12 Days
Duration
Moderate
Difficulty
Jun, July, Aug, Sep
Month
Cultural, Trekking
Activity
Adventure
Travel Style
Tailor-Made Tours
Trip Type

Trip Highlights:

  • A trip to a corner of Iran where its ecological and geographical settings are unique

  • Allegedly the best trekking route developed by Adventure Iran

  • Experience rich culture of locals by staying with them

  • Trek in beautiful mountain scenery

  • Experience the hospitality of Taleshi people

  • A visit to historic city of Ardebil

TOUR CODE 010-STN-TRK
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Talesh Valley , Ardebil province
INCLUDED
MEALS: 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 7 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 3 Nights, Camp: 6 Nights, Local House: 2 Nights
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Laundry
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

We have designed this tour as a special long trekking tour in the NON touristic region of Alborz Mountain Range. If you are thinking of having a special tour focused on trekking this is the right one. An unusual journey through an exceptionally beautiful and colorful part of Iran. The unique character of the inhabitants, the unusual architecture and building methods, a combination of sea views, deep forested path ways, ridges with expansive vistas, bubbling dark water from the ground, local hospitality and some epic hiking makes this a journey to remember. A great historical fort and castle is on the agenda and the setting is spectacular. Then we switch gears and get on a full 7 day trekking adventure through the forest and high passes.
Trekking will start in stunning mountain scenery along with visiting local Taleshi people. For thousands of years Talesh pastoral nomads spend their summers on these high pastures feeding their herds.
Although we will be equipped enough to camp but our experience suggests that it is most likely to be invited to stay with local Talesh in their semi-permanent homes known as chapars, experiencing their warm hospitality and excellent cuisine.

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Day 1: Arrival in Tehran & check in

Depending on arrival time, you will check in to hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at your hotel. (B)
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Day 2: Free time in Tehran

According to our experience, most travelers arrive late night with different airlines. Sometimes many of them arrive around midnight and would need to sleep well before starting the journey. You can relax in your hotel after your flight or if you have arrived earlier you have the option of exploring the capital city by yourself. (B)
3

Day 3: Trekking start day

After breakfast, our vehicle will pick you up to the starting point of trek. We have 4-5 hours hike through a deep forest. (B, L, D)
4

Day 4: Trekking to our first camp

After breakfast our passage will continue through the meadows and grazing grounds. The route is mostly down today and we will end up at an expansive meadow which is usually shared with flocks of sheep. Today’s total walking time will be about 7 hours and we will end up at approx. 2700 meter altitude for overnight camping. (B, L, D)
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Day 5: Trekking to second camp

Today’s trek features are similar to yesterdays. There is a beautiful, picturesque and wild flower covered valley that we will cross. We will climb up from the valley floor by the river and proceed to climb up. (B, L, D)
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Day 6: Third camp

Today, before reaching to our third camp point we will leave the relative isolation of the forest to a busier historical village. This village is the center of the herd trade and an important trading and agriculture center. It has retained its old character and you can see examples of the indigenous architecture of the region and how people have lived for centuries. (B, L, D)
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Day 7: Fourth camp

This is a lighter trekking day. We will only have at most 2 hours of hiking. Descending through a pretty trail, we have sites of a large peak while meandering our way through the valley floor. (B, L, D)
8

Day 8: Hiking day, hiking to Fifth camp

We will start the hiking day going through a steep V-shaped valley and then proceed to work our way up a ridge. After a 4 hour hike we will get to an old village. (B, L, D)
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Day 9: Another hiking day to Sixth camp

Starting hike up on a green slope we will get to an unusual spot. There are springs that their water content continuously bubbling up from the ground. The water is quite dark close to black. Beautiful, unique flowers grow around these bubbling pools of dark water. (B, L, D)
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Day 10: Last hiking part of journey

We still have a steep slope to climb in order to get to the pass which is literally the peak of mount Baqroo-daaq, about 3110 meters in elevation. (B, L)
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Day 11: Ardebil, Tehran

Before going back to Tehran, we will make a visit to the historic city of Ardebil. (B, L)
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Day 12: Tehran, Departure

we will arrive Tehran in the morning, this is a free day and you can spend it the way you please depending on your flight departure time.

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