Mount Ararat is the highest volcanic massif in the Armenian Highland. It consists of two peaks: Big Ararat (Masis) and Small Ararat (Sis). The absolute height of Big Ararat is 5137m, the relative height is 4365m.
Mount Ararat is not only the highest point of the Armenian Highland, but also the symbol of Armenia.
Our company has been climbing 5000+ mountains for 8 years, the most significant of which is the ascent to Mount Ararat.
Our first day will start with the road trip Armenia-Georgia-Turkey. First, we will visit Kars, will see the Castle of Kars (12th century) and the Cathedral of Kars (Holy Apostles Church, 10th century). After we will take the direction to Bayazet.
Overnight at a hotel in Dogubayazit.
The next day we will approach up to 2200 meters by offroad cars, where we will begin hiking. After 4-5 hours of hiking, the group will get to the first camp at the altitude of 3200 m, where they will have an overnight in the base camp in tents.
In the morning the group will climb to the second camp at 4100 m, where hikers will have a rest and will get prepared for the last push to the summit. Overnight will be at 4100 m (second camp).
At 1:00-2:00am we will start to climb to the summit. When the group reaches the top of Mt Ararat, we will celebrate our successfull ascent and take some photos. Afterwards, the group will start to descent to the camp located at 4100 m, then to the camp at 3200 m, and will take an overnight there.
After the breakfast hikers will go down to 2200m and will be transferred to the hotel in Dogubayazit and will have a rest. In the evening we will celebrate our ascent.
In the morning our group will arrive in Van. We’ll visit the amazing Berkri waterfall on the road, Armenian St. Cross church in Akhtamar. Afterwards, the group will arrive in Tushpa fortress (Van castle, 9th century BC), where the mausoleums of Urartian kings (Sarduri and Argishti) and inscriptions are kept. After we will return to Dogubayazit.
Overnight in Dogubayazit.
In the morning the group will go to Ani, the city of thousand and one churches. Then we will head to Yerevan.
The group will guide the founder of Armland, professional mountain guide Gohar Sargsyan and a local guide.
During the ascent to Mount Ararat, the heavy items of the participants will be moved by horses.
Depending on weather conditions, one additional overnight stay on the mountain is possible, for which no additional fee will be charged from the participants.
Our company will help you in choosing the necessary equipment, and in a specialized shop that cooperates with us group members will be given discounts.
After climbing all participants will be given certificates for climbing Mount Ararat from Armland Adventure Club and Alpinism Federation of Armenia.