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Turkey Ski Mountaineering in Anatolia

  • Off the beaten track
Make your next Winter Wonderland destination in a truly unique part of the world! Hike and ski across Turkeys central regions and mountains. Your days will be full of exploration in Anatolia and Cappadocia, not only on the slopes but off them as well. Consider your ski trip one of cultural discovery! Our Local Agency has hand-picked the hotels, slopes and restaurants to give you the best...

Make your next Winter Wonderland destination in a truly unique part of the world! Hike and ski across Turkeys central regions and mountains. Your days will be full of exploration in Anatolia and Cappadocia, not only on the slopes but off them as well. Consider your ski trip one of cultural discovery! Our Local Agency has hand-picked the hotels, slopes and restaurants to give you the best and most individual experience in Turkey. Enjoy! 


*This is a Mountaineering SkiTrip - Meaning the traveler hikes up the mountains to then descend by means of Skiing! We recommend a good level of fitness to participate in this adventure! 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Winter sports
    Winter sports
  • Volcano
    Volcano

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Kayseri – Aladaglar National Park – Demirkazik or Cukurbag Village

Greeted at the Kayseri airport with an Agency Representative and drive to Aladaglar National Park.

Dinner included

Visited:
Kayseri, Aladağlar Milli Parkı

Day 2: Ski – Taurus Mountains Aladaglar National park – Mt. Guzeller (3.461m)

Today we drive one more time to the valley of Aksampinari where we start our todays Ski Tour. We climb up to the Siyirmalik Valley with an easy ascend from there up to the Guzeller summit. After reaching the Summit with beautiful views we descent back to Aksampinari by the same way. Our vehicle is waiting for us and we drive back to our overnight accommodation.

Ascent/Descent: 1.461m  - Total Ascent/Descent: 1.461 m -  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Aladağlar Milli Parkı

Day 3: Ski – Taurus Mountains Aladaglar National park – Mt. Alaca (3.585m)

After breakfast we drive to the valley of Aksampinari where we start our todays Ski Tour. We climb up to the Siyirmalik Valley with an easy ascend and through a pine forested Area. After reaching the end of the Valley, with beautiful views to the Parmakkaya (Finger Rock) we continue to Avciveli Pass at 3.400m until we reach the Summit of Mount Alaca (3.585m). We have a magnificent skiing descent through the Big Mangirci Valley until we reach the Sarimehmetler plateau where our vehicle is waiting for us. Afterwards we drive back to our overnight accommodation.

Ascent: 1.300m; Descent: 1.650m - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Aladağlar Milli Parkı

Day 4: Ski – Taurus Mountains Aladaglar National park – Mt. Emler (3.723m)

After breakfast we drive to the Sokulupinar plateau at an altitude of approximately 1.800/2.000m (depends on the day’s road & snow conditions). After four hours of climbing, we arrive at the Celikbuyduran Pass at an altitude of 3.450m. Next to the Celikbuyduran pass we start our ascent to the Emler Summit with another 300m climbing to reach the summit from the Pass. From the Summit itself it is possible to see the Mt. Erciyes (3.917m) to the North, the Mt. Hasan (3.268m) to the West, the Bolkar Range to the South and all important Summits of the Aladaglar Range. We ski down on the same way to our starting point at Sokulupinar and drive from there back to our overnight accommodation.

Ascent/Descent: approximately 1.923/1.723m; (depends on road conditions & starting point) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Aladağlar Milli Parkı

Day 5: Ski – Taurus Mountains Aladaglar National Park – Mt Kaletepe (3.200m) – Ihlara/Selime

Early morning transfers to Maden George area. Today we have an easy ascent of three hours to Mt Kaletepe (3.200m) where we are rewarded with very nice scenery. From the summit we ski down long western slopes to Buldurus pass (1.700 m). From here we meet with our vehicle and drive to Ihlara/Selime. Depending on your arrival time you can visit the Ihlara Canyon.

Ascent: 1.200 m; Descent: 1.500, Transfer time: 2 h; Transfer Distance: 125 km (Aladaglar National park – Ihlara/Selime) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Aladağlar Milli Parkı, Vallée d’Ihlara, Selime
Accommodation
Akar Pension (Vallée d'ihlara)

Day 6: Ski – Mt Hasan (3.268m) – Cappadocia

In the early morning we drive to the village of Helvadere next to the Mount Hasan, an inactive volcano with an elevation of 3.268m. At an altitude of approximately 1.600 – 1.800m (depends on the day’s road conditions) we start our ascent to the Summit of Mount Hasan. While climbing this volcano, we have a fabulous view over the central Anatolian plateau. After a spectacular skiing descent, our vehicle awaits us at our starting point and we drive to the Cappadocia.

Transfer Time: 1 h; Transfer Distance:  40/50 km; (Ihlara/Guzelyurt – Starting Point Mount Hasan / one way) - Breakfast, lunch included

Visited:
Mont Hasan, Cappadocia (Roman province)
Accommodation
Ciner Hotel (Cappadocia (Roman province))

Day 7: Cappadocia – Erciyes Ski Resort – Ski – Mt. Erciyes (3.916m) – Cappadocia

Optional activity; Turkish bath (Hamam)

​In the morning we drive to the Erciyes Mountain. Latinized as Argeus by the ancient Romans, Erciyes is a massive stratovolcano, located 25 km to the south of Kayseri. The Erciyes Mountain is the highest mountain in central Anatolia, with its summit reaching 3.916m. It is considered to be the highest peak of the Anti-Taurus mountain range. At an altitude of approximately 2.100m we start our today’s ski experience. We climb up to the Summit of Erciyes Mountain with magnificent views to the Anatolian area. Afterwards we ski down to our starting point again where we will take time to have a traditional Turkish Tea, better known as Cay. Afterwards we drive back to Cappadocia.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Cappadocia (Roman province)

Day 8: Cappadocia – Kayseri – Home

Transfer to Kayseri airport where the trip concludes.

Transfer time: 1 h; Transfer Distance: 80 km (Cappadocia – Kayseri Airport) - Breakfast included

Visited:
Cappadocia (Roman province), Kayseri

Kayseri Aladağlar Milli Parkı Vallée d’Ihlara Selime Mont Hasan Cappadocia (Roman province)

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,560 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 to 3 Pax4 to 5 Pax6 to 8 PaxSingle Supplement
Price per person $1,810$1,530$1,400$280

Included in price:

  • All transfers and transportations with private vehicles to the places stated in the Itinerary: Day 1: One (one way) arrival transfer from/to Kayseri airport/Aladaglar National Park) - Day 8: One (one way) departure transfer from/to Cappadocia/Kayseri airport)
  • Demavend Travel English speaking Tour Leader (Logistic Guide only / no specialist of Ski)
  • Hotel; Mountain Hut and/or local village Pension accommodation, rooms on double/twin share base; Half Board (HB) service; Important: HB Dinner Service available until 20:30/21:00 h
  • 7 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch (Lunch packages & Restaurants where available), 5 x Dinner
  • Aladaglar National Park entrance fees

Not included in price:

  • Professional Ski Guide
  • All International and Domestic Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra Transports and transfers other than stated in the Itinerary
  • All kind of Soft and Alcoholic drinks, Bottled Water, Tea & Coffee
  • Meals other than stated in the Itinerary
  • All kind of personal expenses
  • All kind of Entrance fees for historical and natural sites
  • All kind of optional activities
  • Extra Nights
  • Single supplements
  • Personal Equipment
  • Tips
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