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Small Ararat and Big Ararat

Created with Sketch. Dogubayazit, Agri, Turkey
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7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

30 people




Mount Ararat (5137m) is the highest peak in Turkey and Europe. It is a volcanic mountain made up of basalt, which changes to andesite lava around 4000 m. At the summit there is a glacier, and on the eastern slope is the Serdarbulak ridge, with Kucuk (Little) Ararat at 3896m. The height of Mount Ararat, along with its glaciers, geological formations, people, and mountain meadows covered snow has an alluring, almost magical appearance. Turkey’s highest mountain Ararat, has a legendary status due to its geologic location and the fact that it is believed to have been the final resting place of Noah’s Ark. This peak, mentioned in the Bible, has several names in different languages, the main ones being Ararat, Kuh. Climbers staying atDogubeyazitcan make their final preparations for climbing here and continue by car to the village of Eli. After getting water here, the first campsite, which is at 2800 m, takes 7-8 hours to reach. On the second day, after a 4-6 hour climb, one can expect to reach the next campsite at around 4200 m. It is obligatory for climbers to be equipped with crampons, rope and ice-picks. It takes about 8-10 hours to reach the MountArarat Summitand to return to the first campsite at 2800 m. In order to climbMount Araratand / or Little Ararat, permission is required and it is mandatory that climbers begin their journey from the following points. Ascents of Mount Ararat can only be attempted on the portion of the face that is within the district boundaries Dogubeyazit, and must follow the Dogubeyazit – Topcatan village – cevirme vilage route. Ascents up Little Mount Ararat may only be made along the northwest face. The easiest route in terms of communication and accessibility, and the most commonly followed one, is the southern route. Summer Ascents: Sleeping bags made for temperatures of -5, -10 ºC, anorak, wind jacket, other camping gear and important supplies.

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  • Greater Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey and the Armenian Highland with an elevation of 5,137 m (16,854 ft); Little Ararat's elevation is 3,896 m (12,782 ft). The Ararat massif is about 35 km (22 mi) wide at ground base.


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Day 1
Day 1

We will pick up you, in Agri or igdir airport, Transfer to Dogubayazit Ararat town, overnight sleep in best hotel.

Day 2
Day 2

Early morning after breakfast, transfer you small Mt Ararat 2000 meters, about 2 hours bay car. Camping there, overnight stay in tent ( B L D).

Day 3
Day 3

In middle night after breakfast, we will trekking to little Ararat mountain peak 3917 meters. Afterwards back to down, drive to dogubayazit, overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4
Day 4

After breakfast, drive to big Ararat cevirme village by minibus 2200 meters. Trek Ararat base camp 3200 meters. Camping there, overnight stay in tent.( B L D).

Day 5
Day 5

Climb up to big Ararat second camp 4200 meters, from the first camp (3-4 hours) transfer our equipment on horses. overnight stay in tent 4200 meters ( B L D).

Day 6
Day 6

After the breakfast, hiking to the big Ararat peak 5165 meters (8-9 hours). Then return back to Ararat second camp from the summit. After some rest and packing, return to the first camp 3200 meters. Overnight stay in tents ( B L D).

Day 7
Day 7

Morning after breakfast, walking down to cevirme village car point 2200 meters. Transfer back to Dogubeyazit, overnight stay in hotel ( B).

Day 8
Day 8

After breakfast, transfer back to Agri or Igdir Airport end of tour ( B ).


  • Mount Ararat trekking permit fee.
  • Transfer Agri city airport to Dogubayazit.
  • Transportation in Dogubayazit, on Mount Ararat and bring back to the hotel.
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Dogubayazit. Before and after Mount Ararat.
  • Professional licensed Tour Trekking Guide.
  • Mountain foodslocal meals -Professional Cook service.
  • All mountain hot meals -All soft hot and cold drinks.
  • Cooking materials.
  • Sleeping Tents for camping.
  • Ice crampon for summit.
  • Horses and porters service on Ararat mountain.
  • Horses will carrying your backpackluggage and camping equipment on all camp.
  • Horses carrying back your backpacks, luggage till car point 2200 meters.
  • Mount Ararat Certificate.
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Tickets
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Ice axe
  • Walking stick
  • Socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Harness
  • Water-proof clothes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Knife
  • Backpack
  • Gloves


3- 5 hours
5 – 7 hours



Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Dogubayazit, Agri, Turkey


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