This is a tight hiking trip covering Alamut valley and villages around, perfect for people with limited time. In this three days you will be hiking from Alamut all the way to the Caspian Sea. On the route you will pass different landscapes, the castle of Alamut and villages such as Garmarud, Pichebon, Salaj Anbar and Maran. The chosen route is not a common road used by many people; it is a special trekking route with maximum beauty and visibility first used by Adventure Iran crew. The journey starts from Tehran towards Alamut valley and hiking to the castle. First night will be spent in a village. The next two days would be trekking to reach the Caspian Sea. At the end of the tour, we will travel back to Tehran by VIP bus from Tonekabon town. In this tour we try to use local people and their facilities as much as possible so ethically part of the income generated would go to the local people increasing their quality of life.
Early morning drive from Tehran to Alamut valley. Start hiking from a village through the canyon all the way towards the Castle of Assassin. You will have 5 hours hiking. Local home stay
Trekking towards the Caspian Sea through villages and mountains. Trekking will take 7-8 hours gaining 950 meters altitude. Local home/camp stay.
Trekking will resume towards the Caspian Sea from a village at 2700 meters to a pass at 3200 meters. Descending to another village at 2000 meters and from there we will drive to the Caspian Sea. Trekking time today would be about 8 hours. Back to Tehran by VIP bus.
Alamut is a region situated on the western edge of the 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 the 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.
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