Demavend Travel Tours

Snow Shoe 5 Hiking with Snow Shoes in Cappadocia and Taurus Range

Tour Code W02

Walking on snowshoes is very easy and a good alternative for those who want to discover the mountains in winter time, but have no experience in skiing. You will discover the great beauty of the Anatolian plateau and the Taurus Mountains. Stretch your legs and enjoy the quiet white environment. Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. Observe the trail left by wildlife in the thick snow. In the evening, you will find peace in the intimacy of the traditional Turkish villages.

The second part of this trip is in Cappadocia. Discovering Cappadocia in wintertime is a great opportunity to avoid many tourists. You will be astonished by the historical and natural treasures in Cappadocia. The white snow cover makes it even more beautiful.

 

 

 

Duration of Tour                     : 8 Days
Duration of Ski                       : 6 Days
Highest point Gained              : 2.538m 
Walking Grade                      : C
Best Season                            : 20th December – 31st March 
Group Size                            : Minimum 6, - maximum 16 persons
Accommodation 
Hotel/Pension                        : 2 Nights
Village House                                   : 5 Nights

 

Tour Itinerary: 8 Days

 

Day 1: Kayseri – Mt. Taurus Mountains

Meet at the Kayseri airport and transfer to the Cukurbag village. (-/-/D)

 

Day 2: Emli Valley – Eznevit Yayla (2.538m.)

We will walk through Emli and Siyirmalik valleys; among a little Juniper forest. Then, climb up to Eznevit Yayla (Semi-nomad camp) 2.538m high. Then, descend down to Emli Valley back; afterwards transfer back to the Cukurbag village. (B/L/D)

Total walk: 4/5 h; Ascent / Descent: 738m

 

Day 3: Cimbar Valley – Cukurbag Village

Early in the morning we start walking from Demirkazik village at an altitude of 1.600m. With an easy ascend we reach up to Arpalik plateau (2.400m). Then, we start descending through a nice gorge, called Cimbar, Overnight in Cukurbag at Local village house. (B/L/D)

Total walk: 4/5 h; Ascent / Descent: 800m

 

Day 4: Hike to Alaca Yayla (2.400m)

In the morning hike up to Mangirci Gorge via Emli Valley, climb up to Alaca Yayla, after lunch, we descend down to Emli valley via Oluk sekisi, Meet with our vehicle and drive to Cukurbag village for overnight. (B/L/D)

Total walk: 6/7 h; Ascent / Descent: 600m

 

Day 5: Sulucuova – Kavlektepe Hike

We drive around 30 minutes in the morning and reach to Sulucuova village where we start hiking. After around five hours walk following the lower skirts of mountains, we reach to Kavlaktepe village and transfer back to our village house for overnight. (B/L/D)

Total walk: 4/5 h

 

Day 6: Cukurbag Village – Cappadocia – Hiking White Valley

After breakfast, we will drive to Cappadocia area. On the way we visit fascinating Derinkuyu underground city, which is 82 meters deep, eight floored and one of the most important structures in the area. After having lunch we will drive to the trail head point at the beginning of the Akvadi (The White Valley). We will walk along this valley following an old riverbed, used today for vineyards. Especially a special section at the beginning of the valley is worth seeing. At noon we will arrive in Uchisar village to visit the high viewpoint known as "The fortress". In the afternoon drive to the beginning of Zemi valley and hike down to Goreme village. (B/L/D)

Total walk: 4/5 h

 

Day 7: Zelve – Cavusin – Kizilcukur

Drive to Zelve, an old cave dwelling village, transformed today in open-air museum. We go on hiking through the typical fairy chimneys of Pasabaglari; three headed formation can be seen only here. Our picnic is just after Cavusin church visit. In the afternoon we walk through the Kizilcukur (red valley), one of the best places of Cappadocia. (B/L/D)

Total walk: 5/6 h;

 

Day 8: Cappadocia – Kayseri – Home  

In the morning transfer to the Kayseri airport where our service will end. (B/-/-)

Total transfer time: 1h30

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

 

Price Includes

English speaking guide

All transfers and transportations

One way Group transfer (from/to the airport (days 1/8))

Hotel / Village House accommodations (important: HB Dinner Service available until 21:00h at hotel)

7 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunches, 7 x Dinners

Entrance fees for Aladaglar National Park

Racquets

 

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

Tips

 

Necessary Equipments

Trekking Shoes (advisable: Trekking Boots, good profiled (Vibram) and water-repellent (Gore-Tex))

Walking Dresses (Wind Stopper, water-repellent)

Day sack for walking (minimum 25 L)

Pocket knife

Torch

Sleeping bag

Sun protection cream

Sun Glasses

Hat

Walking Sticks

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