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Turkey - Skitouring in the Aladaglar Mountains

If you want to discover foreign mountains and get to know the country and people and the hospitality of Inner Turkey, our ski tour trip to the heart of Turkey is the right place for you. 

Price: 2250 Euro

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Travel Itinerary

When we talk about Turkey, we don't immediately think of snow and winter, but from December to April 70 percent of the country is covered in a deep white. Our longtime friend and mountain guide Mathe Knaus will take you far away from mass tourism to remote ski touring destinations in the Aladaglar Mountains in central Turkey. Our peaks reach up to almost 4000 meters.

The journey takes place from your home airport to Istanbul. From Istanbul we all have a short domestic flight to Kayseri together. There we will be picked up by our driver and in a good 2 hour drive we will reach the village of Selim, which is also the starting point of our first ski tour - Mt. Hasan. The next 6 days are available to us, depending on the conditions, to explore the most beautiful peaks of the Aladaglar Mountains at altitudes between 3200 and 3700 meters on skis. On the final day of the trip, weather and conditions permitting, we plan to climb the extinct volcano Mt. Erciyes at 3916 meters. The following day we start our journey home via Istanbul with many beautiful memories.

Accommodation

Throughout the trip we are accommodated in mountain huts or small hotels.

Early in the morning we are strengthened for the day with a rich breakfast. A packed lunch helps us throughout the day and in the evening we look forward to a delicious, freshly prepared dinner. In the hotels we are accommodated in double rooms, in the mountain huts there can also be up to a maximum of 4 people per room depending on occupancy.

The Most Important Details at a Glance

Requirements

  • Experience in ski touring, 1500 meters of ascent should not be a problem.
  • Good skiing technique in any terrain.
  • Experience in walking with crampons.

Arrival

The journey takes place via Istanbul to Kayseri. We would be happy to help you book your flight.

The arrival takes place on a Saturday, the return journey on a Sunday.

Participants

The minimum number of participants is 5, maximum 8 people.

Included in the Price of 2250 EUR

  • 8 days of guidance and accompaniment by a UIAGM mountain and ski guide (including 6 days of skiing)
  • All 7 overnight stays with half board
  • All journeys with the transfer bus
  • Interpreter throughout the trip
  • National Parc Permits

Not Included

  • Arrival via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines approx. 400 euros
  • Beverages alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Tips

Travel Preparations

Meeting Requirements and Fitness Level

A realistic self-assessment and an appropriate fitness level is required to join our trips. In order to enjoy a long day of skiing and to reduce the risk of injury, it is important to get in shape and possess a good level of fitness.

Travel Requirements

EU citizens, as well as Swiss nationals, do not require a visa. A valid passport is sufficient.

Bürger mit EU Reisepässen sowie CH Bürger brauchen für Georgien nur einen gültigen Reisepass. Ein Visum ist nicht notwendig.

Current Country-Specific Information, Vaccines and Health

Please contact your own ministry of foreign affairs for current information about your destination.

 

Travel Insurance

Please note that there is a potential risk of injury on skiing trips. In addition to travel cancellation insurance, comprehensive medical and accident insurance that cover the costs of search and rescue, as well as transport costs, are imperative. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are insured before departure.

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance that covers potential costs of search and rescue operations as well as any medical costs is mandatory for all of our trips abroad.

It is required that you state this information during registration in our registration form in order to ensure 24h emergency assistance. 

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Please also check your credit card policies as it is possible that these already include insurance.

Booking

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Please also note our terms and conditions .

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