Trip Highlights

Visiting the remains of Lambesar Castle
Sightseeing & photography around Ovan Lake & village
Photography from Andej canyon”Red-rock”
Visiting the fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”
Local homestay & socializing with locals
Exceptional trekking route through spectacular mountain scenery
Crossing 2 vast valleys called Alamut and the valley of 2000
Ascending Mt Sialan 4250 m
One day exploring tour in the Caspian tea plantation & factory, pottery workshop, rice plantation, local fresh market, orange & tea garden, felting workshop.
Swimming in the Caspian sea (Optional)

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.
This tour will start from Tehran to Tonekabon on the shore of the Caspian sea. You will be back to Tehran from Tonekabon by VIP bus. In this trekking and sightseeing tour you will have the chance of having an activity and enjoying beautiful landscapes. Although the highlight of this tour can be visiting the castle of Alamut and know more about its history but you will also visit the remains of another castle used at the same era called Lambesar. On the way to the Caspian you will visit a beautiful lake “Ovan” having the chance of staying with local people and tasting their food. The route encountered in this itinerary is mountainous scenery with many beautiful spots ideal for photography.
The trekking is tough approximately hiking around 8-10 hours per days for 3 days. We will start at 2200m crossing the Sialan pass at 3850m, finishing at 1600m. Also optional climbing to the summit is available for professional hikers from Sialan pass (3850m) to the top (4250m).
On the trek we have many attractions like viewpoints, spring waters, waterfalls, snow fields and some villages.
North of Iran around Caspian Sea is an ideal climate for planting rice, tea, fruits and so on, that’s why one day of this tour has been allocated to an exploring day visiting pottery workshops, rice farms and a tea factory giving you the maximum time to mix with local people and know more about their culture and customs.

Services Included

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

Meals

4 B

5 L

4 D

Accommodation

2 nights local village, 2 nights tent/shelter camping

Transport

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

Other Services

Tour guide.

Backpack handling by 4WD car 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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