people Erbil is the largest city in the Kurdistan Region. Mixed in with luxury hotels and expansive shopping malls and boutiques you will find 5,000 year old buildings, including a large citadel in the city center.
Following a day in the city the team will drive to Choman, where their trek will begin into the mountains. Accommodations in the evenings will vary between local houses and yurt camps (excluding the hotel while in Erbil). All of what you bring with you will be carried on your back as you climb higher and higher into the mountains.
Because this is not a commonly traversed area for tourists the locals are actually quite friendly, and will often offer food or even shelter along the way, one of the many facets of this trip that makes it so unique