Kackar Mountains National Park

Kackar Mountains National Park

The Kackar Mountains, or the Kackars, are a mountain range that rise on above the Black Sea coast in eastern Turkey. The Kackar Mountains and the mountain plateaus are among some of the highest parts of the North Anatolian Mountain range. The peak measures 3937 meters while the plateaus are around 3000 meters. The mountain range, declared as a national park in 1994, offers 52.970 hectares of land to roam around.

The Kackar Mountains National Park is situated in the most densely populated forests of Turkey, which means that the meadows are well-watered and the flora is diverse. There are also many unique rivers in the park.

Kackar Mountains National Park

The areas near the slopes of the mountains, at the west and east side are covered with rich flora. Numerous mammals such as jackals, roe deer and wild boars have been spotted inside this national park. In addition to observing mammals , you can also see marten, hare, and other rodents; raptors, songbirds, and an occasional wild rooster in the national park.

The Kackar Mountains National Park is also one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Huge areas of mature evergreen forest, upland pastures, three glaciers and many glacial lakes can be found here.

The national park attracts attention all year long for its unique natural habitat, beautiful plateaus and rich vegetation.The Kackars are glaciated mountains that primarily feature steep, rocky peaks and numerous mountain lakes. The park offers hiking, camping, mountaineering, and heli-skiing as tourism opportunities.