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Winter climbing Mount Ararat

Winter climbing Mount Ararat, 7 days

Winter ascent of Mount Ararat is a good test of yourself and your equipment before the season of big mountains.

Our ascent to the historical (legendary) peak of Ararat is comfortable and safe with experienced guides.

We offer 2 (two) tour options:

  • climbing in a group with our local guide (economical option)
  • climbing in a group with our local guide + Russian-speaking guide (company guide)

Attention! For groups of 6 people or more, the tour will take place on any dates

Article:
132
Country:
Turkey
Tour type:
Expeditions and ascents
Directions:
Turkey
Complexity:
Hard
Number of participants:
From 6 people
Maximum height:
5137 m
Season:
Зима
Start of the program:
Agri, Igdir, Van
Finish program:
Agri, Igdir, Van
Duration:
7 days
Price:
600 USD
Count:
Tours dates
  
06.12.202014.03.2021
07.12.202013.12.2020
14.12.202020.12.2020
21.12.202027.12.2020
03.01.202109.01.2021
10.01.202116.01.2021
17.01.202116.01.2021
31.01.202106.02.2021
07.02.202113.02.2021
14.02.202120.02.2021
07.03.202113.03.2021
14.03.202120.03.2021
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Day 1
Arrival at the airports Agri or Igdir (by agreement of Van). Our representative will meet you. Transfer to the city of Dogubayazit. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer by bus to the village of Eli (2200 m). Then we go light, and all our things to the base camp at an altitude of 3000 - 3200 m will be carried by horses and mules. Overnight at the base camp. The location of the base camp is determined by weather conditions.

Day 3
Base camp 3000 - 3200 m, breakfast. Trekking to the second camp at 4200 m. We carry all things on our own! Overnight stay.

Day 4
An attempt to climb the summit. Early rise at 2 am. Breakfast. We pack up and leave at 3 o'clock. In 4-7 hours we will climb to the top of Ararat (5137 m). 5-10 minutes we take pictures, admire the views, relax. Then we descend to the second camp at 4200 m. Here we rest for one hour, collect all our things and then descend to the camp at 3000 - 3200 m. We carry all our things down ourselves !!

Day 5
Base camp 3000 - 3200 m. Breakfast. We go down to the village of Eli (2200 m). We sit down in a comfortable transport, go to the city of Dogubayazit. Check in at the hotel, rest, shower, lunch. Then there will be a cultural excursion to the places of Ishak Pasha, the Borderi meteorite crater of Iran, the Noah's Ark park, the Turkic bath, overnight at the hotel.

Day 6
Morning breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the airports of the cities of Agri or Igdir.

Day 7
Reserve day for additional acclimatization or in case of bad weather

Attention! The senior guide (group leader) can change the ascent plan (depending on weather conditions, the moral and physical condition of the group members).

Airports: Agri or Igdir (Van city) - transfer to Dogubayazit - transfer to Eli settlement (2200 m) - Trekking to Base Camp 3000 m - Trekking to Camp 4200 m - Summit Ararat (5137 m) - Descent to the Base Camp 3000 m - Descent to Eli (2200 m) - Transfer to Dogubayazit - Transfer to the airports Agri or Igdir (Van)

Service package cost - from 720 US dollars (from 600 Euro) *

* Payment is made in Euros (Dollars)
* Group leader is free 
* The cost is indicated for a group of 6 people (economical option)
* Depends on living conditions (negotiated in advance)

Includes:

  • meeting / seeing off at the airport
  • all transfers along the route
  • 2 nights in a 3 * hotel with breakfast
  • mount Ararat full board basis (breakfast, lunch dinner, all hot drinks on the Mountain ( tea coffe etc….)
  • cook services (cook man in Mountains)
  • 2 liters of water per day
  • guides
  • horses to Camp 1
  • tent, crampons, sleeping mats
  • climbing certificate
  • permits for climbing
  • excursion to the places of Ishak Pasha, Iranian meteorite crater Borderi, Noah's Ark park, Turkic bath

Excluded:

  • food in cities, on excursions and while moving under the route
  • insurance + from COVID-19 !!!
  • air travel

You will to bring  sleeping bag, some clothes, warm  jacket Rain, glove, glasses, mountain shoes trekkıng, pants trekking, sun cream, headgear, leg gaiter,lamps head,

Attention! Meals + souvenirs + other approximately from $ 100 !!

Brief information on the area and route

Mount Ararat is a mountain, stratovolcano and the highest volcanic massif of the Armenian Highland in eastern Turkey. About 30 (20) km from the border with Armenia (Iran) is located. The massif consists of two cones of sleeping volcanoes merged by the bases: the Big Ararat (5137 m) and the Small Ararat (3896 m). The summit of Big Ararat is the highest point of Turkey.
The distance between the peaks of the Great and Small Ararat is 11 km. Volcanoes are separated by the Sardar-Bulak saddle. The base of both peaks has a length of about 130 km in circumference. Big Ararat from 4250 m and above is covered with eternal snow. There are about 30 glaciers in the massif (the largest is the glacier of St. Jacob, more than 2 km long).

Local names of Ararat:

  • The traditional Armenian name of Ararat is Masis (Armenian Մասիս), or Black Mountain
  • The Turkish name of Ararat is Agrydag or Agra-Dag (Turkish: Ağrı Dağı), “mountain curve” or “mountain of pain”
  • The Persian name of Ararat is Kukhi-Nuh (Pers. وه نوح), “Mount Noah”
  • Ararat's Arabic name is Jabal al-Харāreṯ, “the mountain of the plowman”
  • Ararat’s Kurdish name “Agri” (Kurd. Çiyayê Agirî - translated from Kurdish as “Mount of Fire” indicates volcanic origin) or the second name “Chiya Grie” is translated from Kurdish as “Weeping Mountain”.

The first ascent of the Great Ararat was made on September 27 (October 9), 1829 by Professor I. F. Parrot, Professor, University of Derpt.
The first ascent alone, in 24 hours, was made by James Bryce on September 12, 1876.
The first winter ascent alone was made by the former chairman of the Mountaineering Federation of Turkey, Bozkurt Ergör, on February 21, 1970.

Additional Information

  • Children under 14 years old are allowed on the route only if accompanied by adults.
  • The host party has the right to change the route according to weather conditions and the state of the group
  • The cost of the voucher does not include: optional excursions, transfers outside the program, environmental fees, etc.
  • It is possible to provide additional services by prior arrangement: additional transfers, personal equipment hire, hotel booking, recreation, etc.

We recommend taking with you:

  • waterproof windproof jacket and trousers;
  • warm jacket or puff;
  • tracksuit;
  • a set of thermal underwear, t-shirts, underpants (interchangeable);
  • sleeping bag (comfort from -10 ° C);
  • polyurethane foam mat;
  • trekking shoes (mountain boots for cats);
  • replaceable shoes for the camp (sneakers);
  • backpack up to 40 l; a seater;
  • trekking poles;
  • rain cape on yourself and on a backpack;
  • sun protection: panama, cream, glasses;
  • work gloves;
  • mug, spoon, bowl, knife (KLMN);
  • thermos and flask for water with a total volume of 1-2l .;
  • headlamp (spare batteries);
  • individual first-aid kit;
  • MANDATORY camera, etc.
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