Day 0130th July 2020
- Arrival at Agri or Igdir (D)
Upon your arrival at the airport of Agri or Igdir , you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and transferred to your hotel in Igdir, 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.
Day 0231st July 2020
- Camp 1 (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will be transferred with a minibus to Dogubayazit and then to the Cevirme Village (altitude: 2200 m). Then, you will hike to the Yesil Yayala Base Camp (elevation: 3200 m.), while the equipment will be transferred by pack animals. You should expect to reach the campsite within 3.5-5 hours of hiking, depending on the pace of the group. At the camp, you will relax with hot tea and then enjoy a well-earned meal. Overnight in tents.
Day 031st Aug 2020
- Acclimatization (B, L, D)
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. Dinner and next overnight at Camp 1.
Day 042nd Aug 2020
- Camp 2 (B, L, D)
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 at Camp 2.
Day 053rd Aug 2020
- Summit Day (B, L)
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. Not 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, have lunch, and pack for gear, before descending to Camp 1. From Camp 1 we will continue descent to Cevirme village, where our vehicle will wait for us. For those group members who are interested, there is an option to ride on horse from Camp 1 to the village. Cost of this is not included in the regular price of the trip and it is additional cost paid directly. The descent from Camp 2 to Cevirme village can take approx. 4-5 hours. Drive back to Igdir. Overnight at the hotel in Igdir.
Day 064th Aug 2020
- Departure from Agri or Igdir (B)
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.