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Ararat Ascent
 Ararat Ascent
 Ararat Ascent
 Ararat Ascent
 Ararat Ascent

Mount Ararat Ascent in Turkey

Discover the amazing Mount Ararat on a 1-week mountain climbing adventure in Turkey.


7 Days


All year






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  • Climb the highest mountain in Turkey.
  • Discover a unique cultural and spiritual landmark.
  • Spend one week on an amazing mountain climbing tour to the top of Ararat.


Mount Ararat is the highest mountain in Turkey, and also a biblical landmark, where Noah rested his ark after the universal flood. On this 1-week ascent, we will explore and climb this mythical and exuberant peak.

At 5137m, Ararat stands high, close to the border with Armenia and Iran. On this trip, we will set off from Istambul to southeast Turkey, where our trek will begin once we get to the town of Eli. This will allow us also to get a taste of the local culture and landscapes on the way as well.

Once we begin our ascent, we will spend around 5 hours climbing each day, and in the evenings, we will enjoy a full camp experience, that will allow us to rest for the next day's climb. On summit day, we will begin at 4.30 and enjoy a long day up to the top and back. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that this is an intermediate ascent that requires you to be fit. You will of course count on the help and expertise of a certified guide at all times.

If you would like to climb this famous mountain, please contact me and I will be happy to help you plan your Mount Ararat ascent!

Or you can join me as well on a unique nomad Sahara trek from Marrakesh!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

* Airport/hotel transfers

* 2-3** hotel with breakfast in Dogubayazıt

* All transfers according to the program

* Local guide as support during the trek

* Porters, horses and cooks in the Camps

* Full board during the trek

* Cultural tour in Dogubayazit

* Full camp services

* Ararat permits

* Certified guide

* Tents

* Mules

Not included:

* Flights

* Personal expenses

* Lunch and dinner in town

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Istanbul - Igdir - Dogubayazit

Arrival in Istanbul and connecting flight to Igdir, a city located in the southeast of Turkey. We will drive for 1 hour to Doğubayazıt (located at an altitude of 1800m). On the way, we will catch sight of the first views of Mt. Ararat. We will spend the night in a 2-3 star hotel.

Day 2: Dogubayazit - Camp 1

40 km transfer from Doğubayazıt to the village of Eli at 2200m altitude. From there we will start our trek to Camp 1 (3300m, 4-5 h). We will spend the night in tents and have dinner.

Day 3: Camp 1 - Camp 2

To increase our chances of reaching the summit, we will reserve this day just in case.

Day 4: Camp 1 - Camp 2

Morning departure to Camp 2 at 4200 m (4 h). We rest in the afternoon and prepare for the next day's ascent to the summit. Then, we will have dinner.

Day 5: Camp 2 - Ararat summit - Camp 1

At about 04.30 a.m., we will start our ascent to the summit of Mt. Ararat (5137 m). Crampons will be necessary to reach the summit, and once we do, we will enjoy incredible views from the top of Ararat. As we descend to Camp 2, we will be served tea and hot soup. After a short rest, we will pack up our tents and return to Camp 1, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 6: Camp 1 - Dogubayazit

Descent from Camp 1 to the meeting point with our transport. We will say goodbye to Mt. Ararat and return to Doğubayazıt village. After some rest at the hotel, we will visit the village in the afternoon. Accommodation will be in double rooms and dinner on your own.

Day 7: Dogubayazit - Igdir - Istanbul - Spain

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport in the city of Igdir to take the flight to Spain via Istanbul. We arrive and that's when the trip ends.

About the guide: Alejandro

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Mountain Leader

UIMLA Mountain Leader | AEGM Tour guide Mountain / Mountain Leader Sports Technician

Since I was a kid I travelled around the hills and peaks of Sierra Nevada range in south Spain, going up and down the valleys that made me in love with the mountains world.

Steadily, I discovered other ranges of the Iberic peninsula such as the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa, and then I travelled to the peruvian Andes, the Amazonas jungle, the Moroccan Atlas...

Thanks to these experiences and two years of studying to become a professional mountain guide, I started a new project called Nevalia mountain guides.

I hope I can help you to make true your mountain dreams!



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What people are saying about Alejandro



Our guide was changed on us last minute. Before the hike, I had missed the messages from the guide because the notifications went to a weird place in my email inbox. Because we messaged him late, he cancelled on us. I was worried we wouldn't be able to go on the hike at all. Luckily, we ended up going with a different guide, Victoria, who was lovely.



I really enjoyed the trip! Alejandro was a great guide. The only few things to work on are: -Alcazaba was not possible because of snow. I definitely understand this but it was not communicated until we were on the trail -Explore share was difficult as a third party to communicate with- It worked better once I got email working directly -I think the cost for the trip is high but if it goes to the guide and not explore-share that's one thing.. if a lot goes to explore-share I would prefer to find guides on my own



Excellent service. Great communication from company and flexible to meet needs. Guide was superb. Very accommodating and suggestive of different routes and activities to maximise the experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking to hire a guide.



Because of a weekday trip it was not crowded and this was very nice



My guide was actually Leonardo Ruiz Pratt and he did an excellent job!! A++

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