Hakkari Nature's Marvel In The East

Hakkâri is a city which has become the definition of ‘distant’. Here are some reasons to visit Hakkâri.

PEOPLE OF THE LAND OF THE MOUNTAINS
The craggy and steep mountains of Hakkâri evoke an uneasy feeling of reverence at first sight. Shouldering one another, these vast dramatic peaks might make you tremble as if you were lost and forgotten in another world. But don’t worry… The feeling of uneasiness evoked by this tough landscape will melt away with a cup of tea offered by the warm and traditionally welcoming people of the region.

MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAINS AND PLATEAUS
Hakkâri is the city of magnificent mountains and plateaus. Uludoruk (4136m), the second highest peak of Turkey is in Hakkâri. It reaches out to the clouds over Uludoruk Glacier (4 km), again, the longest glacier in Turkey. The mountains hide wonderful plateaus within their bosom. Adorned like a bride with all sorts of flowers and fresh green grass, it is impossible to resist the call of this landscape.

MYSTERIOUS STELES
Experts claim that these steles belong to a civilization that lived in the region probably sometime between 15th and 11th century A.C. There are figures carved on these giant flat stones; eleven of them have male figures whereas two of them portray females. Archeologists still working to uncover the mystery of these puzzling steles.

HISTORY CARVED ON ROCKS
Along with its amazing scenery the Gevaruk Plateau hides the remnants of thousands of years’ history. These paintings on the rocks depict the relationship between man and nature, hunt scenes, various plants and animals.

THE NOBLE GIFT OF NATURE: HONEY
The blossom honey of Şemdinli town of Hakkâri is very delicious. The secret of its taste is the opulent flora growing on the mineral rich soil. The sea of flowers in Hakkâri is not only a feast to the eye but it also delights with the tastiest of honeys.

COLORFUL WEDDINGS
The merriest of all wedding ceremonies in the East Anatolia region are celebrated in Hakkâri. Don’t miss any chance to attend one, when you are in this city. You don’t have to wait for an invitation; being a visitor in the city is enough to be treated as the most important guest of the wedding. Ceremonies in Hakkâri are still reflect the traditional values.