Climbing Biblical Mount Ararat 5165 MSL + Tour to Historical Armenia
13 – 19 July
27 July – 2 August
8 August – 14 August
Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the mountains of Ararat. There are evidences of an early civilization in Armenia in the Bronze Age and earlier, dating to about 4000 BC. In 9-6th centuries Ararat – Urartu Kingdom was created near Lake Van and Mt. Ararat which was one of the most powerful states of the ancient world. In the 1st century BC the Kingdom of Armenia reached its height enlarging its territory to about 300 000 sq km under Tigranes the Great in 1st cen. B.C. A great part of the Great Armenia is now in Turkish territory including Mt. Ararat which was united again to Turkey by Soviet Government. As a matter of fact the Wilsonian Armenia which was merely 5 time bigger then today’s Armenia including Mt. Ararat, Soviet Republic of Armenia became a country covering 29,743 sq km only.
So, this tour includes also ex Armenian regions and together with the Biblical Mt. Ararat climbing you visit also Armenian ruined monasteries in Turkish territory.