Mount Ararat Trek

With Adventure Experts

$965 USD
per person
Duration 7 days
SleepingCamping, Hotel
Max. Altitude5137m
Difficulty Moderate
Cancellation Moderate

Your Guide

Anil Sarkoglu was born in 1985, Istanbul.

He joined Yildiz Technic University Mountaineering Club (YTUDAK) - which is one of the most sophisticated mountaineering clubs in Turkey with the principal of training mountaineers to achieve considerable technical climbs. After having finished 2 years of mountaineering education and trainings, he became an active member of the club and he voluntarily served as an instructor for many years. Depending on his availability, he still continues to share his experience and provides trainings for the beginners at YTUDAK. He is also a member of YDK Mountaineering Association at which he actively plays a role since its foundation, 2006.

He graduated from University as an Industrial Engineer and nevertheless, made his choice of career aligned with his passion for mountains. He is co-founder of the company "Eiger Training & Consulting" a company which offers corporate firms experimental education, motivational team work activities, exclusive projects and productions. Additionally, in 2013, he established "Adventure Experts" an adventure travel tours organization company.

He works as an alpinism equipment consultant for the most well known, market leader outdoor shopping brand in the country.

Along with his recent decisions, he is focused on only his mountaineering career. He spends most of his time climbing and guiding.

He has hundreds of successful climbs in the country and abroad. Here are some of his recent high altitude and technical climbs;

Mount Ararat (5137m) / Turquie

Mount Elbrus (5642m) / Russia

Mount Demavend (5671m) / Iran

Peak Lenin (7134m) / Kyrgyzstan

Khan Tengri (7010m) / Kyrgyzstan

Especially in the last years, he enjoys climbing in the region of Ala-Archa, Tian Shan and valley of Chong-Kurchak in Middle Asia.

Besides many of his first ascents of new rock, ice and mixed climbing routes; along with his partner he discovered and made the first ascent of the longest water ice climbing route in Turkey. (Erzurum)

He willingly makes inspiring presentations and give trainings upon respectable requests.

As well as mountaineering, he has expertise knowledge in Search and Rescue and advanced first-aid. He is also interested in radio and wireless communication systems, leisure captaincy, scuba diving, cycling and motorcycling.

He lives in Istanbul and Bishkek.

Guides for: Agency Employed
Guiding Experience: 9 years
Nationality: USA
Speaks: USA
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Mount Ararat, Turkey’s highest mountain, is an extinct volcano with an altitude of 5137m/ 16854ft. The ascent does not require advanced level of technical climbing skills. Nevertheless, for the last 200m towards the summit, ability to use ice axe and crampons technics gains importance. The trek requires professional guidance.

You can take a flight from Istanbul to arrive in the city, Van where you will be welcomed by our guide and our tour starts here! You will be transferred by private bus to the town, Dogubeyazit to spend the night at the hotel. Next morning after breakfast, the group will be transferred to the mountain, where the trekking starts for base camp. For more information you can check out :

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Equipment
  • Guide's Salary
  • Guide's Transport
  • Guide’s Accommodation
  • Guide’s Insurance
  • Guide’s Meals
  • Meals
  • Private Jeep

Price Excludes

  • ACAP Permit
  • Access Flights (Both-Ways)
  • Access Flights (One-Way)
  • Four Porters
  • International Flights
  • MCAP Permit
  • MRAP Permit
  • One Porter
  • Permit Fees
  • Porter Insurance
  • Porter's Insurance
  • Private Taxi
  • Public Bus
  • Public Jeep
  • Three Porters
  • TIMS Card
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Two Porters
  • Visa Fee


Day Destination Duration Altitude
Day 1 dogubeyazit 3 hours 1600m
Day 2 base camp 3 hours 3200m
Day 3 acclimatization 4 hours 3200m
Day 4 2nd camp 3 hours 4100m
Day 5 summit 8 hours 5137m
Day 6 dogubeyazit 3 hours 1600m
Day 7 van 3 hours 1700m


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