SKITOUR MT. ARTOS, MT. SÜPHAN, MT. ARARAT AND MT. DEMAVAND IN IRAN
Ski tours in the taste of a round trip with numerous ascents. After this trip, once vacation! The journey begins in eastern Turkey with three beautiful ski mountains: Mt. Artos (3,537 m), Mt. Süphan (4,058 m) and Mt. Ararat (5,137 m). Then it goes on overland to Persia. A drive to Tabriz shows what a mountainous landscape Iran has to offer. Demavand, the highest mountain in Iran, is the last mountain to climb. After the climb we take a day in Tehran to visit the sights of the city.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TOUR
For these tours, good body condition and good skiing skills are required. The ascents and descents are long. On average, 1,400 - 1,600 heights are to be handled, so the slopes are accordingly long. The maximum steepness of the slopes is around 30 °. The selected mountains are ideal skiing places - for enthusiastic ski mountaineers great, exotic destinations that require no special ski skills apart from the necessary physical condition.
Mt. Ararat and Mt. Demavand mountains with their altitudes of 5,165 and 5,671 m should not be underestimated, both of which require good acclimatization. The overnight stays on Ararat take place in the tent camp and on Demavand in the simple mountain hut. The conditions on both mountains can be extremely cold and stormy.
1st day: Flight via Istanbul to Van
After arriving in Van, transfer to the hotel in the city center. Van is the largest city in eastern Turkey with about 350,000 inhabitants. Should the arrival in the city be early, we will explore the city together.
2nd day: Skitour Mt. Artos (3.537 m)
Certainly, Mt. Artos is one of the most beautiful ski mountains in Turkey, at least in the east of the country. A ski tour with lake view. The mountain is located next to Van Lake, the largest lake in Turkey. We will enjoy a breathtaking descent with a lake view.
3th day: Skitour Mt. Süphan (4,058 m)
Drive to Adilcevaz, a small town on Lake Van, at the foot of the third largest mountain in Turkey, Mt. Süphan. The ascent of the mountain takes place from the east side, sometimes on the southern slope. A very long downhill ride awaits us to the village of Kiskili. After a little more than 2 hours, we reach the city of Dogubayazit. Already on the way, you can see the highest mountain in Turkey, Mt. Ararat. In the afternoon we make the final preparations for the climb.
4th day: Campsite
In the morning we load our gear on the vehicles and drive up to the village Cevirme. Here the staff is reloaded on packhorses. The ascent usually takes place on foot to the base camp (about 3 hours). Overnight in the camp in tents at about 2,800 m.
5th dag: high camp
The ascent to the high camp takes about 3 hours. The day is long, it is worth climbing to 4,000 m and back. Overnight in a tent camp at 3,500 m.
6th day: Summit of Mt. Ararat
Very early, already in the middle of the night is a departure for the summit. 1,600 m have to be climbed, up to 4,400 it is not a problem with skis to ascend, but depending on the snow conditions, it sometimes happens that we let the skis at 4,400 m and continue without skis. Or, we carry the skis 200-300 m on our backs until they are used again. That decides all the circumstances on the mountain. The ascent usually takes 5-6 hours. After the panoramic view on the summit, there will be a great ski downhill. First, we go to the high camp for a second breakfast. Then to the base camp. Overnight at the base camp in tents.
7th day: Descent
We pack our things on the horses and descend to the village of Cevirme. The things are transferred from horse to vehicle and then we continue to Dogubayazit to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
8th day: Reserve day for Mt. Ararat
This day, if not used on the mountain, will be used to see the sights of Dogubayazit.
9th day: Drive to Iran, flight to Tehran
Depending on the flight time, we start very early on this day. We drive over the border to Iran, which is in only 35 km distance. The journey after border crossing to Tabriz takes 3 1/2 hours. Arrived in Tabriz we fly around an hour to Tehran. Nearly 2 hours we continue from Tehran to Polour, to the hut of the Mountaineering Federation. Overnight in the hut.
10th day: high camp
In the morning we drive to Godsfansara with off-road vehicles to the starting point of the ascent of Mt. Demavand, the highest mountain of Iran, the mountain of spirits. Things are reloaded on packhorses, the climb ends at the high camp in the hut. Even in the worst conditions, we are protected in this hut. Overnight in the hut (4,200 m).
11th day: Summit day
The ascent from the hut takes about 5 hours. The view extends to the Caspian Sea and Tehran. After the ascent of the smoking volcano, we ski down to the high camp. Overnight in the camp.
12th day: Reserve day
This day is available as a reserve day for bad conditions. Should this not be used, we descend down to Polour to the hut. Overnight stay.
13th day: Drive to Tehran
We drive 2 hours to Tehran to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight at the hotel.
14th day: Cultural Day Tehran
Today, visits to the interesting sights of the capital of Iran are on the program.
15th day: Flight home
Transfer to the airport, flight home.
They live in middle class hotels with breakfast and in the huts / camps on the mountains with full board.
THE SKI TOURS
Ski mountaineering of the mountains Mt. Artos, Mt. Süphan, Mt. Ararat and Mt. Demavand (5,671 m) with inclines of 25 ° - 35 °.
Up to 6 people a ski guide with German or English language skills.
The permit work we do for you. However, you need an entry visa to Iran (at least 1 month before arrival to request!)
You bring your own.
10.04.2021 - 24.04.2021
is 60 days before the travel date
On request flights from all major European airports Istanbul to Tehran and back
All necessary land transport
Domestic flight from Tabriz to Tehran
Middle-class hotels with breakfast and tent camp with full board
Tents, pack animals, kitchen equipment, kitchen team, full board at the tent camp
Ski guide of our company
English speaking tour guide throughout the trip
Obtaining the permits
Important notice: Programme could be changed due to weather conditions!