Welcome to Turkey! The Kackar Mountains are known for the complexity and power of the streams and rivers which rush down to the lower altitudes. All shades of green and blue, literally hundreds of glacier lakes, immensely rich flower meadows and wildlife surprise those who imagine the country to be nothing but barren steppes. And also the honey from the upper grasslands and forests is enough to climb any mountain. An ideal tour for those who enjoy intensive trekking, this tour includes a level of difficulty at an average altitude of 3000m.
You will be met by our tour leader at the Erzurum airport and then transfer to Yusufeli. Overnight in Yusufeli.
Transfer to Yaylalar village. In the afternoon, we depart for our warm-up trek in Korahmet Valley, where the Bulut Mountains dominates the view ahead. There is an opportunity to meet with the local villagers. Return for Dinner and camp overnight in Yaylalar.
One of the best treks in the Kackar Mountains, this day trip is not very challenging but the scenery makes you glad to be in Kackar. Return for Dinner and overnight in Yaylalar.
We trek up to Dilberduzu via High Mountain pastures following the stream comes from the glaciers. During the trek we may encounter the villagers that live here during the summer to graze their flocks. Dilberduzu campsite (2900m) is a flat meadow by the stream surrounded by the steep hills. Camp Overnight at Dilberduzu.
Today we will ascend Kachkar summit (3917m) - this takes around 5-6 hrs and involves some walking on snow but very little actual climbing. After breakfast, we have an early start departing for the Mount Kackar Summit. An easy but demanding ascent over rock and scree without any technical difficulties. The view from the summit above the clouds is simply stunning with views over the whole Kackar range, and beyond to the Caucaus. On a clear day, you may have chance to see the legendary Mount Ararat. After a short break on the summit, return to our Dilberduzu campsite. If you do not wish to participate in the summit ascent, there are many day trips that you can do instead. There are many stunning lakes in the area for swimming opportunities. Overnight camp at Dilberduzu.
Trek to Dupeduz, with the spectacular views of Kackar range on the paths covered with wild flora. Camp overnight at Dupeduz.
Trek to Yukari Kavron towards the Caymakcur pass around the hidden lakes. If the weather is good we will have chance to swim in Kara Deniz Lake. Dinner and overnight at pension in Yukari Kavron.
Today we walk to the Derebasi Lake where you can see the source of lake comes from the glacier. Great opportunity to swim in the glacier lake. Return for Dinner and overnight in Yukari Kavron.
A spectacular trek to Samistal plateau through the colourful flowers which you cannot find somewhere else. Scenery from the top is simply stunning with the full view of Kackar range. Trek down to Ayder, where we will reward our bodies in one of the thermal springs. Dinner and overnight at pension in Ayder.
Drive to Trabzon via Sumela Monastery and visit one of Turkey's most magnificient architectural wonders which was carved into the rock face of a canyon. City tour of Trabzon, the biggest harbour of Black Sea Region. Dinner and overnight in Trabzon.
End of the tour in Trabzon, transfer to airport. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.
Arrival airport transfer from Erzurum Airport 1 night hotel in Yusufeli 2 nights hotel in Yaylalar 2 nights camp at Dilberdizu 2 nights camp at Dupeduz 2 nights hotel in Yukari Kavron 1 night hotel in Ayder 1 night hotel in Trabzon 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners Guided Yaylalar village, Korahmet Valley, and Bulut Mountains tour Guided Kackar Mountains trekking tour Guided Dilberduzu trekking tour Guided Dupeduz trekking tour Guided Yukari Kavron, Caymakcur pass, and Kara Deniz Lake tour Guided Derebasi Lake tour Guided Samistal plateau and Ayder tour Guided Trabzon and Sumela Monastery tour All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Mules to carry climbing equipment and your luggage Camping equipment, sleeping mattress, tent, climbing ropes, safety equipment Summit certificate upon completion of trek Professional English-speaking tour guides Return airport transfer to Trabzon Airport
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International and domestic flights Climbing permit for Mt. Ararat Personal climbing equipment Alcoholic beverages Tipping and personal insurance
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