High Taurus Trek

Departure Date



4 days 3 nights



Maximum Seats


This journey will take us to the heart of the High Taurus or Aladaglar Mountain range which is well known for its high plateaus, ice-lakes and nomads. We will camp for 3 overnights and walk between 10-16 kilometers each. Emler Summit Trek which requires no technical skills or equipments is a beautiful trek that rewards every climber with the best summit view of the Aladaglar Mountains.

  • Nomadic life experience

  • Emler Summit Trek (3.726 m)

  • Yedigoller Plateau and ice-lakes

Tour Program

Day 1

Arrival to Cukurbag Village, Elekgölü-Kızılali Canyon Trek

After meeting at Kayseri Airport in the morning, we will be transferred to Cukurbag Village (approx. 2 hrs). After eating a light lunch, we will start our hike from Elek Lake. This easy hike in dominantly plain terrain will be a warm up for our 4-day adventure. After some time, the trail we follow will go into the Kızılali Canyon, which is getting increasingly popular among the rock climbing enthusiasts. Finally we will camp at an altitude of 1.700 meters.

Walking time: 3-4 hours, 10 km

Meals included in the price: Lunch, Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 2

Emli Valley – Aksampinari – Eznevit Plateau – Sokullupınar Camp

After leaving our camp at Emli Valley, we start our hike towards Siyirmalik Strait. The path we follow will be slowly ascending and we will walk near to the Eznevit Mountain until a plateau. Our lunch will be next to a fountain which is commonly used by shepherds during summer. After lunch we will continue to Sokullupınar Camp.

Walking time: 6 hours, 13 km

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch-box, Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 03

Sokullupınar – Celikbuyduran Pass – Yedigoller Plateau

Today a great hike is in front of us. After leaving our camp we will start our hike by going through a narrow and rocky pass which is locally called as The Gate. This way will lead us to Karayalak Strait and Celikbuyduran Pass consequently. Here, we will rest a little and eat our lunch. Slightly after the Celikbuyduran Pass, we will get into the Yedigoller Plateau. A striking landscape with a combination of mountains and ice-lakes will be in front of us. We will arrive to our camp located near to one of the lakes and have some rest.

Walking time: 6-7 hours, 15 km

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch-box, Dinner

Activity Level: Moderate

Day 04

Emler Summit Trek – Celikbuyduran Pass – Sokullupınar – Transfer to Kayseri

On the last day of this experience we will climb the summit with best view of Aladaglar Mountains. After leaving the camp we will have a two hour trek until we arrive to Emler Summit (3.726m). The ones who do not prefer to summit, may wait the rest in the Celikbuyduran Pass. After Celikbuyduran, we will descend to Sokullupınar. There will be some free time until we meet with the bus waiting for us.

3 overnight accommodation on full board basis
Camp requirements (tents, mattresses, kitchenware and dinnerware)
Private van with A/C for transfers to/from Kayseri Airport
Entrance fees as per the program
English speaking professional hiking guide
Entrance fees and permits

← Flights
← Excursions and meals not mentioned in the program
← Drinks and bottled water
← Single supplement
← Travel Insurance
← Personal Expenses
← Tips

June, July, August and September are the ideal seasons.
250 Euros for 10 paying guests.


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Tour Name Price Per Adult Price Per Child Available Seats Departure Date Duration
High Taurus Trek 250 10 10 Anytime 4 days 3 nights

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