Aladaglar - Demirkazık


Aladaglar National Park is situated within the borders of Niğde, Kayseri and Adana provinces in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.


The name "ala-daglar" (crimson-mountains) comes from the rusty colour of its hills in the sunset. Aladaglar National Park hosts the tallest mountains of the Central Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The area covers four regions as Demirkazik, Yedigoller, Kaldi and Torasanlar, which have their highest peaks respectively as: Demirkazik (3756 m), Kizilkaya (3771 m), Kaldi (3688 m) and Vayvay (3565 m). Also known as The Alps of Turkey, Aladaglar mountain region is one of the most popular places for mountaineering, hiking and trekking in Turkey.

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The water streams from the high fountains of the hills and the magnificent glacier ponds surrounded by the mountains are the major national beauties of the region. Additionally the Kapuzbasi Waterfalls lies within the National Park's borders.

Besides these highland beauties the woodland shelters red pine, black pine and fir trees. Aladaglar is also the home of the famous Capra ibex, and other animals like wild boar, wolf, weaser and coyote. Bird watchers all around the world visit Aladaglar as well, to spot the various wild and singing birds of the region.