Mount Ararat
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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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  • Boreczek1
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ararat Trip- the best company
    We reached the summit thanks to really proffesional people from " Ararat Trip" company. The owners: Agnieszka and Saffet are very friendly and help with every little problem, the cook makes very good meals and the mountain guides really take care of the group. One of them gave me his coat when I got cold. Ararat Trip have it's own camp 1 which is clean, has toilets, and good tents. I would really recommend this company tel 90 5435637725.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Mika_IOI
    Ghent, Belgium42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience, great tour operator!
    My daughter (28 year) and I (56 year) had a great time at Mount Ararat. We opted for the 6-days program (with acclimatization day). We are in good physical condition but not experienced mountain hikers. The summit day was really hard (14 hours walking) but the reward at the top made it worth every step. We booked our tour with Top Ararat. Burhan is a fantastic guide with more than 20 years experience. He was born in the region and his father was a mountain guide too. Burhan is a very friendly and honest man! He offers good prices and is very flexible about the dates. All tour operators have their own base camp at 3.200m. The one from Top Ararat is small and slightly away from the more popular and bigger camps. The company Top Ararat has a website (mtararattrek. com) and Burhan can be reached (in English) via WhatsApp (+90 544 569 86 04). Highly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Sandy S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Climbing Mount Ararat in August - 4 Days hiking
    We climbed Mount Ararat im August organized by TAF travel. We did the relax tour, arrived in Van Saturday night and started hiking on sunday morning. Tuesday at 1am we started our summit walk and reached the top at 5am. The walk was technically easy you just need to have a good condition.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
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Christian B
Baden, Austria4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We summited Mount Ararat in a group of 4 people (including our guide) on the 22nd of July 2022. It took us 5 days in total (with 4 nights sleeping at the mountain and summiting after the third day very early night in the morning). We can highly recommend our guide Metin Emlek (WhatsApp +905433978010) who organized the whole tour in advance and was always available if we had any questions. It was also very helpful that he has strong English speaking skills, which overall made it an unforgettable experience.
Written July 22, 2022
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Overland Travel
Fethiye, Türkiye55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Mount Ararat is a wonderful mountain and could climb without any tecnical equipment (except from ice crampons on last 200 metres). It takes 4 nights camping and in the end or beginning 2 nights hotel stay in Dogubeyazıt, you can not only trek 5137 metre but also see ishakpas palace, noahs ark, meteor hole, and ice caves. I recomend for this trek to organise with overland travel and you can see information on overlandturkey mount ararat trekking page. They organise everything for you and for your group, starting from 2 person up to a big party, you could use them to trek to summit of mount Ararat
Written May 20, 2020
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Kateřina W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We climbed Ararat with Two Ararat in July 2022 and we had a great time. Everything was well organized, went as planned and described on their website. The guide was very friendly, the food was good - nice breakfast, dinner (soup and main course), fruit, vegetables, biscuits and nuts on a daily basis. Refreshments were always prepared when we finished our daily climb. After climbing Ararat we spent a day at a nearby lake - very relaxing with a fantastic view. It was also interesting to see how local people enjoy spending a public holiday. We had excellent grilled fish and vegetables, and lovely fruit. A highly recommended and reliable company.
Written April 15, 2023
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Estera
Slovenia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
In June 2019 a group of 18 enthusiastic mountain-lovers from Slovenia reached the summit. It was an amazing experience.
Beyond our expecations!
Ararat is a magnificent mountain and trekking was superb organised by the local guide Cemal Gunes and his team. Although trekking was tiring and long, it felt very comfortable and almost luxurious. Food was delicious, tents were really nice, energy was calm and supportive. It was a wonderful experience and unforgettable trekking with an amazing local guide!

Cemal GUNES, Organizator & Tour Leader, Mt Ararat Tours Travel Agency, E-mail: ararattour@hotmail.com.
I highly recommend!
Written January 26, 2020
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Rob Sheal
New Delhi, India60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
I climbed Ararat on a four day winter ascent with Ararat Trip (also called Ararat Adventures). Despite the winter conditions it was super well-organised with no concerns at all on the guide, equipment or food.

Best of all Agnieszka & Saffet Akkus from AraratTrip company (WhatsApp number: +905435647725) were professional and wonderfully friendly, taking time to make sure I was settled in in Dogubeyazit and going for meals with me even!

I was sad to leave after the trek!!
Written November 23, 2020
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YANG
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I took Metin as my private guide to Mt Ararat Hike. I am a very slow hiker and he is very patient to allow me to go with my own pace. I wouldn’t have been able to make to the summit without him. He is professional and super fluent in English (unlike all other guides in the mountain). Some guides have to borrow Metin for translation. I haven’t met any other guide who can speak English in the camps.

We even helped a woman who was left behind by her group because she slowed everyone down. We took her with us and we all made to the summit. All of us were very emotional on the peak.

Metin took very good care of everyone and he is the best guide I have seen in the Ararat. I wouldn’t have made it without him. I truly appreciate it. If you are planning a hike in the area, pls do contact him. I highly highly recommend him. His company is called Ararat summit and his contact is +90 543 397 80 10
Written July 28, 2022
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Mika_IOI
Ghent, Belgium42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family

My daughter (28 year) and I (56 year) had a great time at Mount Ararat. We opted for the 6-days program (with acclimatization day). We are in good physical condition but not experienced mountain hikers. The summit day was really hard (14 hours walking) but the reward at the top made it worth every step.
We booked our tour with Top Ararat. Burhan is a fantastic guide with more than 20 years experience. He was born in the region and his father was a mountain guide too. Burhan is a very friendly and honest man! He offers good prices and is very flexible about the dates.
All tour operators have their own base camp at 3.200m. The one from Top Ararat is small and slightly away from the more popular and bigger camps. The company Top Ararat has a website (mtararattrek. com) and Burhan can be reached (in English) via WhatsApp (+90 544 569 86 04).
Highly recommended!
Written July 24, 2023
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Sandy S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We climbed Mount Ararat im August organized by TAF travel. We did the relax tour, arrived in Van Saturday night and started hiking on sunday morning. Tuesday at 1am we started our summit walk and reached the top at 5am.
The walk was technically easy you just need to have a good condition.
Written August 27, 2023
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Heidi Koehler
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I experienced an excellent climb with them, a mountain tour could be this perfect and complete. High quality service and excellent English and German speaking guide Firat. I have never seen a team that treats their customers so friendly. I have saved many memories that I will never forget, thank you all. TAF TRAVEL and Firat you are the best!!!
Written October 26, 2022
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Dionisis K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The best choice is to climb Ararat. The Ararat Trip team are professionals, the mananged that all our team to make it to the top, the have the best facilities in the area, they are friendly and caring. Highly recommended if you decide to climb Ararat
Written September 26, 2022
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