Trip Highlights

 

  • 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
  • We will pass a Caravanserai
  • Crossing 2 vast valleys called Alamut and the valley of Sehezar
  • One day exploring tour in the Caspian Sea
  • Walking in tea plantation 
  • Visiting Ramsar the most beautiful costal town in the Caspian Sea region
  • Gilan Rural Heritage Museum (Legacy of Old Houses)
  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Trip Code: 005-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Regions: Alamut, Qazvin Province, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran or Tonekabon
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 2 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 378
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This is a tour package mixed of two and a half day trekking and one day sightseeing in the Caspian Sea region. It starts from Tehran in the early morning driving to the Alamut Valley. From there you will hike to the Caspian Sea. On trekking route, you will have a stop at the castle of the Assassin (Alamut). You will pass few villages with amazing landscapes, stay with local people and taste their food. The chosen hiking route is not a general passageway used by many people; it is a special trekking route with maximum beauty and visibility, mountainous with many beautiful spots ideal for photography. After finishing the trek you will transfer to the Ramsar city which is situated in coast of the Caspian Sea and you will have memorable night there in the hotel.

The last day would be sightseeing in the Caspian Sea coastal towns. Northern Iran around Caspian Sea is an ideal climate for planting rice, tea, fruits and so on; depending on the season you are traveling we will include the main highlights of this region to visit in one day. You will visit Ramsar, the famous city for Wetland convention, visiting Ramasar Palace and the museums. Afterwards, you will visit Lahijan, the center of tea plantation, taking cable car to the top viewing tea farms and the whole city. On the top, you will take a short break and walking through tea farms, taking 1 hour. Then, back down and have lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon, you will be back to Tehran from the Caspian Sea by VIP bus.

Services Included

Meals

4 B

4 L

 2 D

Accommodation

1 night local village, 1 night tent camping, 1 night hotel in Ramsar

Transport

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

Other Services

English spoken mountain guide.

Backpack handling by 4WD cars or Mules/Horse (limited by 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 to Alamut Valley

Depart at 6.00 A.M and drive towards the city of Ghazvin. Start hiking towards the Castle. ( L, D)

Day 2: Pichebon & Salajanbar

6.00 a.m. wake up for breakfast and start at 7.00 a.m. From Garmaa-rood we will pick the old historical trail through the mountains and work our way up to another historical village called Pichebon. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Maran, Yuj & the Caspian Sea

After breakfast at 7:30 a.m. we will hike our way through some spectacular scenery towards the village of Maraan. The village is an active agricultural area and there are lots of fields and plantations. Drive to the Caspian Sea. (B, L)

Day 4: Explore Caspian, Drive to Tehran

 After breakfast, we have one day sightseeing and exploring tour in the Caspian Sea. In the afternoon you will transfer to bus terminal to leave for Tehran. We will be Tehran around evening. (B, L)

 

 

Alamut is a region situated in the western edge of Alborz Mountains (northeast of Qazvin province) between the dry and barren plains of Qazvin in the south and densely forested slopes of Mazandaran in the north.
Historically, the mountains of this area were ideal for construction of castles because of its natural heights that could be used as a section of the defensive structure of the castles. The nature of this area is covered by hills, curvatures, forms, scars and wrinkles. Two big citadels of Ismailis (a branch of Shia Muslims whose adherents are also known as Seveners), Lambsar and Alamut castles are in this area. Hassan-e Sabbah (1050-1124) and his Hashshashin controlled the area for many years.
Hassan-e Sabbāh was an Ismaili missionary who converted a community in the late 11th century in the heart of the Alborz Mountains, later he seized a mountain fortress called Alamut and used it as the headquarters for a decentralized Persian insurrection against the dominant Seljuk Turks. He formed a group of fadaiyan (those who sacrifice themselves) whose members are often referred to as the Hashshashin or "Assassins" in the western literature.
The very first village to be visited by travellers in this itinerary is the unpretentious but pleasant little cherry-growing village of Gazor Khan. If you are a climber and want to climb to the castle on foot the access path starts about 700m beyond the village square via a stairway that requires a steep, sweaty 25-minute climb. The next village is canyon-framed Garmarud, 18km east of the Gazor Khan which is mentioned by British traveller and explorer Freya Stark as a place she visits during one of her Persian tours in the 1930s.
Pichebon village which you will visit in this journey is a picturesque village with fabulous views and is the place where you will see its historic caravanserai. If on foot it can take you about 5½ hours from Garmarud to that caravanserai.
Maraan is the next picturesque village before getting to pretty Yuj village set in flower-filled meadows.
The next historic castle which you will visit in this itinerary is Rudkhan castle which was also constructed by followers of Ismaili sect with an area of 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres). Rudkhan Castle has been built at the two peaks of a mountain at an elevation of 715 and 670 metres containing strong fortifications at a length of 1,550 metres. It has 42 towers all still standing intact.

 

 

Jul 30, 2018- Aug 2, 2018

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Sep 24, 2018- Sep 27, 2018

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Nov 4, 2018- Nov 7, 2018

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