Especially in late winter and early spring, the snowstorms can be brutal. Erciyes is an exposed mountain and there is no obstacle for the atmospheric movements of central Anatolia. Altough there are lift lines on the east side of the mountain, it can be very hard to find the way when you going down.
A lot of tent wreckage counted because of this storms. So pitch you tent as bombproof!
At the beginning of August MHP Party organises its annual festival at the foot of Mt Ercyies. There are a lot of people, but it does not disturb attempts to the summit as they do not usually go further than upper lift station