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Mt Ararat Turkey

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Located roughly halfway between Lake Van to the southwest in Turkey and Lake Sevan to the northeast in Armenia, the Ararat Mountains dominate the Armenian Highlands. The Ararat Mountains are located within the southern end of the Ararat Plain, and they thus create a fertile agricultural zone with a temperate climate. Together, the Ararat Mountains straddle the borders of what are present-day Turkey, Armenia, Iran, and Azerbaijan. Mt. Ararat  Ararat  rises to a height of 5,137 m (16,854 ft). Mt. Ararat’s neighboring mountain, Little Ararat Ararat the Lesser  rises upwards to 3,925 m (12,877 ft). Mt. Ararat and Little Ararat are the highest and sixth highest points in Turkey. On a clear day, both can be seen from downtown Yerevan, Armenia, which is 54 km (33 mi) away from Mt. Ararat. The monastery Khor Virip additionally affords stunning views of the Ararat Mountain.

Mount Ararat Turkey.  Ararat is located in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Near the border with Iran, Armenia, Nakhchivan and Azerbaijan. Is said to be the legendary resting place of Noah’s Ark. Ararat Mountain is a stratovolcano, formed of lava flows and pyroclastic ejecta, with no volcanic crater. Not currently active, its most recent eruption has probably been within the last 11,000 years. The mountain has twin peaks known as the Great Ararat Peak and the Little Ararat Peak. The height of the Great Mount Ararat Peak is 5,165m,  And Little Ararat Peak is 3.896m.  Mt Ararat Climbing– Hiking and Skiing  is generally 4 days, with 3 night’s. There is two camps at the Ararat Mountain. Summer camp 3200m and second camp 4200meter. The camp is for winter 2800m with 3800meters. Mountaineers using these camps for reach Ararat Summit.  Mt Ararat climbing permits and guides: The Turkish government requires a climbing permit and the use of a certified & licensed Turkish guide for Climb or Skiing on Mount Ararat. Arrangements can take two months to complete so hurry up and booking your trip.

 

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