Mount Erciyes is a inactive volcanic mountain, and is the highest point of the Middle Anatolia region. It has nearly 4000 meters of height and this is the only challenge for climbers. The height requires special equipment to survive. Being a the highest peak of Middle Anatolia makes this mountain a popular for climbers however. Beside, it is one of the most beautiful mountains of Turkey. There is also a proverb for it: "The mountain gets even closer if you clear off!"