MOUNTAINEERING IN TURKEY

8 DAYS MOUNT KACKAR EXPEDITION AND TREKKING

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Barhal Village • Yaylalar Plateau • Olgunlar Plateau • Nastaf Plateau • Dilberduzu • Deniz Lake • Kackar summit • Dobeduzu Plateau

Price:  cont@ct us 

Included: 
All equipment, all meals, all local transfers, professional guide, summit certificate

Excluded: Flight tickets, personal expenses

DAY 1 - CHECK IN TO HOTEL
Pick up from Istanbul Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 2 - FLIGHT TO ERZURUM - BARHAL
Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to Ataturk Airport to catch an early flight to Erzurum. Pick up from Erzurum Airport and transfer to Barhal Village. 

Accommodation in Barhal (Pension)

DAY 3 - BARHAL VILLAGE - YAYLALAR PLATEAU (UPLAND - 1850m)
Today, you will get more information about the fauna and flora of Mt. Kackar while we drive from the village to Yaylalar Plateau.

Accommodation in Yaylalar Plateau (Upland)

DAY 4 - YAYLALAR PLATEAU (1850m) - OLGUNLAR PLATEAU - NASTAF PLATEAU - DILBERDUZU BASE CAMP (2900m)
Today, our expedition will begin. We will walk to Olgunlar Plateau on the road and then we will follow the path which takes us to Dilberduzu Base Camp. We will walk along to a stream. We will also visit Nastaf Plateau when we walk half of the way. We arrive to Base Camp in the noon. Afternoon, you will get a briefing about the summit day (tomorrow) and then we should rest for acclimatization rest of the day.

(Total trekking time 4 hours, Average ascent 1050m, distance 12 km)

Overnight in Dilberduzu Base Camp (in tent)

DAY 5 - DILBERDUZU - DENIZ LAKE (3380m) - SUMMIT*(3937m) - DILBERDUZU BASE CAMP
Summit day! We wake up before the dawn and begin to climb to the Deniz Lake. We will have a long break at side of the Deniz Lake. We can see the peak -if the fog does not hide it-from the lake. After that, we will pass by a valley which involves a few glacial lakes. Then we will start to walk up again to the summit which is the top point of the Black sea region. If sky is not foggy, you can see other peaks of Kackar Mountains, a few lakes, Black sea etc.

After enjoying the summit and writing our names in the summit book, we will turn back to Dilberduzu Base Camp.

(Total trekking time 8 hours, Average ascent/descent 1200m, distance: 26 km)

Overnight in Dilberduzu Base Camp (in tent)

DAY 6 - DILBERDUZU BASE CAMP (2900m) - DOBEDUZU PLATEAU (UPLAND - 2250m)
Today, we will walk to Dobeduzu. We will see a few lakes, streams and miscellaneous upland flowers and butterflies on the way.

Overnight in Dobeduzu Camp II (in tent)

DAY 7 - DOBEDUZU PLATEAU (UPLAND - 2250m) - BARHAL VILLAGE
We will walk back to Olgunlar Plateau and drive to Barhal village. Time for cleaning, resting :)

Accommodation in Barhal (Pension)

DAY 8 - BARHAL TOUR - FLY TO ISTANBUL - HOME

After breakfast, transfer to Erzurum Airport

END OF OUR SERVICE

NOTES
• Programmes may change due to bad weather conditions.
• The cost of this tour is changeable according to your travel dates. Please let us know your travel dates to check package tour cost. 
• You can make any changes on the programme, if our programs are not suitable for you. We can work together on your itinerary.
• We can also arrange ticket bookings for domestic flights. Flight fares are changeable according to your travel dates.