The small town of Çamlıhemşin is revered in Turkey for its richness in nature, life and colour. The year-long rains, high altitude (high up in the Firtina Valley) and cold temperature make Çamlıhemşin’s soil so fertile that its valleys and mountains are all in an opulent colour of green.
While Çamlıhemşin is a great visit all throughout the year, the best time to see the town is in autumn when the temperature drops and the foliage dramatically changes in colours. The area is also well known for many stone bridges that were built during the Ottoman period.
Making the surroundings more interesting are the quaint, little wooden houses that dot the area and the culture that is alive among its couple of thousand inhabitants.
Our four day tour of the North-east of Turkey, visits the region of Camlihemsin and the surrounding Firtina Valley. Read more about it here.