Kaçkar

  • Turkey Outdoor Adventures and Cultural Tours
  • Turkey Outdoor Adventures and Cultural Tours
  • Turkey Outdoor Adventures and Cultural Tours
  • Turkey Outdoor Adventures and Cultural Tours

Summary

ENCOUNTER KAÇKAR SKI TOURING – 7 Day / 6 Night tour – Already thinking of your next ski adventure? Experience the thrill and excitement as you encounter the back-country skiing of the Kaçkar Mountaıns. Together with a guide, you will ski beautiful slopes that are off the beaten track. Waking up to sunlit mornings, ready to explore sparkling white, unmarked trails will be one of the many highlights you experience here in eastern Turkey. Enjoy delicous traditonal foods during your stay in a quaint local town known for it’s beautiful views and amazing natural surroundings.

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL

We will greet you at the Erzurum airport and drive you to a small ski lodge near the town of Yusufeli, in the village of Yaylalar at 1900m. In the evening, you will be briefed on what to expect during the ascent and descent. For more inexperienced backcountry skiers, an introduction to backcountry ski touring techniques can be given. We will stay in this same lodge for the remainder of our tour, doing several different day trips from this location.

Day 2: KORAHMET

Today we will tour and ski in Korahmet with a wonderful view over the Valley (6 hours ski).

Day 3: VILIZO VALLEY

After a traditional breakfast, we will start our ski tour directly from the pension and arrive in Vilizo Valley about 5 hours later.

Day 4: MOUNT COVAN

Today we travel to the village of Olgunlar and climb the majestic Covan Mountain at 3000m. (5-6 hours)

Day 5: LANETLEME PASS

Today we will make the exhilarating climb to Lanetleme Pass at 3200m, starting directly from the lodge. (6-7 hours)

Day 6: GÜRGÖRMEZ VALLEY

After a traditional breakfast, we will travel to Güngörmez Valley to climb Modut Mountain at 3000m. Afterward, we will return to the lodge for a delicious diner and a celebration of the completion of our ski touring. (5-6 hours)

Day 7: TRANSFER

This final day, we will head back to Erzurum through the Valley of the Georgian churches. Upon our arrival in Erzurum, we will have time for a fun cultural tour of the city (depending on flight departure times) before transport to the airport to begin your journey home.

What's Included

  • Transfers to and from Erzurum airport to Ski Lodge
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Food and drink on the mountain
  • Mountain guides

Not Included:

  • Restaurants in the cities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuity for guides

Gear

The equipment and clothing you bring to this program will have a big impact upon the quality of your experience. If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact us and we will clarify any questions that you might have. If you need to purchase additional equipment when you are here, we will be able to connect you with a local store.

Equipment Included:

  • General Safety equipment. The guide will carry all necessary safety equipment including general first aid items.

Required Equipment:

  • Touring skis and skins and poles (if you want we have these available for rent)
  • Avalanche Beacon (If necessary we have these available for rent)
  • Snow shovel and probe
  • Backpack – 40L to 50L size (Day Pack for accessible items and summiting)
  • Shoes to wear around the ski lodge.
  • Warm and waterproof materials for clothing. You will want multiple layers for the change in weather and physical activities. See recommended clothing for more information.
  • Headlamp
  • Gloves – we would recommend different layers for differing climates and amount of activity.
  • Sunglasses and Ski Mask – you will want these to protect from the high glare
  • Sunblock and SPF lip cream
  • Water Bottle and (optional) thermos
  • Personal Toiletry kit
  • Blister Kit (tape or second skin)
  • First Aid items – bandages and light pain relief medication.
  • Camera – the views are stunning and you will want to capture the experience.

Recommended Clothing:

  • Warm socks – bring additional pairs and something that will help prevent blisters.
  • Warm pants – something that you feel comfortable climbing in.
  • Water and windproof layer pants.
  • T-shirts – something light and comfortable, moisture wicking material is preferable.
  • Long sleeve layer – preferably fleece layer to add warmth and stay dry.
  • Jacket – you might want a couple layers, something that is wind and waterproof and something for insulating warmth.
  • Warm Hat – something for warmth while skiing.
  • Long Underwear – preferably not cotton as cotton will trap moisture.
  • Additional Sweater – this is something to wear on the cold night and as an additional layer when needed.

Summary

  • 7 Days
  • Hotel
  • $897 US

Highlights

  • Encounter a multitude of exhilarating locations as we ski Mount Korahmet, Vilizo Valley, Covan Mountain, and Lanetleme Pass
  • 6 nights accomodations
  • Breath-taking views and skiing through unmarked territory.
  • Friendly and helpful professional ski guides with years of experience.

Pricing

  • $997/person (group of 5-7)
  • $947/person (group of 8-11)
  • $897/person (group of 12-16)

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