Mount Ararat Skiing 9 Days

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Day 1: You will arrive in Istanbul airport then transfer to your hotel.
There is the possibility to welcome you and make a tour in Istanbul
Night in hotel, Istanbul

Day 2: In the morning, transfer from the hotel to Istanbul airport.
We welcome you in Van airport and drive you to Dogubeyazit (2 hours).
On our way we will have a look at the beautiful Muradiye waterfalls.
Check in at the hotel in Dogubeyazit.
After dinner we will have a meeting to check the last details about the ascent.
Night in hotel, Dogubeyazit

Day 3: After breakfast, we will go to Mount Ararat /Cevirme Village at 2200 m by minibus. Our baggage and skis are carried by horses.
Walking up to Camp1 at 2800 m. (2-3 hours). Tea and food will be ready for us.
Night in Camp1 (minimum -10° during the night)

Day 4: Acclimatization by skiing until 4000 m.(5-6 hours) We ski back to Camp1
Night in Camp 1

Day 5: We ski up to Camp 2 at 3750 m by carrying our personal equipment.
If porters can’t climb until there we will stop at 3600 m (2-3 hours).
When camp is set up we can keep on skiing.
Night in Camp2 (minimum -15° during the night)

Day 6: Summit day. Before leaving the camp we need to get our duffle bags ready inside the tents. The duffle bags will be directly brought down to camp 1.
We have breakfast in the middle of the night then start the ascent.
After skiing 6 or 8 hours, we finally reach the summit with a breathtaking panoramic view over Turkey, Iran and Armenia. (minimum -30° at the top)
We come back to Camp 1 to have some rest and eat.
Night in Camp 1

Day 7: We eat in Camp 1 and then walk down to Cevirme Village (1-2 hours) where our minibus will take us back to our hotel in Dogubeyazit.
You will have time to get refreshed at the hotel and to leave your luggage there.
We will visit Ishak Pasa Palace (Ottoman period).
Then we go back to the hotel to celebrate the ascent!
Night in hotel, Dogubeyazit

Day 8: After breakfast in the hotel, we will go to Van to visit Akdamar Island (with a beautiful ancient Armenian church) and the Fortress of Van with a splendid view over the lake of Van.
Night in hotel, Van.

Day 9: Transfer to Van airport. Then you will catch your transit flight in Istanbul airport.

Included in the price
*Hotel accommodation in Dogubeyazit and Van
*Turkish Mountaineering Federation permit price (different from climbing permit)
*Mountain guides
*Cook service and porters
*Food and drink on the mountain
*Horses carrying luggage
*Tent equipment
*Fee entrances for Muradiye Waterfalls, Ishak Pasa, Akdamar Island and the Fortress of Van

Non included in the price
*Hotel night in Istanbul (but we can help you to book it and provide you a guide for a tour in the city and on the Bosphorus)
*Restaurants in the cities
*Alcoholic drinks
*Climbing visa from Turkish consulate

Equipment you need to bring
*Tour ski, DVA (Arva, Bips…), snow shovel and probe
*Walking shoes
*Warm and waterproof gear (different layers)
* One rucksack between 40 to 50 litres
*One duffle bag (60 to 80 litres) that will be carried by horses
*Crampons (if you don’t have we can rent you some)
*Sleeping bags
*Toiletry kit

Category: Mount Ararat Trekking Tours