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Erciyes Mountain Trek

Continent: Asia
Country: Turkey
Region: Central Anatolia
Latitude: 38.32 N
Longitude: 35.27 E
Elevation: 3917 m; 12,851 ft
Difficulty: walk up or technical

Best months for climbing:
June through September
Erciyes Mountain, Turkey, camp photo
Erciyes Camp
Services include:
  • transportation
  • guide(s)
  • porters with horses
  • camping equipment
    (for rent)
  • meals
  • accommodations recommendations

Erciyes Mountain, Turkey photo

Erciyes Mountain, Turkey photo
Erciyes Mountain

Erciyes Mountain skiing, Turkey photo
Winter cross-country skiing at Erciyes Mountain

Erciyes Mountain winter, Turkey photo

Erciyes Mountain, Turkey photo
Erciyes cross-country skiing at 2800 meters

Erciyes Mountain skiing, Turkey photo
Enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter on Aladag Range in central Taurus

Erciyes Mountain summer trekking Turkey photo
Summer trekking on Mount Erciyes, Turkey

Erciyes Mountain climbing, Turkey photo

Erciyes Mountain technical climbing, Turkey photo
This trek has a small section for technical climbing. Novices take the easy walking route.

mountain goat photo

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Erciyes Mountain, Turkey photo
Erciyes Mountain

Mount Erciyes (3917 meters) is one of the most fascinating volcanic mountains of the world. It is located in Central Anatolia and ranks as the fifth highest summit in Turkey. At the base of the mountain is the Tekir Highland (2100 meters) used by nomadic shepherds in the summer for grazing goats.The man-made cavern found just under the summit of Mount Erciyes is evidence that this mountain was ascended in early times. According to old records, the first official climb was undertaken by an English man, W.J.Hamilton in 1837. This mountaineer was a member of the British Geological Association. As for the first winter climb, two natives of Turkey accomplished this in 1947.
Erciyes Mountain summit, Turkey photo
Erciyes Summit 3916 Meters
Erciyes Mountain hiking, Turkey photo
Erciyes Winter Trek

Erciyes Mountain map
Kayseri is the nearest city to Erciyes Mountain.

Erciyes Mountain map
Erciyes Climbing Map

10-Day Mount Erciyes & Aladag Tour:
In the winter months this is an exhilerating cross-country and downhill ski tour on snow-capped mountain ranges. We will make camp then trek uphill on skis. At the end of the day, we will ski part way downhill and make a new camp, each day cross-country skiing further uphill, then skiing part way back downhill. In the summer months skis are not used.

  • Day 1 - Istanbul to Kayseri
    Transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Kayseri, then drive to Mount Erciyes (or drive from Ankara to Mount Erciyes via Kayseri) and overnight at the mountain chalet on Mount Erciyes

  • Days 2-3 - Mount Erciyes Skiing
    Two days skiing or trekking on Mount Erciyes with overnights at the mountain chalet

  • Day 3 - Yukari Kavron
    Two- to four-hour walk to Yukari Kavron on Mount Erciyes

  • Day 4 - Aladag Range
    Four-hour drive to Cukurbag village on Aladag Range (central Taurus) and overnight at mountain camp.

  • Day 5-7 - Aladag Range
    Three days skiing or trekking on Aladag Range (Taurus) with overnigths at mountain camps

  • Day 6 - Dupeduz
    Trek to Dupeduz via Caymakcur Pass (3100 meters)

  • Day 7 - Trek to Dilberduzu

  • Day 8 - Derinkuyu and Cappadocia
    Drive from central Taurus to city of Cappadocia, visiting Derinkuyu (underground city) on the way; overnight at the hotel

  • Day 9 - Cappadocia
    Full day sightseeing tour of Cappadocia with overnight at the hotel

  • Day 10 - Kayseri
    Drive from Cappadocia to Kayseri


Please contact us for rates.

Rates average from US $100 to $150 (Euro 75-115) per day per person, depending on the season, size of group, length of tour, and whether you desire airport transfers, accommodations in town, tents on the mountain, and a cultural tour. Let us take the hassle out of your planning and save you money at the same time.

Private tour guides are available upon request for individuals and families. We can provide guides who speak English, German, French, or Turkish.

Travel agencies and tour operators, please contact us for special group discounts. We are happy to work with you to customize package tours to suit your needs.

Contact Representative:

Mount Ararat Trek
Dogubeyazit, Agri, Turkey
Phone: 001 (240) 696-1905
Skype: amyLbeam