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How to get to Aladağlar - Demirkazık

Aladaglar - Demirkazik is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, intercity buses and car.

Accommodation

For accommodation in Aladaglar - Demirkazık, we recommend the following options.

Weather

Aladaglar has a warm and arid climate in August. However, there can be sudden changes in the weather.

Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a disorder caused by lack of oxygen at high altitude. A large part of Aladaglar Sky Trail takes place over 2000 meters of altitude and the participants can possibly be affected from AMS. The basic precaution for not getting AMS is acclimatization.

Transportation

Nigde is accessible by domestic and international flights, by intercity buses, and by car. There are regular minibus shuttles from Nigde to Demirkazik.

Alternatively, in order to reach Demirkazik you can take Camardi minibuses that depart from the Old Terminal in Nigde.

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Detailed information on different means of transportation are listed below.

Flights

You may reach Nigde by Nevsehir Cappadocia (NAV) and Kayseri Erkilet International (ASR) airports. From the airports you need to go to Nevsehir or Kayseri Bus Terminals, from which you can take regular buses to Nigde.

Buses

Bus travel in Turkey is economic and comfortable. You may reach Nigde by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey.

Car

If you are planning to reach Demirkazik by car, the travel takes about 6 hours from Ankara and 11 hours from Istanbul. Majority of the routes are dual carriage way.

Accommodation

For accommodation in Aladaglar - Demirkazık, we recommend the following options.


TDF Mümtaz Çankaya Dağcılık Eğitim Merkezi ve Dağ Evi
https://www.tdf.gov.tr/dagevi

Demirkazık Kamp Eğitim Merkezi
Tel: 0388 724 72 00

Aladağlar Camping
https://www.aladaglarcamping.com

Aladağlar Mountain Hostel
https://www.mountainhostel.org

Öz Şafak Pansiyon
https://www.ozsafak.net

Şafak Pansiyon
Tel: 0537 822 62 24

Taurus Guest House
https://www.taurusguesthouse.com

Weather

Aladaglar has a warm and arid climate in August. However, there can be sudden changes in the weather.

Average Temperature Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature
22 C° 5 C° 27 C°

Astronomy

AUGUST 15, 2020 SUNRISE SUNSET
Real Time 05:55 19:32
Civil Twilight 05:27 20:00
Astronomical Twilight 04:18 21:09
Moon 01:44 04:56
Visible Daylength 14 Hours 34 Minutes
Daylength
13 Hours 37 Minutes

On August 15, 2020, sunrise will be at 05:55 and sunset will be at about 19:32. There will be around 13 hours of daylight during the run.

You can check daily weather forecast for Demirkazik at MountainForecast.com, AccuWeather.com and Weather.com. Current weather information with weekly and monthly summary reports can be accessed from the Aladaglar Meteorological Station and Webcam of Mountaineers of Yildiz Club (YDK).


Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a disorder caused by lack of oxygen at high altitude. A large part of Aladaglar Sky Trail takes place over 2000 meters of altitude and the participants can possibly be affected from AMS. The basic precaution for not getting AMS is acclimatisation.

General symptoms of this sickness which happens due to the low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes are as follows: a headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue. Especially in higher altitudes, chest pain, cerebral oedema, pulmonary oedema, coma and even death may occur if not interfered. For more information please see the article in Wikipedia.

During Aladağlar Sky Trail, participant showing signs of at Celikbuyduran Fork checkpoint and Karasay Peak will not be allowed to continue. Additional health and rescue teams will do necessary controls in the first ascent between Sokullupınar highland and Celikbuyduran pass.