Following the Southern border of Anatolia, the massive mountain range of the Taurus is one of the longest mountainous chains in the world. Boasting the region’s highest peaks exceeding 3700 m the Aladaglar constitutes its main massif. This mineral chain, which emerges abruptly from the fertile plains of Anatolia, is abundantly covered of snow with a very good quality for ski touring. In this wild space attended by no man, but sheltering in his deep gorges wolves, ibexes, lynxes and rare species of birds each step on your skis is an amazement accentuated by a luminosity which gives strange hues to the limestone. More than furrowing on your skis the impressive canyons and the attractive and imposing slopes, one of the outstanding and unforgettable experiments of your trip will be to share the life style and the traditions of the population living in remote mountain villages where nights will be spent in guest-houses. In order to make you feel like them during your stay, each evening the “lady” of the house prepares for you a different meal inherited from the oldest traditions.
Two high volcanic massifs Mt Erciyes (3916m) and Mt Hasan dagi (3268m) emerged at the tertiary era in the heart of Central Anatolia dominating all the area. Today, they offer incomparable slopes to rise and to descend back on your skis to finish in beauty your ski touring raid. And, as a reward of your devoted effort, a splendid sight makes you enjoy the magic moment where you are finally at the summit.
To end your trip we offer you a discovery of Cappadocia formerly covered with volcanic ash coming from Erciyes and Hasan and finely modelled by the wind and the rain.
Itinerary: 9 days
Day 1 / Ankara:
Meet and transfer to hotel for the night.
Days 2 to 7 / Ski touring:
5 days of ski touring through the impressive mountains landscapes of MT Hasan (3268m), MT Taurus (Eznevit plateau -2550m, Mt Alaca- 3688m, Mt Embler -3723m, Narpuz and Emli valleys, Cimbar canyon- 3300m) and Mt Erciyes (3916m). Height: 500 m-1700 m per day. In the Taurus nights will be spent in a villager-house.
Days 8 / Cappadocia :
Short visit of Cappadocia before going to Ankara
Day 9 / Return:
Return flight from Ankara airport.
Favourable season: March-April.
The itinerary can be adapted on request