Frequently Asked Questions – Climbing Mount Ararat
How can I tell if a company will genuinely take me to Mount Ararat legally and if it is an authorized firm?
Many fake individuals or companies claiming to have obtained permission for Mount Ararat have official-looking websites but do not process permission payments. However, they will request a fee, such as $50, assuring you that they will secure permission for you. To identify such companies, you should request the original bank receipt for payments made to the Turkish government. Additionally, it is essential to deposit the advance payment for the tour into a bank account belonging to the company specified on their websites. Furthermore, all tours with accommodation organized in Turkey must be insured, and these fraudulent individuals will not cover this insurance.
The authority to organize tours is granted only to tourism agencies that are members of the “TURSAB” Turkey Travel Agencies Association. Two Ararat is registered with the association under the name “Walk And Climb Travel”. You can verify this information by clicking on this link: [https://www.tursab.org.tr/acenta-arama]. In the opened link, enter our license number, which is 16404, into the section labeled “Belge No” and press the “Ara” Search button.
What permits are required for climbing Mount Ararat?
Climbers need to obtain a permit from the Turkish government to climb Mount Ararat. This can typically be arranged through a tour operator, and it’s essential to secure all necessary permits well in advance.
What is your 2024 Mt.Ararat Climbing tour season price?
Summer season Mt.Ararat 2024 Season schedule Climbings starting price. 495.00€
What is the weather like in Mount Ararat year-round?
Understanding the weather conditions on Mount Ararat is crucial for making the right equipment choices. We recommend you explore our Mount Ararat weather conditions page where we provide detailed information on this important subject.
Predicting the weather conditions of Mount Ararat is quite challenging. The information about Mount Ararat’s weather has been prepared by calculating the averages of weather forecasts made throughout the year.
Will I do technical climbing in Ararat Mountain?
No We organize hiking-based climbs in Ararat Mountain that all amateur mountaineers can climb. The height of the mountain and the walking times may force you. If you don’t want to climb, you can rest at the campsite until the team returns.
When is the best time to climb Mount Ararat?
The optimal climbing season is from June to September when the weather is relatively stable, and the snow and ice conditions are more manageable.
Which dates are the best skiing time for Ararat mountain?
The dates from March 15 to April 15 are the best dates for Mt.Ararat ski climbing.
Can you arrange a tour for me on a special date?
Yes, you can climb Mount Ararat on any date you want. Please contact us so that we can assist you.
What is the number of participants in the scheduled groups?
Limited to 15 participants.
I want to climb with more than 15 people, is this possible?
On a special date and any number of people can climb the mountain, we need to plan for you, please contact us for information.
What is your shortest program to climb Mount Ararat? In how many days can I go up and down the mountain?
You can climb in 4 days. please check our Excursion 4 Days Program. This program does not include transfers. If you want to transfer, the program will be extended by 2 days.
Which are the closest airports for transfers?
There are 2 closest airports, these are “Agri” and “Igdir” airports. Van airport is not preferred if there is no Van tour. Check out this Altitude Climb Program for Van tour and Ararat climbing.