Taurus Mountains 4 Days Trek

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5 – 8 June 2019   |   Exploration trek  in Aladağlar in among majestic summits

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camp
  • Activity Level Easy - Moderate
    2/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    8-16 Pax

Without any doubt Aladağlar is the one of the most visited hilly geography of the Turkey. This part of the mid region of the Taurus Mountain is essential for those who are alpinist, hikers, bird watchers, campers and do outdoor sports in many different branches. Rocky mountains, forestland, deep valleys and canyons give outdoor enthusiastic unique chances.

Trekking ways connect the deep valleys as well as yaylas which local people use. In our tour we will trek through Aladağlar’ s high platos, forestland and yaylas. We will look at the highest yaylas of the region between steep mountains. We recommend this tour to our participants who are above 12 years of age, experienced about trekking before and have no physical disability.

We planned our program as an activity of exploration and traversing the skirt of Aladağlar. We include a few valleys which are entrance gate of the region, to our route. Also we take high gateway and scenery points. Moreover our route will trek along the yaylas where semi nomadic people live in. Mountain lakes look like a blue bead in this rocky geography.

We invite participants who want 4 days of trek in Aladağlar where is kind of a holy place for outdoor sports in Turkey.

Itinerary Program
Day 1: Ankara – Çukurbağ – Emli Valley Camp
Day 2: Emli – Eznevit Yayla – Karayalak – Sokullupınar
Day 3: Sokullupınar – Arpalık – Dipsiz Lake- Sokullupınar
Day 4: Sokullupınar – Arpalık – Cimbar Valley – Demirkazık – Return

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Guiding
  • Transporting materials from camp to camp with 4×4 vehicles and/or carriers
  • Kitchen, cuisine and camping services in mountain
  • First aid kit
  • National Park Entrance Fees in Aladağlar
  • Camp Materials (Tents, Mat and Sleeping Bags)

Single Supplement Tent Accommodation Charge: 100 TL

 

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal equipments
  • Demands out of the program
  • Extra transfers and accomodations
  • Meals and beverages that are not stated
  • VAT

* If you have different diet codes ( Vegeterian, diabetes, gluten ect. ) or restrictions please inform us during your reservation.

  1. Itinerary 4 Days

    Day 1: Departure from Ankara and Traversing to the Aladağlar – Settle in Sarımemedler Camp( 1550 m )

    We meet our participants in Ankara. Our trip will start in the morning, afternoon we will arrive to the Çukurbağ Village. We will drive to the Sarımemedler and set up our camp. Then we will trek to Oluksekisi. Before dinner we will drink tea there accompanied with the sunset. Tonight we will have a very restful sleep.

    Approximate Transfer Time: 5-6 hours
    Included Meals: Lunch – Dinner

    Day 2: Emli Valley Trek- Eznevit Yayla – Karayalak Valley Trek- Sokullupınar Camp (1900 m.)

    After a delicious breakfast we will be on the path of Aladağlar. We will start to our trek from Emri the foresty Valley where is located between high summits of The Aladağlar. We will climb up from at the end of the Emli Valley. It is obvious that here is the best place to watch the view of the southern summit of Aladağlar. We will look at the Kaldı Mountain and dozens of other summits from Enzevit Yaylas. Then we will traverse from Karayalak Valley’s entrance and climb down to our camp site, Sokullupınar.

    Activity Time: 6-7 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast / Lunch Box / Dinner

    Day 3: Sokullupınar – Arpalık – Dipsiz Lake- Sokullupınar

    Today long trek is waiting for us. We will leave Sokullupınar then trek to Arpalık platos. From Cımbar Valley’s expanding part we will trek to Tekepınar then trek to Dipsiz Lake and return back. What we will see there? Aladağ’s little springs, birds, if we are lucky; mountain goat and lakes. Around of the Dipsiz Lake, we will be able to see summits which formed the mountain’s north – south boundaries. Also we will see Yıldız, Yıldızbaşı, Çağalınbaşı, Beşparmak, Kocasarp and two block of the Demirkazık Mountain’s.

