Ascent of Ararat (5,137 m)

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Turkey, ASIA & PACIFIC

Expedition to the highest mountain in Turkey, Ararat towering volcano.
The Agri Dag, or Mount Ararat is the highest mountain in Turkey, a volcano 5,137 m altitude.

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21/05/2014

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BOLIVIA

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Adventure

duration:

7 days

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5/16 MIN/MAX

fixed departures:

04/07 – 01/08, 2014

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Turkey, ASIA & PACIFIC

Traditionally it is considered as the point where Noah's ark rested after the great flood. Many ascend this mountain expeditions in the summer months. Optionally we can schedule a trekking in the nearby mountains of Kaçkar or in the Taurus Mountains, with the rise of mountains above 3,700 m that will facilitate acclimatization before tackling the climb to Ararat.

Remarks:

On a clear day one can see from the summit and the distant mountains Elbrus Caucasus and the Damavand in Iran.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Flight Spain - Istanbul

Day 2 - Flight to Van and transfer to Dogubeyazit

Day 3 - Dogubeyazit - Base Camp (3,200 m)

Day 4 - Acclimatization to C1 (4,200 m) - Base Camp

Day 5 - Base Camp - C1

Day 6 - Climb Ararat (5,137 m) - Base Camp

Day 7 - Base Camp - Palace Ishakpasa - Dogubeyazit

Day 8 - Dogubeyazit - Akdamar Island - Van

Day 9 - Flight Van - Istanbul - Spain

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Included

  • All transfers airport / hotel (way / back)
  • Nights in hotels / hostels in double room with half board (D, C)
  • High mountain guide English speaking
  • All meals during the tour out of Istanbul
  • All necessary camping equipment (tents, mattresses, kitchen utensils, etc..)
  • Permissions ascent to Ararat
  • Taxes and local taxes

Excluded

  • International flight to Istanbul
  • Domestic flights Istanbul - Van - Istanbul
  • Entrance fees and ferry to the island Akdaman
  • Lunch and dinner in Istanbul
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bags, clothes, trekking poles, ice ax, crampons, etc..)
  • Travel Insurance and mountain
  • Expenses incurred outside the organization changes
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