Kachkar , or Kachkar-Dag ( tour. Kaçkar Dağı ) is the highest peak in the eastern tip of the Pontic Range , its height is 3,937 m. At its peak in protected places, the snow persists year-round. You can climb the mountain on its northeastern slope along a route starting from the village of Yukari Kervun.
|tour. Kaçkar Dağı|
|Absolute height||3937 m|
The name of the mountain Kachkar comes from the Armenian word kaçkar ( Armenian Խաչքար - haçkar / Khachkar ). Literally "cross-stone"  .
Kachkar lies approximately 60 km south-east of the city of Rize in the Black Sea region of Turkey . The mountain ranks fourth in height among all the peaks of the country.
Mountain streams flowing from the northern slopes descend into the province of Ardeşen near the city of Rize and further flow into the Black Sea . On the southern side of the mountain the slopes are steeper and the water descends from them in short streams.
The main mineral composition of the mountain is stratified layers of shale and limestone , as well as intermediate volcanic rocks of the middle of the Cretaceous age . Crystalline rocks are represented by granite .
At an altitude of 2,100 meters on the slopes spruce and fir forests grow , and above the high mountain pastures lie even higher and there are glaciers to the north .
- Robert H. Hewsen . Armenia: A Historical Atlas. - University of Chicago Press, 2001. p. 212. - 341 p. - ISBN 0226332284 , ISBN 9780226332284 .
River of Athens (now. Pazar) Dagh 'Cross-stone Mountain'