5 days trekking from Alamut to Mt. Alam Kuh
Sightseeing & photography around “Ovan Lake” & village
Photography from Andej canyon “Red-rock”
Visiting the fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”
Crossing 2 vast valleys called Alamut and the valley of Seh Hazaar
Exploring Masuleh historical village and hiking in Rudkhan Castle
Visiting Lahijan the center of Iran’s tea plantation farms
Local homestay & socialize with locals
Optional ascends Mt. Alam Kuh “4850 m”
Exceptional trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery
Visiting small historic villages still inhabited
Visiting an old caravanserai
Visiting Gilan heritage museum & Anzali lagoon
|REGION(S)||Alamut Valley, the Caspian Sea|
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This is a voyage through a region that was the territory of Ismaelies and the famous Hassan Sabbah and his infamous Alamut Castle. The castle and quite a few other fortifications belonged to the Hashashin or what in the west is more commonly known as the Assassins. Our trek follows millennia old routes that have been established in humans, which their origins are lost in the fog of time. More recently our journey was made famous by a British lady who came to these parts about one hundred years in search of the valley of the assassins and wrote a book about her adventures. Her name is Freya Stark and her book is available in English.
The history of Alamut Castle and this particular sect of Ismaelies go back to about 1000 years ago. They were able to build numerous castles and outposts throughout the mountains and maintain an independent lifestyle away from any central power. They lasted till the Mongol invasion of Persia about 300 years later during the 14th century A.D. Their history is long and quite complex, during the trip we will have a chance to give more information and provide the chance to closely examine some of the physical remains of their structures.
We design the trip for freak hikers 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.