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Skitour in Van mountains, Turkey

Ski tour in Turkey, Van mountains. Every day a new peak: Artos, Baset, Kat, Suphan and Vivara

Two in one: climbing and skiing.

Beautiful peaks, gorgeous panoramic views and an unforgettable experience.

  • The tour is available for booking from January 15th to May 15th.
  • Minimum number of participants 8 people
Article:
516
Country:
Turkey
Tour type:
Alpine skiing and snowboarding
Directions:
Van mountains, Van city, Turkey
Complexity:
Medium
Number of participants:
From 8 people
Maximum height:
4100 m
Season:
January - May
Start of the program:
Van
Finish program:
Van
Duration:
7 days
Price:
420 USD
Count:
Tours dates
  
14.02.202230.04.2022
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Day 1
We meet in Van airport, Van city tour, castle and cat house, lunch dinner overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2
Morning after breakfast, drive Mount Artos (3515 m), ski up the Artos top, than skiing down to car point, meeting with our minibus drive to hotel, Dinner overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3
After nice breakfast in hotel, drive Gurpinar town, and ski up to Baset peak (3684 m) and skiing down, and drive to hotel, dinner overnigh stay in hotel.

Day 4
Early morning after breakfast transfer you Catak city, skiing up to Cat peak (3140 m), than ski down to car point, drive to hotel, dinner overnight stay in hotel.

Day 5
Today we transfer you Mount Suphan (4100 m), in Ercis city, Ski up to Suphan summit, and skiing back to down, drive hotel, dinner overnight stay in hotel

Day 6
Morning after breakfast, drive to Mount Vivara (3380 m), ski up the peak than ski back to down, dinner overnight stay in hotel.

Day 7
Today end of tour, after breakfast transfer you Van airport.  

Attention!

  • The senior guide (group leader) can change the ascent plan (depending on weather conditions, the moral and physical condition of the group members
  • By prior agreement, between ascents you can add a day of rest to the tour

Van - Artos (M) - Baset (3684 m) - Cat (3140 m) - Suphan (4100 m) - Vivara (3380 m) - Van

Service package cost - from 420 US dollars (from 350 Euro) *

* Payment is made in Euros (Dollars)
* The cost is indicated as part of a group of 8 (10) people with a local guide
* Depends on living conditions (negotiated in advance)

The tour price includes:

  • Local guide service
  • Pick up / drop off at the airport
  • All transfers along the route
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Food
  • Permissions

Excluded:

  • Insurance + from COVID-19 !!!
  • Air travel
  • Food in cities

Attention! Food + souvenirs + other roughly 100 - 200 dollars !!

Equipment you need to bring:

  • Tour ski, DVA (Arva, Bips…), snow shovel and probe
  • Walking shoes
  • Warm and waterproof gear (different layers)
  • One rucksack between 40 to 50 litres
  • One duffle bag (trekking extend 60 to 80 litres) that will be carried by horses
  • Crampons (if you don’t have we can rent you some)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Headlamps
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Balaclava (winter buff)
  • Thermos
  • Toiletry kit

Brief information on the area and route

  • The city of Van is located on the shore of the lake of the same name.
  • The city and the lake will be surrounded by numerous peaks from 2 to 4 thousand meters high.
  • Lake Van is a unique attraction in Turkey, it is a huge natural reservoir located high in the mountains, at an altitude of about 1650 meters above sea level. The occupied area is about 3500 sq. km, the greatest depth is about 450 meters. Lake Van was formed millions of years ago, in the crater of an extinct volcano, and is considered one of the most ancient bodies of water on our planet. Today, it is the largest soda lake in Turkey and the world, it is even called the Van Sea.
  • Here are the famous Turkish Van cats - Turkish Van. This semi-long-haired domestic cat is one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats.
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