Born from the mountains to the west of Nordüz Plateau, and at the borders of Siirt-Hakkâri and Siirt-Van, the Botan River forms a deep valley through its route to west. This is called the Botan Valley. Starting from the mountains to the south of Bitlis province in the west, the Botan Valley passes between the 2741 meters high Doğruyol and 2631 meters high Mt. Kapılı, and goes into the Tigris Valley during its trip to south towards Siirt. Botan is one of the most steep and deep valleys of Turkey. Remains of human civilizations from Neolithic Era still survive at the Botan Valley, which was later used by the Greek armies during their march into Anatolia in 500 BC, known as "The Ten Thousand" in history, and located on the route of the Silk Road. Die Bildung von thermischen Luftströmungen in den Wintermonaten auf den 1000 Meter hohen Felshängen im Süden, Osten und Westen ermöglicht Flüge in 12 Monaten des Jahres.
This website is the product of two complementary projects. These projects, carried out by the Siirt based NGO Siirt’i Geliştirme ve Kalkındırma Derneği (Gelder), with the support of the Dicle Development Agency, are aimed at providing an opportunity for the development of Siirt by activating the ecotourism activities such as paragliding, hiking and mountain biking in the Botan Valley.
Within the scope of the projects, paraglider flight spots, hiking trails, bicycle trails were discovered in the Botan Valley and its wildlife was revealed in order to make the valley more attractive for tourists.
The biking routes given at this website can also be used for hiking.
So that you can make your shopping from these villages. This will support the villagers. Try the tandour bread!
Although the highest point of the valley is at 1400 meters above sea level, it does not snow in many parts of the valley. The summers however are very dry.
Signs are found on the trails for your ease.