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 3 days Trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery
  • Crossing 2 vast valleys called Alamut and the valley of Sehezar
  • Two day exploring tour in the Caspian tea
  • Swimming in the Caspian sea (Optional)
  • 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

 

  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Trip Code: 006-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Trekking, Cultural-Historical,
  • Regions: Masuleh, Gilan, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran or Rasht
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Departure
  • Price:
  • Single Supplement: N/A

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.

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

5 B

4 L

 3 D

Accommodation

2 nights local village, 1 night tent camping, 1 night guest house

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

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

Day 1: Tehran to Alamut Valley- Trekking
Departure from hotel early morning and drive towards the city of Ghazvin. Start trekking from the canyon to Alamut Castle.

Day 2: Trekking day
Today we will pick an old trail through the mountains and work our way up to another historic.

Day 3: Trekking to the Caspian
After breakfast at 7:30 A.M we will hike our way through some spectacular scenery towards another beautiful and old village.

Day 4: Explore the Caspian Sea
We have one day sightseeing and exploring tour in the Caspian sea towards Rasht. There are lots of attractions in the north of Iran, which according to the time of your travel, climate and local situation you will see some of them.

Day 5: Anzali lagoon, Masuleh and back to Tehran
Will drive to Anzali lagoon and having boat. Drive to Masuleh historical village. Back to the capital with VIP tourist bus the late afternoon/ Evening

May 7, 2018- May 11, 2018

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Jul 30, 2018- Aug 3, 2018

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Sep 24, 2018- Sep 28, 2018

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