From the 16th to the 24th of March 2024
Our expeditions are always led by expert UIAGM / IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides
The Kachkar Mountains, located north of Erzerum, between the Black Sea and Georgia, are a destination quite unknown at the mass , but with great ski mountaineering potential. The territory is perfect to this practice, through coniferous forests at lower elevations and wide spaces above 2400m.
In the village of Yaylalar, our "Base Camp" for the week, the time seems to have stopped and the local people go on living in the same way for generations. We can immerse ourselves in this dimension but with the comfort of the guesthouse that will host us. The particular position close to the Black Sea means that winter snowfalls are always very abundant.Private groups (min 6 persons) can choose different dates depending on their needs
CLIMATE AND SNOW CONDITIONS: In winter temperatures can go abundantly below zero. At the end of March in North-East Anatolia there is a climate similar to that of our Alps. Quite mild in the bottom, but at high altitude potentially still rigid. Snowfalls are still possible up to low altitudes. Generally, snow conditions in this period are still powdery on the northern slopes and settled and stable on the southern slopes.
The schedule may be subjected to change under unforeseen circumstances.
|F+ / Easy +
|Good ski touring experience and good physical shape are required
|Full ski touring equipment, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, ice axe and crampons, Full equipment list will be provided with the information sheet
Identity card or valid passport expiring at least 6 months after date of return
Mandatory vaccinations are not request
THE PRICE INCLUDES: Full support of a UIAGM certified Italian Alpine Guide, all transfers in Turkey by private bus and jeep, full board for the whole period with the exclusion of lunches in Erzerum, accommodation in a 3 *** hotel in Erzerum and Guest House in Yalalar, picnic meals for ski mountaineering excursions, a local English-speaking tour guide, all the missing technical equipment if needed (avalanche transceiver, ice ax, crampons).
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Flight to Erzerum A / R, injury / cancellation insurance, alcoholic drinks and extras.
NOTE: Everything that is not part of the professional service of Mountain Guide, is provided in collaboration with authorized Italian and foreign agencies