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MT.NEMRUT NATIONAL PARK-Adiyaman
Posted 16 July 2001 - 04:56
You will be offered a minibus tour. I would advise to leave in late afternoon to see sunset and spend the night there. There's either a dormitory at the base of the mountain, or there's a more luxurious hotel a couple of kilometres before the mountain. We stayed at the dormitory. Make sure you have a good sleeping bag here because it's freezing cold. Next morning you can get up to see sunrise.
;D Another option is to spend the "night" in Kahta, You will then get up at 1.30 am, and leave at 2 am. You will arrive at the mountain around 3.30 am, much too early for sunrise. You will freeze if you don't have good clothing. So, I don't really recommend this option. This is also part of the 2-day trip which is organised departing from Cappadocia. This minibus starting from Kahta costs now 40 US$ for the whole bus, including the additional tour.
8) The third option, and probably the best if you have the choice, is starting from Adiyaman. Take the tour organised by the Tourist office. They will propose you to book a hotel near the mountain, but you could also book a oneway ticket, walk over the mountain (direction Kahta) and spend the night in the dormitories. Next day, it shouldn't be difficult to join one of the minibuses leaving for Kahta, price will be 15 US$
Most tours take in some other nearby sights like a nice Roman bridge and some reliefs.
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Posted 25 October 2002 - 03:36
We waited about a half hour for the sun to rise along with about one hundred other tourists. I was surprised to see so many people of all nationalities there. Few of us were adequately dressed. I had a pair of foam earplugs in my pocket and they were helpful to keep the wind from bothering me. I'd recommend taking something to cover your head if you go up there at sunrise. And don't be embarrassed to wear everything you have along with you Long pants and a jacket, at least.
The statues are very impressive. A truck mounted crane was parked at the peak and the workers were very carefully restoring the fallen pieces of the sculptures to their original positions. The most amazing thing to me was the absolutely enormous mound of chipped rock that stood between the eastern and western groups of statues. It must measure at least one hundred feet tall and three hundred feet in diameter. The chipped rock mound actually replaced the peak of the mountain!
In retrospect it reminds me of Mount Rushmore in the United States where a mountain was modified to represent American Presidents. But the work here was all done by hand. Incredible ;D
Posted 26 January 2004 - 22:23