An intensive combination trekking and cultural Iran tour in north of Iran in the Caspian region and visit Gilan attractions
|Alamut Valley, Caspian Sea
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- 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 Sehezar
- Visit Ramsar royal palace, the museum
- Explore Masuleh historic village and hike in the snake castle
- Visit Lahijan the center of Iran’s tea plantation farms
- Visit Gilan heritage museum & Anzali lagoon
- Local homestay & socialize with locals
- Exceptional 3 days Trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery
- Two-day exploring tour in the Caspian tea
A very special journey through the depth and breadth of Alborz mountain range and through a fascinating slice of Persian history. 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. 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.
After the trek we will have a short journey to the Caspian Sea to visit Masuleh historical village, Gilan Rural Heritage Museum (Legacy of Old Houses), Ramsar royal palace and the snake castle, Anzali lagoon and Lahijan tea plantation.