Taurus Mountains Trekking
Taurus Mountains-Admire fascinating scenery
Aladağlar- Hike through wilderness - Climb 3720 meters Emler Summit
Camping- Sleep under dazzling stars-covered sky on high plateau of Seven Lakes
DAY 1. Arrival in Kayseri airport. Transfer to Çukurbağ Village(2hrs)
You will meet your tour guide and driver at Kayseri Airport. We drive to village house in Çukurbağ Village at Aladağlar National Park.
DAY 2. Drive to Emli camps site & Loop Walk to Alaca summuer pasture (+-700 meters / 4-5 hrs walk)
After driving 30 minutes to our camp site we start walking up to Alaca summer pasture. We will follow up a pine forest with the view of some different summits of Aladağlar. After reaching up to Alaca plateau we will have our lunch with the nomads; herding huge flocks of sheep at 2500 meters. Then we will continue through the valley on a nice path down to our camp site. Dinner at camp site.
DAY 3. Akşampınarı - Eznevit Plateau - Sokullupınar Camp Site (+ 600 -400 meters / 6-7 hours walk)
After having our breakfast and we are walking to Aksampinari spring where has chance to see 180 meters high rock tower of “Parmakkaya. Then we head on to Eznevit summer pasture to have our lunch and continue to Sokullupinar camp site. Dinner at camp site.
DAY 4. Arpalık - Cimbar Canyon - Sokullupınar Camp Site (+400 - 600 meters 4-5 hrs)
After having breakfast we are heading up to Arpalık summer pasture on a dirt road and then by following a path getting in to Cimbar Canyon. We will be walking inside a deep canyon with scenic views of high walls of the canyon. After reaching Demirkazık Village we will join a dirt road back to camp site.
DAY 5. Sokullupınar - Çelikbuyduran Pass - Emler Summit - Seven Lake Plateau (+1700 -600 meters 7-8 hrs walk)
A long day is waiting for us. First we will start to climb through the Karayalak valley and stop for lunch at Celikbuyduran pass at 3500 meters. For the people who like an optional non-technical climb of Mount Emler at 3723 meters, we will continue up to summit. Then the route is followed by a short descent to our camp site on the Seven Lakes plateau. There is a big change to see more nomads with flocks and herds. Dinner at camp.
DAY 6. Seven Lake Plateau – Tekepinarı - Karagöl Camp Site (-+600 meters / 5-6 hrs)
After having breakfast at our camp site we will start walking towards north part of the mountains. After reaching down at the bottom Aktaş River, we will continue walking straight to our camp site. Dinner at camp.
DAY 7. Karagöl – Maden – Pınarbaşı (-400m/4hrs)
We continue to descend towards the Pınarbaşi River. We stop for lunch along river, then we walk 2 hrs more to village house in Demirkazık or Cukurbag.(5 hrs)
DAY 8. Transfer to Kayseri and sightseeing in the city
After having our breakfast we are heading off to old town of Kayseri. Roman period city walls are surrounding the market area of the new city. Madrasahs, caravanserais, libraries, hamams and hospitals of 13th century is all around the city. We will also visit the museum to learn about the history of whole area. Then we are checking in our hotel. Last night dinner will be free.
DAY 9. Transfer to airport
Group Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport
- *All Meals
- *Air conditioned vehicle for all necessary transfers
- *English speaking licensed tour guide
- *All accommodation
- *All necessary camping equipments
- *A cook for all meals
- *Mules or horses to carry camping equipments
- *Entrance fees to historical sites, museums and national park
- *Drinks available at restaurants and camps site
- *Personal expenses.
Tour guide, driver, cook and mules and mule man
15 June - 15 September
Hard , Level 3
Fitness-good level of fitness is required.
Length-5-7hours day walks, Max. altitude is 3723 meters(12200 feet).
Terrain-Rocky mule path, dirt roads
Trekking boots,30-40 liters rucksack, sun cream, sunhat, raingear, sleeping bags(comfortable down to -10 centigrade)walking sticks are recommended.
Luggages are transported to camp sites by mules everyday. Our chef pitches the tents and cook for us. Spring water is available at every campsite.
Prices written below are per pax.
|2 pax||3-5 pax||6+ pax|
|1200€ p.p||825 € p.p||799 € p.p|