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Cross-country Skiing

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Slider 1 Initial region Cappadocia Kayseri Taurus
Slider 1 Duration 9 Days
Slider 1 Language English
Slider 1 Price € 790 / person
Highlights
  •  Mt Embler : 3723  m  
  •  Mt Hasan :   3268 m
  •  Mt Erciyes : 3916 m
  •  Mt Alaca : 3560 m 
Itinerary

Mt. Hasan, Mt Erciyes, Taurus Mountains Ski Expeditions

On this ski expedition you will have the opportunity to climb the volcanic Mountains of central Anatolia and cross the Taurus from South to East. We will also climb Mt. EnginTepe (also called Mt. Embler) 3723 m high of Aladag region. Two big and majestic volcanoes of central Anatolia entire satisfaction, giving you the sensation to dominate the snow covered area, before entering in the spectacular and surrealistic landscape of Cappadocia. During our ski expedition we will have opportunity to contact with the local people and opportunity to learn their life style.

Day 1: Kayseri – Demirkazik

Our meeting point for this ski expedition in Kayseri airport.  Sleep in Kayseri if late arrival, sleep in Demirkazık mountain pensions. Government sport and mountaineering centre has a guesthouse in Demirkazık. Sleep in Taurus guest house.

Day 2 : Mt. Embler 3723m

In the morning we drive (15 minutes) up to Sokullupınar plateau 2000m.  Wearing our ski we cross the Yallak valley  and walk up to pass at 3450m  (Celikbuyduran pass) Here you may take the opportunity to climb Mont Engin Tepe  ( Second peak of the Aladaglar Range : 3723 m) Then a superb descend in the Karayalak Valley, an impressive canyon, with some fairy chimneys. Dinner and overnight is in the same village.  Ascent: 1723 m Descent: 1723 Sleep in Cukurbag

Day 3 : Avcıveli pass 3250m

Today we will be transferred by jeep about 20 minutes to the  Sıyırmalik valley in to the forest part of Taurus 2200 m then we will ski trek up to Avcıveli pass over the finger rocks . Scenery is splendid at this valley with its several summits surrounding around the valley. Reach the pass. Descend down the valley where we rejoin our vehicles.  About 6-7 hours ski time..Overnight is in village house or guest house. Ascend = 1050m Descend = 1050m sleep Taurus guest house.

Day 4: Mt Taurus

We join back the Emli valley. Through pine forest we ascend up to the Alacan plateau (2450 m) from the Kucuk Mangırcı valley. From the Alacan Plateau, you may take the opportunity to ascend one of the several low summit (about 3000 m) surrounding the plateau. We come to the departing point by ski trail of Buyuk Mangırcı valley. In the afternoon depart by bus  to a village at the food of Mt Hasan extinct volcanic Mountain of Anatolian, which  also erupted 3 million years ago and formed Cappadocia area and sleep in Demirkazık village at the foot of Mt Taurus. Sleep in guest house Asecent 1100m Descent 1100 m

Day 5: Mt Taurus – Mt Hasan

Short day skiing in Taurus Mountains or visit some place around. Transfer to Ihlara. Afternoon we will walk through Ihlara valley (3hrs) we'll have opportunity to visit several churches with good conserved frescoes. Dinner and overnight Ihlara. Ascent 1000m Descent 1000m

Day 6: Mt. Hasan (3268 m) Cappadocia

We ascend Mt. Hasan summit from the south route about 5 to 6 hours. Climbing gradually up the snow is more and more abundant and the view on the Anatolian plateau magnificent. Mt. Erciyes, Cappadocia are visible from the summit. Descend and drive to Cappadocia for overnight in pension Ascent 1400m Decent 1400 m Overnight in Cappadocia in 3 star hotel

Day 7: Cappadocia – Erciyes

This day is ski off day. If you want we organize the program as ski day in Erciyes so we change Cappadocia direct to Erciyes. We use lifts and spend time on Erciyes ski centre. Morning sightseeing in unique Cappadocia we will visit to the rock churches, monasteries, cave dwellings, Fairy chimneys, remote canyons, bizarre rock formations and  the other unusual and beautiful areas of Göreme,  Zelve  and Ortahisar. End of afternoon, transfer to foot of Mt Erciyes in Kayseri. Dinner and overnight is in hotel at 2200 m. Erciyes ski hotel

Day 8: Mt. Erciyes Summit (3916m) - Kayseri

This volcano is one of the most fascinating ones in the world. We will ascend the Mt Erciyes (Argeos), a long traverse to reach its top from which the panoramic view is worth to see. A fascinating skiing descent through the several valleys of the majestic volcano will bring us to our minibus. Descend to Kayseri and overnight in Kayseri. Ascent start from ski resort hotel 2000 m. Descent from peak

Day 9: Kayseri - Home 

Transfer to the airport and fly home

Included
  • All Transfer and transportation.
  • All Hotel arrangement Kayseri and Cappadoccia and Mountain House Erciyes and  Pansion  in Taurus
  • Food is included Lunch , Picnic, Dinner.
  • Entrance fee for mountain national park

 

Excluded
  • Domestic  and international flights
  • Alcoholic and soft  drinks
  • Ski pass tickets in Erciyes Mountain
  • Extra Transports and transfers other than stated in the Itinerary
  • All kind of Soft and Alcoholic drinks, Bottled Water Meals other than stated in the Itinerary
  • All kind of personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for historical sites
Trip Information

Season : February, March, till First Week of April

Local tour guide shows the ski routes on map give instructions and gps maps, coordinate the activity.

Group tour leader, team leader leads the group and ski group

We use minibus and 4x4 for Transfer to beginning of snow each day.  National park entrance fees included.

Ski guide can be arranged upon request with additional price ( Per Day 90 €)

Group Tour leader is free of charge over 8 person group

Price: 

6+ person: 690 Euro pp

4-5 person: 790 Euro pp

3 person: 975Euro pp

2 person: 1250 Euro pp

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