Informative Note Climbing to Ağrı Dağı, 22.4.2007

Informative Note Regarding

Mt. Agri

Foreigners who wish to climb Mt. Agri have to apply for a “climbing permit”.

Even individuals from those countries that do not require an entry visa to Turkey have to apply for permission.

The applications can be made to the Turkish Embassy in Canberra or to the Consulates in Melbourne or Sydney.

Applications should be submitted three months in advance.

Travelers engaged in research or filming must state their subject, and tourists have to state whether they are going for sport or sightseeing. The exact dates for the excursion have to be declared as well.

Individual climbers or groups must be accompanied by a mountain guide, officially licensed by the Turkish Federation of Mountain Sports. The daily rate for a mountain guide is 150 USD. A list of guides may be obtained from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Normal cameras, amateur video cameras and radios, more sophisticated equipment must be listed on the application, including infra-red or seismic equipment or binoculars with distance measurement features.

The procedures that have to be followed after obtaining the permit will be submitted to the applicant in writing. Breeching of the procedures and rules will lead to the termination of the permit.

Documents needed for application:

·6 passport size photos

·6 application forms

·Document indicating that 50 USD have been deposited to the bank accounts of which the details are stated below

Name of account holder: Turkiye Dagcilik Federasyonu Baskanlıgı

Name of Bank: Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi

Address: T.A.O. GSGM Bürosu, Turkey

Account no: 4000722

Note: Agri Dagi cikis ucreti

The applications may be submitted to the Turkish missions in Australia:

  • Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Canberra

6 Moonah Place

Tel:(02) 6234 0000

Fax:(02) 6273 4402

Hours of Business:

Monday - Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., 2.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

  • Consulate-General of the Republic of Turkey, Sydney

66 Ocean Street

Tel:(02) 9302 4600

Fax:(02) 9362 4533

Hours of Business:

Monday - Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

  • Consulate-General of the Republic of Turkey, Melbourne

Level 8, 24 Albert Road

Tel:(03) 9696 6046-66

Fax:(03) 9696 6104

Hours of Business:

Monday - Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Visas: Monday - Friday: 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

09.00 - 12.30 / 13.30 - 17.30

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