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6 days / 5 nights
Availability : 22.07-27.07.2024

MOUNT ARARAT TREKKING TOUR | 6 DAYS

This trip only includes the trekking to Mount Ararat, without cultural excursions.

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.

MOUNT ARARAT TREKKING

Itinerary
DAY 1. YEREVAN - GEORGIAN -TURKISH BORDER - DOGUBAYAZIT

Our first day will start with the road trip Armenia-Georgia-Turkey. First, we will visit Kars for dinner. Here you will have an oppurtunity to visit the Castle of Kars (12th century) and the Cathedral of Kars (Holy Apostles Church, 10th century). After we will take the direction to Dogubayazit.

Overnight at a hotel in Dogubayazit.

DAY 2. MOUNT ARARAT BASE CAMP (3200 M)

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 in tents.

DAY 3. ARARAT SECOND CAMP (4100 M) - ACCLIMATIZATION

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).

DAY 4. MOUNT ARARAT SUMMIT (5137 M)

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.

DAY 5. TRANSFER TO DOGUBAYAZIT

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.

DAY 6. BACK TO YEREVAN

In the morning after the breakfast we will head to Armenia. On the way the group will have the opportunity to visit Ani, the city of thousand and one churches. Then we will head to Yerevan.

Dreams come true on Ararat with us!

MOUNT ARARAT TREKKING GEAR

  • Professional mountaineering outwear
  • Professional mountaineering boots
  • Thermal wear
  • Extra warm clothes
  • 2 backpacks (60-70 L and 20-35 L)
  • Hiking raincoat
  • Sleeping bag (-5 -10 °C)
  • 2 pairs of gloves (heated fleece gloves and windproof gloves)
  • Trekking poles
  • Hiking gaiters
  • Winter and summer hats
  • Medical kit (first-aid kit)
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Head torch
  • Thermal bottle
PRICE: 650$
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Transportation service throughout the tour
  • Overnights at good quality hotels
  • Service of professional mountain guides
  • Cook service on the mountain
  • Full board meals on the mountain
  • Transfer of heavy items and backpacks by horses
  • Tents, mattresses, crampons
  • The price of the VISA (only for citizens of RA)
  • Permit
PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Meals in the cities
  • Alcohol
  • Personal gear
  • Entrance ticket to Ani
  • Insurance

IMPORTANT!

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.

7 REASONS TO CLIMB MOUNT ARARAT WITH ARMLAND

9 - YEAR EXPERIENCE IN THE MOUNTAIN TOURISM INDUSTRY
Our company has been organizing mountain climbing and hiking for nine years in a row
HIGH MOUNTAIN ASCENTS
Since 2015 our company has been making 5000m+ mountain climbs, such as Elbrus, Ararat, Kazbek, Damavand, Kilimanjaro.
SAFETY
One of the main principles of the club is to ensure the safety of the participants.
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QUALIFIED STAFF
Our groups are guided by highly experienced mountain guides led by the founder of our club: Artyom Martirosyan.
TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL PREPARATIONS
Our experienced staff will help you better prepare for your ascent. We also help you choose the right mountain equipment.
CERTIFICATE FROM THE MOUNTAINEERING FEDERATION OF ARMENIA
After the successfull ascent all participants will be handed certificates from Armland Adventure Club and Armenian Mountaineering and Mountain Tourism Federation
PHOTOS
All photos were taken during our previous ascents to Ararat.

A FILM FROM ONE OF OUR CLIMBS TO MOUNT ARARAT

Author: Sako Hovhannesian Hanno
MARRIAGE PROPOSAL ON THE TOP OF MOUNT ARARAT

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