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TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: We welcome you in Van airport and drive you to our hotel in Van (Akdamar 3 stars hotel)
We will have a tour boat on Van Lake to visit Akdamar İsland with a beautiful ancient Armenian church.
After you will enjoy the view over the lake from Van castle built by the ancient kingdom of Urartu during the 9th to 7th centuries BC, and is the largest example of its kind. Overnight stay in hotel

Day 2: After having breakfast, we will go to Mt Artos by minibus (max. 30 minutes)
We will start to climb from 1870 m. to the top at 3587 m. (max. 6 hours). We will admire the amazing Van lake.
We will go down to our minibus (2 hours) then we will go to our hotel in Bitlis (Cevizlibag 3 stars hotel)
Overnight stay in hotel

Day 3: After having breakfast, we will go to Mt Suphan by minibus (1 hour) to Kiskili village 2300 m.
We will climb to the summit 4058m. which is a crater, the 3rd highest summit in Turkey (max. 7 hours)
We will go down to our minibus (2.5 hours) then we will go to Dogubayazit by minibus (2.5 hours)
We will Overnight stay in hotel in Dogubayazit

Day 4: After breakfast, we will go to Mount Ararat /Cevirme Village at 2200 m by minibus. Our baggage and skis are carried by horses. Walking up to Camp1 at 2800 m. (2-3 hours). Tea and food will be ready for us.
Overnight stay at Ararat base camp

Day 5: We ski up to Camp 2 at 3750 m by carrying our personal equipment.
İf porters can’t climb until there we will stop at 3600 m (2-3 hours).
When camp is set up we can keep on skiing. Overnight stay at camp2

Day 6: Summit day. Before leaving the camp we need to get our duffle bags ready inside the tents. The duffle bags will be directly brought down to camp 1. We have breakfast in the middle of the night then start the ascent.
After skiing 6 or 8 hours, we finally reach the summit with a breathtaking panoramic view over Turkey, İran and Armenia. We Ski down and come back to Camp 1, to have some rest and eat. Overnight stay at camp1

Day 7: We eat in Camp 1 and then walk down to cevirme village (1-2 hours) where our minibus will take us back to our hotel in Dogubeyazit. You will have time to get refreshed at the hotel and to leave your luggage there.
We will visit İshak Pasa Palace (Ottoman period).
Then we go back to the hotel to celebrate the ascent! Overnight in hotel, Dogubeyazit

Day 8: After breakfast in the hotel, we will go to Van airport. Then you will fly İstanbul end of tour.

Category: Mount Ararat Trekking Tours