If requested you will be met at the Istanbul airport and transferred to your hotel. A short tour of the old city can be given before your check in at your hotel.
DAYS 1st and 2nd in Istanbul
DAY 3 Fly to Erzurum
After arrival we check in our hotel and then begin city walking tour.
Visits to Grand Mosque, Cifte Minerali Medrese, Uckardesler Turbesi then shopping in the authentic bazaar. Then continue to the Citadel to enjoy stunning sun set.
Overnight in Erzurum.
DAY 4 Drive to drive to Dogubayazit
Check in hotel and enjoy breathtaking view of Mt Ararat.
Depending on the purpose of your visit prepare for the next activity. This could be mountain climbing or visiting other sites located in the vicinity. Visit Isakpasa Palace
Overnight in Dogubayazit
DAY 5 Return to Erzurum fly back to Istanbul.
After the end of your stay in Turkey you will be transferred back to the airport for your departure.
If Mt Ararat climbing is the purpose of your visit in the area then before the start of your expedition:
. check permits and gear
. drive to Eli village at 2200m
. start trekking to first camp at 3200m, approx 5 hrs, overnight in the camp, Yesil Yayla.
. acclimatization climbing to 3700m, approx 4.5 hrs.
. climb up to 4100m camp site, about 5-6 hrs, stay the night.
. climb to the summit, about 3-4 hrs, and
. descend back, approx 10 hrs
Expedition expenses for:
. sightseeing costs, entrance fees and transfers.
. mountain Transfers by minibus / lorry
. mules support limited to 4200m camp about 15kg.
First time climbers note:
. tent for each 2 pax, sleeping mattress
. ropes and perlons, ice-screws, snow sticks
. convenient mountain food, dining equipment
. cook service if needed available
. stoves, fuel and cooking sets, etc.
. travel kit bag, summit certificate