Blue Tour Cappadocia

Tour Locations:

Ortahisar Panorama

Mustafapaşa (Ancient Greek Village)

Keşlik Monastery

Ancient Sobessos Ancient City (Roman Mosaics)

Soğanlı Valley

Mazi Underground City Underground

Overview

Cappadocia Yesil tour begins by visiting Mustafapaşa Village, an ancient Greek village famous for its beautiful architecture. During the Ottoman Empire, its former name was Sinassos (city of the sun) 20.until the beginning of the century, it was one of the largest Greek settlements in Cappadocia.

The town is known throughout the region for the ornate carved stonework of its houses. The next stop is Keşlik Monastery, which consists of 3 churches, refectory, sleeping and living areas carved from the rock.

The monastery is known as one of the rare iconoclastic examples of Cappadocia frescoes and was used during the Byzantine period until the end of the Ottoman Empire.

Then we will continue to Taşkınpaşa, a typical Cappadocia village, where we will visit Taşkınpaşa Madrasa (Theological School) and an old mosque, both built in classical Seljuk style.

The madrasa is the 14th in Konya, which has dominated this part of Anatolia for about 250 years.it was built by the karamanids, a century-old dynasty. We’ll have lunch in the village of Taşkınpaşa.

After a lunch break, our tour will continue to the ancient city of Sobessos, the only late Roman/early Byzantine settlement in Cappadocia.

Originally ad 4. it is a Roman settlement dating from the century. Along with other typical Roman buildings, we will visit the excavation site, where you can see a 400 m2 meeting room, the main attraction of which is beautiful mosaic flooring.

By touring the excavation site, you will understand that finding Roman remains of this complexity provides evidence that there is still much we do not know about the history of Cappadocia. Christians are known to have hidden from Roman soldiers, but no evidence of a full-scale Roman settlement has been found here.

After visiting the excavation site, we will continue to the Soğanlı Valley, a deep valley with interesting hiking trails.

Soğanlı was once the third largest monastic center of the region, and most of it 9.ve 13th it was home to many cave churches and monasteries dating back centuries. Soğanlı is famous for its world famous dolls, which have become the symbol of the village. In the afternoons we will walk through the Valley, enjoying the beautiful and untouched nature.

Our tour will end with a visit to the Mazı underground city, where we will descend to the center of the Earth, exploring the underground city in Cappadocia, which has a capacity of about 4,000 people.

This city is about 20 meters deep and includes the usual rooms set up in an underground city (kitchens, warehouses, living quarters, wine cellars, church). The expected return to your hotel is approximately 18:00 la 18:30.

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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • 5,554m/18,192ft
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek