Archive for the 'Mountaineering' Category

Outdoor Sports

Friday, October 9th, 2015

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such as Agri-Mount Ararat, Kayseri-Mount-Erciyes, and Rize Kacker Mountain Range today. Explore the many exciting air […]


Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Nemrut:  A magnificent historical site located on the eastern Taurus mountain range and the 8th Wonder of the World bearing the most valuable monuments of the Kingdom of Commagene. Situated on the Arsameia antique road, Nemrut, 2206 meters in height, looms over the whole territory encompassing the Firat river crossing and plains. The statues of […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  MT. NEMRUT (3050 M.) Turkey can in fact, boast of two peaks called Nemrut. The one near Adiyaman in the southeast is primarily of historical and archeological interest, home for over 2000 years to the colossal stone heads of King Antlochus I and a number of classical dieties. The other Mt. Nemrut in eastern Anatolia […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  THE BOLKAR MOUNTAINS (3524 m.) Continuing the line of summits in a southeasterly direction, the Bolkar Mountains are bounded by the Goksu River to the west and the Pozanti River to the east. The northern part of the mountains lies in Nigde province while ‘he southern peaks rise in Mersin province. These mountains exhibit interesting […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  THE BEY MOUNTAINS (3086 M.) The western branch of the Toros (Taurus) Mountains, the Bey range, is located in the province of Antalya. The crest of the range parallels the north-south line of the western shore of the Gulf of Antalya. With altitudes ranging between 600 and 3086 meters, these mountains offer geologists and geographers many […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  MOUNT ERCIYES (3917 M.) One of Turkey’s most important mountaineering and winter sports centers, Mount Erciyes rises from the south of the Kayseri valley. The Sultan Marshes lie to its west and to the south falls the Develi Valley. Its summit always covered in snow and ice, Mt. Erciyes ranks as central Anatolia’s tallest volcano. Approximately […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  THE TOROS (TAURUS) MOUNTAINS (3756 M.) The Toros (Taurus) Mountains are the westernmost branch of the great mountain chain that stretches across all of Asia the Himalayan mountain belt. The Turkish section of this massive mountain range follows the southern border of Anatolia and is itself made up of four major sections, the Western, […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  THE KACKAR MOUNTAINS (3932 M.) In the rainy and lush landscapes of northeastern Turkey, the Kackar Mountains form the northern section of the Anatolian mountain chain. The Kackar- Kavron summit, at an altitude of 3932 meters, is the highest point in the range. Extensive glacier and water erosion have given these mountains their craggy, rugged […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  THE CILO-SAT MOUNTAIN RANGE (4136 m.) The Cilo-Sat Mountains, within the southeastern Hakkari province, are the eastern extension of the Toros (Taurus) Mountain chain which stretches from west to east along Turkey’s southern boundaries. This range of mountains in fact forms the westem- most section of the Himalayan Mountain belt. At 4136 meters, the Uludoruk […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

MOUNT ARARAT (5137 M.) Rising at the common borders of Turkey and Iran, Mount Agri (Ararat), an inactive volcano capped year round with ice and snow, reaches 5137 meters. The Old Testament records that it was on this mountain that Noah’s Ark came to rest after the great flood. Southwest of the mountain, the Little Mount Agri […]


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

  MOUNTAINEERING IN TURKEY A glance at a topographical map of Turkey immediately reveals that this is a country of mountains. Rising from all four directions mountains encircle the peninsula of Anatolia. A part of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain range, Turkey has mountainous regions of different geological formations. The North Anatolian range skirts the Mediterranean shore. […]

Nemrut Mountain

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Nemrut Mountain is an extension of Toros Mountains has an elevation of 2150 m. It is climbed by starting the Kahta town whic is a small district belong to Adiyaman provision. Setting and raising of sun watched from the mountain get the tourists unforgettable moments. On top of the mountain, there is a 50m height […]