MOUNT SUPHAN AND MOUNT ARARAT 8 DAYS TREKKING TOUR
Day-1 Meeting with your guide at the Van airport Transfer to your hotel, Then we will drive to visit Van Castle and from city centre we will drive to 33 km to ferry terminal and have short cruise to Akdamar Island on the Lake Van. We will see Church of The Holy Cross, an Armenian church built between 915 and 921 AD. After visiting Akdamar Island we will drive to Van and dinner overnight in Hotel.
Day-2 After early breakfast Driving to the last village on the slopes of Mount Suphan to Kiskili village our campside 2500 meters. In the morning start to ASCENT to the summit of Mount Suphan 4058 meters, from where we will have breathtaking view of Van lake and surrondings. After for taking photos we will walk down to campside, After some rest eat, tea/coffee! drive to Dogubeyazit, Also an the way to visit Muradiye waterfalls and dinner overnight hotel in Dogubeyazit.
Day-3 After breakfast in hotel we will pack our equipment and transfer Mount Ararat car point 2250 meters (Eli Village) Then to ascent to Mt Ararat base camp 3200 meters. All the luggages carry by mules to the base camp. Rest time and dinner-overnight at Camp 1.
Day-4 We eat breakfast on the Camp 1, pack our equipment and start to climb Mount Ararat secount highest camp 4200 meters. All the luggages carry by the mules to the highest camp 2. On the campside we will eat lunch pitch our tents and prepare our equipment for the next day (ascent to the summit). Dinner & overnight Camp 2.
Day-5 If the weather conditions are suittable we will wake up early 1:30 AM, drink tea/coffee eat and fill thermos with hot tea depart from Camp two 2:30 AM, Ascent 5-7 hrs to Mt Ararat Summit at 5137 meters for sunrise. Return to Camp 2, eat - rest and pack gear for mules. Return to Camp 1. for the night.
Day-6 After breakfast descent down to car point (Eli village 2250 meters). Drive back to Dogubeyazit hotel. After some rest at hotel we will go to Turkish Bath-Hamam, transfer to resturant for dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day-7 Region Culturel tour around Mt.Ararat, After breakfast we drive to Ishak Pasha Palece, Kurdish Nomad villages, Shape of Noah's Ark national Park, Meteor Crater and of tour! To vizit city center for local gift shoping. Dinner and drive to Hotel.
Day-8 After breakfast, We drive Dogubeyazit to Van airport, Then will be and of Tour.
*All road transportation after meeting in Van.
*Accommodations (in Van and Dogubeyazit).
*All meals-hot drinks-tea and coffee
*Sigtseeing, entrance fees writing in theprogram
*English speaking and experience mountain guide
*Horse and porter support for luggages
*Cooking service in dining tent
*Tent for each 2 person. Sleeping mats
*Crampons ans Ice axe.
In Van, Ahlat and Dogubeyazit clients stay in 3***star hotels which are located in the centres of the cities.
High quality tents are used at the camps
Meals in cities:
In cities high quality restaurants are used. The menus have traditional Turkish cuisine and vegetarian options, as well as desserts and seasonal fruits.
Food on the Mountain:
Meal is prepared and served by a special cook in a dining tent.
Horse and Porter support:
We use private vehicle for road transfer. On the mountain our backpacks and camping stuff will be carried by the horses until 1.Camp. After here our luggages carried by porters until 3750m camp. Possibble to leave your extra clothes or other stuff in our safe room in the hotel Dogubeyazit.
Our guides have Mountain Guide certificates from the Turkish Mountaineering Federation. It is necessary to have a licensed mountain guide to climb Mt.Ararat. Our guides have extensive experience on the mountains. They have led many groups and will lead you to the summit with the best experience.