Mount Ararat Trek Summit climbing tours
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Dogubayazit, Agri, eastern Turkey   
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Mount Ararat Location
Country: eastern Turkey
Region: Anatolia
Province: Agri
Closest city: Dogubayazit
Population: 85,000
Latitude: 39.7 N
Longitude: 44.3 E
Elevation: 5,137 m; 16,854 ft
Iran: 16 km
Armenia (border closed): 32 km
Georgia: 315 km
Istanbul: 1500 km by road

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Fly to Agri, Van, or Kars airports to go to Dogubayazit.

Fly to Erzurum to go to Yusufeli in Kackar Mountains.


Getting to Dogubayazit Turkey Distances Calculator
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Getting to Dogubayazit Getting to Dogubayazit

Airports: (and driving times)
Igdir - 45 minutes (under construction, not open yet)
Agri - 1.5 hours west
Van - 2.5 hours south
Kars - 2.5 hours north
Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) (closest to city center)
Istanbul Sobia Gökçen Airport (SAW)

Airlines: (check baggage restrictions before booking)
Anadolu
Turkish Airlines
SunExpress

Land:
Bus from Istanbul to Dogubayazit - 1500 km, 22 hours
We can meet groups at Posof, Georgian border - 310 km, 5 hours
Arrive by ferry to Trabzon then take a bus to Erzurum (224km) then to Dogubayazit (144km), or from Trabzon to Kars (359km), then Igdir, then Dogubayazit (181km)
Train from Istanbul to Lake Van, but arrival times are not convenient or reliable, and the train does not take you all the way to Van city.
Bus from Iran border to Dogubayazit is 32km. Visa required to enter Iran.
Border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. To arrive from Yerevan one must come to Georgian border.

Maps of eastern Turkey.
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1500 km bus trip from Istanbul to Dogubayazit takes 22 hours.
Istanbul-Dogubayazit 1500 km


Dogubayazit-Ararat 32 km


Dogubayazit-Gurbulak, Iran border 34


Dogubayazit-Agri 110 km


Dogubayazit-Igdir 52 km


Dogubayazit-Kars 181 km



Dogubayazit-Van 180 km


Erzurum-Yusufeli 126 km


Erzurum-Dogubayazit 300 km


Kars-Hopa 207 km


Kars-Igdir 139 km


Kars-Posof 131 km



Trabzon-Dogubayazit 498 km


Trabzon-Erzurum 224 km


Trabzon-Kars 359 km


Trabzon-Yusufeli 193 km


Yusufeli-Dogubayazit 322 km


Yusufeli-Kars 166 km

Mount Ararat Trek Summit climbing tours