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Trekking In Turkey

From the fairy chimney rock formations of Cappadocia to the snow-covered peak of Mount Ararat, we trek across some of Turkey's most magnificent landscapes. We hike through the Taurus Mountains to the summit of Mount Embler (3723m) and climb to the top of Mount Ararat (5137m). En route we also experience nomad and mountain village life, visit elegant mosques in eastern Anatolia and explore Byzantine architecture in Istanbul.

Tour Highlights

  • Taurus Mountains - Trek through these magnificent mountains, exploring dark gorges and steep canyons
  • Mount Ararat - Ascend this iconic Old Testament landmark, Turkey's highest point at 5,137m
  • Stunning views - From the peaks of the Ala Daglar and the summit of Mount Embler
  • Cappadocia - Explore this surreal landscape of 'fairy chimneys', rock-cut churches and underground cities on foot
  • Istanbul - Discover the remnants of the Ottoman Empire and Old Constantinople amongst the bustle of the modern day city

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Cavusin, near Goreme

  • 2
    Exploring the Akvadi and Pigeon Valleys

  • 3
    Explore the Kizlicukur Valley; Drive to Mount Taurus and hike to Maden Valley

  • 4
    Trek in Aladag Mountains

  • 5
    Hike to Yedi Göller (3000m) via Lake Comce and the Tekkekalesi Pass

  • 6
    Morning walk to the summit of Mount Embler (3723m); walk to Sokullupinar

  • 7
    Explore the Cimbar Canyon & Demirkazik village; sleeper train to Erzurum

  • 8
    Train to Erzurum visit Ulu Cami

  • 9
    Transfer to Cevirme (2350m); trek to Ararat Base Camp (3200m)

  • 10
    Acclimatisation day

  • 11
    Trek to Camp II (4200m)

  • 12
    Summit Mount Ararat (5137m); return to Base Camp

  • 13
    Descend to Cevirme and transfer to Dogubeyazit

  • 14
    Fly to Istanbul; half day guided tour of the city

  • 15
    Tour ends Istanbul

Tour notes

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Cappadocia, Taurus & Ararat Trek
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Included meals 14 11 11
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 16 years
Transport
Bus, Train, Flight, Truck
Accommodation
5 nights Standard Hotel
8 nights Basic Camping
1 night Basic Overnight Train
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Muleteer(s), Camp Crew, Trek Crew
Maximum Altitude on Trek (m)
5137
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16