General Information

Mount Suphan covered in snow

Mount Suphan covered in snow

Mount Süphan Skiing Program is organized for you to spend a fun weekend on Mount Süphan and it’s surrounding areas which have a different look of natural beauty during winters. Program is preferred by adventurers and mountaineers who want to generally explore the natural beauties of Van as well as its cultural richness. Along with a climb to Mount Süphan, program includes trips to Akdamar Island, fortresses of Van, Çavuştepe(Haykaberd) and Hoşap Castle

  • Mount Süphan Skiing and Climbing Organization 5 Days Program:

    1st Day:We’ll welcome you in Van and settle into our hotel in Adilcevaz. After settling in, we’ll have a tour of the city and return back to our hotel Here, we’ll make our last preparations for the next day’s summit and ski trip.

    2nd Day: After an hour long ride in the morning, we’ll arrive at Kışkıllı Village. We’ll set up our camp after reaching to 2600 meters and spend the night here.

    3rd Day:We’ll wake up for summit hike and start our hike with the help of headlights. After about 6 or 8 hours, we’ll reach to summit of Mount Süphan at 4,058 meters known as Sandıktepe. Here, we’ll rest for half an hour and ski back to our camp area after a 2-hour long hike. After resting and eating, we return back to our hotel in Adilcevaz and spend the rest of the day here.

    4th Day: In the morning, we’ll arrive to Van and start our tour of Van’s historical buildings. Our first stop will be Akdamar Island. Right after our visit of the island, we’ll see the Çavuştepe Fortress and Hoşap Castle and return back to our hotel in Van.

    5th Day: In the morning, we’ll be transferred to the airport with vehicles and that concludes the program.

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  • Mount Suphan Climbing Organization Info:

We transfer our kitchen equipment and tents to Mount Suphan Camp area with our vehicles. During the climb, our firm will keep a cook on the mountain ready, responsible for preparing your hot food and drinks. On climb days, our cook will provide your rations every morning and the climb nights for your consumption during hikes. There’ll be guards responsible for the camp security. 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 us from any possible accident that may happen. 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.

Booking code:

SKI-SUPHAN-5-DAYS

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Group Size: The number you specify
  • Category: Mount Süphan Skiing Climbing Tour
  • Route to be Used: Mount Süphan East Route
  • Tour Type: Private Ski Mountaineering Tour
  • Mountain accommodation: 1 Nights
  • Hotel accommodation: 3 Nights
  • Tour Starting Location: Van Airport
  • Tour Ending Location: Van Airport
  • Climbing Altitude: 4,058 m

Mount Suphan Climb & Ski Tour Program includes:

Services Included in the Price

3 Nights Hotel Stay – “Accommodation Hotel, including room and breakfast”

1 Night Mountain Stay – “Accommodation in tents with all foods included”

The airport cultural tour and Suphan Mountain vehicle transfers are included in the tour.

Our cultural tour covering the Van Cat House and Van Castles will conclude with a return to the hotel after visiting the cathedral on Akdamar Island.

The tour guide service is included in the price, and the number of guides is determined by the number of participants.

All our tours are covered by cancellation and general health insurance. For more detailed information about the insurance options we offer, please visit our insurance page here.

In the city:

A Turkish breakfast is served every morning at your hotel.

In the mountains:

Throughout your journey, chefs will prepare delicious meals and provide the necessary nutrients for your climb. Separate menus are prepared to ensure the satisfaction of vegetarian clients. Lunch packs that can be carried all day are provided for midday treks.

Tent: Our Mount Suphan camps are equipped with Dome camping tents.

Mat: We provide mats at our campsites for our customers to use on tent floors.

For more information about our services, you can visit this link.

Climbing Certificates prepared in the name of the customer by our company are issued for all participants in the climb.

In the city, a climbing celebration dinner will be organized with a delicious local menu selected by our company.

In our camp sites, we offer hot water and hot drinks along with boxed fruit juices for our customers to enjoy after their walks. You can also bring your favourite herbal tea with you.

For climbs to Mount Suphan, bottled drinking water is transported from the city by vehicles, and our vehicles reach the campsite.

Soap and toilet paper are provided at the campsite by our company. You may bring your own personal hygiene items.

Services Not Included in the Price

National and international flight tickets are not included in your package and therefore all costs associated with these tickets must be covered by the participant themselves. For more information on getting to the area, you can go to this link.

Tips are not obligatory on our Mount Suphan Climbing Tours. However, if you wish to show appreciation for the staff’s efforts, you are welcome to give a Tip of at least 5% of the tour cost to our staff in charge. For more information about Tipping and the team working on your tour, please visit our  Tipping page.

Personal equipment is not included in the tour price. However, we understand that some equipment might create extra baggage and cost for our guests and sometimes you may only want to use the equipment once. Therefore, you can rent equipment such as sleeping bags, boots, and walking sticks from our company. For this, you can visit our rental page. As our rental equipment stock is limited, don’t forget to reserve any equipment you need while making your tour booking. To review the equipment you can rent and the prices, visit our Mount Ararat Rental Gear page..

Alcoholic drinks are not included in the tour price, but you are welcome to bring your own alcohol.

Food in the city is not included in the tour price. However, breakfast will be provided at your hotel during your stay in the city. Additionally, we would like to mention that the quality of the local food options available in Van city is high and the prices are at reasonable levels.

All cultural excursions not included in the tour programme are available at an additional cost. If you would like more information about the tours we offer, you can check out our Climbs or Cultural Tours page, or use our site’s search engine.

