Ararat mount 5137 m

  • 7 – 8 days return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

Keeper of the long history and the most beautiful place on the Earth is a holy Mount Ararat. Situated on the territory of Turkey not far from the border of Iran (16 km) and the border of Armenia (32 km). The highest point of Turkey, located on the banks of the Araks River near the beautiful Van Lake. Mount Ararat is dormant volcanic cone and has two peaks: Greater Ararat (elevation of 5,137 m or 16,854 ft) and Lesser Ararat (with an elevation of 3,896 m or 12,782 ft). Last eruption was in 2nd July 1840 year. Disaster destroyed with the flow of snow, mud and stones Arguri village and Monastery of Saint Jakov. Now there are now any settlements near the mountain.

Ararat mount 5137 m: Key information
Walking time
7 – 8 days
6 hr – 14 hr
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Only about 20 years ago, the area became open to tourists. Now everyone could visit the lands of Ararat, and reach the summit. The air in this area is saturated power of this great mountain... Grades explained
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Ararat mount 5137 m: Find it
in the Dogubeyazit city
in the Dogubeyazit city
3,200m – 5,137m
Altitude change 1,937m
Ararat mount 5137 m: More information

The easiest way to get to Ararat Mount is: first of all you should book your tickets to Istanbul city. And don’t forget to leave some days in your program for Istanbul sightseen. You should to see the former capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman empires. Next step is fly to the East of Turkey – Van city, situated not far from famous soda Lake Van. Further three-hour transfer by car to the city Do─čubeyazit. As a rule, tourists stay here in hotel for a rest after flights. Climbers sort their equipment, if you are not a mountaineer Mount Ararat you could from the window. Departure from hotel to beginning point of trekking route you should plan in the early morning. First camp is situated on a green glade (3200 m). By the way, you may use the animal support and come to first camp without your luggage. 


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Added 27 December 2014 by olga.gorozhaninaolga.gorozhanina. 1 revision 27 December 2014 by olga.gorozhaninaolga.gorozhanina.
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