The Kaçkar Mountains embody the spirit of the Black Sea. They harbour perhaps the best example of traditional Turkish life. Nature’s beauty and wildness can hardly be surpassed anywhere else. People are industrious, persistant and cut off from the modern hustle and bustle by the immense natural obstacles that at the same time form the spectacular backdrop against which their lifes take place.
With its lush valleys clad with flowers, snow covered peaks, the little lakes which shine like jewels under the sun and with its passionate, friendly people the Kaçkar region is very special indeed. Music from the goat skin and bag pipes as well as folk dancing form an inseparable part of the camp fire meetings. The villagers will offer you a very hospitable welcome in their homestays and pensions where you will taste the local mountain dishes.
Trekking in the Kaçkar Mountains will be a mood changing experience. Our programs give you the possibility to walk in the lower valleys or cross the highest peak. No matter what you opt for, you will certainly enjoy this special mountain experience!