The Kaçkar is a compact and beautiful mountainous region in NE Turkey, close to the Georgian border. The mountains rise from the sea or the Çoruh valley to approaching 4000m. The summits are bare granite but the slopes hide tiny mountain lakes and below them lush fir and pine forests clothe the hillsides.
The passes over the range are only snow-free from July – September, so the trekking season is short. The area is home to a wide range of wildlife, including bears and wolves, and a huge variety of butterflies.
Kackar Mountain Weekend Program
*15 June till 16 September*
Starts every Friday at 08:30 from Altiparmak ( Barhal ) village.
Day 1: Transfer from Altiparmak- to Olgunlar village where the treks starts. ( 60 min
Trek to Dilberduzu base camp past the nomad village of Hevek. Camp at Dilberduzu
Ascent 800 MT. 3,5 hours
Day 2: 06:00 breakfast.
Ascent to Denizgolu Lake 3200 MT. then to Kackar Summit 3937 MT. and again descent to Dilberduzu camp. After a break descent to Olgunlar village and transfer to Barhal village and the pension for a summit party and overnight.
Ascent 1050 MT. 5 hours
Descent 1850 MT. 5,5 hours
*Transfer vv Barhal – to Olgunlar village.
*Local mountain guide
*All meals during trekking and camp
* one overnight in the pension in Barhal ( Altiparmak village)
*Summit party and certificate
*Personal trekking equipment