    Activity Time: 7-8 hours
    Approximate Transfer Time: 5-6 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast / Lunch Box

    Day 4: Arpalık – Cimbar Valley Trek – Demirkazık Village – return to Ankara

    After breakfast we will leave the camp site. We will trek to Arpalık local then climb down to Cimbar Valley where is very green at this season. We will be impressed by the Cımbar Mountain’s high walls because of their magnificent beauty. Sometimes we will jump over river sometime pass under rocks and then we will complete out trek. Our car will be on ascent of the valley then we will drive to Demirkazık Village. After a little break in there we will head to Ankara.

    Activity Time: 5 hours
    Approximate Transfer Time: 5-6 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast /Lunch Box

Accommodation

Montis Trips and Expeditions Base Camps: We are staying in double person 4 season mountain tents in camps. Our camp sites have been germinated. There is a toilet at each camp site. There is no electricity in the camps but solar panels are at your service. In case of cloudy days and participant number it is highly  recommended to bring power banks and/or solar charging units with you. In addition to dining and gathering tents, there is also a kitchen tent.

 

 

 

We have classified the necessary information for our tour.

Meeting points for participants travelling from Ankara

  • MONTIS Trips & Expedition Office
    Departure Time:06.30 AM
  • Tunus Street University Stops
    Departure Time: 06.40 AM
  • National Library Bus Stops
    Departure Time: 06.50 AM
  •  Junction of Konya Road
    Departure Time: 07.10 AM

Meeting point for participants travelling from places other than Ankara
Meeting Point in Ankara

  •  Ankara Bus Terminal
  • Varan or Ulusoy Söğütözü
    Time: 06.00 AM

Meeting  in Aksaray

  • Ağaçlı Stopover
    Time: 09.30

* Participants travelling from places other than Ankara should contact us to make confirmation about their meeting and return details.

Backpack: A proper day-pack for trekking which is 35-45 lt is required. Please have a rain cover for you backpack and/or have your dry bags. We do not recommended carrying stuff in your hands or hang outside of your back pack.

Boots: If you are a stable hiker, a pair hard sole rigid walking/trekking/backpacking boots are required.

We should remind you that especially in rainy weather, your boots should be waterproof.

Spare pair of sneakers: A pair of sneakers or sport shoes will be comfortable while travelling. Recommended for wearing in hotel and during trip.

Hat: We recommend  you to have some sun protection hat in 4 seasons. Also you can have bandana and buff instead of hat or you can wear them with hat for 4 seasons.

Jacket: A lightweight, breathable and waterproof jacket with hoody whether a outdoor-casual is required. A goretex or equivalent fabrics are meant.

Socks: Proper trekking socks will be fine with supported heel and toes. We recommend that you should have spare pair of socks with you for all your trekking activities. Should be suitable to your boot.

Sunglasses: UV protected proper sunglasses are must every season. Especially in winter snowy days, sunglasses are a great of importance. This is the only precaution for retinal burns or snow blindness due to overheating.

Sun protection cream and Lipstick: Min. 45 factor sun protection creams and proper lipsticks are recommended.

Head Lamp: As the daylight lasts shorter in winter or summer time, we strictly recommend to have a head lamp for emergency. It helps you to use your both hands.

Water bottle: We recommend you to have Camel bag style water bottle in your trekking and climbing. It is convenient to drink water any time. But you can have any type of water bottle with you

Walking Poles: Please choose telescopic, shrinking type models.

First Aid Kit:  MONTIS Trips & Expeditions guides always carry first aid kits and they are certified as ECSII Wilderness First Aid, CPR & AED standard responder certification. However, you should bring your regular used medicines and keep a small firts aid bag with you all the time.

Repair Set: You should carry a set which includes hooked needle, sewing set, duct tape ext.

Pocket Knife: You should carry a pocket knife or multitool type and spare items in all your camp activities.

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