Mount Ala (Ala
The Ala Dag constitutes the
highest and most compact group of peaks in the Eastern Taurus mountains.
Although small in area, less than 750 square kilometres, it packs in a great
variety of scenery and terrain in a complex system of mountains and valleys. The
bare limestone crags, often moulded into savage outlines typical of this rock,
are softened by the forests to the south and east of the area, and lakes in the
centre. The Ala Dag supports a very rich flora and fauna, attracting numerous
botanists and ornithologists every year. The July departure is the best from the
point of view of flora - fruit lovers should come later!
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