trekking in Turkey - Kackar mountains

Trekking in Turkey -
Kackar Mountains tour

Next trip:  4-11/7
(a bit different program, please contact for more details)

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North-east Turkey is a mountain-heaven: far from anywhere in the remote Pontus mountains, settled only by local Sheppard which rarely happen to meet foreigners.. the perfect place for a trekking holiday!  

Trekking – this trip in Turkey is a different and Unique experience – no cars, no roads, no cities, we will  drive into the Mountains for 9 days, camp outside in tents or in small Local Guest houses, and enjoy the Beauty and solitudes of nature

Trekking program:

day 1 - land in Erzurum, the capital of eastern Turkey. depending on our landing time, we will stay one night here or continue driving through the wonderful Tortum Valley until Yusufeli, the entrance gate to southern Kackar mountains. sleep in a small hotel in Erzurum/Yusufeli 

day 2 - further driving into the mountains until we reach the village of Barhal, situated in the heart of the mountains. according to our schedule we will able to make a small hike around the village houses and water channels. hiking 2-3 hourssleep in a local guest house in Barhal. 

day 3 - today we really start: we climb up to the mountain pastures (Yayla) of Naznara, under the summits of Altiparmak ("the six fingers"), and to the Beautiful Alpine lake "Karagol". after this we will hike down to Satibe pasture and back to Barhal. hiking 7-8 hourssleep in a local guest house in Barhal

day 4 - morning drive to the village of Olgunlar - from there on we will leave our car and head for Dilberduzu - the base-camp for the summit of mount Kackar. hiking 4-5 hours. sleep in tents-basecamp.  

day 5 - early wake-up - today we climb to Kackar summit - 3937m - the highest summit in Pontus mountains. first we will reach the Alpine lake "Deniz Golu", then climb the high pass before making it for the summit. at afternoon we will climb back down to our base camp. hiking 8-9 hours .sleep in tents-basecamp.  

day 6 -rest day - slowly we will climb down to Olgunlar and relax a bit in the nice mountain Guest house, take a shower and enjoy the village life.. hiking 3-4 hours .sleep in Guest house Olgunlar. 

day 7 - early wake up again - hiking up north to reach the high mountains pass of Caymakcur, visit the alpine-lakes valley and then a long descend into northern Kackar - the village of Yukari Kavrun . the bus will drive us down to Ayder - a nice Touristic village. hiking 8-9 hours sleep in a guest house in Ayder

day 8 - relaxing day around Ayder, we will drive our bus to the famous castle of Zilkale and the waterfalls of Polovit, at the afternoon we visit the nice hot springs of Ayder. sleep in a guest house in Ayder

day 9 - according to our flight schedule we will drive back to Trabzon 

Price include:
- MInibus Transfers 
2 nights camping (please bring your own sleepin bags)
- 6 nights in Guest houses - HB
Full board – picnic lunches and camping cooking
- Local guide
- Tour leader – Me 

not included:
- Insurance