Hakkari is a city located in the southeastern part of Turkey, approximately 130 miles from Van. Perched at an altitude of 1700 meters (5,577 ft), it is surrounded by towering mountains and other major elevations that reach 4,000 meters above sea level.
Mount Cilo and Mount Sat are two prominent mountains in the region known for their excellent terrain for mountaineering and winter sports. However, due to security concerns, they are not always accessible to the public. Snow accumulated on these mountains creates stunning glaciers. Zap Valley is a valley that provides a breathtaking view as the road leading into Antalya passes through it. This land has been inhabited since the early days of Anatolia.
The western regions of Hakkari house many rock drawings and church ruins. The city's history is reflected in its medieval fortress. A religious school called medresa was present inside the fortress, which was frequented by locals until around 1900.
The unique flora of the region is characterized by plateaus and high mountains such as Cilo. The area has a specific climate, allowing for the growth of a particular tulip plant known as the "upside-down tulip." It gets its name from the droplets that fall from its bulb every morning.