Mount Ararat Climb (6 days)
6 days, 5 nights
6 days, 5 nights
Mount Ararat ❄️ is the symbol of mankind's rebirth and the pride of Armenian nation. The mere sight of this giant inspires a strong spirit and hope for a better future. Words cannot describe impressions of those who stepped on his holy peak...
Narekavank Tour has been organizing climbs on Mount Ararat since 2008. Trust your travels to the most experienced company in the field of history and culture tours. Trust your adventure to the most educated and caring guides!
! Necessary Equipment:
a) trekking poles,
b) normal and trekking boots,
c) a big and a small backpack,
d) a warm sleeping bag (with an inflatable pad or mattress),
e) trekking sunglasses,
f) skiing/mountaineering clothing, hats/caps, gloves,
g) trekking flashlight,
h) sunscreen lotions,
i) several sets of underwear (socks, t-shirts, boxers/shorts).
j) for telephones, video and photo devices, we recommend to have several sets of charging devices: batteries, power banks, etc.
! Tents and crampons will be provided FREE of charge. (In some cases, if necessary, we can also provide mattresses for sleeping bags and poles.)
*This price is valid for groups of 10 and more participants.
Tour cost includesa) Quality hotel accommodations and overnights in camps,b) Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles,c) Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner),d) Travel Insurance,f) Professional services of multi-lingual guides with experience of more than 10 years who accompany the group for the duration of the whole trip.
HotelsDogubayazetOvernight in Camps
We depart Yerevan toward Gyumri, pass the Armenian-Georgian border at Bavra, then drive through Javakhk and pass the Georgian-Turkish border. By the picturesque lake Childir and mountains of Ardahan province, passing Kars and Igdir we arrive in Dagubayazit. If the group is interested we can make a stop for an excursion in Ani or Kars. Overnight at hotel in Dogubayazit.
In the morning the cars/minibus will take us to the slopes of Mount Ararat to the 2200 m. take-off point. We will take our light backpacks and start the climb to the camp at the altitude of 3200 m. Big backpacks and baggage will be taken to camp on horseback. The length and the duration of today's trip is roughly 6 km and 5 hours. Lunchboxes will be provided to make a stop on the route, and dinner with hot dishes and tea will be provided in the camp. Overnight in tents in 3200 m. camp.
Today we continue the climb up to the camp at 4200 m. The route is going to be steeper and more tiresome. Again we take water, lunch boxes and other necessary items in our small backpacks. Big bags will be carried by horses. The length and the duration of 2nd day trip is roughly 5 km and 5 hours. Lunch on the route, dinner in the camp. The group will arrive at the camp in the afternoon and rest in tents till midnight.
After midnight we start the ascent to the top of Mount Ararat - from 4200 m. to 5137 (5165) m. Most of the stuff we have will remain in camp, we will only take small backpacks for necessary items: water, snacks, crampons, photo, video, batteries etc. The route will be even steeper and harder! Closer to the top we will have to walk on the snow wearing a crampons, the snow here is often frozen and slippery. For security reasons, in no case should anyone deviate from the path. The route is about 5 km long and lasts 7 hours. At dawn we will get to the summit! The height of Ararat peak according to modern measurements is 5137 m, previously it was considered to be 5165 m. We will stay on top of Ararat for 30-40 minutes. After that we descend to camp 4200, where we can relax and pack, then again descend to camp 3200. Overnight at camp 3200 m.
From the camp at 3200 meters we go down to the departure point at 2200 m, where we will be met by cars/minibuses and brought to Dogubayazet. Hotel check-in, and we will rest, take a shower, those who wish can go to the Turkish bath. If the group is interested, we can make an excursion to Is'hak Pasha Palace and the ancient Bayazet fortress - Daroink. In the evening at dinner we will celebrate the conquest of the summit, which many consider to be sacred! Overnight at hotel in Dogubayazit.
From Dogubayazit we return to Yerevan. The route as follows: Bayazet-Kars-Ninotsminda-Gyumri-Yerevan. From Bayazet we drive to Igdir and Tuzluca/Koghb. On the way we make stop near River Araks, and then reach Kars. If the group is interested we can tour Kars or Ani. From here we continue to the Turkish-Georgian border. We enter Georgia, pass through Javakhq region and cross the Georgian-Armenian border. We arrive in Yerevan having experienced some of the brightest impressions of our lives...
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Москва, август 2011
В августе 2011г. с помощью компании "Нарекаванк Тур" я реализовал давнюю мечту о поездке в Западную Армению, и самое главное Восхождение на Арарат. Впечатления от поездки отличные. Две разные темы: "Западная Армения" и гора "Арарат". Все путешествие я снимал, и фотоотчет можно увидеть на моем Живом Журнале akoppo.livejournal.com Большое спасибо организаторам за профессиональную организацию тура. Я надеюсь, что в будущем вместе с ними поедем и в Киликию.
Manan, Mona Mkrtchyan
Studio City, CA, August 2010
I cannot make enough comments since words cannot describe how amazing the experience was. I am extremely thankful to Narekavank Tour for making my journey possible. I would recommend to every Armenian to take this opportunity and travel to old Armenian cities and see what we had and what we have lost. We all have a past and we all should know about it, and this tour makes it possible by giving every detail of our past and shows all the picturesque places of our Historical Armenia. Again thank you guys very much and I am definitely planning to take another tour since I did not get a chance to see Erzrum because I climbed the Ararat (MASIS).