Cappadocia Taurus Mount Bolkar
TREKKING TOUR VI
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 16 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey Hiking & Trekking
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1 : Ankara
Meet at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Includes:(B).
Day 2 : Ankara-Ihlara
In the morning we drive to Ihlara via Tuz Golu (Salt Lake), second biggest Lake of Turkey. Also on the way we visit 13th Century Caravanserai Agzikarahan, from Seljuk's period. Overnight in Ihlara village in a pension. Includes: (B),(D).
Day 3 : Ihlara-Cappadocia
Today we walk in the impressive Ihlara canyon formed by Melendiz River, which comes from Melendiz Volcano; one of the Volcanoes formed Cappadocia. In the valley we visit couple of churches from late Byzantine period. In the afternoon we drive to Cappadocia, on the way we visit Derinkuyu underground city. Overnight at pension. Includes:(B),(L),(D).
Day 4 : Cappadocia
Today we explore some valleys around. We start with Akvadi (White Valley) up to Uchisar citadel, one of the best view points of Cappadocia, and after lunch we carry on walking in the Pigeon Valley down through Goreme town. Overnight at pension. Includes:(B),(L),(D).
Day 5 : Cappadocia-Aladag Mountain Range
In the morning we drive to Aladag mountain range to Cukurbag village. After having lunch here, with 3 hrs walking we reach to our first campsite, Karagol (2800 m). Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 6 : Karagol-Yedigoller
We take our way nearby Yildiz Lake (Star Lake), through Akcay semi nomad campsites, and climb up to Teke Kalesi (3517 m). After having lunch here we descend down to Seven lakes Plateau (3100 m). Overnight at the campsite. Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 7 : Yedigoller-Emler Summit
Today we climb up to Celik buyduran Pass (3450 m) and carry on ascending up to Emler Summit (3723 m). If the weather is good, we can have a good view of Erciyes Volcano, Hasan Volcano and Bolkar range. After having lunch here, we descend down to campsite. Overnight at campsite. Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 8 : Yedigoller-Sokulupinar
We climb up to Celik buyduran. Pass and than we start our descending down to Sokulupinar (2000 m) campsite in through Yalak Valley. Overnight on the foot of Demirkazik (3756 m). Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 9 : Sokulupinar-Emli Valley
We start walking in Yalak Valley and climb up to Sakartas Pass (2300 m). Than we carry on walking towards Eznevit Yayla (semi-nomad campsite) which is 2538 m. Here we have lunch and descend down to Siyirmalik valley with a nice view of forest below. At the end of Siyirmalik valley we reach to Emli valley (1850 m). Overnight at the campsite. Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 10 : Valley-Tekir-Elmali
Today we walk down through Kazikli ali gorge, and then we reach to Elekgolu village and meet our bus to transfer Tekir. After passing Tekir town we drive a bit in the forest and start walking to our first campsite on Bolkar range; Elmali Yayla (semi-nomad camp) at 200 m. Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 11 : Elmali-Kocagedik Pass-Kiziltepe.
We start ascending to Kocagedik (Great Pass) which is over 3100 m. Then we descend down to Valley (2600 m) and have lunch there. After, we climb up to Kiziltepe Yayla (2800 m) and camp there. Here you will have opportunity to meet some nomadic people. You can expect to be invited into their tents and offered their traditional yoghurt based drink as guest. Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 12 : Kiziltepe-Medetsiz-Karagol
Today we have a long walking including Medetsiz (3524 m) summit. In the morning we climb up to Maden hill (3100 m) and carry on with the ridge. Than we pass to the other side of Valley below and climb up to the Medetsiz summit. After having lunch here we carry on walking on the ridge and with nice scree running downhill, we reach to Meydan Yayla
(2400 m). Overnight at the campsite. Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 13 : Karagol-Geyik Tepe
We pass nearby Karagol and climb up to Karagedik Pass. Geyik Tepe (Deer Hill) is about 3277 m and offers a good view on the top. On the way back we can visit Cini Lake (Tile
Lake), which has a turquoise color. Overnight at the campsite. Includes: (B),(L),(D).
Day 14 : Karagol-Ankara
We descend down to Darbogaz village, famous with cherries, exporting European countries. We meet our bus here and transfer to Ankara. Overnight at hotel. Includes:(B).
Day 15 : Ankara-Home
Transfer to airport. Back to home.
Note: Best season - 15th June 15th September.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
-All transfers and transportations
-Camping materials (tents, mattresses and all kitchen gears)
-Accommodations hotels and pensions
-All foods (in small towns local restaurant, on trek at camp),
except the big cities Ankara
-All entrance fees
-All meals in big cities