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Ararat Comfort Tour + Cappadocia

12 Days

Overview

If you are looking for a thrilling and memorable adventure, you should consider joining the Mt Ararat hiking tour and Cappadocia. This tour will take you to the highest peak in Turkey and the Armenian Highlands, where you will experience the beauty and challenge of nature. You will also learn about the rich history and culture of the region, as well as the legend of Noah’s Ark and explore the best of what Cappadocia has to offer from flying on hot air balloon to driving quad bikes into the sunset to exploring underground cities.

The is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will challenge your body and mind, but also reward you with unforgettable memories and views. You will need to have a good level of fitness and endurance, as well as proper equipment and clothing.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Mt Ararat hiking tour and discover one of the most amazing places on earth. Book your spot now and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

GEAR LIST

CLOTHING
Lightweight long underwear tops
Lightweights long underwear bottoms
Briefs 
Short -sleeved T-shirts (synthetic)
Long -sleeved shirts (synthetic) 
Soft jacket (fleece or soft-shell)
Down insulated jacked (with hood)
Waterproof breathable jacket (with hood)
Hiking pants
Fleece pants (or other warm pants)
Waterproof breathable pants
 
HEADWEAR & HANDWEAR
Wool or fleece hat
Brimmed hat (for sun protection)
Warm gloves or mittens (windstopper, fleece)
Gloves liners (synthetic, thin)
 
FOOTWEAR
Light hiking shoes 
Mountain boots (warm, waterproof, with ankle protection)
Lightweight socks
Warm, thick socks
Gaiters (optional)
 
EQUIPMENT
Sleeping bag (warm, rated to at least -18°C)
Trekking poles
Crampons (optional, because we can provide it)
Headlamp with extra batteries
Duffel bag or big backpack (65-75 L)
Small backpack (for you to carry personal gear)
 
ACCESSORIES
Sunglasses
Pack towel
Waterproof backpack cover 
Thermos
 
MEDICAL & PERSONAL 
Sunscreen
Lip balm 
First Aid kit
Hand sanitizer (optional)
Baby wipes
Camera with extra batteries
Power bank

Itinerary

Day 01 :
Dogubayazit

Our team will pick you up from the airport in Igdir, Agri or Van. Then we will drive to Dogubayazit (the town from where all tours on Mount Ararat start). On the way we can stop near interesting places to take pictures. Check-in at a hotel in Dogubayazit.
At the evening you will have meeting and dinner with your mountain guide who will give you also some information about your climbing on Mount Ararat.
Overnight in the hotel.

Dinner

After breakfast we will drive to small village on the foot of Mount Ararat – Cevirme village (2200 m). You will take your small daily backpack, water and lunch packets and start ascent to Camp 1. Rest of equipment will be carried on horses. Trekking to Ararat Camp 1 (3300 m) takes around 4-5 hours. There we will pitch our tents, have lunch and rest time.
At the evening hot dinner will wait for us.
Overnight in tents.

  • Elevation : 2200 meters to 3300 meters
  • Distance : 7,3 km
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average heat : +25 – +30 (Summer season)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Extra day for acclimatization, which will help us to get used to high altitude. We will eat breakfast at the campsite, take lunch packets and water for drinking and ascent to Camp 2 located at an altitude 4200 m. After reaching Camp 2 we will have short break and then descent the Camp 1, where lunch will wait for us. Then we have free time.
At the evening cook will serve hot dinner.
Overnight in tents.

  • Elevation : 3300 meters to 4200 meters
  • Distance : 6,5 km x 2 times
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average heat : +20 – +25 (Summer season)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will eat breakfast and pack our luggage, which horses will carry to higher campsite. Then we will take our lunch packets and small backpacks and walk to Camp 2 (4200 m). After reaching campsite we will eat some snacks, drink tea or coffee and then pitch our tents. Rest of day we can rest.
At the evening cook will serve dinner.
Overnight in tents.

  • Elevation : 3300 meters to 4200 meters
  • Distance : 6,5 km
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average heat : +20 – +25 (Summer season)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your guide will wake you up long before dawn (usually about 1-2 a.m.). You will eat breakfast, drink something hot and last time check your equipment before trek to the summit of Mount Ararat. Then you will start ascent to the top (your guide will keep slow tempo). After 5-7 hours you should reach summit of Ararat. You will have there short break for a group photo and celebrating success. Then you will descent to Camp 2. After hot meal and 1-2 hours rest you will pack luggage and start to walk down to Camp 1 for dinner and overnight.
Overnight in tents at the Camp 1.

