Legendary Mount Ararat Climbing 5-day Tour in Yerevan, Armenia
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Climbing the legendary Mount Ararat
Admire the lake Childir
Passing through Igdir
Bayazet Fortress, one of the small but essential cities of Western Armenia
Admiring the river Aras
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights.
Transportation by a/c vehicle with Wi-Fi
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
5 days and 4 nights in Bayazet
Accommodation at a 3-star hotel and camps
3 meals a day, also meals during the trek
Discounts for equipment in special stores
Certificate for climbing Mt. Ararat
Free preparatory mountain climb in Armenia
Visa fee for Turkey
Day 1. Yerevan to Bayazet. The first wonderful stop of our trip is on the shores of Tsovakn Hyusiso (Childir), one of the largest lakes of the Armenian highlands. Then we will pass through Kars and Igdir, after that, we will go to Bayazet (Dogubeyazit) and visit the fortress of Bayazet (Daroink), and we will stay overnight in Bayazet (twin room at a 3-star hotel).
Day 2. First climbing day: to Base Camp 1. After breakfast at our hotel, a minibus will take us from the hotel in Dogubayazit to the starting point of the mountain trek at 2200 meters. Then, we will start to ascend to Base Camp 1 at 3200 meters (animals will transport our equipment). We will enjoy our dinner with hot tea and rest in camp tents ready for us. The hike on the first day of the ascent is about 5.5 km; the relative height is about 1000 meters, and the hike duration is about 4.5 hours.
Day 3. Second climbing day: from Base Camp 1 to Base Camp 2. We will start our hiking in the morning. We will climb to Base Camp 2 at 4200 meters (equipment is transported by pack animals). We will have our dinner and prepare ourselves to reach Mount Ararat's summit the following day (midnight). The hike on the second day of ascent is about 5 km; the relative height is about 1000 meters, and the hike duration is about 5 hours.
Day 4. Third climbing day: Summit Day. We will start our ascent to the top of the mountain very early (about 1 AM). After about 6 hours of trekking, we reach Mt. Ararat summit and wholly enjoy it with its stunning views. Afterwards, we will return to Base Camp 2, have a little rest, then hike to Base Camp 1 overnight. The hike to the top on the third day of ascent is about 2.5 km; the relative height is about 950 meters, and the hike duration is about 6.5 hours. The return hike distance from the summit is about 8 km (to the first camp).
Day 5. Fourth climbing day and return to Yerevan. In the morning, we will start to descend to 2200 meters, where a minibus will wait for us. We will go to our hotel and get ready to return to Yerevan. On the way back, we will say goodbye to the Biblical mountain, after which we will have a break on the shores of the River Araks. Then, we will return to Yerevan, bringing with us memories for a lifetime.