12 Days
Activity Level
Best Months
July, Aug, Sep
Trekking & Hiking, Multi-Activity

Trekking in one of the most famous Iran trail and having long mule trek towards Iran’s 2nd highest peak

START Tehran
REGION(S) Alamut Valley, the Caspian Sea
MEALS: 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 4 Nights, Camp: 3 Nights, Local House: 4 Nights
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle, Mule
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
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
  • 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

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.


Day 1: Tehran arrival

Transfer and check in to the hotel.

Day 2: Free day in Tehran

Today you can either relax in your hotel or explore the capital city by yourself. Overnight hotel. (B)

Day 3: Tehran to Alamut Valley

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. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Pichebon (1st day trek)

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. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Salajanbar pass, Maran & Darjan (2nd day trek)

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.(B, L, D)

Day 6: Mianrood, She-Hazaar hot spring- Garo-Chaal(3rd day trek)

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. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Hessar-Chaal(4th day trek)

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. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Mt. Alam Kuh (4850 m) – Optional summit day (5th day trek)

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. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Explore the Caspian Sea

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. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Anzali lagoon, Masuleh village

we will drive to Anzali lagoon and having boat. Drive to Masuleh historical village. Overnight stay in the guest house. (B, L, D)

Day 11: hiking in Rudkhan Castle and back to Tehran

We have 3 hours hiking to the castle and then driving to Tehran in the afternoon. (B, L)

Day 12: Departure

Free time before noon and check out from the hotel and transfer to the IKA airport and back home.

The Valley of Alamut

Trekking towards the Caspian Sea

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Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Alamkuh Mountain view
Hesarchak Lake-Alamkuh Mountain
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh
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Caming Almkuh Mountain
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Trekking Alamut to Mt. Alamkuh

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
June 6, 2021

Hi Adventure Iran Team,
Many thanks for your amazing trek and the services during the tour. we had unforgeable time in Iran and we hope we could back soon to take another trek somewhere else. Iran is an authentic country with good people and a lot of attraction.
Kat & Andi

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