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Kackar Mountains Treck
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Kackar Mountains Treck. July is the beginning of the season in Kackar. It is relatively quieter and trekkers have much greater chances of observing more of the wildlife than in the crowded months. The wild flowers cover every slope and the snowmelt streams gush in every valley. For those who dont mind not visiting the summit it is one of the best times to visit this heaven on Earth.
Day 1: Meeting at the airport.
Day 2: Visit Sumela Monastery and transfer to Camlihemsin.
Days 3 – 7: Day walks
Day 8: Transfer from Ayder to Trabzon Airport.(3 hrs)
Trekkers need good quality thick-soled waterproof walking boots, daysack (approximately 40 lt), warm clothing, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, raingear (preferably breathable such as goretex), sleeping bag. Walking sticks are recommended.
ACCOMMODATIONA ND MEALS
7 nights half-board pension.
Lunches will be picnics. Trekkers are expected to carry some part of the food for lunch.
Grade C: Demands a bit of experience and fitness to tackle steep slopes and narrow, stony paths for up to 8 hours per day.
563 £ per person.
Price includes all transfers, all meals and picnics, accommodation and guidance. Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, entrance fees for the hot springs in Ayder and entrance fees to historical sites and museums are not included. Minimum 8, maximum 12 trekkers.. For groups under 8 people, a surcharge of 59 GBP is added to the price.
You will be met by your tour guide at Trabzon airport. Overnight at Trabzon.
Today we drive to Camlihemsin village at the foot of Kackar mountains. But before heading towards Camlihemsin we will visit the famous 5th century monastery carved into the rock: The Sumela Monastery. Lunch at a local restaurant with local delicacies. Afternoon we have an optional loop walk starting from the hotel to the lovely village of Ortan to admire its 150-200 years old wooden houses.
We drive up a rough dirt road to Pokut. We start walking from Pokut. First we get to the Hazindag summer village and then to Amlakit. The walk is mostly in the forest. We have dinner and overnight at the family run pension at Amlakit.
We have another circular walk today. We walk up to the Kormukerec glacial lake and back to the pension. It will be a great day for wild flowers, especially orchids. Dinner and overnight at the same pension.
Today we walk from Amlakit to Palovit via Samistal. It is a high, scenic walk with great views of the valleys on both sides if the wheather is good.Stay at the same village house.
We walk up to Apevanak pass from Palovit then we descend to Yukari Kavrun. On the way we will see Derebasi Lake and have picnic lunch by it. We stay at Yukari Kavrun for the night.
We walk up to Yildiz and buyukdeniz Lakes in the morning.Picnic lunch by the lakes and walk down to Ceymakcur. We meet the vehicle at Ceymakcur and drive to Ayder. Free time to relax at the thermal hotsprings.
Transfer to Trabzon Airport.