Alamut to the Caspian Sea Trekking Adventure

3 Cities 5 Days

Cities

Style

  • Nature
  • Adventure

Age Range

  • 15-99

Service Level

  • Mid Range

Overview

Looking for something different? Try this off the tourist track adventure through the ancient villages, dramatic mountains, and blossoming valleys of Alamut, where after three days of camping and living in the villages, we take a deep and fresh breath by the blue waters of the Caspian Sea.  This is mountain village life at its most refreshing. 

What’s included?

  • Meals

    All meals

  • Transport

    A private driver-guide

  • Accommodation

    Village houses or camps, 3* hotels in cities

  • Additional Services

    All entrance fees, visa authorization letter, travel insurance for the duration of your trip

  • Not Included

    Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activitie snot included in the plan

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: The Must-See's

    The Must-see's

    Welcome to Tehran! From the Shah to the Jazz, today we’re leaving no stone unturned. Let’s begin this trip at Golestan Palace and shake hands with Iran’s most iconic kings; from the Qajar ones to the Pahlavi Shah. Our next two stops are the National Museum of Iran and the Treasury of National Jewels. Following that, we’ll take selfies with THE Azadi Tower herself. Then we’ll have a tea break in the smallest cafe in the world at Tehran Grand Bazaar. For dinner, we’ll go where the cool kids hang out, at a Rock Cafe or a Jazz Café.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
    Accommodation: Hi Tehran Hostel II
    Transportation: Private driver-guides car (to Alamut)

  • Day 2: Alamut Trekking

    The Valley of Assassins

    Today we leave the metropolis to get lost in the Valley of Assassins. The road leading to Alamut Castle is lined with beautiful cherry trees and red rocks, so we’ll make short stops to have some Persian tea and picnic. In Gazar Khan Village, we’ll visit the one of the oldest trees in Iran, the village’s cemetery; and then we continue towards the dark castle. The valleys leading to the castle have some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world and make for tons of fantastic photographs. Depending on your wishes, we can either camp in the secluded nature or live at a local house for the night. 

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
    Accommodation: Seven Guesthouse in Alamut

  • Day 3: Alamut Trekking

    Village Life

    Today, We’ll go to the highest hills in the Alamut area. These green hills cover a vast area and contrast beautifully with the funky surrounding mountains. Here, we’ll go to another village where shepherding is the people’s bread and butter, and we get to eat the fresh milk, cheese, and Kashk (a sour byproduct of milk) made locally by the villagers. In this historic village, we’ll also visit Piche Bon historical caravanserai, which ages back to the Qajar era. Depending on your wishes, we can either camp in the secluded nature or live at a local house for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
    Accommodation: Seven Guesthouse in Alamut

  • Day 4: Trekking to Caspian Sea

    The Hiker Life

    After a yummy local breakfast, we’ll continue our scenic journey towards the Caspian Sea. During our trek, we might come across tons of big and small wildlife such as rabbits and gazettes. Along the way we’ll cross a few other villages, and as the trails leads to jungles and jungles lead to roads, we’ll hop in our ride and have a relaxing drive along the blue Caspian Sea.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
    Accommodation: Home
    Transportation: Private driver-guides car (to Anzali)

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Reviews

Vinícius

Vinícius

Brazil

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It was honestly the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. Once in a lifetime opportunity and I would go back tomorrow if I could. Though it's safe to say I wasn't expecting the treks to take so long. We were walking and hiking for the major part of the day, and I was not as prepared as I thought so. Thankfully Mohamad was very familiar with the route and made frequent stops in villages. He even hired someone to help with my bags. The change of scenery from the mountains to the sea was delightful. The coasts in Iran aren't very well taken care of, but you'll still appreciate them once you get there. Definitely give it a chance if you have seen other major sites of Iran.
Genowefa

Genowefa

Poland

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A friendly, professional, and highly knowledgeable guide brought us on an unexpected but excellent experience. The castle is exhilarating, the walk is stunning, the information is compelling, and the food is delicious. I highly recommend this trip to all who migh want a different experience in Iran.
Hashim

Hashim

Kuwait

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Bucket list tour, great experience, desert is next!
Laurent

Laurent

France

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"Dramatic mountains" is no exaggeration. Bring good mountain shoes, and extra memory card for your camera and be open to new experiences.
Jürgen

Jürgen

Germany

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The tour guide was welcoming, helpful and fun. 1stQuest had informed me about the miscellaneous and details before departure so it was easy to relate to rules and expectations along the way. I would like to travel with them a second time and stay longer.
Abdiel

Abdiel

Puerto Rico

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This was a fantastic trip lead by a very fit, friendly & experienced guide. It was tough & hilly but a great way to explore northern Iran and its nature

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