Mount Ararat Ski Touring
Day 1 : Van – Dogubeyazıt
Fly to Van is one of the most important cities of the old Vaspurakan region.We drive to the direction of Dogubeyazit that is close to the Iranian border and famous with Ishakpasa Palace. We visit Ishakpasa Palace Ottoman governor Ishakpasa constructed the palace in 17thcentury with a mixture of architectural styles. The palace was made by using red clay stones and it resembles the Topkapi and Edirne Palace. Overnight hotel in Dogubeyazit.
Day 2 : Mt. Ararat Camp 1 (Yesil camp 2900m)
In the morning transfer till Eli village, meeting local porters at 2400m who carry our bagagues untill 2900m. Today, we wear our ski and ski to the base camp at 3200m. Our baggages will be carried by horses our mules. Dinner and overnight at camp. (Ascent = 700 m / Descent = 0)
Day 3 : Mt. Ararat (Camp II)
Today we carry our limited equipment by ourselves and also porter (shepa ) will help us. We ski to camp II (3900m). Overnight camp with all meals. (Ascent = 1000 m / Descent = 0)
Day 4 : Mt. Ararat Summit (5165m)
Ski to the summit ( 5.165m) . After summit we ski down. About at 4500 m glaciers and perennial snows are present. Return to the base Camp I. Overnight at camp with all meals. (Ascent = 1265 m / Descent = 2265 m)
Day 5 : Reserve Day
Today is Reserve day. if weather is bad we will try summit next day. If we do summit 1 day ago, we go down to hotel in Dogubeyazit , if we can not do the summit today we stay at campsite and try again summit today.
Day 6 : Mt. Ararat – Dogubeyazit – Van
Descend to Cevirme Village about 3 hours and return to Dogubeyazit . Driving to Van about 2h. Late afternoon free for visit city center. Depending on time we may visit Akdamar island is the most important of these. On the island stands the 10th-century Church of the Holy Cross, Architect monk Manuel built the church between the years 915 and 921.The Church, consecrated in honour of the holy cross. Reliefs, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments, daily Iife such as hunting, run along the exterior of the church. Overnight hotel.
Day 8 : Nemrut Mountain (3.050m)
İn the morning our bus will transfer us to the Foot of Mt. Nemrut. We slippers our ski and start our ascent by 1.750m, we pass the crater lake and ascent the Summit at 3.050m. We enjoy the nice view of Lake Van and the Region After a small break and a picnic at the summit we descent to our starting point, where our bus and driver waits for us. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 9 : Mt. Suphan Summit (4.050m) – Dogubeyazit
In the Morning we drive to the foot of Mt. Süphan when we wear our ski we will ascent The Summit 4.050m. İt will take 7 hours ascent and descent , From the Summit of Mount suphan we have beautifull secenarry of the Van Lake. After descent we drive to Dogubeyazit for overnight. Dinner and Overnight in hotel in Dogubeyazit. Dogubeyazit that is close to the Iranian border and famous with Ishakpasa Palace.
Day 10 : Van – Istanbul – Home
Transfer to the airport and fly home.
- Land transfers required for an orderly program. .
- The accommodation described, based on double occupancy in a hotel, pension.
- Full board throughout the journey except meals in Istanbul and Van Dogubayazit. .
- Mineral water for restaurant meals (indicative 1 bottle for 3 people).
- Camp equipment and the mountaineering equipment if you do not (crampon and ice ax).
- Permit required for the ascent of Mount Ararat.
- Accompaniment by a english speaking hiking guide.
- Domestic flights Istanbul-Van-Van and Istanbul.
- Drinks and personal expenses.
- The insurance cancellation - interruption for journey and assistance.
- Anything that is not written in "the price includes".
Summits : Mt. Ararat 5165m, Mt. Suphan 4050m, Mt. Nemrut 3050m
Grade : II-III
Limit : 6 – 16 persons
Season : March 15th – May 15th
Price: Please Ask Us