Suphan Dagi

Key information: Suphan Dagi

    • 3 day trek across huge, messy, eroded ex volcano. Splendid views across the Lake Van basin.
      • This is a demanding walk in high, remote mountains, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and where altitude can cause real problems. Come prepared

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points1
  • Total rating83
  • Note: Neg: altitude

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2 1/2 - 3 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,053m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous


At somewhere between 4,053 and 4,434m, Suphan is the second highest mountain in Turkey.


Although an extinct volcano, it does not conform to normal volcanic paradigms, with numerous lesser peaks and ridges cloaking the central mass, with its huge, lawlessy clogged and eroded caldera and lakes. Kurdish villages on the lower slopes.


Sublime views from the upper reaches, back across Lake Van basin.


2.5 - 3 days. Camping the only option. Still not a huge number of walkers, so good for remoteness. June to August the best seasons.


See Lonely Planet's Trekking in Turkey and Cicerone's The Mountains of Turkey for more information.



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