedrich Parrot, Chatschatur Abowjan

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