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

Trip Highlights:

  • Trekking from Andej canyon” Red-rock” to the Castle of Assassins

  • Visit fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”

  • Exceptional trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery

  • Hike through two vast valleys; Alamut and Se Hezaar

  • Local homestay & socializing with locals

  • Visit Ramsar royal palace and the snake castle

  • Explore Masuleh historic village and hike in Rudkhan Castle

  • Visit Lahijan the center of Iran’s tea plantation farms

  • Visit Gilan heritage museum & Anzali lagoon

TOUR CODE 007-STN-TRK
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Alamut Valley, Caspian Sea
INCLUDED
MEALS: 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 2 Nights, Local House: 5 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

This tour is a combination of Trekking and Exploring. In the first part, you have three days Trekking from Alamut Valley towards the Caspian Sea which would be an ideal part of the journey for hikers. During Trekking, you will pass many villages, waterfall, canyon, rivers and of course the Castle of Assassins in the Alamut Valley. After Trekking when you reach the Caspian Sea you will continue the second part of the journey with a vehicle. In this part you will visit most attractions of Gilan in the northern Iran in the Caspian Sea region. Gilan is the name of the province and Rasht is the Capital, the largest city of the Caspian Sea littoral region. Gilan is very famous for its organic foods, one of the best places in Iran in terms of vegetarian foods. In Gilan province, Lahijan is well known for its high quality tea so we will visit tea farms and a tea production factory. You will visit Ramsar, the famous city for Wetland convention, visiting Ramasar Palace and the museums. There are so many attractions and many activities in this colorful part of the trip such as visiting the villages around, taste local cuisine, socialize with local people, staying in their homes and boating in the lagoon. You will also visit Masuleh, a historic village, attracting many tourists because of its architecture and people. Masuleh is surrounded by forest from valley to mountain and fog is the predominant weather feature. The other highlight of the trip is visiting the Rudkhan historic castle a medieval brick and stone castle built on top of a mountain.
We will also visit Gilan Rural Heritage Museum (Legacy of Old Houses) to get the feeling of tradition, history of people and their customs. To perform this tour we work with local people and their facilities to generate some income for them and increase their quality of life, therefore we appreciate them for their support and help which enables us to offer such a trip.

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Day 1: Arrival

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

Day 2: Free day in Tehran

Free time. This day you can relax in your hotel or you can visit and explore the capital city by your own. (B)
3

Day 3: Tehran to Alamut Valley- Trekking

Departure from hotel after breakfast and drive towards the city of Ghazvin. Start trekking from the canyon to Alamut Castle. (B, L, D)
4

Day 4: Trekking day

Today we will pick an old trail through the mountains and work our way up to another historic village. (B, L, D)
5

Day 5: Trekking to the Caspian

After breakfast at 7:30 A.M we will hike our way through some spectacular scenery towards another beautiful and old village. (B, L)
6

Day 6: 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)
7

Day 7: Anzali lagoon, Masuleh

Will drive to Anzali lagoon and having boat. Drive to Masuleh historical village. Overnight stay in the guest house. (B, L, D)
8

Day 8: hiking in Rudkhan Castle and back to Tehran

We have 3 hours hiking to the castle and then exploring tour and driving to Tehran in the afternoon. (B, L)
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    Day 1: Arrival

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

    Day 2: Free day in Tehran

    Free time. This day you can relax in your hotel or you can visit and explore the capital city by your own. (B)
    3

    Day 3: Tehran to Alamut Valley- Trekking

    Departure from hotel after breakfast and drive towards the city of Ghazvin. Start trekking from the canyon to Alamut Castle. (B, L, D)
    4

    Day 4: Trekking day

    Today we will pick an old trail through the mountains and work our way up to another historic village. (B, L, D)
    5

    Day 5: Trekking to the Caspian

    After breakfast at 7:30 A.M we will hike our way through some spectacular scenery towards another beautiful and old village. (B, L)
    6

    Day 6: 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)
    7

    Day 7: Anzali lagoon, Masuleh

    Will drive to Anzali lagoon and having boat. Drive to Masuleh historical village. Overnight stay in the guest house. (B, L, D)
    8

    Day 8: hiking in Rudkhan Castle and back to Tehran

    We have 3 hours hiking to the castle and then exploring tour and driving to Tehran in the afternoon. (B, L)
    Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is the tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the season.
  • After November, until March the road from Garmarud to the Caspian Sea is covered with snow so the tour is performed via a second route. For more information please get in touch.

The Valley of Alamut

Trekking towards the Caspian Sea

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