Be Adventurous and Take a Tour Trekking in Mount Ararat
Mount Ararat is a four-day trek, although some people manage to climb to the top in three. This is a great tour for any fitness fanatic, with some superb views at the summit.
Guided private tours to Agri, see the monumental Mount Ararat. The Agri province is situated in Eastern Anatolia extending to the Iranian border. One of the highest regions in the country with its amazing mountain formation.
Mount Ararat custom tours offer magnificent scenery, the skiing and mountaineering (permit permitting) are very popular in this region with locals and international sports enthusiasts. There is also hunting available in the, but necessary permits need to be purchased before any hunting tours or activity.
The province of Agri has many sightseeing opportunities on private tour day trips like the Ishak Pasa Palace in Dogubayazit Dogubeyazit, Tombs in Patnos, The Meteor Hole in Sancavus Village and Lake Balik near Taslicay Village.
Escorted private tours of Mount Ararat / Agri see this snow-capped dormant volcano it is visually spectacular. The highest peak in Turkey it rises to an overwhelming 16,945 feet (5165 meters)). Said to be the legendary site where Noah's Ark rested on its summit during the big flood.
The foot of the mountain is said to be the first place where Noah set foot on land after the disaster. Allegedly a geological hollow was unearthed near the Uzengili village that has the shape of the Ark which makes it a popular destination for tourists.
While Agri is on the border with Iran the weather system is quite similar, however, any mountaineering expeditions will have to be arranged directly as specific ascent dates are arranged far in advance. During the high season, the weather is perfect for sightseeing tourists.
The Agri region is the ideal for adventure The flights are a good price, and you can visit turkey any time of the year. However, this region gets snow and bad weather in the winter time. The currency is Turkish Lira, but they accept all currencies so don't worry. You are best changing money in Turkey as you get a better rate than you would do back home. You will find most of the pensions and hotels are clean and reasonably priced.
While many avid mountain climbers, skiers and hunter's would have a huge interest in visiting the Mount Agri mountain and region, please note that special permits are required for any hunting and mountaineering expeditions. The government have strict regulations regarding any custom private tour climbs so make sure to book your trip with an accredited tour/climbing company.
Agri is hot! hot! hot! Normally, but during April, May, September and into early November the weather is relatively mild and manageable and good for climbing. Mount Agri is snow-capped for most of the year.