Mt Ararat – trekking to the mount of Noah’s Ark

Ideal expedition to promote your first 5000

Trekking trip to ascend the highest mountain in Türkiye. Mount Ararat 5137m does not require great technical demands, it is ideal as an expedition to your first 5000m and it is the place where Noah’s Ark settled after the universal flood.

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  • 8 days
  • From 1.100 €/person
  • Physical condition: Occasional athlete
  • Experience level: Beginner/Advanced
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Turkey
  • Minimum 1
  • Cancellation policy: Pol. Cancellation 3
  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Languages: Spanish, English


Ararat Ascension (5,137mts)

06/20/2024 – 8 days

Ararat Ascension (5,137mts)

08/05/2024 – 8 days


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Mount Ararat (5137mts.) is the highest mountain in Turkey located in the eastern end of the country. It is an inactive volcano whose top is covered with perpetual snow.

Mount Ararat is the place accepted by Christianity, Judaism and Islam as the place where Noah’s Ark settled after the universal flood. It is also the place of the legend of the “Ten Thousand Martyrs of Mount Ararat”. At its base, some Kurdish villages allow you to see the traditional nomadic life of this culture.

Its ascent does not require great technical demands, but it does require a good physical condition and an acclimatization process so as not to suffer from altitude sickness. It is considered a good mountain for beginners in height ascents.

Mt Ararat - trekking al monte del Arca de Noé
Mt Ararat - trekking al monte del Arca de Noé

The trekking to the summit will be done in 6 days + 1 day margin in case of bad weather, plus the days to reach the base where we will learn about the culture at the foot of the mountain. The total trip is 8 days and can be extended if you want to visit Istanbul on the way or back. In the mountain, different camps will be held to be able to ascend with guarantees and comfort

We have a local mountain guide in the area, who manages the Hotel where we will start the ascent, who speaks perfect Spanish and will be the greatest host to make this trip a unique experience.

On the trip we will sleep 4 nights in a 3-star hotel at the foot of the mountain in Dogubeyazit and the nights on the mountain in a tent in the camps that will be set up with a private cook. In the mountains we will use mules to help us climb the material.


Day 1


Arrival at Agri or Igdir airport. Transfer to Dogubayazit (approx. 1h), a town located at 1800mts. Night in a 3* hotel with breakfast.

day 2


After a good breakfast, we will move to the town of Eli (about 40 km.) located at 2,200 meters. From here we will begin the ascent that, in about 4-5 hours, will take us to Camp1 at 3,300 meters above sea level. Night in a tent in Camp 1 camp.

Mt Ararat - trekking al monte del Arca de Noé

Day 3


Mount Ararat is above 5,000m, which requires good acclimatization to avoid suffering from the dreaded altitude sickness. We will invest this day in acclimatizing our body, for this reason we will go up to Camp 2 and after recovering our strength we will descend again to Camp 1.

Day 4


After breakfast we will ascend to Camp 2 at 4200mts where we will rest all afternoon to gain strength to climb the next morning.


Day 5


We will get up at dawn, have a hearty breakfast and begin the ascent to the top. Depending on the year and month, the use of crampons is required for the last part. After enjoying the views from the top, we will begin the descent to Camp 2, where we will stop to recover our strength. Later we will continue to Camp 1 to spend the night.

Mt Ararat - trekking al monte del Arca de Noé

Day 6


We will get up without haste and begin the descent to where the transports are waiting for us to return to Dogubayazit.

Day 7


We have this extra day so that in the event that due to bad weather the previous program could not be fulfilled. If the forecast works well, we will take advantage of it to get to know the surroundings of Dogubayazit and delve into its culture.

Day 8


We will have breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to the airport to start the return trip.



  • All transfers in Türkiye.
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel in Dogubeyazit with breakfast.
  • Every night on the mountain in a tent (one tent for every 2 people).
  • All meals and drinks on the mountain (hot and cold food and drinks)
  • Private cook for the group in the mountains.
  • Mules to transport the equipment (up to 20 kg per person).
  • Cultural Tour.
  • Official climbing permit and climbing certificate.
  • Local mountain guide who speaks Spanish, Turkish, English and Kurdish.
  • Technical and material advice.
  • access to ourtraining platform and OUTDOOR films for 1 year (valued at €90‎).


  • Flights and/or transfers to Agri/Igdir (we can manage them).
  • Turkey entry visa.
  • Dinners and lunches in the city.
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and personal extras.
  • Personal mountaineering equipment.
  • Travel/cancellation insurance: optional, but recommended. (we can manage them).
  • Tips. (Optional).
  • Everything not included in the “INCLUDED” section.


  • Training plan until the trip (Optional)
Mt Ararat - trekking al monte del Arca de Noé

Practical information:

Physical and technical level:

You need a minimum level that allows you to do a mountain route with a gradient of 1200m in one day and some experience in progression with crampons. The guide will go over all the key concepts. The mountain guide together with the group will look for the best route to meet the group’s expectations.


As mountain professionals we not only seek the greatest enjoyment, but also the highest possible degree of safety during the activities. For this we will have personal safety and communication equipment and a sufficient first aid kit. We recommend purchasing accident and rescue insurance that covers the activity.


A list of material will be provided to participants and advice prior to the trip to resolve any questions.

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