INTRODUCTION


The Kaçkar Mountains of Turkey – where the east meets west! Rising to just shy of 4,000m, Kaçkar Daği is the highest peak in the Kaçkar, though this adventurous trekking trip is not about peak bagging! We delve into the depths of Turkey, trekking over alpine passes and across floral meadows, rubbing shoulders with the unique culture of these mountain communities.

 

The Kaçkar are a riot to the senses: classic trekking territory, steeped in history from classic antiquity and the perfect way to get as far away from home without quite making it to the Greater ranges.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION


Trip Length:  Total of 9 days which includes 2 travel days flying and 7 days trekking.

 

Estimated Flight Price: £300

Flight costs are not included but we recommend Turkish Airlines. Please wait to book your flights until we confirm the trip has been filled with the minimum number of participants.

 

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Group Size: This trip needs at least 3 participants to run – we will regularly update interested parties.

 

Dates: To be confirmed for July/August 2017

 

Accommodation: We will be staying in a combination of gites, hotels and wild campsites.

 

Food: There is a good selection of food in country and good energy foods such as pasta and rice are available. We will give further details on meal plans upon enquiry. Please make your dietary needs known in the booking form.

 

Required Kit: A kit list for the trek will be sent on upon booking. Please note that tents will not be provided for the wild camping days. We will look to share tents to keep the weight down on the trek.

 LEVEL OF CHALLENGE


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Please note: This trek will require the ability to carry an expedition style rucksack with equipment for camping and cooking plus food. It also includes off-path terrain, sections of scree and uneven ground.

 

    QUALIFIED GUIDE


For this trip you will have a qualified International Mountain Leader. Please see http://www.baiml.org/

 

UIAML + BAIML 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 


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PRICE PER PERSON
PackagesGroup of 3Group of 4 Group of 5 Group of 6
9 day trip ( 2 days travel and 7 days trekking)£875£775£675£575
Please note that prices include: guiding, transport, accommodation, food (excluding snacks and bottled water). Flights, personal kit and pre- and post-trip expenses are not included.
ITINERARY
Day 1Fly from UK to Erzurum (via Istanbul). Stay in local hotel.
Day 2Transfer to Kisla via Yusufel (bus and taxi). Walk to Beskavak camp - 4 hour day.
Day 3Walk to Olgunlar. Stay at local pension (guest house) - 6 hour day.
Day 4Walk to Kaçkar base camp - 3 hour day.
Day 5Climb Kaçkar and descend to Camp Four - 9 hour day.
Day 6Walk to Yakuri Kavron - 6 hour day.
Day 7Return to Olgunlar - 6 hour day.
Day 8Bus to Erzurum. Stay in local hotel.
Day 9Fly from Erzurum to UK (via Istanbul).

To enquire about this trip please email us at: uk@the-mountain-people.com or fill in this contact form.