We design the trip for freak hiker who would like to have long trekking in remote areas for a week. This trip is one of our special trekking tours through the depth and breadth of Alborz mountain range and through a fascinating slice of Persian history. Passing many villages and mountain in the heart of Alborz and meet many local people on the way and scenery of many mountains makes this journey differently. This is a memorable trip not only because of its physical beauty and the variety of landscape encountered, but also because we cross paths with history and myth some of which have acquired world renown. We will start from Tehran with one day exploring tour of the valley of the assassin in the Alamut valley. Then we continue the trek to amazing huge canyon and visiting the castle of assassins in between. Then follow the old historical Hashashin trail to Mt Alam kuh, from Alamut valley. We will be involved of the trekking 5 days and finally we will reach to Rood-Barak and Kelardasht which is a village 50 km southern of the Caspian Sea. From east of Alamut valley (Garmarud) toward a canyon called Seh Hazaar valleys, passing through many villages and beautiful landscapes. From Seh-Hazaar valley we continue trekking to the Mt. Alam Kuh. We will optional ascend Mt. Alam kuh from Hesarchal camp. After the trek we will go to Kelardasht, a pretty town near the Caspian, and then you will be transferred to the Caspian Sea.
In the second part of the trip we will have a couple of days historical and cultural exploring in the south west of the Caspian Sea. We will visit a few inhabited villages as well as Masuleh historical village, Rudkhan historical castle, Gilan Rural Heritage Museum (Legacy of Old Houses), tea plantation, rice fields and Anzali lagoon.
Transfer and check in to the hotel.
Today you can either relax in your hotel or explore the capital city by yourself. Overnight hotel
Drive towards the valley of the Alamut. Full day Alamut sightseeing with cover the most important attraction through a tight day. Hiking through the castle of the Assassins and a walking in the canyon and the famous Ovan lake is our activities for this day. Overnight in the local house.
Start hiking towards another village through the mountains. passing via beautiful landscape, canyon, river and waterfall we ascending around 950 m. Overnight local house/ camp
Continue hiking towards the Caspian Sea through some spectacular scenery, beautiful landscape and old villages. Crossing the pass (3200 meters) and descend to the end of the valley. Overnight stay at camp
Continue trekking with full ascending. We will start from 2050m up to Garo-Chaal (3700m). On the trek we will pass Mianrod village, Sehazaar hot spring (Abegarm). We will make our camp for overnight stay
Continue hiking towards and through a high mountain pass (Gardooneh-kooh) with 4350 metres height. This is definitely the high Alpine day hiking close to glaciers and high mountain vistas. Then will descend into an area called Hesarchal (3800 metres). We make a camp and spend the rest of the day there.
Start early morning towards the peak taking about 4-5 hours. Back to the camp and descend to the end of the canyon. Drive to the Caspian Sea. Overnight in a hotel.
We have one day sightseeing and exploring tour in the Caspian sea towards Gilan. There are lots of attractions in the north of Iran, which according to the time of your travel, climate and local situation you will see some of them.
we will drive to Anzali lagoon and having boat. Drive to Masuleh historical village. Overnight stay in the guest house
We have 3 hours hiking to the castle and then driving to Tehran in the afternoon
Free time before noon and check out from the hotel and transfer to the IKA airport and back home.
Alamut is a region situated on the western edge of the Alborz Mountains (northeast of Qazvin province) between the dry and barren plains of Qazvin in the south and densely forested slopes of Mazandaran in the north.
Historically, the mountains of this area were ideal for construction of castles because of its natural heights that could be used as a section of the defensive structure of the castles. The nature of this area is covered by hills, curvatures, forms, scars and wrinkles. Two big citadels of the Ismailis (a branch of Shia Muslims whose adherents are also known as Seveners), Lambsar and Alamut castles are in this area. Hassan-e Sabbah (1050-1124) and his Hashshashin controlled the area for many years.
Hassan-e Sabbāh was an Ismaili missionary who converted a community in the late 11th century in the heart of the Alborz Mountains, later he seized a mountain fortress called Alamut and used it as the headquarters for a decentralized Persian insurrection against the dominant Seljuk Turks. He formed a group of fadaiyan (those who sacrifice themselves) whose members are often referred to as the Hashshashin or "Assassins" in the western literature.
Alam kuh, is the name of a massive mountain located in northern Iran in Mazandaran province. It’s located in Takht-e Soleyman massif mountain chain. Also Takhte Soliman is a part of West Alborz Mountains’ range. The altitute of Alam Kuh is 4850 m from the Sea Level and is the second highest mountain in Iran after Damavand Mountain (5610 m). Alam kuh is the center of many Mountain Activities for nature lovers. The north face of Mt Alam Kuh is a massive vertical wall that made Alam kuh very famous mountain for all climbers around the world. The lengh of the wall rises up about 480 m vertical granite rock up to the summit. One of the main highlight is the base of the wall starts from 4400 m from the Sea level and its make the rock different for climbing. There are a lot of different route on this wall which began from 1936 till now. The south face of Alam kuh is the only route that most of the hikers choose this one during the summer for hiking up to the peak.