Mount Ararat Mount Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey, with an elevation that varies from approximately 3,000 feet on the north and east sides to approximately 6,000 feet on the south and west sides. The mountain range covers nearly 25 miles in width and 40 kilometers in length and is covered by more than four inches of ice every winter. Although Mount Ararat can be seen from various vantage points throughout eastern Turkey, it is particularly visible from afar due to a low pass that separates it from another volcanic ridge that extends down towards the Eastern Taurus Ranges. The mountain has two peaks, with the more prominent one featuring a snow-covered summit that rises to approximately 16,800 feet (5165 meters) above sea level. Mount Ararat is a prominent mountain in Turkey, boasting the highest point in the country. Its elevation ranges from about 3,000 feet on the north and east sides to approximately 6,000 feet on the south and west sides. This mountain range is approximately 25 miles wide and 40 km long, and during the winter months, it is covered with over four inches of ice. Although it can be seen from various vantage points throughout eastern Turkey, Mount Ararat's slope can also be spotted from afar through a low pass that separates it from another volcanic ridge extending down towards the Eastern Taurus Ranges. Mount Ararat has two peaks, with the first peak having a snow-covered summit that is easy to spot from afar. This peak has an elevation of 16,800 feet (5165 meters) above sea level. The second peak, which is not covered in ice, has an elevation of only about 12,782 feet (3,896 meters) high and makes up just over half of the mountain range's circumference. Its higher counterpart covers more than 75% of Mount Ararat's territory, which could be why the second peak is rarely mentioned in hikers' guides or tourist books covering Turkey. These two peaks are separated by almost four miles, making it challenging to see them together at once without binoculars or a telescope on clear days. The city of Agri is famous for Mount Ararat. According to local tradition, Noah built an altar and planted his first vineyard on the slopes of the Ararat high above the Aras plain, where there was formerly a village.