Overview

Range Name(s): Ararat Massif, Агрыда́г, Агры-Даг, Ağrı Dağı, Масис, Մասիս, Masis, Массив Арарат... Read more     Geology: Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 5 137 m / 16 854 ft     Snow Line: 4 900 m / 16 076 ft
Region(s): Asia     Average Length: 20 miles / 32 km
Location: Turkey: Ağrı, Iğdır;     Average Width: 20 miles / 12 km
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountaineering     Latitude/Longitude: 39°42'5.981''N
44°17'55.472''E
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Parent Range: Caucasus Mountains     Nearest Airport(s): Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST); Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW);
National Park(s): Please update     Convenience Center(s): Doğubayazıt;

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Ararat – is the second highest peak in the Middle East, and the third highest in Europe.
The region also attracts those, who are interested in antiquity, history and culture. There are many ancient Armenian churches here. In addition, the summit of Mount Ararat is inextricably linked with the legend of Noah's ark.

DESCRIPTION

The highest volcanic massif of the Armenian highlands in eastern Turkey; refers to a stratovolcano. Consists of two fused bases of the cones of extinct volcanoes: Great Ararat (5165 m) and Lesser Ararat (3896 m). The distance between them - 11 kilometres. Base both vertices has a circumference of about 130 base miles.
Great Ararat covered with eternal snows from 4900 m and above. There are about
30 glaciers in Ararat Massif. The largest - Glacier St. Jacob, longer than 2 km).... Read more

LOCATION

Located in Turkish Igdir region 16 kilometres from the Iranian border, 32 kilometres from the border with Armenia.

Europe, Turkey: Iğdır

  • 5 137 m / 16 854 ft
  • 5 people climbed it

Europe,

  • 3 896 m / 12 782 ft
  • 0 people climbed it

Europe, Turkey: Van

  • Greater Ararat
  • Mountaineering - 8 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 5 people climbed it

Europe, Turkey: Iğdır

  • Little Ararat
  • Mountaineering - 2 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Moderate 
  • 0 people climbed it

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• Ararat is a holy place for Armenians. Persian legend calls Ararat «a cradle of humanity».

 

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