Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at the airport of Agri or Igdir , you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and transferred to your hotel , where you will meet with your mountain guide who will brief you about the next days.
Dinner in a local restaurant.

Note: one group airport transfer is arranged from Agri. Additional transfers can be arranged at extra cost.

Accommodation: Tehran Boutique hotel, Dogubayazit or similar.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Cevirme Village (altitude: 2200 m). From there, you will hike to the Yesil Yayala Base Camp (elevation: 3200 m.), while the equipment will be transferred by pack animals. At the camp, you will relax with hot tea and then enjoy a well-earned meal.

Trekking time: 3.5-5 hours (depending on the pace of the group).

Overnight in tents, Camp 1.

After breakfast, you will go for an acclimatization hike up to Camp 2 (altitude: 4200 m.), and you will return to Camp 1 (3200 m) for the night.

Trekking time: 6-7 hours.

Overnight in tents, Camp 1.

After breakfast, you will hike again to Camp 2 (at 4200 m.) while all equipment will be transferred by pack animals. At the camp, you will have an early dinner as you will start your summit hike at 2am the next morning.

Hiking time: 3.5-4.5 hours.

Overnight in tents, Camp 2.

This will be a long day as you will start hiking very early in the morning (1 or 2 a.m.). After 5-7 hours, you will reach the summit of Mount Ararat at 5,137 meters. Note that, depending on snow conditions, crampons may be needed for the last 200-300 meters.

Afterwards, you will return to Camp 2 at 4200 m (2-3 hours of hiking), where you will rest and have lunch. If the group is very tired, you will spend the night in Camp 2. Otherwise, you will pack your gear and descend to Camp 1.

Hiking time:

From Camp 2 to the summit: 5-7 hours.

From summit to Camp 2: 2-3 hours.

From Camp 2 to Camp 1: around 2-2,5 hours.

Overnight in tents, in Camp 1 or Camp 2.

After breakfast, you will pack your gear and descend to a point close to Cevirme village, where the driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Dogubayazit. There, you will enjoy dinner together, stroll in the town, or relax in the hotel.

Hiking time from Camp 1 to Cevirme: 2-2,5 hour

Driving time from Cevirme to Dogubayazit: around 50 minutes

Accommodation: Tehran Boutique hotel, Dogubayazit or similar.

 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Agri or Igdir.

Note: one group airport transfer is arranged to the airport in Agri. Additional transfers can be arranged at extra cost.