Around Lake Van, there are huge mountains.
Mt. Erek is one of the nearest to the populated city of Van. Trekking around the summits and snowy heights is nice all year long.
The foothill of the mountain contain fresh mountain steems. However, on the higher parts near to the summits, the terrain is fully covered with the fresh snow sometimes as long as 30-40 centimeters.
We started walking at 5:30 at the Village of Bakraçlı. 3 hours later, we are at the summit.
A good hike and the view from the summit and on the route is spectacular. Although, the weather was generally cloudy.
Mt. Erek summit trekking route: Wikiloc