The violent eruptions of the Erciyes (3916 m) and Hasan (3268 m) volcanoes three million years ago, covering the surrounding plateau with lava and volcanic ash, are at the origin of the most unusual landscape on earth. Suffering from wind and water erosion, the soil of this plateau has shredded and bristled, in places, with monumental needles, “fairy chimneys” oddly crowned with flat stones, cones with tormented forms perfecting the most bewildering surreal decor that the imagination of the most delirious sculptors can conceive. In other places, it is cut by valleys, dug by canyons at the bottom of which meanders a stream, giving rise to a lunar landscape.
Cappadocia is not only a wonder of Nature. Man has lived there: the pyramids and cliffs are riddled with openings giving access to troglodyte dwellings, rock churches, monasteries and underground cities dug in the Paleo-Christian period.
In this circuit, we allow you to discover a fantasy of nature and almost another planet, which no description can do justice: you have to soak up its atmosphere, its colors and its luminosity to realize it. account. A trip to another dimension…
The Taurus range is part of the branch that stretches across all of Asia, from the Himalayan belt. In the center of the Taurus, the Aladaglar, a dolomitic-looking limestone massif, cut by gorges and deep canyons, has a particular geology responsible for interesting rock formations and waterfalls. Hiking in a fascinating topography, meeting the inhabitants of the villages of these mountains, attached to their nomadic traditions, sharing with them the Yaylas where they pitch their tents each year, getting to know them and witnessing their legendary hospitality are among the highlights of this trip.