Our company, Caria Pan Travel was founded in 2012, but that does not mean that we started with ski tours new. The experience of our team, led by Yüksel Yilmaz, goes back to 2002. Since 2002, our effort has been to develop ski touring in general in Turkey. Today you can see that in Turkey some companies (official and unofficial) offer ski tours. However, we are firmly convinced that most of the offered ski tours have been developed, tested and carried out first by us. For many, it only costs a few euros to create a website or have it created and then to copy texts from other sites. You can not know what's behind such a web page. That's why we see it as a responsibility to bring our company, our staff and their experience closer to you. More details can be found in our team page.
Our mountain guides:
First of all, they are licensed guides who can officially take a responsibility
Speak at least one foreign language, maybe not perfect, but enough to lead a tour
Are at least as well equipped as our guests
They ski well on every snow
Our mountain guides are not listless, they do not pray through the night for a bad weather the next day and they can stay home
They are not reckless and do know that adventure does not mean "endangering" our guests
They are very familiar and up-to-date with today's technology and know how to use it
They have leader - characteristics. They may still be so friendly, but in the end, what they think is right
They are not only trained as mountain guides, but also trained as tour guides, and not just once
Our guides take into account that you are still on vacation
They are friendly and helpful and are part of your journey
Our tour programmes:
The tours offered here, are all carefully prepared, tested and then performed. So we already did these tours without any guests. And even if our tours are written at the table (this is not possible otherwise, they will be worked out individually on the spot by us) We have already climbed the mountains in our offers many times.
Since 2002, more than 200 groups have climbed Mt. Ararat with us, that was more than 2,000 people. Approximately 1,800 were under our leadership at the summit of Mt Ararat, half of them with skis.
More than 40 ski mountains (this number includes only the mountains that are over 3,000 m high) are in our archive, where we can lead groups at any time. The total number of ascents to these mountains is about 600 till today.
Responsibility is an important topic for us, because we work according to the motto "While earning, make others earn".
Responsibility starts with choosing our accommodations and working with these people. Unfortunately it is not possible everywhere to pursue responsibility if there is no other possibility. In the selection, we pay the utmost attention not to favor large commercial or chain hotels. First and foremost are family businesses, which makes working with these people easier and more enjoyable.
We try to train our accommodation hosts according to the requirements of our guests. Try to encourage their children to take over the job of their parents to avoid rural exodus.
A certain part of the income of our company is turned into or supporting social projects.
Our staff is not paid according to the standard of our country, but according to the standard of the country from which our guests come. Everyone knows that equipment is expensive for specific interests, including ski touring equipment. It would not make much sense if our employees had to invest all their money what they earn in equipment, so we support our staff even when it's time to buy new equipment.
Your Caria Pan Travel Team ...
"Our advantage is our passion for ski touring. Because only those, who really loves ski touring, knows what a ski tourer really wants."
Yüksel Yilmaz -