The Kaçkar and Ararat summit, at an altitude of 3,937 meters and 5,165 meters respectively, is the highest point in the range. Extensive glacier and water erosion have given these mountains their craggy, rugged look.
The Kaçkars rise in between the shores of the Black Sea to the north and the River Coruh valley to the south. On the northern flank, a wide variety of wildflowers grow in the rainy climate. Much of the area is cultivated by the local people who grow tea, citrus orchards, fruits and grapevines.
Much of the area is a national park and has an extensive collection of native flora and fauna, including the local bears, mountain goats and many birds. The area is also frequented by many bird watchers.
Very few people have climbed Mount Ararat. It is only in the last 30+ years that it has become accessible to trekkers. Because of the new nature of tourism in eastern Turkey we recommend that you only travel with experienced guides and through reputable companies. Our company has been offering treks to Mount Ararat for over 20 years – so if you travel with us you will get a true local experience.
We use local staff – our philosophy is to ensure that they prosper from tourism as well.
Prices & Dates
Please contact us for prices and dates.
What is included
**Please note that a single person supplement may apply.**
You will need the following personal equipment*
*Please note that we can arrange for you to rent the necessary equipment if needed.
Minimum 5 persons with a maximum of 20.
If you book and there are less than 5 people we may contact you to see if you can select a different date for your trip.