Welcome to Kaçkar Mountains
It's well worth spending a few days to explore this stunning region. Hiking amid spectacular scenery is what pulls most visitors here. There are dozens of possible routes, from day hikes in the valleys and yaylalar, to multiday treks across the range or ascents (nontechnical) of the highest point, Mt Kaçkar (Kaçkar Dağı; 3937m). Other area attractions include white-water rafting, and experiencing the life of the local people, who occupy their high-altitude villages only during the summer months.