Climbing Permits

The government of Turkey requires specials permits to climb Mt. Ararat. We will obtain the climbing permit for you. It costs $50 USD and is included in our tour prices.

For obtain climbing permits for you we will need:

  • a scanned copy of passport photo page
  • dates of your trekking tour.

Procedure takes about 1 month, so you should send us required documents minimum 1 month before your coming.

Ararat summit is not technically difficult, but the cold wind and high altitude make it a big challenge for climbers. For your safety, the government of Turkey requires all climbers on Ararat to be led by a local Turkish licensed guide. The determining factor which would help you achieve the summit is you must be in very good physical fitness with a very good heart and lung endurance also a tolerance of altitude.