HOLY ARARAT TOUR & Mt. AGRI (ARARAT) 5137 meter
Budget and Fast tour to Mt. Ararat
Tour Dates: Climb to Ararat (Turkey side) tour can be arrange any dates between June to - 15th September periods year around.
Applications: A rule that for foreigner participants all applications must be filled and apply us minimum 3 months ago. We will get your Climbing permitts/ Visa from Ankara (Turkish authorities). Please contact us to get your application form.
Day 1 - ISTANBUL:
Arrive to istanbul, meet at airport and your transfer to hotel in istanbul.
Day 2 - ISTANBUL CITY TOURS:
Today we have full day tours in istanbul classicals visit to the city's imperial history by driving around the Golden Horn and the great city walls of Constantinople. Hippodrome: The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times, one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from the 17 th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Follows a visit to Grand Covered Bazaar . Transfer to hotel.
Day 3 - MEET at VAN or DOGUBAYAZIT:
We have morning flight At 10:55am to Van city. Arrival and we say Wellcome to eastern Turkey. We meet with you or your group at airport in Van and Drive to Dogubayazit. Arrive your hotel in Dogubeyazit 3* and given informations about your trip - procedures etc. Overnight at the hotel (or camp at Eli Village).
Day 4 - DOGUBAYAZIT / CLIMB to Mt. ARARAT:
After breakfast we continue our program and driving to Eli Village by truck. Departure to the base camp Yesil Yayala (3200 m). Transportation of equipments by pack animals. Overnight at the camp.
Day 5 - REACHING to Mt. AGRI (ARARAT):
Today's program will be have continue to Climb to the second camp (4200 m) transportation of equipment by pack animals. We will overnight at the camp. We are now a step away from the summit. We have a big day tomorrow. Overnight.
Day 6 - Mt. AGRI (ARARAT) / SUMMIT:
A BIG day Today. . we continue to Climb to the summit (5137 m) on our way. Upon summit gat afoto Safari break time and celebration follows return to the base camp 4200 meter back. Transportation of equipment by pack animals and overnight at our Camp.
Day 7 - RETURN to DOGUBAYAZIT:
We continue to back. Drive to Dogubayazit, follows visit to Ishak Pasha Palace and overnight at hotel in Dogubayazit.
DAY 8: DOGUBAYAZIT - VAN, DAY TRIP:
After our last breakfast at Dogubeyazit. Leave from Dogubeyazit and drive to Van, on our way visit to Muradiye waterfall if out time permitt. Arrive to Van where sightseeing tour of Van (Including a boat trip on Van Lake to visit to famous Armenian building Akdamar church on the island). Overnight at hotel.
DAY 9 - VAN (Domestic flight to) ISTANBUL:
Follows breakfast we transfer you to Van airport. Transfer to the airport for flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to istanbul airport for your international flight. End of tour.
3*** Tourist class Hotel accommodations and camps on full board basis
Domestic Flight tickets (Istanbul - Van and back from Van to Istanbul
The Transport equipment by truck and pack animals to camp sites
An English speaking expeditions leader and official mountain guide
Usage of camping equipment (2 people 1 tent)
Campsite fees, boat trip on Lake Van
All transfers and porterage
All the necessary permission and authorisations
Service charges and %18 VAT Taxes
NOT INCLUDED :
Flight costs outside of Turkey
Visa fees and passport fees
Fees for cameras (where applicable)
Tips to your drivers/guides and escort which are left to tour member's discretion
Baverages during meals
Entrance fees of museums and sites