Demavend Travel Tours

Poster 6Ski Touring Central Anatolia

Taurus Mountains Aladaglar National park combined with Mt. Hasan (3.268m) & Mt. Erciyes (3.916m)

Tour Code W01

Find your balance again while skiing in the great Turkish mountains. Skim the snow while fantastic landscapes slide in front of your eyes. Grab the chance to ascend five mountain peaks including snow-white volcanoes in Anatolia. Have peaceful white dreams in the original villages. Last but not least, discover how nature and history go hand in hand in the mystifying Cappadocia.

The main goal of this expedition is to mount five summits in the region of Anatolia, including two extinct volcanoes.


Duration of Tour   : 9 Days
Duration of Ski    : 7 Days
Highest points Gained             : Mt. Erciyes  3.916m
Best Season    : 01st February – 15th April 
Group Size    : Minimum 6, - maximum 16 persons
Hotel/Pension    : 3 Nights
Village House                           : 5 Nights


Tour Itinerary: 9 Days


Day 1: Kayseri – Ihlara Village
Meet at the airport with our team. Afterwards, transfer to Ihlara village.
Total transfer time: 2h30     (-/-/D)


Day 2: Mt Hasan; 3.268m – Taurus Mountains
We start trekking early in the morning from the village of Helvadere, at the foot of Mt. Hasan. While climbing this volcano, we have a very nice view over Anatolia. After a spectacular skiing descent, our vehicle awaits us to drive to the village of Cukurbag at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. (B/L/D)
Total transfer time: 2h30; Total Ascent/Descent: 1.468m


Day 3: Taurus Mountains (Guzeller Summit 3.461m)
Transfer by vehicle to Aksam Pinari area. Four hours easy trek ascend up to the Guzeller summit. Afterwards we will descent back to Aksam Pinari by skiing with the same way. Return to Cukurbag village. (B/L/D)
Total Ascent/Descent: 1.461m


Day 4: Taurus Mountains (Alaca Summit 3.585m)
We drive to the valley of Aksampinari. We start climbing here until we reach the Avciveli Pass at 3.400m. Then, we ascend Mt 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 to drive back to the village. Ascent: 1.300m; Descent: 1.650m     (B/L/D)


Day 5: Taurus (Emler Summit 3723m)
We drive to the Sokulupinar plateau at 2.000m. This is the starting point of our ascent today. After four hours of climbing, we arrive at the Celikbuyduran Pass at an altitude of 3.450m. It takes another 300m climbing to reach the summit of Mt Emler at 3.723m. We will have a very nice view over the Aladaglar massif and over the volcanoes Argues and Hasan. We ski down to Sokulupinar again and we drive back to the village.
Total Ascent/Descent: 1.723m    (B/L/D)


Day 6: Taurus Mountains (Demirkazik Pass; 3.400m) – Cimbar Canyon 
We drive to the plateau of Sokulupinar again (2.000m). We ascend the Demirkazik Pass (3.400m) through the amazing Narpuz gorge. We ski down through the Cimbar Valley until we reach the village of Demirkazik. We drive back to the village of Cukurbag to have dinner and to spend the night. (B/L/D)
Ascent: 1.300m; Descent: 1.800m


Day 7: Taurus Mountains (Maden Gorge; 3200m) – Cappadocia
We drive to the Maden Gorge in the early morning. During three hours, we ascend easily until we reach the summit of Mt. Kaletepe (3.200m). At the top, we are rewarded with very nice scenery.  We ski down until we reach the Buldurus Pass at 1.700m. Our vehicle is waiting here to bring us to the village of Cukurbag. In the late afternoon we will drive to Cappadocia. (B/L/D)
Ascent: 1.200m; Descent: 1.500m


Day 8: Mt. Erciyes; 3916m. – Cappadocia 
The mountain house is the starting point for our trek today. It will take us about five hours to climb to the top.
After enjoying the great views, we slide down again to the mountain house. We take our time to enjoy a Turkish tea before we drive to Cappadocia back again.  (B/L/-)
Total Ascent/Descent: 1.700m


Day 9: Cappadocia – Kayseri – Home
In the morning transfer to Kayseri airport where our Service will end.  (B/-/-)
Total transfer time: 1h30


(B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)



Price Includes
English speaking logistic guide (No specialist of Ski)
All transfers and transportations
One way Group transfer (from/to the airport (days 1/9))
Hotel / Village House accommodations (important: HB Dinner Service available until 21:00h at hotel) 
8 x Breakfast, 7 x Lunches (Lunches as picnic during ski days), 7 x Dinners
Entrance fees for Aladaglar National Park


Price Excludes
All International and Domestic Flights
Travel insurance
Extra Transports and transfers other than that stated in the Itinerary
All kind of Soft and Alcoholic drinks, Bottled Water
All kind of personal expenses
All kind of entrance fees for historical sites
All kind of optional activities
Extra Nights
Single supplements


Necessary Equipments
Trekking Shoes (advisable: Trekking Boots, good profiled (Vibram) and water-repellent (Gore-Tex))
Walking Dresses (Wind Stopper, water-repellent)
Daily Backpack (minimum 25 L)
Pocket knife
Sleeping bag
Sun protection creams
Sun Glasses
Walking Stick
Personal Ski equipments