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Day 1: On the first day, we pick up the group at the airport or at the border gate. After picking up the group with a private car, transit or taxi, we depart to Doğubayazıt. It takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to reach Doğubeyazıt from Van airport. Doğubeyazıt is a city at the foot of Mount Ararat. The distance between Doğubeyazıt and Ağrı airport is 1 hour and 45 minutes. The distance between Doğubeyazit and Iğdır is only 50 minutes. Whichever airport our customers choose, we also get to be present at that airport by car and pick up the group. We go to Doğubayazıt to the hotel, our customers stay at the hotel that night. The group can relax at the hotel if they want, or visit the bazaar center.
Day 2: After having breakfast at the hotel between 6:30 and 7:30 in the morning on the 2nd day, that is, around 9:00, we put all our materials in the car, take the minibus with our local guide and head to the 2200 meter high village of Mount Ararat. After a journey of about 50 minutes, we arrive at the village of Çevirme (2200 meters). After downloading all our ingredients here, our private cook, who belongs to our group, gives a lunch package and a 1.5 liter water for lunch on the way. After the porters have loaded all the materials on the horses, we move towards the first camp. Our local guide takes small backpacks with group members and moves towards the first camp. The location of the car is approximately 8 kilometers between 2200 meters and the first camp, 3300 meters. It takes about 5 hours. We stop about three times on the way. When the group arrives at the camp, our cook prepares tea, hot water, coffee and snacks. After listening to our group in the kitchen, we set up a tent together. Thus, anyone can take a photo, and anyone can rest in the kitchen tent and drink tea or coffee. In the evening, after our cook prepares local dishes, meals are eaten at 6 or 6:30in the evening. After dinner, the person can have tea or coffee in the kitchen, and the person can take pictures of the stars outside at night.
Day 3: After having breakfast at 8a.m. on the 3rd day, anyone can fill their own special thermos with hot water or tea. They can also hold 1.5 liters of water. Our cook gives lunch packages to all the members of the group again and all our ingredients stay in the camp. In order to get used to the high altitude and weather, the local guide sets off for the second camp, which is 4200 meters. The journey takes about 3 hours, and about an hour after arriving at the second camp, the group guide descends back to the first camp with the group. When they land, our cook prepares snacks, tea and hot water again. In the group, those who want to sit in the kitchen or tent, those who want to rest in their own tents, and those who want to take photos around the camp. When dinner is ready, after eating at 6 or 6:30, anyone who wants to take a picture in the kitchen tent outside and spend the night singing Kurdish or Turkish songs with local people in the kitchen. If they want, they can spend time with local games. At around 10 o’clock at night, everyone goes to their tents and sleeps in the cool air.
Day 4: After having breakfast in the morning on the 4th day, everyone packs their own tents around 9 o’clock and delivers their suitcases and all their materials to the hammers, except for the small backpack. Here, the head of staff loads the materials onto the horses and moves towards the second camp. Our cook also gives everyone a packed lunch and water. Our local guide takes the group to the second camp, 4200 meters. After a 3-hour journey, we arrive at the second camp and after arriving, we set up tents together. In addition, our cook prepares snacks and tea. After preparing our small tents and eating in the kitchen tent, those who want to take pictures outside also rest in their own tent. After having dinner at 5 or 5:30, our guide holds a meeting with the group. After making a brief statement, everyone goes to bed in their own tent to wake up early the next day.
Day 5: At 1 a.m. on the fifth day, everyone wakes up and comes to the kitchen tent. After breakfast, everyone takes their own small bags at 2 o’clock, and also puts their boots in their small bags to walk on spare coats, gloves, ice, and at 2 o’clock they set off for the summit with a professional local guide, namely 5165 meters. The journey takes about 6 hours. We stop about three times on the way. Going slowly is very important. The slower people walk, the stronger they peak. After arriving at the summit around 8 a.m. and waiting for a while at the summit, taking pictures at the summit, if the weather is very clear, they can watch the peak of Mount Alburuz in Russia with their own binoculars. They can also see the borders of Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nakhchivan, Georgia with the naked eye at the summit of Mount Ararat. They can also see the summit of Subhan mountain in Turkey. According to the research of experts, about 10 million cubic meters of snow is found at the summit of Mount Ararat in summer. After a bit of a peak, we go back down to the second camp. We land in about 3 or 4 hours. When we go down to the camp, after eating and drinking at the camp, we rest in the tent for about an hour, and an hour later, we return all the materials to the horses and take our small bags and go down to the first camp with the local guide. When we get down to camp one, 3,300 meters, our cook is preparing a snack. After having a snack, we set up the tents together and everyone goes to sleep in their own tents because the group is tired. After eating dinner at 7 o’clock, he takes sunset pictures of Mount Ararat, who again sings Kurdish and Turkish songs with local people in the kitchen and dances and plays. We go to bed at 10 or 11 o’clock at night.
Day 6: After having breakfast at 8 am on the 6th day, we give all the materials to the horses and porters again. With the guide, we descend to the place where the car is, which is 2200 meters. After we put our materials back in the car, we get in the car. We go to the hotel in Doğubeyazıt and after bathing in the hotel, we do Doğubeyazıt cultural tour with minibus again. We visit a hill similar to Doğubeyazıt İhsakpaşa castle and Noah’s Ark and stay at the hotel in the evening.
Day 7: After having breakfast at the hotel in the morning on the 7th day, we leave our group at the airport with a private car and say goodbye.