Project Description

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 – Ihlara

Our meeting point for this ski expedition is Kayseri airport.  Transfer to Ihlara area for overnight.

Day 2 : Mt. Hasan 

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. Afternoon we will walk through Ihlara valley (3hrs) and we’ll have opportunity to visit several churches with good conserved frescoes. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Ihlara.

 Day 3 : Mt. Hasan (3268 m) – Mt. Taurus 

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 Demirkazik village at the foot of Mt Taurus. Overnight in Mountain house. (1650m)

Day 4 : Mt. Embler (3723m) 

In the morning  we drive (15 minutes) up to Sokullupinar plateau 2000m.  Wearing our ski we cross the Yalak valley  and walk up to pass at 3450m (Celikbuyduran pass). Here you may take the opportunity to climb Mt. 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 in the same village. Ascent :1723 m Descent :1723

Day 5 : Avcıveli pass (3250m) 

Today we will be transferred by jeep about 20 minutes to the  Siyirmalik valley in to the forest part of Taurus (2200m). 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. Descent down the valley where we rejoin our vehicles.  About 6-7 hours ski time. Dinner and overnight in Mountain house.  Ascend = 1050m, Descend = 1050 m

Day 6 : Mt. Taurus – Mt. Erciyes 

We join back the Emli valley. Through pine forest we ascend up to the Alacan plateau (2450 m) from the Kucuk Mangirci 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 Mangirci valley. End of afternoon, transfer to Mt. Erciyes in Kayseri. Dinner and overnight in hotel (2200m).

Day 7 : Mt. Erciyes Summit (3916m) – Cappadoce

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. Drive to Cappadocia, overnight in hotel.

Day 8 : Cappadocia – Kayseri 

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. Drive to Kayseri and overnight in hotel.

 Day 9 : Kayseri – Home 

Transfer to the airport and fly home.

Summits : Mt. Embler : 3723m, Mt. Hasan : 3268m, Mt. Erciyes : 3916m
Grade : II-III
Limit : 6 – 20 persons
Season : February – March – till 15th April