Trip Highlights

  • Hike from Alamut to the Caspian
  • Visit the remains of Lambesar Castle
  • Sightseeing & photography around Ovan Lake & village
  • Photography from Andej canyon ”Red-Rock”
  • Visit the fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”
  • Local homestay & socializing with indigenous people
  • Exceptional trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery
  • Visit small historic villages still inhabited
  • Cross two vast valleys of Alamut 3000
  • One day exploring tour in tea plantation & factory, pottery workshop, rice plantating farms, local fresh market, Orange & tea garden
  • Optional swimming in the Caspian sea 
  • Visit historic village of Masuleh & Rudkhan Castle

 

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 Masuleh historical village and will have a sightseeing tour around the village.

 

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

Tour guide.

Guide assistant (For groups more than 4 people)

Backpack handling by 4WD cars or Mules/Horse (limited by 15kg per person)

Provided Gear: Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment,  duffel bag  for non-trek items left at our office in Tehran

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

Activities:
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