Mount Mescit

mount mescit

Mount Mescit

Located in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey,Mount Mescit is a mountain known for its natural beauties. The mountain is one of the mountains with an altitude of over 3000 meters. For this reason, the mountain attracts many tourists due to both its natural beauty and its altitude. The mountain, a tectonic mountain, is the peak of a fold mountain. It is located in the same region as Kaçkar Mountain, Ilgaz Mountain and Kösedağ, which are the North Anatolian mountains like itself. Click on Google Photos to see photos of Mescit Mountain.

Where is Mescit Mountain?

Mescit Mountain is located in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The mountain is located in the inner parts of the Black Sea, within the borders of the city of Erzurum. The mountain is approximately 50-60 km away from Erzurum city centre. Tortum valley in the east of the mountain, Baş Çay (Serçeme) in the southwest, Çermeli creeks in the northwest, and deep cleaved valleys in the north, where it opens the main branches connected to the Çoruh River.  You can see of Mescit from Google Maps

In which city is Mescit ?

Mescit Mountain is located in Dikyar neighborhood of Uzundere district of Erzurum province.

 What is the Height of Mescit ?

Mescit Mountain is one of the mountains with an altitude of over 3000 meters. The altitude of the mountain is 3,239 meters (Approximately 10,627 ft).

 Is Mescit Mountain a Volcanic Mountain?

Mescit Mountain is not a volcanic mountain. The mountain is one of the peaks of the mountain range parallel to the Black Sea. Therefore, it is not a volcanic mountain.

 Formation of Mescit

Mescit Mountain is located among the mountains that have undergone glaciation. The mountain is composed of lower Tertiary andesite and trachyandesites. 

Is There a Glacier on Mount Mescit?

There are glaciers on Mescit Mountain. The mountain is estimated to have undergone Würm glaciation.

 Lakes in Mescit Mountain

There are three regions with lakes on Mount Mescit. These are “Seven Lakes, Viranşehir Lakes, Gökdere”. The basin thickness of these regions varies between approximately 150-200 meters. The width of the basin reaches up to 2 km. The mentioned basins are thought to be covered with glaciers. In fact, it is thought that the Seven Lakes, Viranşehir Lakes and Gökdere Lake, which we refer to as the circus lake, were formed with the erosion of the glacials fed by the glaciers.

In addition to the fact that these lakes are glacial lakes, it is necessary to mention the natural beauty they have. We can say that the most beautiful regions in the mountain are the regions where the lakes are located. Because the lakes adorn the view of the mountain. Visitors who come to camp to the mountain usually set up campsites near the lakes.

 Mescit Mountain Mountaineering

Mescit Mountain is a mountain with cold weather conditions due to its location. It is also a high altitude mountain. For this reason, this mountain is one of the challenging tracks for mountaineering. It is recommended to be accompanied by an expert or a guide while climbing this mountain, which is difficult in terms of climbing and mountaineering activities. At the same time, it is necessary to climb fully equipped as equipment. Mountaineering activities in Mescit Mountain can be carried out in all seasons. However, summer months are preferred for the easiest and most favorable conditions.

 The Legend of Mescit

There is no clear legend of Mescit Mountain.

 Places Near Mount Mescit

The city of Erzurum, where the mountain is located, has great importance both in terms of history and natural beauties. Because the city of Erzurum has hosted civilizations throughout history. Thus, the civilizations that came to the city left their traces on the city with the architectures. If you come to visit Mount Mescit, you can find many places to visit in Erzurum, where the mountain is located. We have listed a few of them below.

  • Double Minaret Madrasa: Located in the heart of Erzurum, the madrasah is a striking example of Seljuk period Islamic architecture. Its twin minarets and intricate carvings make it a must-visit for tourists.
  • Yakutiye Madrasa: It is a historical educational institution in Erzurum, which is known for its fine tile work and calligraphy. Visitors can admire the Madrasa’s architecture and learn about its role in the city’s cultural heritage.
  • Tortum waterfall: It is a breathtaking natural wonder located in Tortum district of Erzurum. With its clear waters and scenic surroundings, it is a popular destination for those seeking a peaceful escape from the city.
  • Palandoken Mountain: It is a popular ski resort of Erzurum, which is known for its excellent ski tracks and stunning scenery. Visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the winter or take a scenic hike in the summer.
  • Ulu Mosque: It is a historical mosque in Erzurum from the Ottoman period. Visitors can admire its architectural style, including its grand dome and minarets, and learn about the mosque’s role in the city’s religious and cultural history.
  • National Struggle Museum: It is in Erzurum and is dedicated to keeping the memories of the Turkish War of Independence alive. Visitors can learn about the sacrifices made by the Turkish people in their struggle for independence and admire the museum’s exhibits and artifacts.
  • Aziziye Sofraları: Located on a hill in Erzurum, it offers a breathtaking view of the city. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, enjoy the panoramic view or relax in a peaceful environment.
  • Üç Kümbet: It is a historical building in Erzurum known for its unique domed roofs. Visitors can admire the intricate architecture of the domes and learn about their importance to the city’s cultural heritage.
  • Erzurum Castle: It is a historical castle from the Ottoman period, located on a hill in the city. Visitors can explore the castle’s towers and walls, admire its scenic views, and learn about its role in the city’s military history.

You may also want to learn about Turkey’s highest mountain, Mount Ararat. Please click on the link to read more about majestic Mount Ararat.

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