• Date:

    1. 24.07.2024 – 31.07.2024
    2. 07.08.2024 – 14.08.2024

  • Location: Ayder – Palakcur – Karamolla – Yaylalar – Modut – Olgunlar – Kaçkar – Yukarı Kavrun
  • Price:  €650 per person (minimum of 8 pax) 

On this trek you cross the high passes of the Kaçkar Mountains from North to south and climb to the summit of Mount Kaçkar (3.937 M) You will stay in a hotel in Ayder, guest houses  in Yaylalar and Olgunlar villages and in tents on Dilberdüzü camp site. This route is graded difficult. The walking is 5-8 hours per day. There is a lot of difference in height, sometimes with a steep climb and descent. The subsoil is often Rocky.

Itinerary

Day 1: Trabzon – Ayder

After arrival at Trabzon airport transfer ( 2 hrs) to Ayder for dinner and night.

Day 2: Palakçur-Karamolla (14 km/ + 900 M/- 900 M )

Following a short transfer we start our trek from Palakçur mountain pass to the village of Karamolla on the South side of the Kaçkar mountains. After arrival, short transfer to an pension in Yaylalar village for dinner and night.

Day 3: Yaylalar-  Modut  ( 13 km/ + 800 m/- 997 m)

Today’s hike leads first through the forest, then ascends to the treeline and then descends to the summer settlement of Modut Yaylası. Following a transfer from Modut to Olgunlar we spend the night at an pension 

Day 4: Olgunlar -Dilberdüzü base camp ( 2.900 M). (11 km / 4-5 hrs  / + 1.000 m )

In preparation for our trek to the top of MT Kaçkar we walk to Dilberdüzü base camp today. We are accompanied by mules carrying luggage and tents and a cook. After settled we can take a walk around the camp before dinner.

Day 5: Kaçkar Summit (11 km +/- 1.100 m)

Early departure for the ascent of the highest peak of the Kaçkar mountains ( 3.937 m). The trek is mainly on a good path and we pass the icy Deniz Gölü lake (3.380 M). The last meters to the top are Rocky. There may still be snow. After having signed the summit book, we return to the base camp via the same path.

Day 6: Dilberdüzü- Olgunlar (13 km/ + 633 m/ – 796 m)

On clear Yayla paths we head to Olgunlar for dinner and night.

Day 7: Olgunlar – Yukarı Kavrun  (14,5  km / 6 hrs / + 1.122 m/ – 969 m)

Over the stony Naletleme pass (3.200 m) we walk back to the North side of the Kaçkar Mountains  and descend via  Yukarı Kavrun . We are met by a van and taken to our hotel in Ayder. In Ayder we can relax in the warm water of the spa center.

Day 8: Trabzon 

After breakfast the program ends with a transfer to Trabzon airport. Onward Travel.

Includes:

All transfers during program and transfers to Trabzon airport VV

Luggage transport

Mules during Kaçkar summit trek

Tents and sleeping mats.

All meals: breakfast, lunch (picnic) evening meals

English speaking mountain guide ( 6 days)

Excludes:

Flights

Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks

Entrance fees to museums and Spa center in Ayder

Tip ( guide, cook, bus driver)

You need;
medium seized backpack.
sleeping bag.
waterbottle/ thermos
outdoor clothing
light walking trousers
hat, sunglasses, sun cream
comfortable,worn in footwear,double layered socks.
Walking Poles.

 

SPECIAL GROUP PRICES IF YOU WANT TO DO THE TOUR WITH YOUR OWN GROUP