ANATOLIA CULTURA TRAVEL
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SKI EXPEDITION: MT HASAN AND MT TAURUS.


A magnificent ski tour through some snow covered mountain scenery; grandiose and impressive. You'll take opportunity to furrow many valleys, gorges, peaks, summits, canyons and fascinating slopes. And as a reward, at the end of your ski tour, you'll have time to get into the incredible, but true, Cappadocia, famous for its several fairy chimneys and rock formations, strange and fascinating.


Day 1: ANKARA.

Meet at the airport with our Anatolia Cultura Travel team and transfer to hotel for overnight.


Day 2: ANKARA - GÖZLÜKUYU VILLAGE.

Morning visit of Ankara to the south, Aksaray city, where is situated Hasan mount, 3 hours drive. We arrive in the Gözlükuyu village at 1500 m high on the flank of the volcano. We install in a guest house for snow. Diner and overnight in the village.


Day 3: MT HASAN - MT TAURUS.

We'll depart early, to ascend Mt Hasan summit with our ski. Arrived on the top we’re rewarded with a panoramic view all around the volcano after a nice skiing descent to Halvadere village, our bus drives us to Mt. Taurus range. Arrive in Çukurbağ village and install in a guest house. En route we make a stop in Niğde, city where you can see some historical seldjouk monuments (13 century). Dinner and overnight in guest house.


Day 4: EZNEVIT PLATEAU:

Early in the morning our minibus drives us at departure point depending of the snow level. With our ski, we hike up to Eznevit plateau situated at 2538m. Then you can choose the ascend (easy) the Kayasaray peak (3200m). It offer a nice possibility to descend with ski. Overnight guest house.


Day 5: ALACA SUMMIT 3588 M

Early drive to the Emli valley. Then ascend to the Alaca summit through the pine wood and Mancırlı valley. Descent with ski. Dinner and overnight guest house.


Day 6: EMLI VALLEY - KARAYALAK VALLEY - DEMIRKAZIK VILLAGE.

Walk with ski to the Karayalak valley. Today you have a denivellation of 16 m. Descent with ski through the Karayalak valley. Transfer to  Demirkazık village for overnight in a guest house.


Day 7: NARPUZ VALLEY - CIMBAR CANYON.

Drive to the departure point. Walk up with your ski to a pass at 3300m, dominate by the highest peak of Taurus range(3756). Then you'll descend the Cimbar canyon, certainly the most interesting part of this ski tour. Dinner and overnight guest house.


Day 8: CAPPADOCIA

We leave the Taurus range to drive to Cappadocia . we install in a pension in Ürgüp village. We'll spare the day to discover the uniqueness of this area, and visit sites you'll never see anywhere else. Cappadocia is the result of the work of erosion, during 8 millions years, on a tuff coming from Erciyes (Argeus) and Hasan Volcano 10 millions years ago: Fairy chimney, extraordinary rock formation and cave dwellings and rock cut churches from 3e century. Overnight hotel.


Day 9: KAYSERI - HOME

Transfer to airport and fly home.


Groupe size: Possibility to organize according to your needs. Anyway, the most enjoyable groupe size for a such trekking tour is 4-12 persons.

Please note that this is a sample trekking tour. Possibility to modify the itinerary add/remove days and/or combine with cultural visits.


Inclusions of our services:
English / French / Spanish / German speaking licensed tour guide (not for ski.)
All transfer and transportations necessary for the respect of the itinerary.
All accommodations in pension/guesthouse or hotel according to your needs.
All breakfast are included in the accommodations.Lunches / picnics as per your needs.
Dinners as per your needs.All entrances fees as per your needs.

Exclusions of our services:
Flights (please note that our agency is able to provide domestic and international flights. If needed please request)
Tips and personal expenses.

Drinks during meals.

Ski
Travel insurances.