Trip Highlights

5 days trekking from Alamut to Mt. Alam Kuh

Optional ascends Mt. Alam Kuh “4850 m”

Sightseeing & photography around “Ovan Lake” & village

Photography from Andej canyon “Red-rock”

Visiting the fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”

Local homestay & socialize with locals

Exceptional trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery

Visiting small historic villages still inhabited

Visiting an old caravanserai

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

Visiting Rasht heritage museum & Anzali lagoon

Swimming in the Caspian Sea

  • Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Trip Code: 018-STN-MNT
  • Difficulty: challenging
  • Activities: Trekking,
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 12 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 1341
  • Single Supplement: N/A

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.

Services Included

Meals

10B

9 L

 8 D

Accommodation

3 nights Hotel, 5 nights tent camping, 3 nights in local house in villages

Transport

All transportation, backpack handling during trek (up to 15 Kg)

Other Services

English spoken mountain guide

Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)

Provided Gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag  for non-trek items left at our office in Tehran

Excluded

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

Day 1: Tehran arrival: Transfer and check in to the hotel.

Day 2: Free day in TehranToday 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: Piche bon (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 psass, Maran & Darjan (2nd day trek): Continue hiking towards the Caspian Sea through some spectacular scenery, beautiful landscape and old villages. Crossing the pass (3200 metres) 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): Cotinue 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 the local house. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Explore the Caspian Sea attractions: Full day exploring of pottery workshop, old Bazaar, local fresh market, felting workshop, orange & kiwi gardens. Overnight in the local house.(B, L, D)

Day 10: Masuleh village: Full day sightseeing of Lahijan the center of tea plantation in Iran, Masuleh historic village, Gilan Rural Heritage Museum.Overnight at local house.(B)

Day 11: Anzali lagoon Boating & Hiking in Rudkhan Castle - back to TehranVisiting the rice fields, traditional style of the houses along boating in Anzali lagoon and hiking in Rudkhan Castle. Late afternoon drive to the Capital. Overnight at hotel. (B, L)

Day 12: Departure: Free time before noon and check out from the hotel and transfer to the IKA airport and back home. (B)

 

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.

Jul 28, 2018- Aug 8, 2018

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Sep 22, 2018- Oct 3, 2018

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