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Kackar Mountains National Park

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Turkey's Picturesque Kackars

The whole of the Kackar Range constitutes the beautiful Kackar Mountains National Park. This emerald range is one of the best points in Turkey for ecotourism and nature lovers. The park, which is easily reached via Rize, Trabzon and Artvin.

Kackar Mountains

Kackar Mountains, which have an elevation of 3972 m, constitute the highest summit of the Black Sea. This is one of the focus points of the sport of mountaineering in Turkey.

The mountaineering groups and mountain climbing enthusiasts coming to the region are generally walking from the Yaylalar village of Yusufeli town in Artvin to the Ayder plateau of Camlihemsin town in Rize and complete their Trans - Kackar walk. The township whose territory is made up in the majority of mountainous and rough terrain, also possesses suitable areas for hunting tourism. The hunting grounds in the region include mountain goats, bears, wolves, foxes and wild trout.

Kackar Mountains National Park

Kackar Mountains National Park is in the most rainy forests of Turkey, therefore which has extremely rich alpine meadows and outstanding flora as well as unique in terms of streams. The areas around the Firtina River at the west of the mountains, and the Hemsin River on the east are covered with a rich range of flora. Firtina River and Hemsin River surrounds the national park.

In accordance with the richness of flora, such as jackals, roe deer, wild boar, marten, hare, stoat, weasel, mammals, raptors, songbirds and wild rooster are available in the Kackar Mountains National Park.

National Park Profile

Kackar Mountains National Park is situated around 70 km east of Rize province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey, declared in 1994 as a national park, covers of 52.970 hectares.

Ayder Plateau has the best facilities in the park, especially for those trekking for several days. Also there are specially designated camping areas in Camlihemsin. Trekking is increasingly popular in this area, and it is possible to hire a guide in Ayder and Camlihemsin.

Kackar Mountains National Park, which is easily reached via Rize, Trabzon and Artvin.

  • Nature photography
  • Ecotourism for eco travelers
  • Geological and geomorphological formations
  • Traditional highland life
  • Abundance of wildlife, natural plant communities
  • Trekking, climbing, hiking, camping, heli-skiing



Kackar Mountains National Park, Turkey

Kackar Mountains National Park, Camlihemsin, Rize


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