  • Elevation : 4200 meters to 5137 meters and descent to 3300 meters
  • Distance : 13 – 14 km total ascent and descent
  • Habitat : Alpine Tundra
  • Heat : +30 / +25 / -20(Summer season) This day you will have very cold weather during our climb to summit, after summit weather always getting hotter. So, diffirence of heat can be 60° .

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at the campsite we will prepare our luggage, which horses will take down, and start descent to Cevirme village. From the village we will drive to our hotel in Dogubayazit.
After shower and lunch in city centre we will start our half day city tour. We will visit Ishak Pasha Palace, Ahmed-i Hani tomb, Urartian Castle and Meteor Crater located just next to the border with Iran.
At the evening we will have Celebration dinner in a restaurant.
Overnight in the hotel.

  • Elevation : 3300 meters to 2200
  • Distance : 7,3 km
  • Habitat : Steppe
  • Average Heat : +25 – +30

Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Later we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia.

Arrival to Cappadocia and transfer to hotel

Breakfast

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Our first stop will be at the Göreme Panoramic Point, where we have magnificent views over Göreme Valley
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkiye
We will head to the ancient Underground City occupied by many different civilizations throughout its 4000 year history. We will learn about how and why the city was built here and how they managed to live underground.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkiye
We will visit Selime rock-art Monastery, which is the biggest rock-cut structure in all of Cappadocia. The monastery was the center of religious, social and commercial life.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkiye
We will take will take a pleasant 3 km hike through Ihlara Valley, a natural green canyon as deep as 100 meters at some points. There you will see cave churches with some unusual frescoes and enjoy lunch by the river.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkiye
Our last stop has a beautiful view of Uçhisar Castle across the gardens of Guvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). This is great location for scenic photoş and an easy hike down to Göreme if you would like to finish your day with a walk.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hot Air Balloon

Pass By: Goreme Historical National Park, Yukarı Kızılçukur Vadisi, 50500 Çavuşin/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Seeing Cappadocia Over The Sky.

Quad Bikes

Stop At: Love Valley, Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Love valley
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rose Valley, Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Rose Valley
Duration: 1 hour

 

Breakfast

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkiye
The region’s highest and largest freestanding rock formation. Get the big picture here!
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Göreme Open Air Museum with its carefully restored cave churches from 9th – 12th centuries. Exquisite fresco and secco paintings deep in the rocks.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Love Valley, Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Cappadocia’s most spectacular fairy chimneys, in the fruitful valley originally named Bağlıdere (full of gardens) You will understand the modern nickname when you visit!
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkiye
Paşabağ, also known locally as Monks’ Valley, walk and climb around fairy chimneys of every shape and size.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Avanos, Avanos, Cappadocia
People have been making pots from the local red clay since before the beginning of recorded history. We will visit a traditional pottery workshop where you will see the master potters at work and maybe try it yourself.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkiye
More famous as ”İmagination Valley” – the weirdest rock formations are found here. Use your imagination a little and discover a whole zoo.
Duration: 20 minutes

Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

Costs

Includes

  • - Transfer from the airport in Agri or Igdir to Dogubayazit and back,
  • - Transfer from Dogubayazit to the foot of Mount Ararat and back,
  • - Local guide service,
  • - Pack animals (horses), which will carry equipment on Ararat,
  • - Hotel accommodation in Dogubayazit (with breakfast) - 2 nights; twin rooms,
  • - All meals and soft drinks during the climbing, with cooking service,
  • - Foam sleeping pads and tents,
  • - Crampons,
  • - Climbing permit fee (50 USD per person).
  • - All Tours listed in the Itinerary
  • - Airport Transfers in Cappadocia
  • - Accommodation in Cappadocia
  • - Flight Agri to Cappadocia

Excludes

  • - international and domestic flights, (except for Agri to Cappadocia)
  • - travel insurance,
  • - meals in cities before and after trekking,
  • - alcoholic beverages,
  • - Turkish bath (hamam)
  • - Any meals not specified in Inclusions

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