A short trek in Alborz mountains through Alamut valley

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  • From € 153

Services

Moderate

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights Local House

Meals

  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

Transport

  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Hike from Alamut to the Caspian
  • Photography from Andej canyon (Red-rock)
  • Visit fabled ruins of  the Alamut historic castle (Eagle Nest)
  • Local homestay & socializing with locals
  • Exceptional trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery
  • Visit small historic villages still inhabited
  • Cross 2 vast valleys of Alamut and the valley of Sehezar

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide

Excluded

  • 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

Trip Notes

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.

Itinerary

  • 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

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • Trekking towards the Caspian Sea through villages and mountains. Trekking will take 7-8 hours gaining 950 meters altitude. Local home/camp stay. 

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • 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.  

    Accommodation
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch

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.

Date & Price

Oct 17, 2019 Oct 19, 2019 € 153 N/A Available Book Now
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 20, 2019 € 204 N/A Available Book Now