Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

12th July, 19
  • Arrival Agri ( D)

    Upon your arrival at the airport of Agri, 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. Additional transfers can be arranged at extra cost.

Day 02

13th July, 19
  • Camp 1 (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred with a minibus to Dogubayazit and then to theCevirme Village (altitude: 2200 m). Then, you will hike to theYesilYayala 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 03

14th July, 19
  • 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 04

15th July, 19
  • 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 05

16th July, 19
  • 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 there, you will ride on horses to Cevirme village, where a minibus will wait for you. The descent from Camp 2 to Cevirme village can take approx. 4-5 hours.

    Overnight at the hotel in Igdir.

Day 06

17th July, 19
  • Departure from Agri (B)

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

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