Your personal expenses are not included in the tour price.

Climbs to Mount Suphan do not require mandatory insurance. Our company meticulously fulfils its legal obligations. In this context, we include tour cancellation and health insurance in the tours we offer. The type of insurance that many companies in the market leave ambiguous with the phrase “insurance included” is precisely this insurance. However, it should be noted that this insurance is not a climbing insurance. Beyond the health and tour cancellation insurance included in our tours, obtaining a climbing insurance is the responsibility of our customers. You can obtain high altitude climbing insurance, also known as extreme sports insurance, by contacting local insurance agents. Our company is in partnership with Global Rescue, a rescue and insurance services company. If you wish to purchase insurance online through Global Rescue, you can use this link. Please visit our insurance information page for more detailed information about the insurance.

Mount Suphan Ski Tours Price

You can customize the Mount Suphan Ski Tours price by modifying the included services. As the group size increases, the cost per participant decreases. Travel agencies, mountaineering clubs, and tour guides can join our Two Ararat Partner Program to enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts. For a price quote, please message us via our reservation page with the number of participants.

Important notice:

WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE CHANGES IN THE PROGRAM!

Mount Suphan Climb Dates & Prices

MOUNT SÜPHAN SKIING AND CLIMBING EXPEDITION 5 DAYS:

1st Day: Welcoming Day

Today, we’ll welcome you in Van Airport and transfer you to the hotel in Adilcevaz with our vehicles. After settling into our hotel, we’ll take short tour in the city center and spend the night in our hotel resting.

Accommodation: Adilcevaz Hotel

2nd  Day: Mount Süphan 2,600 meters Kışkıllı Camp

We’ll leave our hotel and head on to Mount Süphan. Lake Van will be presenting its beautiful view during the climb. After 3 hours, we’ll arrive in Kışkıllı Village and reach to 2600 meters. We’ll set up our camp here, and our cook will provide snacks. You can spend your free time with little walks, and we’ll eat our dinner by the time of sunset. And then our guide will share the necessary information for the climb. We’ll have a chance to rest after dinner.

Accommodation: Mount Süphan 2,600 meters Kışkıllı Camp

3rd Day: Mount Süphan “Summit and Skiing Day”

Today, we’ll try to reach the summit from the camp area at 2600 meters while occasionally crossing areas with the inclination of 15 degrees. In the morning, we’ll eat the hot meals and take the rations provided by our cook. After meal, we’ll start our hike with the help of our headlights. Hike usually begins between 03:00 and 04:00. After about 6 or 8 hours, we’ll reach to summit of Mount Süphan at 4058 meters known as Sandıktepe. It is possible to get a bird’s eye view of Lake Van and its surrounding areas from here. If we also have clear weather conditions, it’s possible to get a clear view of Mount Ararat. Volcanic vent gives a deep impression of the mountain’s volcanic character. And this vent is one of the hardest parts of the climb.

After resting at the summit for half an hour and making last checks on our skiing equipment, we’ll start our descent to Kışkıllı camp area. When we arrive at the camp after 2 hours, we’ll take a break with our cook’s food service. After meal and rest for one hour, we’ll quickly pack up our tents and return back to our hotel in Adilcevaz spending the rest of day resting.

Accommodation: Adilcevaz Hotel

Climb from 2,600 meters to 4,058 meters
Average Hiking TimeAverage Hiking DistanceAverage AscensionAverage Inclination
7 Hours3km1458m15° – 25°

4th Day: “Van Tour”

Today we’ll head on to our hotel in Van and start to explore the captivating history of the city. We’ll leave the hotel and head on to our first stop, Akdamar Island. We’ll take the ferry in the town of Edremit and travel to Akdamar Island where we’ll be sightseeing for an hour. After leaving the island, we’ll see the Çavuştepe Fortress and then proceed to our last stop Hoşap Castle. After an hour of Hoşap Castle tour, we’ll return back to our hotel in Van and complete our tour program.

Accommodation: Van Hotel

5th Day: “Farewell Day”

After a nice breakfast in Van, we’ll get you to the airport with our vehicles and this special mountain ski program will be completed at the airport with great memories.

MOUNT SUPHAN RESERVATION PROCESS

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By clicking on this image, you can go to the website of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies “TURSAB” verify that our company and website are legal.

During the tour, to avoid any issues and ensure your safety, it’s necessary for us to conduct your tour in compliance with legal procedures. This way, we won’t have any issues with local government and the gendarmerie. Furthermore, all travel agencies operating in Turkey are obligated to insure their customers. However, this insurance is not climbing insurance. Please review the detailed information on our insurance page. Below, you can find the Reservation process listed in points.

The reservation process includes the following steps:

  1. Select the tour that suits you and send us the necessary information for the reservation.
  2. We will send you a document with your tour details and our account information for you to confirm your reservation.
  3. Provided there are no errors in the information on the document, you will send a prepayment to our account. Once your payment reaches our account, we will send you a “Payment Received” document to confirm your tour.
  4. As your tour date approaches, we will prepare your Travel Insurance and send you the documents.

Cancellation and Refund

For our tours, a modest prepayment is required to secure climbing permits and initiate insurance processes. Please note that this fee is non-refundable in the event of tour cancellation. Full tour payment will be made in cash to our team on the day the tour starts, guaranteeing an experience. This allows you to make tour cancellations and changes without taking any risk. For detailed information about the tour cancellation and refund conditions, please click here.

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