Explore Kaçkar Tour

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8 Days
Private Tour
3 Star Hotel, Camping

It’s not easy to reach the hidden beauties of Kaçkar Mountain. Most tourists just focus on popular destinations such as Uzungol and Ayder but they miss the hidden parts up to the Kaçkar Mountain. With our Explore Kaçkar Mountain, you will be able to explore Kaçkars in depth. With this tour, you will both cover the most popular destinations in the Black Sea region and also reach up to the Kaçkar summit by hiking. You need to love hiking if you want this tour since it includes long hiking routes that are easy and safe.

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Day 1 – Welcome to Trabzon

We welcome you to Trabzon Airport and transfer to the hotel. If you come earlier and feel OK, we may have a visit to downtown Trabzon. Experience local life in Trabzon around Meydan Park, Uzun Street, and Maras Avenue. Have a rest at the hotel and be ready for tomorrow. Overnight at Trabzon. (Hotel: TS Gold Hotel or similar)

Day 2 – Highlight Sumela and Uzungöl in Trabzon (B, L, D)

We will visit the most popular destinations in Trabzon. First, let’s directly drive to Sumela Monastery. Drive along the Altındere Valley to reach Sumela. See the amazing monastery up to the mountain. The monastery is still under renovation and we will be able to see partly. We will go inside but we will just see a general view. Then, we will drive back to Trabzon. Let’s stop by Maçka to have a Hamsiköy Sütlacı (rice pudding) for the beak. Then, let’s drive to Uzungol which is one of the most popular lakes in Turkey. Walk around the lake, stop by Uzungol view terrace to see the lake from the terrace. Then, let’s drive to Artvin Yusufeli Olgunlar. Overnight at Artvin. (Hotel: Olgunlar Pension or similar)

Day 3 – Hike to Dilberdüzü (B, L, D)

Have a nice breakfast and be ready for hiking. We pack our bags and camping materials to the mules and start to hike from Olgunlar to Dilberdüzü. On our way, stop by Nastaf Highland at 2400m. Then, reach to the campsite at Dilberdüzü at 2900m. We set tents and camping units at the campsite. Have lunch and dinner prepared by cooking staff at the campsite. Hike around and feel the beauty of nature around. Rest and be ready for the challenging the following day. Overnight at Campsite in Dilberdüzü in a Tent.

Day 4 – Hike to Kaçkar Summit (B, L, D)

Are you ready to reach your peak? If so, you need to get up very early and have a quick breakfast. We pack up and have a lunch box with us. Let’s start to climb up at 5:00 am in the early morning. After 45 min walking, we reach to Deniz Gölü at 3450m. Enjoy beautiful Deniz Gölü (Sea Lake) which is known as the second deepest lake at the highest point. Then, continue our way up to the Kaçkar. After 45 min, we reach to Decision Point at 3600m where participants need to make a decision whether to continue to the peak or not. In the last phase, we go upper through challenging ways to the Kaçkar Peak at 3937m. Spent 30-40 minutes there, take pictures, and feel the honor of being so high! Then, we start to go down carefully to Dilberdüzü. Overnight at Campsite in Dilberdüzü in a Tent.

Day 5 – Trans Kaçkar to Ayder (B, L, D)

Today, we will transit from the Southside of Kaçkar to the Northside of Kaçkar. Starting from Dilberdüzü, hike to Dibedüz, cross Kaçkar mountain, and see beautiful lakes around. Have your lunch box on the way and enjoy pure nature along the way. Then, reach to Yukarı Kavron. Our driver will be waiting for us there. Then, we will transfer you to Ayder Highland. Enjoy Hamam in Ayder at Hot Spring Thermal facilities. Overnight at Ayder. (Hotel: Ayder Köroğlu Hotel or similar)

Day 6 – Enjoy Ayder and Fırtına Valley (B, L, D)

We will spend a day on the world’s paradise. We will continue to discover the most popular destination in Turkey, Ayder highland. Walk around the highland as much as you can. See the Gelintülü Waterfall. Stop by a local restaurant to have popular local food “Muhlama”. Go higher to Gallerdüzü to see the beautiful forest. Then, let’s move to Tar River and Bulut Waterfall then which has 2 km walking way (4 km in total) through the peaceful nature. Visit Çamlıhemşin. We will stop by Senyuva Village and have tea/coffee at the famous Çinçiva Cafe. Then, we will visit historical Zilkale (Zil Castle) and then see the beautiful Palovit Waterfall. Afterward, we will drive up to Pokut Highland. Stay at a very nice family-run highland wooden hotel! Have Mrs. Ayse’s delicious local dinner. Taste delicious Yayla Sütlaç there. Listen to local music instrument bagpipe (Gayda), called Tulum from local people, and practice local dance “Horon” with them. (Hotel: Pokut Orion Boutique Hotel or similar)

Day 7 – Discover Pokut and Sal Highlands (B, L, D)

Today, we will wake up over the clouds up to the mountains. Watch the beautiful sunrise in the morning. Have a very popular highland breakfast at the hotel. Then, walk to Sal Highland after breakfast. Spend time at a local cafe and have tea or fresh milk there. Go around the highland and come back to Pokut. Walk up to the top of the mountain, stop by sunset cafe. Swing over the clouds. Then, hike around the Pokut, discover the other side of the valley in Pokut. Then, move to Çamlıhemsin and stop by historical Ottoman Bridges over the Fırtına river. (Hotel: Elikti Butik Hotel or similar)

Day 8 – Experience Seslikaya Village and Transfer to Airport (B)

We will continue our tour with Seslikaya village, where we will have an unforgettable experience to see local village life and visit local families and see ancient village houses. See tea gardens and collect tea. Meet with local people there. You can have an optional jeep safari through the mountain and down to the rivers. Then, we will transfer you to the airport based on your flight schedule. On our way to the airport, we will stop by special Rize Cloth Workshops and Trabzon Surmene Knife Manufacturing Museum. You can both experience the art and enjoy shopping there. The Blacksea is the homeland for the tea producers as well. We will have a quick Tea Factory trip as well. Transfer to the airport in Trabzon.

Specification: Explore Kaçkar Tour

Duration 8 Days
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel, Camping
Tour Style Private
Flights International flights are NOT included
Language Arabic, English, French, German, Turkish
Airport Transfer Drop-Off, Pickup
Transport Airconditioned Vehicle
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as per itineraries
Visa NOT Included
Insurance NOT included
Other Inclusions Charges & Taxes, Tour Guide

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We are so flexible about cancellation because of COVID-19 Our customers can cancel a tour 2 days prior to the tour starts.
If you have already you made payment for the tour and then want to cancel your trip, we will 100% guarantee back for your tour, excluding bank transfer fees.

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We are so flexible about cancellation because of COVID-19 Our customers can cancel a tour 2 days prior to the tour starts.
If you have already you made payment for the tour and then want to cancel your trip, we will 100% guarantee back for your tour, excluding bank transfer fees.

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