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Mount Ararat

Eastern Turkey on the Armenian border, Agri, Turkey
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Mount Ararat is in eastern Turkey. Its summit is 5137m and is snow-cover all year. Climbing permits and a licensed guide are required to climb. The standard trek is 3 nights on Ararat, including acclimatization. The climbing season is June-September. June can be rainy. July and August are best. Spring skiing is in March and April. For more details visit MountAraratTrek.
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1 Jan 2017
“The views are stunning !”
2 Jul 2016
“The Arc is waiting for you”
Eastern Turkey on the Armenian border, Agri, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

we took a tour to Garni with Hyur Service and we stopped on the way to take pictures of Mt. Ararat ! What a beautiful mountain !

1  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Holly Mountain is the keystone of cultures and believes. İf there wouldnt be so much trouble around it could be a highlight of the World.

Thank caria-pan
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is closed to climb it and when it opens back I am going to do it. Still it is an magnificent mountain.

2  Thank Osman T
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing mountain. Since it is banned by the government I was not able climb it but when the band is lifted I would like to take this magnificent mountain on!

Thank Osman T
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We climbed Mt. Ararat in September 2015. It was great experience! Mountain is not technically difficult, but from the second camp the ascent to the summit is quite difficult largely because of the winds and very low temperatures. It was much colder than in Nepal...More

2  Thank Nikulya
Reviewed 23 November 2015

With my friend we have decided to climb Mt. Ararat in August 2015. After contacting several local agencies, we have chosen Cemal Gunes as our guide. We climed the mountain in 3 days... great experience for nature lovers. Tiring but no technical difficulties. Cemal is...More

1  Thank livai
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We were a group of 7 Norwegians that climbed Mount Ararat in August 2015. It was a fantastic experience that I will remember for life! We are in our fifties and sixties, except from one youngster. All had long experience from Norwegian mountains, trekking and...More

11  Thank SerratusNorway
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Mount Ararat is a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano in Turkey. It consists of two major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey and the entire Armenian plateau and Lesser Ararat. The climb is long, but there is a common route from the...More

Thank ajudkins
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Prior to doing this trek I read many accounts in detail before deciding to go for it, so here is another account which I hope will be helpful to others making the decision. I booked through 'eastern Turkey adventures', based in the UK, working with...More

7  Thank Annieo123
Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you want to enjoy a 360 degree local Turkish, professional and good value for money climbing experience of Mount Ararat, I reccomend Cemal GUNES, Organizator & Tour Leader, Mt Ararat Tours Travel Agency, E-mail: ararattour@hotmail.com. A true gem!

3  Thank LaraTZ
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Van B
11 July 2017|
Response from AmyArarat | Property representative |
Mount Ararat has been closed to both local and foreign persons by the Turkish government until 2018.
monica m
2 February 2016|
Response from Nikulya | Reviewed this property |
There is no forest in that area, only rare trees