The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa, Erbil

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#2 of 7 in Parks in Iraq
With 60 to 100 days of snowfall between December and March, The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa delights winter sport fans, but also remains a year-round destination for outdoor adventures. Ride the scenic cable car to the top, and then, depending on the season, ski, snowboard, or hike your way down one of Iraq's highest peaks. The summit has several restaurants serving up tasty Kurdish food. Alternatively, order a coffee and simply appreciate the views, which extend all the way to Iran and Turkey's Northern Kurdistan on a clear day. If you want to extend your stay, check out the sophisticated accommodation options. Plan to visit The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa during your Erbil vacation using our convenient Erbil trip itinerary builder website .
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  • The journey from Erbil to Korek is already worth it, throwing snow balls in Iraq makes the rest. Korek resort was former Saddam's private resort and today is a popular site for local tourists. It take...  more »
  • We took a trip to Korek mountain and road the cable car to get up to the top, it was an awesome site. At the top of the mountain there is a gift shop, restaurant and lots of cool carnival type rides. ...  more »
  • While the brochure leads you to believe there might be many attractions there is nothing going on up there but bad food and hopefully a cabin with a good view, but that might not be the case. Go to sa...  more »

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