• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Mar

Description

Rugged ski adventure above Cappadoce

Running along the Mediterranean coast, the Taurus range is one of the longest in the Middle East, dominated by the 3700m high summits of the Ala dag Lar, intricate network of ridges and rocky peaks.

In winter, these rocky limestone mountains rising abruptly from the fertile Anatolian plains are covered in deep snow, turning into an ideal ground for ski touring.

You will have a real chance of spotting see a wolf, a lynx or ibex while going up a canyon or through a lost valley that have preserved their exceptional fauna.

This is also a journey of discovery of another people and their traditions, as we will be warmly welcomed to the homes and sharing the meals of the mountain villagers, sampling traditional regional dishes in the evenings.

A day in Istanbul concludes the trip, for a taste of the charms of the old ottoman capital.

Extra details

Price

€ 2480 per person excluding flights. + Flight to Kayseri via Istanbul. At the time we planned this trip, tickets cost approximately € 350.

Date

Saturday February 14 to Sunday February 22, 2015

Local transport

Minibuses are used for all transfers during the trip and 4-wheel-drive are used to reach the ski areas.

Equipment to be carried

All the routes can be completed with a day pack. Travel bags are transported by minibus.

Accomodation

Hotels in Kayseri and Istanbul and gîtes and local houses at the base of the mountain.

Level

4 to 5 hours to walk up – For competent skiers.

Best time of the year

March

The highlights

A real skiing adventure in a fantastic unspoiled setting. Discovering the Turkish mountains emptied of tourists by snow and winter, and enjoying the warm welcome of the local inhabitants while staying in their homes. The wide range of skiing experience offered by three different mountain ranges : the alpine feel of the Taurus followed by the isolated volcanoes of Mount Hassan and Mount Erciyes.

Spots of interest

Starting point

Ski touring in the Taurus moutains

Price per person

1 Person2480EUR