İn a Nutshell
1.Day:Trabzon Welcoming the guests at one of the airports: Trabzon airports and going to the hotel.
2.Day:Trabzon city culture- overnight stay
3.Day: Naletleme pass -Olgunlar-plateu
4.Day: Dilberdüzü camp 2700m
5.Day:Summit day and 2700 Camp return
6.Day:Olgunlar highland -pension 2100
7.Day:Erzurum Erzurum Tortum Waterfall -Dogubeyazit Hotel
8.Day:Going to the first camping area of Mount Ararat and camping there. (3200 meters)
9.Day:Going to the second camping area (4200 meters) and camping there
10.Day:Arriving at the top of Mount Ararat and coming back to the first camping area. Camping there for a night. (3200 meters)
11.Day:Coming back to Doğubayazıt and starting to the culture tour. Then staying at the hotel for a night.
12.Day: 7-Flying from Van
MOUNT ARARAT AND MOUNT KAÇKAR 12 DAY
Day 1: After welcoming the guests at Trabzon airport, we're going to go to the hotel in Maçka.
Day 2: After breakfast, we will visit Trabzon Culture Hagia Sophia Museum and Virgin Mary (Sumele Monastery). Then we will go to our pension in Kavrun plateau.
Day 3: We will start the hiking early in the morning. The Kaçkar Mountain pass trek, that is the Trans Kaçkar trek, will start from Kavron Plateau. First, we will reach cengovit gölü (cengovit lake) after a 2 hours of walking. Afterwards, we will reach the Naletleme Pass by continuing the trekking by the Black Sea Lake. We will reach the village of Olgunlar plateau by passing the pass at an altitude of 3200 meters. We will end the trekking with an average of 8 hours of walking. At the end of the day, we will rest at the hostel in Olgunlar.
Day 4: After passing small nomadic villages, we will reach Dilberdüzü base camp at 2700m. Materials will be transported by pack animals.
Day 5: We will leave from the camp at 04:00 in the morning for the Kaçkar south climbing. First of all, we will arrive at Sea Lake in an hour. The lake is the country's highest glacial lake. It is worth going to this region just to watch the view of Deniz Lake. We will take a short break at the lake. Then, we will continue the 4-5 hour Kaçkar climb and reach the 3937m Kaçkar peak. We will have lunch with our food packages at the summit and then start the return journey from the same route. We will return to the camp with short breaks.
Day 6: After breakfast, we will take a walk through the colorful mountain meadows and reach the Olgunlar plateau. In the afternoon we will go to the hostel and rest for about 3-4 hours. Leisure activities such as taking walks around the village or spending time in the tea house will be done to relax.
Day 7: After breakfast, we will depart for Doğubayazıt. On the way, we will take a break for lunch at Erzurum Tortum Lake (Tortum Waterfall). After arriving in Doğubayazıt in the evening, we will go to the hotel.
8. Day : Departure to Mount Ararat at 7:30 in the morning. Driving to 2200 meters. Later, starting to hiking to the base camp. Arriving at the firts campsite that is at an altitude of 3200 meters after four or 6 six hours of walking. Eating dinner and then resting.
9.Day : Having breakfast, and setting out at 9:00 a.m for the second campsite. Arriving and camping at the second camsite after four or five hours of hiking. Resting and eating dinner. Sleeping, before hiking to the summit, after the meal.
10.Day: Set out for the Ararat summit at 03:00 a.m. To reach the summit after five or six hours. Taking pictures and setting off for the second campsite that is at an altitude of 4200 meters. After having a rest for 2 hour, set out for the first campsite that is at an altitude of 3200 meters and camping there for a night.
11.Day: Going to Doğubayazıt city centre after having breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Going to the Doğubayazıt culture tour afternoon and having dinner at the city centre after the tour and coming back to the hotel.
12.Day : Taking the guest to the Van airport.( Or you can stay at the Van cultural tour and hotel as an extra day upon request.)
Kaçkar 4 nights hotel – hostel 2 nights camping
Ararat 2 nights hotel 3 nights camping
Van 1 Night hotel
1- Mountain guide
2- Mount Ararat permit fee 50 $
3- Airport transfers for arrival and departure and Transfers during the tour
4- Overnight accommodation and breakfast during the tour (7 Nights Hotel 5 Nights Tent Camping) ( Rooms for 2 people optional single extra 15 Euros)
5- Cold / hot food and drink on the mountain during the tour
7- sleeping tent ( for 2 person )
9- Mules and porters for material transfer
10- Tour and summit certificate