Welcome to Turkey! Starting and ending in Van, what a better way to experience Mount Nemrut, Mount Suphan and Mount Ararat. These three mountains in the far eastern reaches of Turkey have been climbed by very few foreign trekkers. The three mountains are the highest points in the region and provide impressive views across Turkey, Iran, Armenia and Nakhichevan. One of the highlights of the area is the beautiful wildflowers and native birds that appear once the snow has melted.
You will be met at Van airport by our staff before departing for your sightseeing around Van, including Van Castle and an old Armenian Ahtamar church. Check into your hotel for Dinner with your guide and other members of your group. Overnight in Van.
Start trek - firstly we visit Mount Nemrut - 2,600m - and have a swim in the high altitude volcanic lake- and explore the sights of Mount Nemrut. Camp overnight at Mount Nemrut.
Head to Mount Suphan and set up camp at around 3,000m. The camping area is used by the nomadic people to graze their sheep and goats. Camp overnight at Mount Suphan.
Ascend Mount Suphan - 4434m and marvel at the spectacular view of Lake Van and the surrounding mountains. Camp overnight at Mount Suphan.
Drive to Dogubuyazit on the way visit a Waterfall of Muradiye. Dinner and overnight at Dogubeyazit.
Go to Mount Ararat by truck 2000m. On the way you will see some small Kurdish villages/
Our first overnight camp here is at 3,200 - Green camp. On the way up to green camp you can observe some of the nomadic people who live on the mountain. In the summer months the local people herd their sheep and goats in the rugged terrain of Mount Ararat. We can also arrange for you to visit the nomadic people and experience their way of life. Camp overnight at Mount Ararat.
Trek to 4,200 to the beach camp - the highest beach camp in the world. Today will also be an important day for you to acclimatize before we head to the peak. Camp overnight at Mount Ararat.
Summit day - 5,165m.Early in the morning we will being our ascent to the peak. You will have plenty of time to explore the peak before we return to green camp - 3,200m. Return back to a warm hotel and a hot shower in Dogubuyazit. Overnight in Dogubeyazit.
Today we will visit the Dogubeyazit Ishak pasha palace and ark of Noah. There is also an opportunity to take an optional visit to the hot springs of Diyadin. Overnight in Dogubeyazit.
End of your tour, transfer to Van airport. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.
Arrival airport transfer from Van Airport 3 nights hotel in Dogubeyazit 1 night hotel in Van 2 nights camp at Mount Ararat 2 nights camp at Mount Subhan 1 night camp at Mount Nemrut 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners Guided Van Castle and Armenian Ahtamar church tour Guided Mount Nemrut trekking tour Guided Mount Subhan trekking tour Guided Waterfall of Muradiye tour Guided Mount Ararat trekking tour Guided Dogubeyazit Ishak pasha palace, Noah's Ark and Diyadin tour All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Mules to carry climbing equipment and your luggage Camping equipment, sleeping mattress, tent, climbing ropes, safety equipment Summit certificate upon completion of trek Professional English-speaking tour guides Return airport transfer to Van Airport
Tour Does Not Include
International and domestic flights Climbing permit for Mt. Ararat Personal climbing equipment Alcoholic beverages Tipping and personal insurance
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Available On Dates
1 February, 2017
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