Aladaglar Mountain trek

Tour Code : TRE 02

Highlights
–    Camping & hiking in the Aladaglar national park 
–    Ascent to Mt. Emler summit 3.723m 
–    Hike up to seven lakes plateau 3.100m
–    Meet semi-nomadic families & see their original 
      lifestyle

TRE 02 - PRIN3

Best Season   
Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

 

Duration of the Trip
8 Days / 7 Nights

 

Difficulty Level/walks (treks)
= B/C (Medium/Moderate)
Trans Aladaglar trek (7 routes on 7 days)

 

Accommodation
Camp    :    7 Nights
Day 7    :    Optional local village house accommodation available

Day 1 : Kayseri to Taurus mountains Aladaglar national park; Kaziklar valley to Emli valley

Meet at the Kayseri airport with Demavend Travels representative and drive to the Taurus Mountains, Aladaglar National park. The Aladaglar become National park since 1995. Via Cukurbag village we continue to Kaziklar Valley; we follow for a while on stabilized roads and continue on small paths into the Kaziklar Valley, 50 to 70 meters high walls leading us to the Emli Valley where we spend the Night at the Camp.
Transfer time: 2 h; transfer distance: 145 km; (Kayseri airport – Taurus mountains Aladaglar national park)
Walking time: 2 h; ascent: 250m; descent: 80m    
ON: Aladaglar national park at the Emli valley campsite (1.750m)
Meals: – / – / D

Day 2 : Aladaglar national park; Emli valley to Alaca Yayla (plateau)

In the morning hike up to Mangirci Gorge via Emli Valley, climb up to Alaca Yayla (Plateau) where we will walk along oak trees. With spectacular views of southern Aladaglar region we will reach to Alaca Yayla, most probably some shepherds will be around during summer season to graze their flocks. After having lunch by the spring we descend down to our camp via Oluksekisi, another old semi-nomad camp. We spend the night at the Emli Valley Camp.
Walking time: 5/6 h; ascent/descent: 650m
ON: Aladaglar national park at the Emli valley campsite (1.750m)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 3 : Aladaglar national park; Emli valley to Sokulupinar via Siyirmalik valley & Eznevit plateau

This morning you will leave the Emli valley behind as you walk up the Siyirmalik valley and climb up to Eznevit, a campsite inhabited by semi-nomadic families who might invite us for some drinks and will visit their tents to see their original life style during the time they spent in the mountains. From here you will be rewarded with good views over the surrounding area as you continue walking towards Sakartas. From Sakartas you will descend to Sokulupinar, where you will spend the night at the campsite.
Walking time: 6/7 h; ascent: 788m; descent: 538m
ON: Aladaglar national park at the Sokulupinar campsite (2.000m)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 4 : Aladaglar national park; Sokulupinar to Yedigoller (seven Lakes) plateau via Celikbuyduran pass

Our trek today takes us to our high camp. We begin by preparing our luggage for loading on the mules. After breakfast we head up to Karayalak Valley and climb up to Celikbuyduran Pass (3.450m). It’s going to be our toughest day of walking as we will ascend for about 5 hours. Just before the pass we stop by the spring and have lunch. After the pass we start descending down to Yedigoller (3.100m) plateau, a reddish desert of stones and rocks, with a gentle downhill slope. Our campsite is near the biggest lake of the area.
Walking time: 7/8 h; ascent: 1.450m; descent: 350m
ON: Aladaglar national park at the Yedigoller plateau campsite (3.100m)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 5 : Aladaglar national park; Mt. Emler summit (3.723m)

From our campsite at the Yedigoller we start walking and follow on small paths to climb up the Emler Summit (3.723m). Next to the Celikbuyduran pass we start our ascent to the Emler Summit. It will take nearby 1 h to climb to the Summit from the Pass. From the peak it is possible to see the Mt. Erciyes (3.917m) to the North, the Mt. Hasan (3.268m) to the West, and the Bolkar Range to the South and all important Summits of the Aladaglar Range. After Picnic we descend back to our camp at the Yedigoller Plateau on the same Way.
Walking time: 5/6 h; ascent/descent: 623m
ON: Aladaglar national park at the Yedigoller plateau campsite (3.100m)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 6 : Aladaglar national park; Yedigoller plateau to Karagol Lake via Teke Kalesi pass

We load up luggage on the mules and start our walk early in the morning. First we arrive at the second biggest lake of the area, and then climb up to Teke Kalesi pass (3.517m). With a spectacular view to the north-west we descend down via a narrow path where we may meet ibexes grazing. Via Yildiz (star) Lake we descend down to Karagol where Tea will be ready at the camp.
Walking time: 7 h; ascent: 417m; descent: 717m
ON: Aladaglar national park at the Karagol campsite (2.800m)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 7 : Aladaglar national park; Karagol Lake to Cukurbag village

Our last day trek will take us down to Maden gorge. We descend following mine roads and little creeks via Maden George to Pinarbasi village. At the end of the valley we will meet our vehicle and drive to the Cukurbag village where we spend the Night at the Camp.
Important: Close to our Camp in Cukurbag village there is a village House available, 
Local (Basic) Village House/ with two small rooms on Multi share Base & mutual shower and WC,
Walking time: 3 h; ascent: 0m; descent: 900m 
ON: Aladaglar national park in Cukurbag/or Demirkazik village at the campsite or at a local/basic village house
Meals: B / L / D

Day 8 : Aladaglar national park to Kayseri – Home

Transfer to Kayseri airport where the Trip concludes.
Transfer time: 2 h; Transfer distance: 145 km (Taurus mountains Aladaglar national park – Kayseri airport)
Meals: B / – / –

ON = Overnight accommodation / B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

Price Includes
–    All transfers and transportations with private vehicles to the places mentioned in the Itinerary
–    Days 1 & 8: One (one way) arrival/departure transfer from/to Kayseri airport/Aladaglar National park
–    Demavend Travel English speaking Tour Leader
–    7 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch (Lunch Packages), 7 x Dinner
–    All necessary Camping Equipment’s (Tents, Mattresses, necessary Kitchen Gear & Dinnerware)
–    Taurus Mountains Aladaglar National park Entrance & camping Fees

 

Price Excludes
–    All International and Domestic Flights
–    Travel insurance
–    All kind of 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
–    All kind of optional activities
–    Extra Nights
–    Single supplements
–    Personal Equipment
–    Tips


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