Mount Ararat Climb - Turkey's Fabled Mountain

Turkey, Climbing, 10 days - from $2,260 (land only)

ClimbingTrek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Approach shoes or trekking boots

Mountaineering boots (see section below)




Trainers/ sneakers or sandals for camp

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Waterproof jacket

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Warm jacket (down)


Warm hat or balaclava


Thermal gloves

Warmer overgloves or mittens

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Daypack 40 litres / 2400 cubic inches

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details

Sun protection (including for lips)

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial hand wash

Small towel

4 Season sleeping bag

Mountaineering boots (B2 minimum). See notes below

Climbing harness

Crampons (preferably with ‘step-in’ bindings)

Ice axe

The following items are optional:

Spare laces

Camera, media, spare batteries

Trekking poles

Insect repellant – (DEET)

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold luggage)

Sleeping bag liner

Thermarest (Foam sleeping mats are provided)


Recommended boots are - Salomon SM Lite or the Scarpa Manta M4 Tech or similar.

We regret that it is not possible to hire equipment through KE for this trip.

Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)

Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store.

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