Mount Ararat ski tour (6 days)

Day 1

Pick up at Ağri (or Iğdir) airport, drive to Dogubayazit (1-2 hours), check in the hotel in Dogubayazit. Overnight sleeping in a comfortable hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast in hotel about 8.00-9.00 a.m. leave unnecessary things locked in storage room, transfer by minibus to starting point at 2100 m on Mount Ararat. Horses will carry your backpacks and gear also food/kitchen equipment. You carry your own small day pack with lunch packet and skis. When you meet the snow walk up on skis. Hike (4-5 hours) to the Base camp 2800-2900 m. Have a hot dinner and spend the night in camp.

Day 3

After breakfast about 9.00 am we set off on skis to the camp 2, which is at an altitude of 3500 m. For better acclimatization can go up and then come back to the camp. Our skiing journey takes about 3-4 hours. Have a hot dinner and spend night in tents in camp 2. It is recommended to go to sleep early.

Day 4

After breakfast we head for summit – about 2.00-3.00 at night. Get as high as possible with weather conditions. Depending on the weather we reach the summit or not – we have a 50% chance. (Summit is not guaranteed). Ski down to camp 2, rest, eat, and pack up gear for horses. And again ski down to our base camp. Have a hot dinner and spend the night in tents.

Day 5

After breakfast around 9:00 descend (or if there are opportunities ski down) to 2100 m for minibus pickup. Return to the hotel in Dogubayazit. Wishing will take part in a cultural tours of Ishak Pasa Palace, Meteor Crater, Noah Ark National Park. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6

After breakfast in the hotel transfer to Ağri (or Iğdir) airport.