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       Snowshoeing Weekend in                              Aladaglar   
       
14-15 January 2023 / 28-29 January 2023
              11-12 February 2023 / 4-5 March 2023 


A Cozy Weekend Stay and Snowshoeing in Turkey’s Dolomites

Duration

Best Season

Tour Type

Accommodation

Difficulty

:  2 Days
: January-February
: Snowshoeing
Guest Houe
: Easy-Moderate

 
 
 
 
 
 

Overview

Let’s be a guest to one of the characteristic local mountain pensions at the weekend. We will have a cozy and relaxing stay and an active weekend break on the white covered Turkey’s Dolomites. As typical rural winter night around a wood burning stove with baking chestnuts on it awaits for the guests. We have tranquil valleys to walk during the day and have stories to be told at night. Silence , deep inside the huge valleys and mountain faces are amazing.

We will have peaceful walks along those valleys and on the big mountain slopes. Scenic mountains which have their fame as crimson mountains ( Aladaglar ) are always worth to visit. However, a visit in winter time is defintely something. The mountains are silence and alone, the scenery is beautiful, the villages are more welcoming than ever!

Our base, a family run village pension, is located in Cukurbag village which is one of the famous gates to the most visited mountain range. The village of apple and cherry growers,and sheep owners is our other door to knock than our homes. The cozy nights, peaceful atmosphere and the friendship has been so inpiring for us for years. So we invite you to this tour as we invite you to our homes.

The hikes may vary due to the snow&weather conditions or to your mood. But the hiking routes and transfers are gentle and definetely scenic. We will hike a couple of hours on each day. We will also walk in the village and visit a typical local village cafe where all lazy times are spent by local men.

This program is also available for smaller groups as families or friends’ groups.

Itinerary Outline


Day 1: Departure from Ankara. Arrival at Çukurbağ village and check in the pension.
Day 2: Snowshoeing. Departure late in the afternoon to Ankara

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from Ankara. Arrival at Çukurbağ village and check in the pension.

We will depart from Ankara on Friday night  from our mentioned stops. You can hop on from the listed spots. After a scenic journey we will be in Cukurbag village at early in the morning. Soup and breakfast will warm us and after a little preparation time, we will have our activity: snowshoeing on the panoramic routes. We will explore the beauties of Aladaglar. In the evening we will be back to our cozy village house pension and enjoy the wood burning stove.

App. Transfer Time: 4 hours
Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch – Dinner

Day 2: Snowshoeing. Departure late in the afternoon to Ankara.

We will get up early to catch the time and delicious breakfast. After breakfast we will go outdoor again. Today’s route will be set by your guide. The ones who would like to enjoy the village can walk around and visit a local teahouse or a neighbours home with a local accompanist from the company. Or they can join for the vehicle transfer and enjoy playing with snow while waiting for us coming back form the trekking route.We will have a hike among the majestic mountain faces. We are planning to leave the village and start driving at 16.30 to be back in Ankara at early night.

App. Transfer Time: 4 hours
Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch Pack

 

 

 

Tour Dates & Tour Price

Best Season: January / February

14-15 January 2023 / 28-29 January 2023 / 11-12 February 2023 / 4-5 March 2023

220 euro for group of min  6, max 14 pax.

For groups under 6 people, please also  contact us.

Please ask our special prices for closed groups and Travel Agencies

Price Includes

MONTIS Trips & Expeditions Leader & Guiding (English Speaking)
All Ground Transfers Mentioned In The Program    

All Meals Mentioned In The Program

Snowshoes
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation At TWN/TPL Rooms Mentioned Pension

Snowshoes

Travel Insurance

First Aid Kit

 

Price Does Not Include

Personal Equipment (Backpack, walking poles, boots etc.)

Out Of Program Demands And Expenses

Meals Which Are Not Mentioned In The Program

Beverages In The Hotels And Restaurants,

Insurance 

Tips


SNG Supplement

35 euro (Due to availibility)

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

Taurus Guesthouse – Aladaglar

A cosy family pension at the skirts of Aladaglar at Çukubağ village. You will find a comfortable facility with clean rooms and delicious meals at this family pension.

https://www.taurusguesthouse.com/tr-tr

 

 

 

FAQ

 

Travel Plan

Departure Spots From Ankara

Montis Trips & Expeditions
Time: 01.45 Departure

Tunus Cad. University Bus Stop
Time: 01.50 Departure

National Library
Time: 02.00 Departure

Konya Yolu Dikmen Crossroad
Time: 02.15 Departure

Departure Stops for passengers arriving from İstanbul and other cities

Meeting in Ankara
Esenboga Airport

Time: 00.45

Ulusoy Söğütözü Terminal

Time: 02.10

Meeting in Aksaray

Ağaçlı Roadhouse Facility
Time: 04.30

Meeting in the destination

Meeting at Çukurbağ Village
Taurus Guest House
Time: 06.40

Please call our office for detailed information and alternative stops on route.

Please contact us to have private transfer from Kayseri Airport.


Participants coming from outside of Ankara should contact us to confirm meeting details and return details.

Note: Our company is not responsible about the changes on the flights by the operators or airlines.
 

Visa

 

Holders of most European passports,UK, Austrian, Irish, Portuguese, Spanish and US passports require visas. Visas must be obtained in advance, passengers need to obtain an e-visa prior to their arrival. This can be done online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ for approximately US$20. The visa is valid for a stay of up to three months (dependent on passport holder's nationality). For a longer stay a visa from a Turkish Embassy is required. Please click for visa requirements to Turkey for detailed information:

http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

 

Vaccinations

 

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

Eating and Drinking

 

Food in Turkey is generally very good and varied, making use of fresh local ingredients. Breakfasts normally include boiled eggs, omelets, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, honey or jam and yoghurt, olives and bread. Picnic lunches are provided for trekking days.
Restaurants in this trip are specialized in local  dishes (Beef,chicken and veggie pottery kebap, Beef,chicken,trout and veggie clay pot, Ravioli Turk, mezes ,Lamb Tandouri, green salad and soup. Vegetarians are well catered for.

 

Weather

 

The peaks are subject to severe winds, and sudden changes in temperature.One has to be equipped for the worst, and one has to know when to quit. Daytime temperature is usually 0-8 C degrees and night temperatures are -5 to -12 C degrees  without windchill affect. But the temperature can decrease to -10 C degrees above the 1800 m.The occasional storm can't be ruled out. 

 

Is this trip for you?

 

Activity Level: 2 (Easy-Moderate)

 

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We will have peaceful walks along those valleys and on the big mountain slopes. Scenic mountains which have their fame as crimson mountains ( Aladaglar ) are always worth to visit. However, a visit in winter time is defintely something. The mountains are silence and alone, the scenery is beautiful, the villages are more welcoming than ever!

 However, to enjoy this trip to the full, a fair level of fitness and physique are required. 


 

Please note that the Tour Leader reserves the right to refuse participation of any client on any activities on safety grounds or if they feel that their participation will compromise the safety and enjoyment for the rest of the group. 


The order of activities, trekking routes may be changed to suit local weather conditions.

 

 

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For further infomation please send us an email to  info@montis.com.tr