General Information

A view of Little Ararat Mountain from 4,800 m Height.

A view of Little Ararat Mountain from 4,800 m Height.

Mount Ararat Little Summit Climbing Program is a practical two days program for mountaineers who want to climb Little Mount Ararat. Still, the mountain has a high altitude of 3,925 meters. Two Ararat firm also organizes one day climbs for mountaineers if requested. Little Mount Ararat route requires a special permit.

  • Climb to Little Mount Ararat Trek Organization and 2 Days Little Summit Program & Details:

    1st Day: We’ll reach to Güngören Village at 2000 meters with our vehicles. At this point, our carriers will handle our equipment to transfer them to the camp area using mules. This is where our hike begins. After a comfortable hike of about 5 hours, we’ll arrive at the first camp area at 2400m. Here we’ll do our equipment check and we’ll have to prepare our bags for the summit climb we’ll start at midnight.

    2nd Day: After a night of rest, our summit climb will start with waking up at the time our guide has determined.  Even though the first stage of our hike doesn’t pose any difficulties, the inclination may reach 35 degrees occasionally. We will reach the summit in about 5 hours. After resting half an hour at the summit, we’ll head towards to the second camp area at 2400 meters. After resting for one hour at the camp which we’ll reach in about one hour, we’ll descend to vehicle transfer point in Güngören Village at 2000 meters. We’ll reach to vehicle transfer point and head back to our hotel from this point.

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Tour Beginning Location: Doğubeyazıt
Tour Ending Location: Doğubeyazıt
Mountain Route Used: Little Mount Ararat South Route
Hotel accommodation: 2 Nights
Mountain accommodation: 1 Nights. “Preferably”
Extra Day: 1

  • Welcome and send off

Our climbing programs start with reaching to the mountain from the hotel by vehicles and end in the same way with returning back from the mountain to the hotel. There are no welcome and send off days in our programs because of the transportation differences of our guests.
We can welcome and send you off in the same way at the airport at your request as well as set up days for the welcome and send off days in our program schedule.

  • Mount Ararat Climbing Organization Info:

We are serving at a special camp area on the south route of Mount Ararat. In this camp area, we have our camping tents and kitchen. During the climb, our firm will keep a cook at the mountain ready, responsible for preparing your hot food and drinks. On climbing days, our cook will provide your rations every morning and the climb nights for your consumption during hikes. Since camp area will be a private area, there’ll be guards securing the camp. This way the equipment you left behind will be safe and the tents will be under surveillance in the case of bad weather conditions. The equipment you won’t need during the climb will be kept by our contracted hotel to be handed back to you after your return. Equipment you’ll be bringing to the mountain will be transferred between the camps by carrier mules and you won’t be charged any extra fee for all these services.
We request our vegetarian and vegan visitors to inform us in advance about their choices.

  • Attention: Please do not leave your group during the climb without informing your guide. Staying together with the group will help you to spend less of your energy and protects you from any possible accident that may happen. You should especially have a good choice of gloves and boots. Remember, Mount Ararat is a mountain that has a large ice mass that doesn’t melt throughout the year and affected by cold because of its equatorial position.
    You should bring your trekking poles with you and use them during the hike. These poles will not only lower the possibility of an accident, but it’ll also help you lighten your weight so you’ll be less tired. Poles that are adjusted to your heart level will also help you to relax your circulation.


1st Day: Little Mount Ararat Base Camp

We’ll head on to Little Mt. Ararat with our vehicles after a breakfast in our hotel. About an hour later, we’ll arrive at Güngören Village with the altitude of 2000 meters where our carrier mules are located. Here, our cook will provide the rations we’ll use during the trek. We’ll be handing over all of our equipment (about 20 kg) to the carriers. We’ll take the equipment we’ll use during the trek to our 15-liters backpacks. Our trek will continue with little photo breaks en route until we reach the Base camp area in 2400 meters (about 5 hours). When we arrive at the camp area, our cook will greet us with warm food and drinks. After resting here, we’ll start to settle into our camp. You can spend your free time with little exploration hikes at Little Mount Ararat.

Accommodation: 2400m Little Mount Ararat Base Camp

2nd  Day: Little Mount Ararat “Summit Day”

Today we’ll start our summit climb.  Our guide will share the information needed before the summit climb and will check the required equipment during the climb. Climbing a route is on a path inclined to southeast approximately 35 degrees. Because of the inclination and sand, we’ll reach the summit at 3,925 meters after 5 hours. The most magnificent view of the summit for climbers is the impressive Mount Ararat. East side of the summit has the view of Iran’s villages and towns and it’s possible to see the plateaus lying between Great and Little Ararat Mountains. We’ll return back to our base camp at 2400 meters with a two-hour hike after the summit. Here, our support team will greet us with the hot coffee, tea, and warm foods. After resting at the base camp for one hour, we will pack up our camp and return to vehicle transfer point at 2000 meters and then back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Doğubeyazıt Hotel

Climb from 2,400 meters to 3,925 meters
Average Hiking TimeAverage Hiking DistanceAverage AscensionAverage Inclination
5 Hours5km1498m20° – 35°

Climbing Transportation,
Carrier (mule),
Climbing Permit Fees,
Personal Tent (One tent is for two people),
Professional Mountain Guide,
Cultural Guide,
All the entrance fees for the museum and surrounding areas,
Hot food for the duration of the climb,
Non-alcoholic beverages for the duration of the climb,
2 Nights of Hotel Accommodations including Breakfast,
Summit Certificate,
A Celebration Dinner in the City,