Trekking Ararat (5 days)
$560 / person
This program is specially designed for those who have time problem and only want to climb Mount Ararat
Yerevan - Georgia - Bayazet
Starting early morning (04:00 am), the group will be heading to Armenian-Georgian border checkpoint Bavra from Yerevan, then we will cross the Georgian - Turkish border via Akhalkhalaki checkpoint. The first stop on our way will be near the shore of lake Tsovakn Hyusiso (Childir), then we will reach Bayazet, where we will visit Daroynk Castle (Bayazet Fortress), we will see Ishak Pasha's palace. Overnight in Bayazet
The first camp of Mount Ararat
The group will approach up to 2200 meters by off-road cars leaving for Bayazet, where the hiking will start from. Hiker’s heavy items and clothes will be transported by horses. The group will get to the first camp (3200 m) after 5-6 hours of hiking, where we will have a rest, get adapted, have dinner and overnight in tents.
The second camp of Mount Ararat
In the morning the group will have a breakfast and will rise to the second camp (4150 m), which will last over 4.5-5 hours. Overnight stop will be in tents.
Climbing to the top of Mount Ararat
Wake up at 12:00 am, breakfast. At 01:00 am the climbing to the summit of Mount Ararat will start. The duration will be 6 hours, the temperature will be around from 0 to -20 C. Depending on weather conditions, the participants will have a chance to see the territories of Armenia including Mount Aragats and Geghama Mountain Range, territories of Iran, Turkey. After celebration of climbing, participants will begin their way down to the second camp having time to relax for about 1-2 hours, after which the group will continue to move down to the first camp. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Bayazet - Georgia - Yerevan
Breakfast, descent to the foot of Mount Ararat (2200 m), from where the transport will take the group to Bayazet. We will have time for swimming and rest, then we will go to Yerevan. On the way, we will have a stop on the shore of River Araks.
Participants must have sleeping bag, backpack (big and small), mountain climbing boots, warm mountain uniform, jacket, hats (both summer and winter), comfortable hiking gloves, jersey, sunscreen cream, headlamp, hiking poles, thermal underwear, mask, trekking sunglasses, gaiters.
Participation cost per person is 560 $
You can also register in installments
The cost includes
- 2-3 guides services (Armenian and Kurdish)
- Visa cost
- Tent, mattress, crampon
- Transportation of clothes and items (with horses)
- Certificate of participation
- Other expenses
The cost of program is calculated for 15 participants. The participation cost is subject to change in case of change in participant’s number.
Age limit: from 16 to 55 years old.
Climbing Mount Ararat 2017 - Many didn’t believe that it was possible to climb Mount Ararat in 2017, but we did it. We celebrated the Armenian Independence Day on the summit of our dreams.
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